Trevor Bennett RSciTech, Science Technician

Trevor, Registered Science Technician, stands against a plain wall wearing a lab coat

Scientist Type: Teacher

Professional body: ASE

Twitter: @LammasScience

"Science technicians are more than support staff who will often have a specialist skill set that are beyond the expertise of teachers."

Why I applied for RSciTech

I applied to become a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) to:

  • Improve my employability
  • Receive professional recognition
  • Demonstrate my commitment to the profession

The benefits of becoming a Registered Science Technician

  • Developing your own knowledge further will have a naturally positive effect on the department.
  • Science technicians are more than support staff who will often have a specialist skill set that are beyond the expertise of teachers.
  • More confidence in the teachers and students doing practicals.
  • To achieve and maintain RSciTech, technicians have to undertake an ongoing programme of CPD

Who else would benefit from becoming a Registered Science Technician?

  • Those who do not have specific technical qualification or vocational award like Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities Level III.
  • RSciTech status can give extra confidence and authority around the dept and school.
  • Headteacher has to ‘sign off’ the application and so is also made more aware of the specific expertise of your role as a technician.
  • Why we need professional recognition for technicians in education