Trevor Bennett RSciTech, Science Technician
"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