Free Virtual Professional Registration Workshops & Support

For a limited time only. This is a recurring event, please find the schedule and registration links here.

The Science Council is proud to support the scientific community, particularly at times of difficulty. We want to allow individuals and organisations to continue to perform at their very best. As a result, for a limited time only, we are enhancing our digital services to allow you to grow and develop your career and your business from home.

Current free virtual services include:

  • Virtual Introduction to Professional Registration – This workshop will include practical, shared learning delivered via interactive zoom meeting platform with professional registration experts. Find out more below.
  • Virtual Professional Registration Competence Report Masterclass – This masterclass will cover how to complete the competence report effectively, so that you have confidence to use your learnings to apply immediately. Find out more below.
  • Virtual Twitter Q & A – Join us on Twitter to get immediate, time efficient virtual support, and get your professional registration questions answered (Date TBC).
  • Virtual Professional Registration Q & A– 1 hour Q & A sessions with experienced Applicant Support Mentors that deliver practical insight, support and approaches for immediate professional registration application (Date TBC).

Further details:

Virtual Intro to Professional Registration

The introduction will cover the following topics:

  1. What are the benefits of becoming professionally registered
  2. What is the role of the Science Council?
  3. What is Professional Registration?
  4. Consider which register to apply for, five steps to registration
  5. Choosing a professional body
  6. Face to Face Assessment vs completing a full application on line
  7. Finding a supporter
  8. Q & A

Virtual Professional Registration Competence Report Masterclass

This masterclass will take you step by step through the necessary considerations for the completion of a competency report. This workshop will ask you to practically consider how you will complete the report so that you leave feeling confident to proceed with an application.

  1. How to complete a competency report
  2. What you need to demonstrate
  3. Code of Conduct
  4. Continuing Professional Development – what is required and how do you maintain a log
  5. Further Resources
  6. Q & A

Find the overview of the workshops here.

Meet our professional registration experts:

Rob Butler CSciTeach, Applicant Support Mentor

Rob Butler was a science teacher for over 20 years, spending the last six as a deputy head before leaving to pursue a career as an independent consultant. Rob is a Field Officer for the Association of Science Education (ASE) and is also a Chartered Science Teacher through the ASE, gaining his professional recognition in 2011. Rob is passionate about science at all levels of society.

Attending Rob's virtual professional registration workshops? Find his slides here:

Part one: Introduction to Professional Registration Workshop

Part two: Competence Report Masterclass

Laurence Dawkins-Hall FIScT(Reg), CSci, CBiol, Applicant Support Mentor

Laurence Dawkins-Hall websiteLaurence is a Chartered Scientist and has 30 years’ experience of working, as a technician, in higher education and life science research institutes, throughout the UK and in the USA. During his career he has been engaged with scientific research and communicated science via outreach activities, teaching, training and publishing. He completed a degree in Biomedical sciences and his technical expertise pertains to molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry & clinical genomics. He is currently a Registrant Assessor for the Institute of Science & Technology (IST) and runs registration workshops at the University of Leicester and nationally for the IST. He holds a Fellowship with the IST (FIScT).

Attending Laurence's virtual professional registration workshops? Find his slides here:

Part one: Introduction to Professional Registration

Part two CSci: CSci Competence Report Masterclass

Part two RSci/RSciTech: RSci/RSciTech Competence Report Masterclass

Stephen Franey CSci, Applicant Support Mentor

Stephen's main areas of scientific expertise are Histology, Microscopy, & Immunohistochemistry, having originally trained as a Biomedical Scientist. Other areas of expertise include conference management, network coordination and CPD facilitator. He is passionate about training scientific & technical staff in higher and further education, and related organisations across the UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Anatomical Sciences (FIAS); Member of the Institute of Science and technology (MIScT) and a Chartered Scientist through the Institute of Science and Technology.

Attending Stephen's virtual professional registration workshops? Find his slides here:

Part one and two: Introduction to Professional Registration Workshop and Competence Report Masterclass

Interested and want to take part? Register here.

If you have any questions regarding the workshops, Twitter chat or Q&A – please get in touch with us at



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