Support with my application

Having listened to many of you through a recent survey we know that some people may experience difficulty completing the competency report in your application for professional registration.  To help with your application process we can offer support in a number of ways.

Virtual Professional Registration Workshops

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. Please note we are currently determining dates for Autumn, and will update the schedule in due course.

Be the one that stands out.

In addition to our ‘Introduction to Professional Registration’ events, we are now also offering a selection of workshops, tailored to the award you wish to apply for.

So, if you have identified the register you think you wish to apply for but want some further support, come along to take a deeper dive into the specific competencies and application tips.

Find an 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

We want you to succeed and gain your registration so please make use of these offers.

You can also get in touch with the Science Council directly at or
020 3434 2020. We are happy to help.

Good luck!

Completing your application

Below you will find a short video which gives step by step advice and tips on how to complete each section of your competency report.

For more advice, check out our competence report blog and our blog with 7 tips for completing your report. You can also read about the 5 most common mistakes when writing your competence report.