School lab programmes
We have three programmes which are for people wanting to start or up-skill for a career in school science:
The School Science Laboratory Technician Programme is essentially the first half of the School Laboratory Manager Programme and the School Laboratory Manager Certificate Programme is essentially the second half of the School Laboratory Manager Programme.
The background material is learned by participants using our interactive video lessons. That gives great flexibility but requires initiative by participants. Participants are not left to flounder on their own; we monitor how they are doing. Tutorial help is available.
These programmes were developed with major input from school science professionals, especially members of the Science Technicians’ Association of New Zealand (STANZ).
I found my lab technician for schools course very informative. The biggest bonus was I was able to use my lab at school and easily fit the work around my daily schedule. The course support was excellent.
Chris Lea, St Peter's School (Cambridge)