Training for teachers and technicians working with radioactive sources.

The course will cover:

  • Working with radioactivity – what the law requires.
  • How to carry out common experiments (practical session).
  • How to leak test (practical session).

If your school has a GM tube and counter, please bring it along if you are able to do so. Parts of this course are hands-on and we think it would be useful if you got to know the apparatus in use in your own establishment.

This is a one day course.


23rd November 2021 (closing date for applications: 22nd October 2021)

Course Leader

Gregor Steele
01383 626070


£85 per person or £125 for 2 people from the same school

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 delegates per course.

  • Be aware of the legal requirements around keeping and using radioactive materials in schools​.
  • Know how to handle radioactive materials safely​.
  • Be able to perform standard experiments and to carry out leak testing.

These one day courses will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.