Technicians CLPL

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For many years SSERC has offered a range of professional development opportunities to support technicians and on this part of the website you will find details of the courses offered together with information on how to apply/regsiter your interest.  At a time of major curriculum change there has never been a more important role for technicians within our schools and colleges and within SSERC we are proud of the quality and scope of our training portfolio.

In addition to a range of bespoke opportunities (contact enquiries@sserc.scot for more details), SSERC has, in partnership with the Scottish Technicians Advisory Group (STAG), developed a number of courses which have been levelled and credit-rated by SQA. A brief description of the each of the courses, together with an indication of the number of credits awarded upon successful completion, is given below.

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Introductory Chemistry for Technical Support Staff (2 SCQF points, Level 5)

This unit is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to enable them to perform simple practical chemical procedures. It is suitable for learners with limited or no knowledge of chemical procedures as carried out in an educational context. By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to school chemical laboratory equipment and its safe use.
  • Demonstrate understanding of chemical measuring techniques and preparation of solutions.

 

Chemical Handling (2 SCQF points, Level 5)

This unit is designed to provide learners with detailed knowledge and skills for performing practical chemical handling procedures. This unit is suitable for learners who are performing chemical handling procedures and glass working in an educational context. On completion of the unit the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to safe practice in preparing chemicals.
  • Safely prepare and dispose of chemicals used in schools.
  • Safely prepare glass tubing and rod.

 

Introductory Physics for Technical Support Staff (2 SCQF points, Level 5)

This unit is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to enable them to set up and operate equipment used in a physics laboratory. It is suitable for learners with limited or no knowledge of physics equipment used in secondary schools. By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to school physics laboratory equipment and its safe use.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to set up physics equipment, measuring techniques and basic fault finding.

 Introduction to Microscope Maintenance and Use (2 SCQF points, Level 5)

This unit is designed to provide learners with knowledge and skills to use and carry out simple maintenance procedures and use of educational microscopes. The unit is suitable for learners with a limited or no knowledge of microscopy procedures as carried out in an educational context. By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to the routine maintenance and proper use of school microscopes.
  • Identify and use the correct procedures to prepare microscope slides in carrying out simple biological investigations.

Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery (2 SCQF points, Level 5)

The purpose of this unit is to instruct learners on the safe use of bandsaws, circular saws and planer thicknessers. The unit also aims to instruct learners on the safe procedures for carrying out associated tasks such as blade changing and the inspection and cleaning of dust extraction systems. The course is suitable for learners who have completed a craft apprenticeship or have previous training/experience in using the equipment.  By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to the safe use of the bandsaw, circular saw and planer thicknesser.

Maintenance of Fixed Workshop Machinery and Tools (3 SCQF points, Level 6)

This unit is designed to instruct learners on the safe methods of implementing a maintenance programme for hand tools, power tools, fixed machines, dust extraction and emergency stop system. By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to the safe implementation of maintenance programmes for hand tools and machinery in technical department workshops

Safety in Microbiology for Schools (3 SCQF points, Level 6)

This unit is designed to provide learners with detailed knowledge and skills for performing practical microbiological procedures. This unit is suitable for learners who are performing microbiological procedures in an educational context. On completion of the unit the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to microbiological techniques
  • Safely perform microbiological techniques

 

Electrical Safety and Portable Appliance Testing in Schools (2 SCQF points, Level 6)

This unit is designed to provide learners with detailed knowledge and skills for performing practical electrical safety procedures and portable appliance testing. This unit is suitable for learners who are performing electrical safety procedures in an educational context. On completion of the unit the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to electrical safety.
  • Understand basic electrical theory and safely perform equipment electrical testing

 

Further information on all of our courses for technicians can be obtained by contacting us at enquiries@sserc.scot.

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Pages within Technicians CLPL

Maintenance of Fixed Workshop Machinery

Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery (Refresher)

Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery

Technicians Calendar

Electrical Safety and PAT

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