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School Technical Support Staff. Access to this unit will be at the discretion of the centre.


This course forms part of a suite of competency based CLPL for support staff.

Course Leader

Chris Lloyd
01383 626070

Cost    £200

Funding  None available


Outcome 1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to school chemical laboratory equipment and its safe use.

Knowledge and/or Skills

  • Safety procedures and good working practices
  • Identify common chemistry equipment and apparatus.
  • Show confidence in carrying out experiments using a variety of

Outcome 2

Demonstrate understanding of chemical measuring techniques and preparation of solutions.

Knowledge and/or Skills

  • Show confidence in the use of correct apparatus.
  • Interpret chemical reagent labelsSafely prepare various types of solutions at different concentrations

Why Should You Attend?

This unit is primarily intended to provide learners with the knowledge and skills in the safe use of chemistry laboratory equipment and apparatus in an educational environment.


Day 1

Introduction          Sources of information

  • PPE
  • Matter
  • Elements
  • Compounds
  • Labelling

Exampler material, demonstrations and practicals


  • Apparatus used in Chemistry
  • Indicators

Demonstrations and practical

Questions and Answers


Close and plenary


Attend on 2 days and undergo both written and practical assessment.

The course 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.