Safety in Microbiology for Schools
3 SCQF Credit Points at Level 6
This course runs for 3 days
From 13 Feb 2019
Access to this unit will be at the discretion on the centre (some prior knowledge of Microbiology is desirable).
This is a 3 day, practical course aimed at Science Technicians/Science teachers looking to improve their Microbiology skills and learn how to safely perform techniques required to undertake level 3 work within the SSERC approved code of practice.
The course will require candidates to pass a practical assessment in:
Written assessment will cover the code of practice for dealing with Micro-organisms in School setting, health and safety rules and theory behind practical procedures that are taught within the course.
Record keeping will be assessed using candidates lab diary
Outcome 1 – Introduction to microbiological techniques:
Outcome 2 – Introduction to methods for disinfection and sterilisation of microbes:
The candidates that satisfactorily complete the course will receive a SSERC certificate which testifies to their competence to perform level 3 microbiology work in local authority funded schools across Scotland. Science technical staff and science teachers working in schools that are offering Advanced Higher Biology course would especially benefit from obtaining this qualification. Microbiology often features as a topic in a number of Advanced Higher Biology student projects and having appropriately trained staff would enable schools to help deliver these in a competent and safe manner.
Cost = £450.00