Bradford College is proud to announce it has joined the prestigious Access to Science Technician Registration Scheme.
The scheme run in conjunction with Cambridge Access Validating Agency (CAVA), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Society of Biology (SoB), centres around engaging in employer led project work.
Access to HE Science Diploma students at Bradford College will have the opportunity to gain professional recognition through the RSC or SoB to achieve Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status.
With support from Gatsby, The Science Council has established Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Registered Scientist (RSci) alongside the established Chartered Scientist (CSci) award to create a framework of professional registration across the science workforce.
Being part of the prestigious scheme will allow students at Bradford College to use the designation of RSciTech after their name by the end of their course. Other benefits for learners, during their course, include membership to either the Royal Society of Chemistry or Society of Biology. Membership is also extended to their first year at university or in employment.
Achieving Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) Status has the potential to make a key contribution in raising the status and profile of Science Technicians, whilst developing the training pathways that lead to these roles.
Commenting on the Bradford College becoming a member of the scheme, Anita Lall, Programme Manager for Science said: “I am delighted that the College’s Access to HE Science has been chosen to take part in this scheme. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the students as on successful completion of the course, students will achieve a nationally recognised qualification as well as the opportunity to become professionally registered. This will give our students a definite competitive edge when progressing to higher education or employment.”Bradford