Registered Science Technician

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Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) is a professional qualification for science technicians that was introduced in 2011 alongside Registered Scientist as an extension to the UK Science Council's existing professional register for Chartered Scientists.[1] the Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) was developed with the support of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, with the aim of increasing the professionalism and recognition of those working in technical roles in science.[2] Holders of this qualification can use the post-nominal letters RSciTech. Registration as RSciTech has been encouraged by institutions such as Imperial College London,[3] and the UK Government's Science manufacturing technician and Laboratory technician apprenticeship standards are designed to lead to registration as an RSciTech.[4][5]

Licensed Bodies[edit]

The Science Council licences its member bodies to award professional statuses,[6] the professional bodies listed below are those licensed to award Registered Science Technician as of May 2017:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hannah Kowszun (16 June 2016). "New standards introduced for Chartered Scientist". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Professional Registration for Technicians". Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Robyn Lowe; Elizabeth Nixon (18 December 2015). "Imperial encourages technicians to celebrate their skills". Imperial College London. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Science manufacturing technician". Skills Funding Agency. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Laboratory technician". Skills Funding Agency. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Benefits of membership and licensing". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Association for Science Education". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "British Society of Soil Science". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "British Psychological Society". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Institute of Animal Technology". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Institute of Biomedical Science". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Institute of Food Science & Technology". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Institute of Physics". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "Institute of Science and Technology". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "Institution of Chemical Engineers". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Institute of Water". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "Royal Society of Biology". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Royal Society of Chemistry". Science Council. Retrieved 13 May 2017.