Starting to Teach for Technicians
Duration 2 days
Team Staff Development

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This course has been paused as the content is not currently deemed suitable for online delivery. Resources will be uploaded here, when they are available.

Course overview

The Starting to Teach for Technicians Workshop has been specifically designed for technicians to support you in the role you play in teaching across different types of contexts including labs, practicals, small group teaching and 1:1 coaching. Through the workshop you will acquire the knowledge and skills to establish yourselves as confident and effective teachers that engages, encourages and develop students.

The content of the workshop has its foundations in the theories of teaching and learning but will give delegates the opportunity to link these to their actual workplace experiences in a practical way. During the 2 days there will be discussion and reflection time, as well as group activities and mini teach sessions. The programme includes: exploring the role of the teacher, assessing learning needs and outcomes, communication skills, structuring teaching sessions, teaching methods, handling difficult situations, reflective practice, and types and methods of assessment.

Who this course is aimed at: Any member of Technical staff involved in teaching students across different types of context including labs, practicals, small group teaching and 1:1 coaching.

What you need to know

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided during the break(s). Please bring your own lunch/snacks. We encourage you to bring your own reusable cup or other container for refreshments (tea, coffee and water).

Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge per day should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.

Sickness: If you are unable to attend the course due to sickness, please can you or a member of your team notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before.

Waiting list: Staff Development will operate a waiting list should this course become full. Because of this, places are non-transferable between colleagues.

How you book

Development courses should be discussed as part of a development plan agreed with your manager.

Each course will be open for bookings at 9 am on the day 8 weeks prior to the course date. If this date falls on a University closure day, the course will be released on the next working day.

Please note that if there are no course dates, we are in the process of planning and will update this page as they are scheduled. For any updates, please refer to our monthly Staff Development bulletins and our Staff Development Yammer group.

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