CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology


CLEAPSS typically runs about 200 courses per year across the country, mostly lasting one day. The courses cover a wide variety of topics from Health and Safety updates to specific areas of practical work such as microbiology. CLEAPSS courses are suitable for a range of audiences including Heads of departments, teachers, technicians and senior leaders who line manage practical subjects.

Availability/Hosting CLEAPSS courses
CLEAPSS courses are delivered in suitable venues across all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you find that a particular course is not available in your area, please contact to let us know and we will try to arrange a course at a training center in your region. If this is not feasible, you may be able to host the course at your school. There are two ways that you can do this:

There are two ways that you can do this:
  1. You organise the course.

    You "hire" the CLEAPSS trainer for a day (950). You provide the venue, tea, coffee and lunch do the admin for the course. eg: advertise the course locally, take bookings and charge a fee to participants. In addition CLEAPSS will advertise the course on if you would like us to.
  2. CLEAPSS organises the course.

    You offer a venue. CLEAPSS does all of the admin for the course. CLEAPSS does not pay a venue fee but you are entitled to up to 3 free places on the course (or the cash equivalent) and CLEAPSS will also pay up to 10 per person for tea, coffee and lunch.
Note for both model 1 & 2 above:
  • You must be a member of CLEAPSS to host a course.
  • You will need a minimum of 12 participants.
  • You must be able to satisfy the CLEAPSS venue requirements for that course.
  • All practical courses will require the use of an easily accessible laboratory.

Technicians Networks

If you have registered your technician group or network with CLEAPSS you can request a CLEAPSS course(s) to be delivered in one of your member schools (subject to meeting the venue requirements for that course) using delivery model 1 above. This approach would give your members access to high quality training in an accessible local venue at very low cost. If you are interested in this options please contact

Please include the following in your email:
  • Details of your technician network.
  • The course(s) you would like to host.
  • When you would like to host the course(s).

Details of all CLEAPSS courses can be found at

We aim to respond to all queries within 10 working days.