CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology

CLEAPSS Courses


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 science@cleapss.org.uk 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 (800). 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 www.cleapss.org.uk 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 science@cleapss.org.uk.

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 www.cleapss.org.uk

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