Science communication training

Upcoming available courses

Standard Science Communication Training

The standard level is aimed at those who are interested in volunteering at, and organising, different public engagement events with a range of different audiences. The training will cover how to plan events, how to identify your audience, and how to cater for different learning styles. It offers an excellent opportunity to generate event ideas that you can take away to replicate yourself or pass on to colleagues. 

Eligibility for booking

  • Places are limited and priority will be given to members of the College, although laboratory scientists and staff will also be considered.
  • If you would like to take part in the training for free, you will need to organise or help facilitate two public engagement activities in the year after your training date. You can also opt to pay for the training if you do not wish to agree to running two events within a year - the fee is £150.00
  • There are limited travel bursaries available for eligible applicants. Please contact us in the first instance to express your interest in these.
Watch this space for the next training dates

Advanced Science Communication Training

  • This is run once a year; the training for 2018 took place in April; 2019 dates will be announced as soon as possible
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting, 77 Mansell St, London E1 8AN
  • 15 places available for those who have already taken part in the standard level
  • 8 CPD credits for attending

The advanced level is only for those who have already taken part in the standard level of training. The training will use the Science Museum 'Lates' event to explore the way science communicators put their ideas into action. Participants then have the opportunity, in collaboration with specialists from the Science Museum, to develop and present an idea for one of the Science Museum's 'Late' event. Some of the 2018 attendees of the advanced training will deliver activities at the Science Museum's 'Medical Marvels' Late event, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS, on 25th July 2018. 

Eligibility for booking

  • Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There is no fee for this training but attendees must be able to attend both parts of the training.
  • There are limited travel bursaries available for eligible applicants. Please contact us in the first instance to express your interest in these.

How to apply

When course registration for 2019 training days opens, you can apply to attend by emailing publicengagement@rcpath.org with your full name, role/title and place of work. Specify which training you would like to sign up for and on what date. If you need help covering travel, please mention it then.