Igniting careers

Developing scientists & science technicians through technical education


Enhancing the learning experience & enabling greater career progress for apprentices, training providers & employers

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T Levels

Supporting learners, employers and providers in creating quality within work experience placements & learning activities

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Find out more about how these employer developed, technical qualifications can empower learning & career development

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Technical Education routes into the sciences

The Science Council is dedicated to supporting and recognising emerging talent in science. Opportunities are ever increasing to enter and grow a career in the sciences through technical education.

Technical education includes Apprenticeships, T Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ’s).  Through funding by the Gatsby Foundation, the Science Council is developing activity and content for these routes, whilst also creating connections for individuals to access the status and benefits of being a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Registered Scientist (RSci).

Explore our resources and developments for each of the technical education routes, including tailored support for individuals, employers and providers, nurturing science talent for today and the future.


  • Shortened applications to become professionally registered for apprentices
  • Resources for providers to enhance learning and extend networks for apprentices
  • Workshops on the benefits of membership and professional registration
  • Promotional material to raise the profile & prestige of technical education
  • Case studies of apprentices and employers demonstrating the positive impact to business
  • Blogs, articles and news
  • Insights, connections and collaborations
  • Resources for T Level providers
  • Support and influence of future education offer – we are members of trailblazer groups creating and revising IfATE occupational standards