This is an introductory course for those without previous laboratory experience. During this one-day course, students will learn transferable skills suitable for any laboratory work. The programme provides students with an understanding of safe working practices and experience using essential equipment and protocols. Students may attend this as a ‘stand-alone’ course or as an introduction to the BioGrad Education facility before attending one of our more advanced courses.
The Laboratory Skills (1 Day) programme runs from 9:30am – 4pm with an hour break for lunch. The course includes lunch with time for networking and seeking advice from the lecturers available. The course is taught with a very low student to tutor ratio (one scientist for every 3-5 students) so it is likely that you will meet several scientists during your course. This also allows students to spend as much time as they need to practice techniques until they are confident. We allow students to make (safe) mistakes and correct their own work so that they learn from their own mistakes, and we encourage students to try different approaches to solve a laboratory-based problems.
This is our most popular course and runs many times a year. You will learn about laboratory safety, pipetting, serial dilutions, measuring pH, standard curves and laboratory book maintenance. The course is designed and delivered by research scientists working in both industry and academia, so we always teach the most up-to-date techniques. We alternate lecturers to keep the delivery of this course updated and enthusiastic. Over the years, BioGrad Education lecturers have taught essential practical skills to thousands of graduate students to help develop students’ CV’s and improve their employability after education.
Unlike other institutions, we do not attempt to ‘cram’ lots of different methods into a short course. This full day covers the basic skills of working in any research laboratory. These techniques are taught correctly and allow time for students to repeat each aspect multiple times. When students leave this course, they are confident in their ability to enter a UK laboratory and work in a safe manner using essential pieces of equipment.
As the course is 100% laboratory based and assumes little to no previous laboratory experience, all levels are welcome to attend.
Upon competition of this course students will be equipped with the basic skills to progress onto one of our other more advanced courses such as Laboratory Skills – 5 days. This course also creates a foundation to be able to confidently progress into university laboratories.
Attendees will gain valuable insights into the range of careers and laboratory research opportunities available. On completion of the course, your new skills will be endorsed by our lecturers on LinkedIn and a reference can be provided upon request.
The cost of this course is £249
You can reserve your place on this course with a deposit of just £62.25 if you are booking more than 28 days in advance. The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to the course start date
You can also choose to pay for this course in 6 instalments if you are booking more than 26 weeks in advance, or 12 instalments if you are booking more than 54 weeks in advance
Science Park, Liverpool, L3 5TF
This course lasts for 1 day
9am - 5pm