Maths, Numeracy and Finance, Technology and Engineering, Science, Interdisciplinary or Other
Available from 5th Sep 2022
Wednesday 3pm (starting 7th Sep)
Number of Sessions:
40 YSLs, unlimited schools
The SCQF Level 6 Young STEM Leader Award is a nationally recognised qualification that enables young people to support, engage and inspire others in STEM in their school, community or youth group.
The course focusses on the skills, qualities and behaviours of a good leader and how YSLs can act as positive role models. It also encourages YSLs to consider how they can positively challenge the stereotypes, misconceptions and outdated views that exist in STEM.
This can be through:
On completion of the award, the Young STEM Leader will be able to plan, lead and evaluate a series of STEM activities, events or interactions to engage and inspire others in STEM. The approximate completion time is 40 hours. On completion YSLs will gain 4 SCQF credit points.
This programme aims to engage all learners in STEM and find its presence and impact in places where it may not be obvious; widening the context of STEM is key to increasing participation. YSLs and their peers are strongly encouraged to seek out and deliver a broad range of STEM activities through which they will develop social, leadership and employability skills. Those less engaged with STEM still rely on its benefits and products. Raising their awareness of the STEM hidden within our everyday lives and interests can be a catalyst for their engagement. Throughout the course YSLs are encouraged to consider where STEM may be used in the world of work, from obvious to more obscure examples.
Priority will be given to low SIMD schools. At least one teacher in the school is expected to become a Tutor Assessor if there are none within the school at the moment, this involves 1 x 2 hour training session delivered online by SSERC. This will enable the continuation of the award in school for any pupils that aren't able to complete within the online course time.
We will run 2 x teacher information sessions in August prior to course commencing.
STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Leadership, Employability, Teamwork, Digital
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