Registration for the Biosafety Practitioner Level 1 online course is open.
Course dates: 29 January – 4 March 2020
This course is run over a six week period. Delegates have six weeks to complete six modules which are released on a weekly basis. Candidates are strongly recommended to plan their learning around this.
Each module consists of training videos, with supporting notes and documentation to read, and the relevant assessment(s).
Once course materials are released, they stay available until the end of the course – this affords some flexibility with learning. However we encourage delegates, where possible, to follow the timetable as close as possible.
There will be two live sessions (in weeks 4 and 6) where the whole course meets in an online classroom (using Collaborate software) which delegates are required to attend.
The time required to complete the course can be dependent on the individual and their level of knowledge and experience. However, as a guide, delegates may find it useful to view the timings of the online course here. Alternatively, the following may be helpful:
- to watch all of the training videos once (they may be watched as many times as required) – approximately 7 hours
- associated reading – approximately 20 – 80 hours (dependent on the individual and their level of knowledge/experience)
- online sessions – allow approximately 2-3 hours (see info above re “live” sessions)
- assessments – allow approximately 5 hours (some additional preparation time may be prepared)
The assessments for all done online. There are some multiple choice/multiple answers questions, and some which require text/short answers to be written. For the text answers, short paragraphs and bullet points can be used – there is nothing as long as, for example, an essay. You will also be required to do a presentation too, which is done (and assessed) via Collaborate software in Learn – full instructions and help are provided, and we offer a practice session so that you feel completely comfortable with using the system.
Every assessment must be passed (50%) and overall, you will be required to achieve a score of 60% to pass the whole course. Delegates will be offered the opportunity to re-sit assessments following the completion of the course, if the minimum mark is not achieved on the first attempt, if this is thought to be relevant.
All of the online modules and assessments MUST be completed and passed to qualify as a Biosafety Practitioner.
You get the same accreditation whether you do the hybrid or online course. If you successfully complete the BTI course you can apply to ISTR to become registered as a Biosafety Practitioner, if you have two years’ relevant experience. Please see the following for more details
To register for the online course, please use the booking form* below. The details provided in this form will be used to correspond with you and if successful, will be used for your award letter and certificate, so please provide your email address (not a generic inbox account eg. firstname.lastname@example.org) and full address details. By completing this form, you are confirming that you wish to book onto the course and you have accepted the Biosafety Training Institute’s Terms and Conditions. (*The Privacy notice for Visitor Registration information provided on the booking form can be found at https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/computing/application-development/vrs/privacy-notice-for-visitor-registration%20)
The cost of the course is £1,500* per delegate. This covers access to the online information, the course materials, tutor support and certification on successful completion. Please note that the cost of the course is exempt of VAT.
Information on how to make payment will be sent to candidates once the booking form is received.
Places on the course will only be confirmed once payment is received.
*Delegates employed in Higher Education institutions are entitled to this training at a slightly reduced rate.
If you have any enquiries about the online course, please use the Contact Form.
What Happens Next?
Once you have clicked the SUBMIT button, we will check availability on your selected course and you will receive an email within 7 days to confirm availability. Where your booking is successful you will receive further information and payment will be due within 30 days or before the start of the course, which ever is soonest. Online electronic payment is preferred however UK based delegates may provide a Purchase Order and company details to allow an Invoice to be sent. All bookings from outside the UK must be paid by credit or debit card.
Should there be no availability on your selected course, we will offer you an alternative date but you are under no obligation to accept any alternative that might be available.