This course has been created by the British Science Association to train CREST Award assessors.
The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5 to 19 year olds. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Silver and Gold CREST Awards are assessed by trained Assessors using the CREST assessment criteria and our online review system.
Who can be a CREST assessor?
Anyone involved in STEM can be a CREST assessor, whether you are a teacher, STEM ambassador, work in STEM or have expertise in a particular subject.
You will be assessing and providing feedback on Silver and Gold CREST Award projects, typically from 14-19 year old students.
You will be paid per assessment completed, £4 per Silver and £6 per Gold assessment.
The British Science Association believes that science should be part of – rather than set apart from – society and culture, and is owned by the wider community. Our programmes encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with science, become ambassadors for science, and ultimately to be empowered to challenge and influence British science - whether they work in science or not.
Established in 1831, the BSA is a registered charity that organises major initiatives across the UK, including British Science Week, the annual British Science Festival, regional and local events, the CREST Awards and other programmes for young people in schools and colleges.
The BSA also organises specific activities for professional science communicators, including a specialist conference and training. For more information, please visit www.britishscienceassociation.org