October 2018

NML partners with Learning Science and CAMS on interactive training materials

As the UK’s National Measurement Laboratory (NML) for chemical and bio-measurement, LGC has a long history of developing training resources for analytical chemists and bio-analysts, delivering face-to-face courses, videos and best practice guidance documents as well as providing guidance.  Whilst technically this material is still relevant, learning methods have changed over time and it is time for a refresh.
The NML have now teamed up with Learning Science, a Bristol-based company producing interactive learning resources for the university sector, to develop interactive training material for chemists and bio-analysts working in regulated laboratories.
The pilot project, funded by BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), will initially focus on basic laboratory skills such as weighing, pipetting, volume measurement, solution preparation, dilution and centrifugation. Once developed, materials will be initially assessed and evaluated by practicing analysts in our laboratories and members of the new Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS) before being made more widely available.
This new material will help laboratory practitioners develop the skills they need to improve the quality of analytical measurements, provide evidence of competence and ultimately improve business performance through increased efficiency, reduction of costs and avoidance of risks of passing on incorrect results to customers.
The first materials are expected to be available in early 2019 and updates will be provided on the CAMS website and via Twitter (@CAMS_UK).
If you have any further questions on our training programme or the upcoming materials, please contact us.