Chartered Scientist

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Chartered Scientist
Michelle Jackson BSc (hons) PhD FIScT
Registrar
Underpinning knowledge and skills
Competency report
● Science
● Personal responsibility
● Communication
● Problem solving
● Professional standards
Competency at different levels
Science:
RSciTech - defined problems
RSci - complex problems
CSci - complex concepts with self direction
Registration levels
RSciTech
RSci
CSci
Registered
Science Technician
Registered
Scientist
Chartered
Scientist
QCF level 3
Advanced
Apprenticeship
A-Level, NVQ 3
QCF level 5
HND, FdSc,
some Higher
Apprenticeships
QCF level 7
MSc, MSci
CPD standards, code of conduct and competency areas are common across the registers
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Competency at different levels
Science:
RSciTech - defined problems
RSci - complex problems
CSci - complex concepts with self direction
RSciTech
Apply knowledge of underlying concepts and
principles
RSci
Application of knowledge and understanding: Identify and
use relevant scientific understanding, methods and skills to
address broadly-defined, complex problems
CSci
Use a combination of general and experiential knowledge,
understanding and skills to be able to optimise and engage
in the application of existing and emerging science and
technology
Level 7 standards
• systematic understanding of knowledge
• critical awareness of current problems and/or
new insights
• informed by academic discipline or professional
practice
Level 7 standards
• comprehensive understanding of techniques
• originality in the application of knowledge
• practical understanding of how techniques are
used to create and interpret knowledge
Level 7 standards
conceptual understanding that enables
• Critical evaluation of current research
• Evaluation and critique of methodologies
• Propose new hypotheses.
Level 7 standards
• deal with complex issues systematically and creatively
• make sound judgements in the absence of complete data
• Communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences
• demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and
solving problems
• act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks
Level 7 standards
• continue to advance their knowledge and understanding,
• develop new skills to a high level
• the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
• decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
• independent learning ability required for continuing
professional development
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