STEM Ambassador training

A good STEM Ambassador is a well-prepared STEM Ambassador.

The STEM Ambassador Hub West England prides itself in the provision of well-researched and useful training for volunteers wishing to safely and effectively interact with young people through practical STEM activities.

We provide regular opportunities for all STEM Ambassadors to develop their skills and knowledge, and work closely with employers to deliver bespoke training for groups of employee volunteers. We also work with other training providers to offer specialist training for Ambassadors on specific topics.

Face-to-face training is available through the hub. We have developed a range of training modules that we deliver throughout the year and across the region. Want to organise some training for your group? Contact us today!

Our Face-to-Face STEM Ambassador Training Modules

This module forms part of every training package we deliver. It covers the key health and safety messages that STEM Ambassadors need to be aware of in order to safely carry out their volunteering duties, including the safeguarding of children.

This module looks at how we can effectively communicate STEM to young people. The session is a mixture of presentations delivered by the STEM Hub staff, practical group work and table based activities.

This module starts off thinking about what learning is, and will take you through the process of coming up with your own idea for an engaging STEM activity and developing that idea in to a plan of action.

We have 12 Lego Mindstorm kits at our offices in North Somerset, these are available to Ambassadors on a pick-up and drop-off basis (subject to availability) to run workshops with schools and youth groups. This module is for Ambassadors who would be interested in learning how to use these kits and taking them out to events.

Online remote training is available through courses developed by STEM Learning in conjunction with FutureLearn. Click here to go through to the FutureLearn STEM Ambassador collection.

Upcoming STEM Ambassador training

Scroll through the calendar to find upcoming dates for STEM Ambassador training: