Support for Technicians

Qualifications, Courses and Resources

Access to courses and resources focusing on supporting you develop in your role and career.

Professional Qualifications in Technical Roles

Find out more about qualifications available to technicians through the University of Edinburgh


Find out more about Professional Registration and funding available


Internal Courses and Resources 

MyEd staff portal lists up and coming training and events.

Visit the following pages to find out more about support available to you.

Digital Skills and Training

Health and Safety (contact your local Health and Safety team for training and support available too)

Human Resources

Institute for Academic Development (IAD)

Mentoring Connections

Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Student Support Professional Development Framework



The University of Edinburgh is a member of HEaTED (Higher Education and Technicians Educational Development).

All University of Edinburgh technical staff can register with HEaTED and start to benefit from the networks, training and resources they offer. Find out more about the support they offer by reading their brochure and visiting their website.

HEaTED Webpages


External Courses and Resources

Please be aware that the following list is not exhaustive. If you have suggestions of external courses you wish to include please email

Bitesize Bio – Lab Technique Guidance Articles

The Preproom.Org

Technicians Make it Happen – The Technician Commitment

Technical Managers in Universities – Informal Voluntary Association of Technical Managers and Supervisors

Career Support Services: PROSPECT – Trade Union Careers Information