Welcome to the professional development part of the SSERC website. This is where you will be able to locate information about our range of courses.
We are proud of the national programme of professional development which we offer in support of science and technology education. In the period from April 2009 to March 2012 over 90% of Scottish secondary schools and colleges were represented at one or more of our professional development courses. Such work could not be achieved without the support of a range of partners most notably the Scottish Government and the National Science Learning Centre (NSLC). (An external review of our professional development provision has been published). Our work with the primary sector continues to expand.
Our professional development courses range from twilight events, day-courses through to residential meetings lasting up to 5 days in total (these latter courses are generally delivered over 2 parts). A number of our courses are delivered through e-learning systems and use Glow-meet technology. Our curriculum coverage spans both primary and secondary sectors and we offer events for teachers, trainee teachers and technicians. Our portfolio is varied and includes: