Our home learning home landing page list a number of recordings, these are suitable for supporting STEM activities at nursery, school or at home, these can be found at: https://www.sserc.org.uk/subject-areas/sserc-home-learning/

Welcome to the area of the SSERC website where you will find details of our professional learning (PL) support for early years practitioners & primary teachers.

SSERC are proud of the quality and variety of courses offered to early years practitioners and primary teachers and we recognise the need for PL opportunities which focus on offering support at a time of significant curriculum change.

SSERC have developed a range of courses which focus on practical, hands-on activities that are easily applied in the classroom. Our course offerings range from early years up to and including the primary-secondary transition and we offer both residential and non-residential opportunities. Delegates on ENTHUSE funded residential PL courses are eligible to receive a grant to support their attendance. If you are teaching in a Local Authority funded-school in Scotland you will qualify for an ENTHUSE Award from STEM Learning which will cover registration and accommodation costs associated with the courses. Further details of ENTHUSE Awards can be found on the STEM Learning website

If the online booking system is causing any difficulties accessing it then please email (enquiries@sserc.scot) stating your name, the name of your school and clearly indicating which of the professional learning sessions you would like to apply for.

As well as more traditional face-to-face PL events SSERC also offers online professional development. We refer to these as SSERC Meets.

How a SSERC Meet works

At present we are using Microsoft Teams to broadcast our SSERC Meets. A maximum of 20 schools can be accepted for each SSERC Meet.

If your application is successful you will be asked to agree to the Terms & Conditions for participation in the SSERC Meet and to complete the pre course evaluation/ questionnaire. Thereafter your school will be sent a box of resources which are specifically tailored to support the activities of the SSERC Meet you applied for. Your school must participate in the live event on the day and we will ask you to submit a register listing all participants in your school. Each participant is then required to complete a short online Evaluation Form within 1 week of the date of the SSERC Meet.

This course comes at no cost to your school. All we ask in return is that you and each of your colleagues fill in one of our short online evaluation forms in order that we can refine and improve this exciting way of delivering PL for the future.

If you are experiencing any difficulties applying for the SSERC Meets online then please email enquiries@sserc.scot stating clearly your name, school and which SSERC Meet(s) you are looking to book a place on.

Please contact us (enquiries@sserc.scot) for more information on any of our provisions or to discuss bespoke courses which can be offered.