A 2-day residential course based at SSERC HQ to support probationer teachers in Technology to deliver safe, high quality, hands-on practical STEM learning in the workshop. There will be coverage across a range of technology curriculum organisers allowing delegates to develop their skills in and out of their subject specialism.

This programme offers an excellent way of keeping up to date with developments in your subject area. The residential aspect of the course offers a great networking and peer engagement aspect for delegates, creating opportunities to build new working relationships with other probationer teachers across the range of schools and local authorities in Scotland.

The course is aligned to the GTCS Standards for Full Registration and the National Model for Professional Learning.

Course dates: 7th – 8th November 2024
Closing date: 27th September 2024

Course Leader

Duncan Lamb
01383 626070


Overnight accommodation between day 1 and 2 can be provided on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at a local hotel. 


The course will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.



On completion of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • demonstrate a range of basic skills in woodworking, metalworking, machining processes and ‘new’ technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting 

  • use a wider exemplify the importance of health and safety and apply the relevant safety measures within the technology workshop   

  • variety of teaching strategies to promote learning in technology including demonstrations, exploration of new concepts, skills, materials, and the use of real-life applications to design, problem solve and create  

  • network with fellow professionals and explore mechanisms for ongoing support  

  • understand the range of opportunities within the wider STEM engagement portfolio which SSERC offers 

  • evaluate their own professional learning and its impact on learners