This two-day course will take place online (Day 1) and face-to-face at SSERC, Dunfermline, (Day 2). We will provide you with an array of resources to support learning and teaching in your classroom.

The format for the course will be as follows:

Day 1 Tuesday 26th October, 2021 Live online practical sessions using kit we will send to you.

Day 2 Tuesday 7th (Wednesday* 8th), 2021 December Hands-on practical sessions in the lab at SSERC.

You will be asked to undertake some self-study in the form of a Gap Task and share your Gap Task findings on Day 2 with colleagues on the course.

The topics to be covered:

  • Using RasMol to explore protein structure
  • Counting cells using a haemocytometer
  • Ensuring reliability
  • Protein electrophoresis
  • Techniques for Advanced Higher projects
  • Chromatography techniques
  • Planning and supporting Advanced Higher project work


Tuesday 26th October, 2021

Tuesday 7th December, 2021 (Wednesday* 8th December, 2021)

Closing date for applications: 3rd September 2021

*If Covid-19 restrictions are still in place, ½ of the cohort will come to SSERC on December 7th and ½ on the December 8th to allow appropriate safety measures including social distancing to operate. Otherwise, the whole cohort will come to SSERC on December 7th.


Course Leader

Kate Andrews
01383 626070



ENTHUSE Bursary: Local Authority schools and colleges will be able to apply for an ENTHUSE bursary of £320 to help towards covering the course costs.

Overnight accommodation will be offered to those delegates who have a sizeable distance to travel on the day before the course.  This will be offered on a B&B rate.

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.