The key features of this professional learning course are 5 online sessions (meets) followed by a 2 day residential course at SSERC.

The online sessions will be hands-on, with participants carrying out instructions under the direction of a live presenter.  Resources will be sent to your school before the online sessions to support the activities involved.

Delegates will have the option of participating in all 5 SSERC Meets or 4 SSERC Meets plus a self study pack.  Participants will be asked to carry out a “gap task”, implementing and evaluating some activity, lesson or initiative inspired by the online sessions.
Resources worth around £150 will be given to each participating school to keep.
The 2 day residential will take place at SSERC and feature experimental workshops and the presentation of the gap task.

Applicants from Local Authority-funded schools and FE colleges will be entitled to apply for an ENTHUSE Bursary of £480 to help towards covering the cost of the course.

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 28th September 2021 (Online SSERC Meets)
10th – 11th December 2021 (2-day residential at SSERC)
Closing date for applications: 18th June 2021

Cost: £480

Applying for this course is no longer possible as the closing date has passed.

Please email us at if you would still like to register your interest.

Course Leader:
Norman Bethune
01383 626070


  • Develop strategies for making the teaching of BGE, N5 and post-16 physics more engaging, inspiring and up to date.
  • Explore new creative approaches to practical work in N5 and post-16 physics, including N5 assignments.
  • Describe and model developments in some key areas of contemporary physics relevant to N5 and post-16 learners.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and other course members to share good practice/new ideas and to further develop activities.

The 2 day residential 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.