Engineering Bench Skills focuses on developing practical skills. Teachers will find these skills useful for the successful delivery of metalworking craft activities and aspects of the SQA practical metalworking course.

This two day course will involve using a range of basic metalwork hand tools and equipment.

The course is delivered through delegates participating in a range of practical tasks to build confidence and skill level. Each delegate will complete at least one project and a range of demonstration pieces.

Practical work will be supported by demonstrations and presentations will cover theory of correct tool selection, use and care.

Delegates from LA schools can apply for an ENTHUSE Bursary made possible through the National STEM Learning Centre to help towards the cost of the course.

Dates: 15th and 16th December 2020

Closing Date: 13th November 2020

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

Duncan Lamb
01383 626070




ENTHUSE Bursary of £320.00 is available to local authority schools

N/A – this course is a non-residential course.

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.