Our Technology Makerspace course has been developed specifically for technology teachers and technicians who wish to learn and develop skills in the following areas; Laser cutting, 3D Printing, Sublimation Printing and Vinyl Cutting. These skills are essential for anyone wishing to introduce some of these newer technologies into the classroom.

This two day course will involve learning how to set up and use laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters and sublimation printing equipment. It will also look at ways in which this equipment could be used within the classroom and specific educational Health & Safety regulations.

Participants will have the opportunity to use each piece of equipment using basic software to produce designs, setting up the equipment and how to maintain them for efficient use. Each delegate will produce a completed personalised project at each machine. All practical work will be supported by demonstrations, group work and one to one tutoring.

Dates: 7th-8th December 2021
Closing date: 5th November 2021

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

Please email us at enquiries@sserc.scot if you would still like to register your interest.

Course Leader

Duncan Lamb
01383 626070




ENTHUSE Bursary of £320.

Participants will be able to:

  • Develop skills in using; Laser cutters, 3D Printers, Sublimation Printers and Vinyl Cutters.
  • Describe the Risks and Hazards associated with such equipment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the types of software used and how to set up equipment for cutting/printing.
  • Develop skills and knowledge of calibrating and maintaining equipment.
  • Share and exchange information about current national developments.

All meals and overnight accommodation are include in the course fee.

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.