Featured CPD activities

Teaching STEM subjects: introducing assessment for learningNE711

Online course. Improve your responsiveness as a teacher and support all students learning and understanding in STEM subjects with assessment for learning approaches. In this fully supported, online CPD course you will develop your teaching skills to elicit student understanding through classroom assessment and...

Plants: growing your primary science curriculum: year 1 to year 6NY019

The National STEM Learning Centre (NSLC) has joined forces with The RHS Campaign for School Gardening to create this new, two day residential course where we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to use plant science confidently throughout key stages 1 and 2. Be inspired with curriculum linked projects to...

Developing skills for The F1 in Schools STEM ChallengeTY200

 Get the skills needed to run The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge with your students, as well as developing your knowledge of computer aided design (CAD) and CNC manufacture. get hands-on instructions on how to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race, miniature gas powered F1 model block carslearn how to use...

New to A level physics NY252

Are you teaching A-level for the first time, or do you want to strengthen your delivery to provide a stimulating and challenging learning experience for your students? With recent changes to the A-level specification now is an ideal time to develop your schemes of learning and integrate inspiring and engaging...

New to A level biologyNY250

Are you new to teaching A level Biology? Do you have sound subject knowledge but want to strengthen your delivery to provide a stimulating and challenging learning experience for your students? Biology is a fast changing subject which involves the teaching of ethically sensitive subjects. Through the development of...

New to teaching A level chemistryNY251

Are you starting out teaching A level chemistry? Even for teachers with a chemistry background it can be daunting to deliver for the first time. This course will support you with effective teaching and learning at AS and A level in chemistry. Common student misconceptions, as well as practical techniques and...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology GCSETY225

Designed to support teachers from all material areas, this CPD will develop your subject knowledge in mathematics for the design and technology GCSE. Supported by our mathematics specialists, investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve mathematics problems that form part of the assessed material in the new...

Planning for learning: formative assessment in science and mathematicsNE710

Guided by experts in assessment for learning, on this course you’ll plan to identify your learners’ thinking, clarify learning goals, and fine tune your teaching, so you are better able to progress your students’ understanding, both in and between lessons. Join this course on FutureLearn  instant access between 13...

Supermarket scienceRP125

This practical CPD for primary school teachers will provide you with a bank easy to use ideas that you can take away with you to enable your pupils to conduct experiments and have fun. Hands-on experience promotes curiosity and engagement and provides opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop...

Developing knowledge and practical skills for design and technology GCSETY242

Would you like to increase your confidence in teaching new or unfamiliar design and technology content? Are you looking for ways of engaging students in content not traditionally taught in your material area? This two day course will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to deliver the design and...

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Upcoming CPD courses

Introducing assessment for learning

Online course. Improve your responsiveness as a teacher and support all students learning and understanding...

Teaching practical science: physics

It is essential that students studying physics are given the opportunity to practice and embed understanding...

Managing behaviour for learning

Transform your classroom by making small shifts in your own behaviour. This free, online course has been developed...

Primary bespoke support - invitation only

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme...

Bacup Primary Hub

This package is developed in collaboration with the schools who sign up. The foci of network meetings and...

Bursary support for CPD

Many of our CPD activities are supported by bursary funding for state funded schools and colleges in the UK.

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society look at the work of Louis Pasteur and helps students to understand the growth of yeast. There are three resources that can be used together or separately and are suitable for Key Stage Two or Three students.

Marvellous microbes ...

The Solar Spark

The Solar Spark educational resources are produced by the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium. This is a group of research scientists from eight UK universities working together to do scientific research on Excitonic Solar Cells. Researchers work in the areas of polymer solar cells, dye-...

EV3 Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using Lego EV3 hardware and software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the education core set.

Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover in the context of space...

Water cycle

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including...

Tales from the Prep Room

The Prep Room plays a crucial role in the Royal Institution’s public communication of science. It is where all the equipment and demonstrations are prepared for Royal Institution events - not least the annual Christmas Lectures. This series provides a range of hands-on experiments and...

Indices and surds

This resource contains ten problems which require students to think, explore and explain the mathematical topic of indices and surds. The problems require students to not only be able to manipulate expressions containing indices and surds but also be able to explain and justify how conclusions...