Science for curriculum leaders and heads of faculty NS218

A CPD activity for Scottish science curriculum leaders to explore new creative approaches to practical work, develop new teaching strategies and create professional networks with colleagues in other departments and faculties.


Scottish science curriculum leaders wishing to increase the role they play in science developments in their department and school would benefit from this opportunity to experience a range of practical work outside of their subject area.

Equipped with these new skills they will be better placed to lead and support developments across all the sciences at a time of significant curriculum change. In addition to being professionally up to date with national and local developments in their own subject area, leaders of science departments and faculties also need to have a good understanding of issues in other subject areas. This course will offer participants the opportunity to gain practical experience of techniques and resources across a range of science subject areas.  A major focus of the course will be support for National 4 and 5 programmes of study.

Practical work will be supported with opportunities for professional networking and exploring how the professional development needs of faculties / departments can be supported.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly ( who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the Administration Team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

  • confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment procedures
  • information on ENTHUSE bursaries and how to apply for such a bursary
  • a set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary

If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary – please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility.


Participants will be able to:

  • explore new creative approaches to practical work across all science subjects
  • develop strategies for making the teaching of practical science more engaging and inspiring
  • create professional networks with colleagues in other departments/faculties.

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