Inspiring STEM CPD

The National Science Learning Network is the largest UK provider of subject-specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and technicians working with pupils aged 5 to 19.

Through a range of bursaries we offer affordable CPD for science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics.

We support teachers and technicians to:

  • develop their teaching approaches, pedagogy and subject knowledge in order to provide the best education available
  • inspire pupils to achieve their full potential and develop the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians.

We are now celebrating 10 years of high impact CPD: 97% of course participants state a proven impact on their teaching, with 93% reporting a direct impact on pupils.

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Solids liquids and gases for KS2
A range of interactive and print-out practical activities such as worksheets, provided by the Association for Science Education to help children understand the properties of solids, liquids and gases. more...

Useful microbes
This collection looks at useful microbes by examining the various ways and means we can utilise them for our benefit. more...


Impact Award
Impact Awards are available to help pay for CPD in England. Provided by the Department for Education, they attract a bursary equivalent to 50% of the CPD fee. more...

ENTHUSE Awards are generous bursaries which help teachers and technicians to attend CPD courses offered by the National Science Learning Centre. more...

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Overcoming barriers to attending CPD
Adam Little shares his tips and experience to negotiating and overcoming objections for attending continuing professional development more...

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