National Science Learning Centre

Our courses focus upon the subject and the realities of the classroom as well as individual and school needs.


The National Science Learning Centre is a purpose-built, state of the art facility based at the University of York. It provides high quality continuing professional development for everyone involved in the teaching of science, in primary and secondary schools and FE colleges from across the UK.

The Centre features:

  • the highest specification teaching laboratories
  • multiple teaching rooms
  • a 291 seat auditorium 
  •  the National STEM Centre, a purpose built area holding collections for science, design and technology, engineering and maths teaching.

Who we are

The National Science Learning Centre is run by the White Rose Consortium, (consisting of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York), and Sheffield Hallam University.

The facilities at the National Science Learning Centre are backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and science. It is led by Myscience Chief Executive, Yvonne Baker, supported by a team of professional development leaders and an extensive bank of freelance advisors, science and education specialists, all leaders in their fields.

Access for all

ENTHUSE Award bursaries are available to help teachers and technicians from across the UK to access courses offered by the National Science Learning Centre.

The Centre offers excellent quality food in our contemporary in-house restaurant and Franklin House, situated adjacent to the Centre, offers business class accommodation for course participants.

National Science Learning Centres courses and events are also held in other venues around the country.

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