Life sciences

Life Sciences is one of Scotland’s most creative and innovative sectors; developing cutting edge solutions to major global issues in health, agriculture, energy and addressing climate change. ​​​​​​​

With well over 30,000 people employed across Scotland; a hugely diverse range of careers and an increasing demand for a range of cross-disciplinary and transferable skills, the Life Sciences sector has numerous potential career pathways for young people.

Education Scotland have collated life sciences resources for practitioners.  Below you will find information about these resources and appropriate links.

Introduction to Resources

A guide explaining the range of resources available and how to access each.




Life & Chemical Sciences – an overview for teachers – V1

An introduction to the life sciences sector for teachers.






Why life sciences?

This video from the Science Industry Partnership outlines the Life Sciences 2030 Skills Strategy and why life sciences plays an imporant role in our future.


The resources have been collated into four categories, please click on any of the images below to be taken to the appropriate resources:

Careers and pathways resources

Curriculum resources

Professional learning in life sciences resources

FE resources