Professional learning

It is important for us as practitioners to keep up to date with what is happening in the STEM landscape.  Within this you will find anytime learning opportunities and other key materials to support and deepen your professional knowledge and understanding in order for you to develop progressive and innovative practice.


Check out this NEW and FREE professional learning resource which will benefit conversations you have with senior phase pupils about course choices in STEM – Improving diversity in STEM pathways and jobs.  

The aim of this professional learning resource is to provide you with stimulus for discussion, reflection and action to encourage a greater number of learners from diverse backgrounds into STEM pathways and jobs. 

You can access the resource by clicking on the image to your right or via our Anytime Learning section below.


Regional Officer Support

We have a team of STEM education officers working in a regional capacity, ready to discuss any professional learning needs your regional improvement collaborative, local authority or establishment might have in relation to STEM.

Education Scotland’s regional officers are able to provide a wide range of professional learning  support in STEM for early years, primary, ASN, secondary and CLD practitioners.  We are also happy to discuss how we might provide support for school-based technical support staff.

Please contact the STEM team at STEM@educationscotland.gov.scot to discuss your needs and/or book a professional learning session.  We are also happy to discuss bespoke programmes to support your needs. Sessions can be requested by local authorities, clusters, individual establishments for a whole team or small group as appropriate.

Please click on the interactive regional map below for contact details of your regional STEM education officer.

Your regional contacts
Northern Alliance Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative (TRIC) South East Improvement Collaborative (SEIC) South West Improvement Collaborative (SWEIC) Forth Valley & West Lothian Improvement Collaborative (FVWL) West Partnership

Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative (TRIC)

South East Improvement Collaborative (SEIC)

South West Improvement Collaborative (SWEIC)

Forth Valley & West Lothian Improvement Collaborative (FVWL)

Alternatively, please get in touch by emailing: STEM@educationscotland.gov.scot