Historic Document: -The Science Learning Centre Southwest is No Longer Operating


Courses That Were Run in Conjunction with the Science Learning Centre in the South West (SLC-SW)

The Science Learning Centre South West was a partnership between At-Bristol, the University of Bristol and the University of Plymouth. SLC-SW offered innovative continuing professional development for science teachers, technicians and learning support assistants from primary, secondary and post-16 schools and colleges.

Bristol ChemLabS ran the following courses in collaboration with SLC-SW:

SW14: Using Demonstrations and Practicals to enthuse KS3 & KS4 Chemistry Students

There are currently no sessions scheduled.

SW128 : How Science Works: Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom

There are currently no sessions scheduled.

Spectroscopy Masterclass for Teachers

There are currently no sessions scheduled.

RSC Chemistry for Non Specialists Course for KS4 2008

Note: This course still exists in England via the RSC.

Currently teaching chemistry in a secondary school but have a qualification in a different subject? Then this course is for you!

This affordable, high quality training programme is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at KS3 or KS4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists.

The four-day courses comprise a two-day residential and two one-day follow-up events at approximately one-term intervals. They will cover key chemistry concepts and provide hands-on experience of both student practical work and teacher demonstrations. Two separate courses are on offer nationally - one for KS3 and one for KS4.



Science Learning Centre in the South West (SLC-SW)

Science Learning Centres were part of a new initiative set up by a £51m investment from the Department for Education and Skills and the Wellcome Trust. The network of Science Learning Centres was made up of nine Regional Centres across England and one National Centre, based at the University of York. The National Centre, which opened in autumn 2005, still offers residential courses to teachers from across the UK in a purpose built Centre which includes hotel facilities.

The centres delivered across their region using a new state-of-the-art education suite and a teacher drop in centre locally at At-Bristol, and also made use of the world class science facilities at the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth and other partner sites. Mobile resources were also available.

SLC-SW worked closely with teachers, the centre's advisory group, the ASE, LEA's, Universities, industry and CPD providers across the region to develop the programme offered.

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