Learning & skills events

Find out about learning and skills conferences, seminars and exhibitions taking place across Scotland in the coming months.


“Informed Scotland provides a very valuable service with information on forthcoming Professional Learning events throughout Scotland. There are lots of useful events in their listings that I only found out about through their Calendar.”
– Allan Wilson, Information Officer, CALL Scotland, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

“Everyone involved in Scottish education should regularly check out the Events Calendar and follow @InformedScot on Twitter. Quite simply, it tells you about everything that’s going on!”
– David Noble, co-founder of Radio EDUtalk

“It’s great to see all that’s happening in learning and development in one place. Thanks to the Calendar I am always up to date with current events and never miss anything.”
– Allan Lloyds, Founder, Product Forge


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2019 STEP Conference @ Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling
Mar 23 all-day

Scottish Teachers for Enhancing Practice

For more information visit: http://www.steachersep.org.uk/home

Making a difference: A day of learning for pupil support assistants @ Renfrewshire
Mar 23 all-day
Pedagoo Tweed @ Kingsland Primary School, Peebles
Mar 23 all-day


For more information visit: http://www.pedagoo.org/event/pedagoo-tweed/

National STEM Network Event @ The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Mar 25 all-day
Promoting fairer access to Scottish universities: how can this be achieved? @ University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education, G1 Lecture Theatre
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The University of Edinburgh and Centre for Educational Sociology

Professor Vikki Bliver will give a public lecture in honour of the late Professor David Raffe, Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of the Centre for Educational Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Much of David’s research was concerned with inequalities in education and in the later stages of his career he highlighted inequalities in access to higher education and issues of differentiation within the sector. Professor Boliver’s lecture will draw on her recent research in Scotland to consider how we can promote fairer access to university study for disadvantaged applicants.
The lecture will be followed by a reception – all welcome

For more information visit: http://www.ces.ed.ac.uk/434-2/

ESOL Literacies Collaborative Event @ Livingston
Mar 26 all-day

Education Scotland

The purpose of this event will be to bring practitioners together to collaborate and develop their professional learning in relation to working with ESOL literacies learners and delivering ESOL literacy provision. It is hoped that the event will build capacity of practitioners to work effectively with ESOL literacies learners by having improved knowledge of approaches to teaching and initial assessment as well as an understanding of the SQA ESOL literacies units that can be offered to ESOL literacies learners and the SQA accredited learning in teaching ESOL literacies for ESOL practitioners.

The event will focus on the following aspects:

  • Initial assessment of an ESOL literacies learner
  • Teaching ESOL literacies – the language experience approach
  • SQA Preparation for Literacy and other level 2 units
  • Professional Development Award: Teaching ESOL Literacies to Adults

For more information visit: https://www.skillsforlifenetwork.com/article/esol-literacies-collaborative-event/5460

Improving Literacy in Scotland @ Central Edinburgh (TBC)
Mar 26 all-day
Near Future Teaching Celebration @ University of Edinburgh
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

University of Edinburgh Near Future Teaching

What do we want the near future of teaching at our university to look like? And how do we catalyse the massive, diverse community of staff and students at this university to help co-design it?

Come and find out at the final celebration of the Near Future Teaching project!

The aim of this project was to co-design a values-based future for digital education at Edinburgh. We’ve run workshops, co-design sessions, interviews, colliders, think tanks and task groups with over 400 students and staff. We’ve visualised, ideated, prototyped, reviewed, advocated and speculated.

Now it’s time to come and hear about the outcome, view the exhibition, enjoy some food, drink and chat to understand how we can bring a values-based position to the future of the way we teach.

All staff, students and friends are welcome at this event. It includes an exhibition about the project which has been designed by Andthen, the design-research and futures-thinking agency that has been working with us to understand how we can shape our preferred future for teaching.

More information from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/near-future-teaching-celebration-tickets-56053283881

#SCELML – Effective Middle Leadership @ DoubleTree by Hilton, Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort
Mar 27 all-day

Scottish College for Education Leadership

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to:

• consider the impact of your own professional learning over the past year and explore current successes or challenges
• explore current middle leadership literature and research in relation to your own context
• develop your understanding of action learning sets
• create and further develop supportive professional relationships.

This event also offers a valuable opportunity to meet colleagues from outside your own school and to expand your professional networks.

For more information visit: https://www.scelscotland.org.uk/events/scelml-effective-middle-leadership-5-2-2/

CLD Standards Council Members’ Conference @ Hilton Glasgow, 1 William Street
Mar 27 all-day