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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Cyber Scotland Week @ Various venues
Apr 22 – Apr 28 all-day

Cyber Scotland

For more information visit: https://cyberscotlandweek.scot/

College Cyber Security Conference @ Stirling Court Hotel
Apr 23 all-day
Scottish National Standardised Assessments: To Test Or Not To Test? @ Edinburgh, TBC
Apr 23 all-day

Holyrood Events

Holyrood is offering a 20% discount to Informed Scotland subscribers – contact info@ajenterprises.co.uk for the code required to claim the discount.

For more information visit: https://www.holyrood.com/event/scottish-national-standardised-assessments-test-or-not-test

Transforming children’s rights? Dilemmas, challenges and implementation @ LG34 Charteris Land Moray House School of Education
Apr 23 all-day

Centre for Research in Education Inclusion & Diversity (CREID)

Across the four nations of the UK, there have been different rates of progress in terms of incorporating aspects of the UNCRC into domestic law. Holding this seminar in Scotland is timely, with the Scottish Government’s promise to incorporate the principles of CRC into domestic law, a three year awareness raising programme for children’s rights, and an emerging children and young people’s participation framework. It is thus timely to consider where we are now – and where we want to be – learning from across the UK and beyond.

Questions addressed by contributors include the following:

  • What rights have been accorded to children and young people in different social policy arenas and UK jurisdictions?
  • What are and should be the roles of the state, parents and children?
  • What challenges arise when translating policy rhetoric on children’s rights into meaningful action on the ground?
  • For the next 30 years, what dilemmas may arise in relation to children’s rights? What are the potential solutions?

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-transforming-childrens-rights-dilemmas-challenges-and-implementation-registration-54977682729


Early Learning and Childcare Expansion: Infrastructure and Business Models @ Central Edinburgh, TBC
Apr 25 all-day
Safe, secure and empowered: Cyber resilience learning guidance for non-formal educators/CLD practitioners @ Stirling
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
In Conversation with Professor Cristina Iannelli & Dr Adriana Duta: Understanding the Attainment Gap @ Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
Apr 26 @ 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

The factors behind variations in attainment are complex and interconnected. This ‘In Conversation’ event will discuss the importance of analysing data at various levels (i.e. individual, family, school and area level) to understand the mechanisms through which the attainment gap comes about. It will focus not only on the ‘risk’ factors but also on the ‘enabling’ factors behind the more positive outcomes of some disadvantaged pupils. Schools operating with high levels of disadvantaged pupils will also be considered, as will the questions of whether different policies are needed to tackle inequalities, or whether this is simply a matter of better targeting and investment of resources.

The event will begin with a keynote talk, with subsequent discussion groups that will bring together interested individuals from across sectors.

More information from https://www.ed.ac.uk/education/professional-learning/conversation-events/understanding-attainment-gap

Engage with Strathclyde @ University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Apr 29 – May 3 all-day
Improving Numeracy in Primary and Secondary Education @ Edinburgh
Apr 30 all-day
Governance and Leadership Summit: Thinking Through Change @ Stirling Court Hotel
May 2 all-day

College Development Network

For more information visit: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=382073&