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CPD Sessions

The National Space Academy's intensive CPD events are delivered at the National Space Centre in Leicester, the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire, and schools across the country by a network of outstanding Lead Educators, sharing a large range of inspiring, curriculum-focused hands-on activities, teaching ideas, and access to electronic resources that can be  immediately implemented in the classroom.

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Find out about our CPD sessions in these areas:

Physics Chemistry Biology Mathematics Astronomy Applied Science

Bespoke CPD Sessions
If your school, academy, or trust has specific training requirements the National Space Academy is able to tailor CPD support to suit you. Bespoke sessions can be delivered on-site at the institutions which request them, or at one of our partner sites.  For further details please contact us.


 Upcoming CPD Courses

  • Non-Specialist Physics CPD

    2Wednesday, 8th June 2016

    National Space Centre, Leicester

    "Space" and the physics curriculum – it's so much more than just the orbits of the planets or the ultimate fate of the Universe. Contexts from space science can be successfully used for teaching topics as diverse as gravity, phases of matter and even the physics behind the motor effect.

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  • Specialist Physics CPD

    Physics CPDNational Space Centre, Leicester. 9.30am - 3.30pm. Various Dates

    This session has been designed in response to teachers who wish to explore even more 'space related' strategies for teaching A level physics and will focus on practical activities to encourage classroom engagement as well as in depth analysis of physical principles involved in space studies and the application of these to the curriculum.  The second half of the day will include the mathematics involved in space physics allowing participants to revive their algebra and numeracy skills with a view to finding new ways to introduce these skills to students.  


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  • Biology CPD Session


    Wednesday, 4th  of May, 2016

    The National Space Centre, Leicester 9.30am - 3.30pm

    This course will enable teachers and lecturers of Biology to explore a range of ideas for teaching topics across Level 2 and 3 Biology using the inspirational context of space exploration and earth observation. It will also help develop subject knowledge
    and an understanding of how practical work can be made relevant and effective.  There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new and familiar practical techniques using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications.

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