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Space Science Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Integrate space into your classroom teaching. 

With over a decade of experience in telling the stories of space science and exploration though a wide range of curriculum topics, the National Space Academy can deliver bespoke and intensive training (in the UK) at: 

  • The National Space Centre in Leicester, in our dedicated science lab 
  • Academic institutions; in schools, colleges and universities (specifically for PGCE/PGDE students) 
  • Other suitable venues such as research facilities 

These programmes are delivered by our network of outstanding specialist teachers, and provide a wide range of inspiring, affordable, curriculum-focused and hands on activities. We explore teaching ideas that will raise engagement, inspire your students and support your own subject knowledge. During the training, you will be provided with resources to take home with you.

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Tailoring the CPD to suit your needs 

We have developed a broad variety of science training sessions using space science, suitable for a broad range of experiences and stages of career, including: 

  • PGCE science students 
  • Early career teachers 
  • Non-subject specific teachers 
  • Subject specialist teachers 

We can offer a library of suitable training topics, or we can work with you to produce a bespoke training session.  

The benefits of attending a CPD session 

Our space science CPD has been specifically designed to increase your confidence, enthusiasm and knowledge in delivering curriculum-based topics using space as a hook. Key benefits include:

  • Expanding your knowledge and understanding of chosen topics for secondary aged students
  • Incorporating a wealth of knowledge of careers within the space sector
  • Experiencing demonstrations and activities first hand
  • Exploring common mistakes when delivering an activity and ways to overcome them
  • Increasing your confidence in delivering the chosen topic
  • Learning how to inspire students and raise engagement
  • Exploring activities that can be delivered in the classroom using low cost materials
  • Receiving a resource package of the content included in the training

These exciting topics will set you on a pathway of development for yourself and your career, helping you inspire students and change lives.


Booking one of our CPDs couldn’t be easier. Our friendly team will be able to advise you at each step of the way. For enquiries or to make a CPD booking, please complete the enquiry form here. 

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Funded CPD 

From time to time, the National Space Academy is able to offer bursaries towards the cost of our programmes. These bursaries are available due to the generous support from our key funders and partners. Please see our funding page for our full list of funding opportunities available.