The School of Education provides an extensive range of CPD opportunities for teachers and others involved in education. Our CPD is designed to be as flexible as possible, including daytime, evening, weekend and vacation modes, and ranging from one-off courses to full programmes.

  • CPD: various durations

Why this course

We offer CPD opportunities for teachers in several areas:

  • Grief & Bereavement Education
  • Literacy
  • Religious Education
  • Science

Course structure


Grief & Bereavement Education

Seasons for Growth 

  • Duration of course: 2 days
  • Cost: £230 (includes catering)


St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow  G3 6NH 

Course audience

An invitation to all staff interested in Grief Education - with particular reference to Primary, Secondary, Additional Support Staff, Psychologists, classroom / pupil assistants, EAL support staff.

Course content/aims

This two day event is an exciting opportunity for class teachers and senior managers in schools to explore a programme rooted in the best that contemporary psychology and education have to offer. 

Seasons for Growth is a loss and grief education programme catering for young people aged 6 - 18 years. It is based on the belief that grief is a normal and valuable part of life itself and that children and adolescents need to be provided with the opportunity to examine how grief as a result of death, separation or divorce, has impacted on their lives. The educative process underpinning Seasons for Growth provides the opportunity for each participant to integrate, at his/her developmental level, the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and to cope with loss and grief.

The purpose of this two day workshop is to equip teachers to assist young people to understand the grief that is experienced because of the loss of a parent or significant other through death, separation or divorce. Attendance at the Seasons for Growth course will enable and qualify educators to run a Seasons for Growth peer support group for young people within the school setting.

Information about the tutor

The course will be led by Mary Lappin who is a Lecturer in the School of Education, University of Glasgow.  She has extensive experience and expertise in the field of Grief and Loss Education and pioneered the introduction of the 'Seasons for Growth' Grief Education programme in Scotland. 

This course can be commissioned by schools / local authorities and any other interested parties. For further information and to negotiate suitable delivery date(s) please telephone 0141 330 3036 or email




Teaching Higher Education Chemistry

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Cost: £120 (including lunch and coffee)


University of Glasgow, School of Education, St Andrew's Building, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow G3 6NH. 


This full day course is aimed at Secondary Chemistry teachers, including those teaching Higher for the first time.  The course will focus on the areas that candidates find most challenging and will seek to help teachers prepare students to achieve their best performance in the assignment and exam. 


Assignment support, including 

  • Topic choice
  • Challenging sections
  • Providing appropriate support to students

Teaching areas of the course that students find demanding in the exam, including

  • Open questions
  • Questions based on practical work
  • Questions on periodicity and bonding

Writing a prelim

Questions encouraged throughout

Information about the tutor

This course will be led by Clare Smith, Lecturer in Science Education (Chemistry) within the School of Education.  Clare holds a senior appointment in the Higher Chemistry team and has worked as a Setter, Examiner and Reviewer for SQA since 2011.  She has provided In-Service training for several Local Authorities and worked as a Chemistry Teacher and Chemistry Lecturer before joining the School of Education in May 2019. 






Religious Education


Course alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all courses as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a course. For more information, please see: Student contract.

How to apply

How to apply

Please note, a University application form must be completed and returned to the University of Glasgow before any places on our CPD courses can be confirmed. 

The School of Education operates an inclusive policy. Applicants with special needs are asked to provide details on the course application form.

If you require further information regarding any of the courses described on our website please contact:

School of Education
University of Glasgow
St Andrew's Building
11 Eldon Street
Glasgow G3 6NH


Our courses and programmes can be commissioned by schools and local authorities and any other interested parties. If you wish to obtain further details regarding this provision and negotiate suitable delivery date(s), please email

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