Biology CPD

Biology courses – STEM CPD LIVE* Remote delivery for science teachers and leads.

The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

* These courses are live and not recorded and cannot be watched back at a later date.


Online bookings close 24 hours before the course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

For any queries regarding a course please contact Anna Cummings on


Fees shown are for maintained (state-funded) schools.

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KS4 Biology – Cell Division

RK298 A161

This course will provide subject knowledge to help in planning and teaching biology for Key Stage 4 (Coordinated Science and Triple Science) with a focus on the genome, genes and gene expression and cell division. Develop your biology teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effectively, engaging your students and supporting their achievement and attainment. You will be supported to find ways to enhance students’ learning skills. You will explore ways of building student understanding, taking account of preconceptions, misconceptions and common issues in teaching these biology concepts.

This course has been partially funded by an Enthuse project. Schools are funded in the Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Northampton areas only. Schools from outside of this funded area will be cancelled.

Cell Division Biology

Date: 12 December 2023

Venue: Online
Time: 3.45pm – 4.45pm
Cost: £20

EP2414 Raising Confidence on the Essays in A-Level AQA Biology

RK298 A274

This course provides colleagues with an opportunity to consider the skills, vocabulary and literacy required by students to answer the A level Biology longer answer, essay-style questions.


For schools from Derby, Nottingham, Northampton and Leicester areas only. Bookings from outside of this area will be cancelled.

SEND science writing

Date: 31 January 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Free

Post 16 SKE Biology: Cells, Tissues, Cellular Exchange & the Cell Cycle

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Are you teaching outside of your specialism or looking to improve your subject knowledge for delivery of A Level Biology (or biology components of Level 3 BTEC Applied Science or T Level Science)? This course will help you to prepare for teaching this topic and will focus on the subject knowledge needed to teach the content (cells, tissues, exchange and the cell cycle).

cell membrane biology


  • 5 February 2024
  • 20 February 2024
  • 7 March 2024

Venue: Online
Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost: £100


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In-person courses are available in your local area which are great for networking and practicals, and a list of past courses is available to view showing courses we are able to run again on request.

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire and Leicester, Leicestershire & Northants Science Learning Partnerships (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA), cover the entire geographical area including Derby, Nottingham, Leicester & Northampton for STEM Learning UK.

Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.