Course Overview


This CPD programme includes four different courses. Each can be taken individually and will guide you through easy-to-implement activities specifically designed for younger children. The playful projects you’ll learn to deliver will enable you to trigger the children’s passion for science and get them excited about professions in STEM fields. The four courses are focused on the following projects: "When I grow up, I want to be...

  • …a dentist" – activities: sugary drinks, shapes of teeth, teeth brushing
  • …a doctor" – activities: parts of the body, seeing inside the body, ‘Operation’ game
  • …a forensic scientist" – activities: ‘Who am I?’ game, shoeprints and fingerprints
  • …a weather person" – activities: measuring wind, sun and rainfall


All activities are designed to allow children to engage with the Experiences and Outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence Framework. At the end of each course, you will receive a pack including suggested lesson plans and relevant resources to enable delivery of the project at your place of work. You will also receive a College certificate.

Entry Requirements

This course is for Childcare Practitioners and those working in the Early Age Education sector.


  • twilight session of 2 hours 4pm-6pm (for one course)
  • twilight session of 3 hours 4pm-7pm (for two courses)
  • 2 twilight sessions of 2 hours 4pm-6pm (for four courses)

We can also offer bespoke delivery and different time options to suit your schedule.


At one of the College’s three campuses (Greenock, Clydebank or Paisley)


£50 for one course; £90 for two courses; £160 for all four courses in the programme (funding options available, click here to find out more)

Email us to book your place now or call 0141 581 2121

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