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Skills and Training


In the course of delivering our annual Science Festival, education tours and various international projects, we have developed a portfolio of training courses designed to equip science communicators, and those who support them, with the skills to excel in their roles. Our courses are led by UK experts in science communication with generous tutor to participant ratios to ensure understanding and a high quality experience. In line with our events development philosophy, all sessions are highly practical.

Key to all our courses is the importance of good communication skills and we focus on teaching participants how to use clear and understandable language with a defined purpose and hold an audience’s attention.

To speak to us about how our programmes could meet your training needs, please contact us at +44 (0)131 553 0320 or

Skills Accelerator

The Science Engagement Skills Accelerator Programme is a career-long professional learning framework serving scientists, artists and science engagement professionals, including teachers and youth workers. Currently in development, the programme will be developed with practitioners and will cover individuals from entry level through to master practitioners. 

Communicating with Confidence

This two-day course focuses on how to communicate effectively, with a heavy emphasis on public engagement and workshops. It is designed to equip participants with the skills to become effective science communicators and confident presenters. It also prepares attendees for working with the public and delivering events at a festival (or similar environment) including dealing with sticky situations and what to do if things go wrong.