CaPe Science Learning Partnership

 The Cambridge and Peterborough Science Learning Partnership (CaPe) launched in 2014. It is one of 50 Science Learning Partnerships funded by the Science Learning Centre for Central England, which is based in the University of Hertfordshire. 

We recognise the high demand on Science teachers and this programme is specifically designed to support you. Working with high calibre partners, our expert professional development team is ready to help you provide the very best science education for your students.

We offer a range of courses and programmes to meet  primary and secondary/post-16 science CPD need. For details of courses aimed at Primary teachers click here
For courses aimed at Secondary/Post-16 Science teachers and technicians click here
Alternatively for the full list of courses run by STEM Learning click here

 Making professional development affordable

We offer bursaries, which are provided by the Department for Education and known as Impact Awards. The bursaries can be used to contribute towards covering the cost of CPD fees, expenses and resources.  In order to receive an Impact Award, teachers or technicians need to be working in a state funded school or college, including maintained schools, academies and free schools.

Impact Awards attract a bursary equivalent to 50% of the CPD fee paid for primary schools and 50% for secondary schools. For further information about Impact Awards please visit: Impact Awards

Schools and other partners

The Cambridge and Peterborough Science Learning Partnership (CaPe) is based in Swavesey Village College and Comberton Village College and it is currently developing strong links with other schools and education providers across the region.

If you represent an organisation who is interested in becoming a partner school/college or a strategic partner, which might include HEIs, STEMNET and employers, or if you would like your school to be a host school for courses in the region (and to claim two free places), then please e-mail:


We are in the process of developing a cadre of school-based teachers and technicians with the skills to develop and deliver high quality science education CPD to meet the regional and local needs of schools and colleges. We also have access to a network of science CPD specialists.

There is a regular training event for Leading Effective Professional Development that is designed to help these teachers and technicians further develop their skills, and to understand how the Science Learning Centre course structure works.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher or technician presenter, or know someone who would be suitable, please e-mail: