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The Society's training programme is expanding; we offer courses to suit all interests and competencies, from enthusiastic students to high level professionals. Our aim is to promote interest in biology and enable individuals to continue their professional development (CPD). All attendees who complete our training courses will receive a certificate of attendance and achieve CPD points that count towards our CPD scheme.

Face to face training

Attending a face to face training course can develop your skills and knowledge and provide opportunities for you to network and learn from others. Please see our upcoming training courses on our events page.

In house training

If your organisation would like us to provide in-house training, please see courses we are able to offer in-houseand email

Online training

The Society’s new online training portal is now live. Our first online training course – Gopher Science Lab – is aimed at teachers and educators of science. Visit myLearning to find out more. More courses will be coming soon.

Training discounts for members and member organisations

  • Discounts of up to 75% are available to our individual members.
  • Discounts of up to 50% are available to our Member Organisations, HUBS members and SCAS members.
  • Group-booking discounts of up to 10% are now available, for members and member organisations who would like to send four or more of their staff on the same course.

For individual course fees please see the course pages on our website.

Training support for professional registers

Our courses may provide CPD support for those on, or applying to, our professional registers. Our Training Support for Professional Registers document lists a range of courses that we run to support the competencies underpinning our professional registers.

New course suggestions

In order to ensure that the courses we offer are relevant to those working in the life sciences sector, we survey our membership on an annual basis and appeal to our employer members for intelligence on industry needs. We’re always keen to expand our training programme, so please do contact us with your training needs and suggestions. 

If you would be interested in developing a training course for our online training platform please complete our online course proposal form and email it to

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