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CLPL for learning professionals

Scottish Book Trust offers fully-funded online and in-person training courses for teachers and learning professionals.

Our expert School Communities team run fully-funded training sessions across Scotland for teachers and learning professionals.

We run online training through Zoom and Microsoft Teams, which are free meeting platforms that can be accessed via a computer or smart phone. You do not need to have an account to take part in online training. We are also open to requests for in-person training sessions for the new school year.

For more information or to request a training session, contact schools@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or call 0131 524 0160.

Upcoming training sessions:


If you are going to be a Primary 1 teacher from August 2023, you may be interested in the following transition CLPL run by our Early Years Team.

Book Discovery

Research suggests a rich and wide knowledge of contemporary children's literature and other texts can help those working with children and young people to nurture reading for pleasure. These sessions are also suitable for those engaging with our First Minister's Reading Challenge(this will open in a new window) and Reading Schools(this will open in a new window) programmes (Key areas 1.2.4 and 1.2.5 for those using the Reading Schools framework).

Reading Schools

The following sessions are for schools registered for our reading accreditation programme, Reading Schools(this will open in a new window).

Training sessions

Regional training

Training is available on request for schools, school clusters and local authorities and can be booked for in-service days and twilights, as well as network meetings and other professional events. Training sessions can be adapted to suit the needs and availability of your group.

Contact your Regional Outreach Co-ordinator or the Scottish Book Trust office to book training or find out more about the support available for your setting.