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Professional Development and Training by ELS

Bespoke training

We offer training tailored to your needs, for staff as well as volunteers and pupil librarians – from individual one to one training, mentoring and coaching to workshops for school teams, cluster teams or student/newly qualified teachers.  Training can be delivered in any part of the county as well as in other local authorities that do not have their own School Library Service.


The Education Library Service offers a range of training to support Continual Professional Development delivered by highly respected external trainers as well as the skilled and experienced ELS team, often in partnership.  INSET courses are for all phases – Early Years, Primary phase and Secondary phase schools.

Free training for school governors

We also offer a free course for school governors to support understanding of the importance of the school library and the governor’s role.

“This (training session) has been stimulating and given me lots of ideas”

Booking a course

Tokens already purchased can be redeemed for places on courses, or your educational setting can purchase the necessary tokens when you book.  To book a place, contact the ELS team or book a course through the Educator Solutions website

If the closing date for the course you're interested in has passed, contact the ELS office as places may still be available.

Full list of courses and online booking


Places can be cancelled right up to the closing date.  Your tokens will be re-credited and your token balance updated on our records.

After the closing date, course fees will be non-refundable.  If you can't attend the course, another delegate from your school is welcome to attend in your place.

If we have to cancel a course, your tokens will be re-credited and your token balance updated on our records.

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