SLS Training 2023-24

Please find the information and dates for all the SLS training courses, Webinars  and Teach Meets on the 2023-24 Training Sway.

"The 'Managing your Primary School Library' course run by the School Library Service has been invaluable to me. As a part-time teacher, as well as a new Library Manager, I have had to learn to manage my time effectively and I wouldn't have managed it without the help and support of the SLS team. The course has helped me understand how to prioritise jobs throughout the year as well as how simple tasks can make a huge impact on the library. The virtual videos have meant I can work through the course at my own pace and keep referring to them when needed. I'm really looking forward to the next session. "

Paid Courses

Managing your Primary School Library

A virtual course spread over 2 terms, comprising 2 eLearning modules; 2 virtual forums, a piece of course work and some preparatory virtual learning. For subscribing schools, the cost is £90 per person and
£125 per person for non-subscribing schools.




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Managing Your Primary School Library (Self-Directed)

Wanting to participate in our Managing Your Primary School Library Course but the time isn’t right? Don’t fret, we have a Self Directed MYPSL Course: an eLearning-only course that you can sign-up for at any time. The course contains 15 eLearnings for you to work through at your own pace that will help you gain the knowledge you need. Should you ever need any help, you can always email your local SLS Centre with questions.


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Next Steps

This virtual course builds on from Managing your Primary School Library (MYPSL)

It is aimed at delegates who have run a school library for a couple of years and are wanting to develop from the basics. The course will run over a term and will involve watching webinars, attending a live virtual Q&A forum and the completion of coursework. The webinar topics will include preparation for Ofsted, transition and advocacy etc.

The cost is £70 per person from subscribing schools and £100 for non-subscribers. The cost of this course will be taken by journal transfer using GL code 3103. Academies will be invoiced. 




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Free Courses

Induction to SLS

A free introduction to running a school library and making the most of the School Library Service. This course will be run virtually on Microsoft Teams. The induction session will provide you with the opportunity to have an introduction to making the most of the time you have in the library. Find out about the full range of services available to the school from the School Library Service and how you can use the service effectively.

Running Your Secondary School Library

This course aims to give core guidance to those who have recently taken on new responsibility for the day-to-day running of a Secondary School Library or Learning Resource Centre. Over two, 2-hour sessions, with eLearning provided in-between on our SLS Moodle, this course will give an overview of the librarian’s entire role with links to sources of further information. Delivered in a small group or individually, completing the whole course will offer a good grounding for a successful school career.


Use the SLS Webinars page to keep yourself up to date with the latest developments in libraries and books. There are a variety of topics covered within our Webinars, all designed as a tool for CPD. Watch them whenever you want; use them for staff meetings or Inset days, as well as individual training. The majority of these webinars are 20-30 minutes long and new topics will appear at regular intervals.

Becoming a Pupil Librarian

Our entire course on becoming a Pupil Librarian, including videos and sections on How to Shelve Fiction & Non-Fiction, Using Library Management Systems, Tidying your Library and creating Displays. Includes a downloadable certificate for when you complete the training.