Training from the SLA

The School Library Association offers a wide range of online and in-person training to enhance the personal and professional development of everyone who works in school libraries.

All prices are inc-VAT (schools can claim back the VAT making the courses 20% cheaper!).

SLA members receive a substantial discount – do check that you are logged in to see member prices.

With thanks to our Training Programme Partner ClickView

Online Courses

Our programme of specialist courses can be completed at a time which suits you, and are written especially for the SLA. These courses are completely online and you have flexible access for two years, so you can refer back if needed. All successful completions receive a certification of participation.

Find out more and book online

Regional Training

Please note: our regional training programme is currently suspended during the Covid-19 crisis.

One-day and half-day courses at venues throughout the country, led by experienced trainers.

Find out more

Webcasts to buy

Accessible versions of our successful series of webinars. 

£24 (SLA Members £18.00) inc. VAT

Full details and online booking available soon.

Webcasts for members 

Included with SLA membership are: 

• Online CPD: Where, How, When 

• Representation for All: Diverse Books for Children – supported by Lexplore 

• The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time

• Wellbeing and Reading: What does the Research Say? – in conjunction with Bounce Together  

Free to Members – Find out more (login to access)  

Webinars

Our comprehensive rolling programme of live virtual web training.

Recent topics have included:

• Instagram In Depth  – Bev Humphrey 

• Graphic Novels for Secondary Schools – Dr Mel Gibson 

• Library Design – Catherine Millar 

• Summer Reading Silliness

• What Works for Me – Ros Harding, School Librarian of the Year 2019.

Find out more and book up for upcoming webinars


Weekend Course

Our popular Weekend Course runs in June every year. The three-day course is fully residential, with day delegate options also available.

The Weekend Course 2021 has a working title of "Leading School Libraries: Library, School, Sector" and will take place in the Ashford International Hotel, Kent, during the weekend of 11–13 June 2021. After the success of our virtual weekend course in 2020 we are looking forward to seeing everyone in person, and are investigating ways of offering a more blended weekend course experience.  

Find out more (full details will be available soon)