An Introduction to Practitioner-led Action Research


Action research and evidence based practice are very powerful tools for developing teaching and improving outcomes for learners. Yet they can seem daunting at first, with a variety of specific terms and methods. This practical one-day course will help you demystify research, and show you how you can fit action research into even the busiest schedule.

Pricing options

SET member: £85

Non-SET member: £100
This is a subsidised rate for providers that receive funding from the SFA. For providers not receiving funding the full cost is £250

Who is this course for?

This course is for all teachers and managers who are keen to use action research and practitioner led enquiry as a tool to improve teaching and raise standards.

Training aim

  • What might practitioner research look like in practice?
  • How would I choose and investigate an issue in my own practice?
  • What might a research report look like?
  • What's the benefit of working with a colleague?
  • How can I involve my learners in investigating their learning?
  • How can I make practical use of published research?


You will have the knowledge and confidence to: 
  • use evidence of learning to guide classroom improvements
  • work with colleagues to plan manageable changes to your teaching
  • select strategies to capture learners' experiences of new learning activities.

Length of the course

The course consists of a one day face-to-face training session with plenty of ideas for further development and signposting to additional helpful resources.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830