SSERC is a Not for Profit organisation which aims to engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) via a range of professional learning offers.

As a technology focused business, it has been brilliant to work with an organisation which inspires the next generation to feel as passionately about tech as we all do.

SSERC provides advice, training, professional learning and engagement educators in a range of settings, together with running STEM engagement programmes which directly and interactively engage young people aged from early years and primary through to the senior phase of secondary school. Their work also extend into apprenticeships and the FE sector.

"The Young STEM Leader Programme is a leadership award accessed by young people and educators in schools and communities across Scotland. Pogo Studio have supported the Young STEM Leader Project Team at SSERC to develop a new, bespoke, smart and incredibly powerful online platform; all the while, their staff have been superb to work with, provide fresh ideas and solutions to the ongoing project work.


Our platform requires thousands of young people from all over Scotland to enter data and evidence securely and easily for their YSLP Award. This evidence then needs to be seen and assessed by the adult (Tutor Assessor) who is supporting them through the award.

Pogo presented their design model to us back in 2019 and were selected due to their forward thinking and creative approach. Now, the Young STEM Leader Programme is operational across all of Scotland and beyond, with over 5,000 young people and 1,400 Tutor Assessors all over Scotland using the platform with great success.” Graeme Rough, Head of STEM Programmes

“Working with Pogo Studio has transformed the way that the award is delivered. The website has received consistently positive feedback from our users who appreciate its engaging, user-friendly interface that is accessible, secure and functional. As well as development, Pogo have been excellent in supporting training for staff on using the website and are always quick to make changes to the platform as suggested by our team and our users.

Due to the website’s success, we are starting a new development project to automate some of our administrative processes using the platform, and I look forward to seeing continued success of the website with Pogo’s support. “ Jamie Menzies, Programme Manager

5,000 Young people users
UK Roll-out
1,400 Tutor assesors