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Professional development opportunities in Scotland

Training and Courses in Scotland

Scotland is one of the four countries, together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which make up the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain and in addition to the mainland is made up of around 800 islands. Scotland has a thriving and diversified economy that offers a range of different career opportunities for those living in the country, from financial services to oil and gas and renewable energy. In addition, the strong relationship between Scottish government, industry and the academic sector has produced a steady flow of initiatives, grants and policies dedicated to promoting education and skills development in order to meet recruitment demands.

Edinburgh, the capital, is home to the Scottish Government which is independently represented in both the European Union and European Parliament. Glasgow, the largest Scottish city, was once one of the world’s leading industrial cities. Scottish waters consist of a large part of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, and contain the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third largest Scottish city, the title of Europe’s oil capital.

Energy Conservation Building Regulations: Section 6 (Scotland)
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
Nationwide
This Energy Conservation Building Regulations: Section 6 (Scotland)  training course aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the relevant...
The Leadership Bootcamp
Innoverto
6 days
3,200 USD
Multiple (2)
The road to professional mastery requires that leaders hone their own leadership style. Do you prefer to delegate or stand...
LANTRA Brushcutter & Trimmer
HSS Training
1 day
Multiple (31)
The most widely recognised qualification in groundcare, candidates completing this LANTRA Brushcutter & Trimmer course will also be equipped with...
LANTRA Felling Trees up to 380 mm
HSS Training
5 days
Multiple (31)
This course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to pass the assessment for City and Guilds Certificate of Competence....
LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance & Operations
HSS Training
2 days
Multiple (31)
As extremely powerful tools, chainsaws can also cause a serious injury. Proper, thorough training on the use of chainsaws and...
Medical Receptionist Diploma
Pitman Training Group
6 weeks
Multiple (58)
This Medical Receptionist Diploma programme is designed to make you the best front of house receptionist or administrator in a medical...
- 1 Day Time Management Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(5)
1 day
Multiple (32)
Why is In House Time Management Training so paramount in our fast paced lives? With ever increasing workloads and work...
- Assertiveness Training - In House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(20)
1 day
Multiple (34)
Discover how to assert yourself by communicating ‘clearly, openly and with more self confidence’. Successful assertive communication is communicating in a...
- Communication Skills Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(28)
1 day
Multiple (33)
Looking to transform your teams communication skills? This powerful one day workplace Communication Training Course will help your team discover...
- Customer Service Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(10)
1 day
Multiple (15)
Customer Service Training In House Courses Delivered at Your Work Premises. Deliver Great Service To Your Customers This popular in...
- Effective Leadership Training - In-House Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(13)
1 day
Multiple (35)
Whether you are a supervisor, team leader or manager, our effective Leadership Training Courses will inspire you to become a...
- Telephone Training - In-House Customer Call Handling Courses
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(11)
1 day
Multiple (34)
Whether your team are making outbound phone calls or answering incoming calls , this popular telephone skills course will help...
10 Days Masterclass on Leading a Project Team
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
Worldwide
This course provides a singular opportunity to develop core competencies in such people skills as improving self understanding, assessing the...
2 days Robust Project Planning using practical PMI methods
Priority Management London
2 days
790 GBP
Nationwide
A proven process that is easily understood and implemented immediately by the whole team. Involves the whole team to share...
2002 ISDA Master Agreement
Derivatives Documentation Limited
         
(3)
1 day
Worldwide
As a result of the recent credit crunch and collapse of Lehman Brothers, an increased focus has been placed on...
25 Ways to Save Energy in Your Building
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
Nationwide
This 25 Ways to Save Energy in Your Building training course aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the...
3 Days class on Improving Productivity through Quality and Cost Reduction
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
Worldwide
The training course aims to enable all participants to become aware of the essentials aspects and applications of Quality Improvement...
3 Days class on Tendering Procedures and Bid Evaluation
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
Worldwide
The attention of contract fulfilment lies in the details f tendering procedures and bid evaluation, which each module in this...
3ds MAX Design Upgrade - In-House Training
Cadassist Ltd
2 days
Nationwide
This 3ds MAX Design Upgrade In House Training guides participants through all of the new features and enhancements that were...
5 days class on Cisco CCNA (RS)
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
This Course aids in candidate's understanding and gaining knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and...
5 Days Master Class on Risk Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
This risk management course looks at risk from various perspectives and analyses the possibilities for managing it in each situation....
5 Days Masterclass on Balanced Score Card
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
An essential workshop for all management new to the concept of the Balanced Score Card. The unique and globally used...
5 Days Masterclass on Forensic Auditing and Accounting
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
Providing a core evaluation and assessing of forensic auditing and accounting, this training program will enable delegates to identify areas...
5 Days Masterclass on Lean Principles Practitioner
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
This training course will give you a practical introduction to 'Lean' methods and tools so that you can start to...
5 Days Masterclass on Project Finance and PPP
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
In this program participants will receive intensive practical guidance in advanced techniques in project finance aligned to the Public Private...
5 Days Mastercourse on Presentation Skills
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
This Presentation Skills training course provides in depth knowledge and skill building in the planning, preparing and delivering of an...
A Cold Calling Masterclass
Pareto Law
         
(3)
2 days
Nationwide
This bespoke sales training equips professionals to improve their cold calling skills in the workplace. As a highly tailored and...
A Practical Guide to Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
Construction Study Centre
1 day
Nationwide
This intensive one day training course in Adjudication & Dispute Resolution deals with the nature of adjudication, the process and...
A Practical Guide to Dilapidations, Party Walls and Rights to Light
Construction Study Centre
1 day
Nationwide
This 1 day course is designed to provide a practical insight into the law and practice of dilapidations, party walls...
A+ Series 2016
Pitman Training Group
1000 hours
Multiple (58)
This A+ course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. This course...
A Winner's Guide to Communication and Negotiation Skills
Construction Study Centre
1 day
Nationwide
This comprehensive one day training course in Communication & Negotiation Skills will provide your staff with the skills to effectively...
Abrasive Wheels Setters
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
260 GBP
Multiple (2)
Under British law, it is legally required that all employers utilising abrasive wheels ensure that all employees are properly trained....
Access
Pitman Training Group
20 hours
Multiple (58)
This very popular Access course will equip you with all the skills you need to build databases in Microsoft Access....
Achieving Compliance with the Building Regulations Part L
Construction Study Centre
1 day
Nationwide
This 1 day course provides professionals within the building industry with valuable practical guidance on how to demonstrate compliance with...
Achieving Cost Leadership (Cost Management)
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
Worldwide
The objective of the training program is to assist participants to develop a better understanding of Costing aspects of business....
Action Centered Leadership (ACL)
Islamic Relief Academy
2 days
Worldwide
The leadership model introduced in this Action Centered Leadership course serves as a road map for managers and leaders and...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1
StayAhead Training
         
(30)
5 days
1,425 GBP
Multiple (6)
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part 1 Course Overview This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part...
Adobe After Effects: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(1)
1 week
897 GBP
Multiple (3)
This Adobe After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to Hero training course is for those new to After Effects. Working from the beginning,...
Adobe Creative Cloud Award
Pitman Training Group
90 hours
Multiple (58)
This flexible online course is for anyone who is interested in a career in graphic design. It will additionally be...
Adobe Illustrator ACA: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
1 week
897 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course is an intro to advanced course for designers and budding developers new to the Adobe Illustrator environment, or those...
Adobe InDesign 201: Green Belt - Intermediate course, 3 days
Academy Class
3 days
597 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course, in conjunction with the InDesign 101 course, will prepare you for the Adobe ACA exam, an industry recognised...
Adobe Photoshop ACA: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(6)
1 week
897 GBP
Multiple (3)
Become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Photoshop ACA: Zero to HERO provides you with the concepts and skills to...
Adobe Photoshop Level 2
Insight IT Training
         
(1)
1 day
Nationwide
Designed for professional illustrators and graphic designers looking to leverage the full potential of the Photoshop software, this  Adobe Photoshop Level...
Adobe Premiere Pro ACA: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(3)
5 days
897 GBP
Multiple (3)
Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a...
Advanced Bid Writing - the power of persuasion
Questas Consulting Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
Persuasion is a key element of any proposal, regardless of whether it is a simple quote or multi million pound...
Advanced Budgeting
Accord Worldwide
5 days
2,695 USD
Worldwide
Proper knowledge of financial procedures and management is necessary for any working professional nowadays. From a project manager to any...
Advanced Budgeting Workshop
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
Worldwide
The programme enables delegates to understand and undertake budgeting using methodology that will guarantee superior outputs. The training program outline...
Advanced Business Writing
Accord Worldwide
5 days
2,695 USD
Worldwide
With advancement of technology, almost all of us use graphic communication more than vocal. This is saving time and enhancing...
Advanced Clastics
Lloyd's Register
5 days
Worldwide
This five day course focuses offers a detailed understanding of clastic petrophysics and the advanced methods available for their interpretation....
Advanced Closing Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(6)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This advanced closing skills course is specifically designed for more experienced sales people, it reviews the sales process and identifies...
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More about Professional development opportunities in Scotland

With a population of around 5.3 million, Scotland’s economic output, measured in terms of GVA (Gross Value Added) per capita, is on a similar level to that of the UK as a whole. Similarly to others across Europe, the Scottish economy is now a modern one, meaning that it has diversified moved away from a traditional reliance on manufacturing to a greater focus on services. Thriving industries include:

Within the energy sector, the country’s extensive oil and gas reserves have created a particularly high demand for energy-related skills, with the Scottish Government predicting a need for 95,000 new recruits between 2013 and 2020. As a result, Scotland is one of the most popular locations for training in oil and gas, with Aberdeen a primary destination for those looking to train both in technical areas – drilling, exploration, production, petrophysics – and in aspects such as project management, auditing, accounting and management for oil & gas operations.

Vocational Qualifications in Scotland

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is responsible for the country’s education awards and accreditation, playing a role equivalent to that of Ofqual in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The most well-known type of vocational qualification regulated by the SQA is the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ), a competence-based award developed in line with National Occupational Standards (NOS) that certifies a professional’s ability to work effectively in a real working environment. An equivalent to England’s National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), SVQs are available at 5 different levels and across a wide range of industries, from accounting to jewellery, to mechanical engineering.

Funding for this type of qualification and other professional training programmes is available via Skills Development Scotland, the national body responsible for supporting individuals and organisations in their skills development.