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.

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10 Days Masterclass on Balanced Score Card
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
3,750 USD
Multiple (7)
An essential workshop for all management new to the concept of the Balanced Score Card. The unique and globally used...
10 Days Masterclass on Project Finance and PPP
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
4,400 USD
Multiple (5)
In this program participants will receive intensive practical guidance in advanced techniques in project finance aligned to the Public Private...
10 Days Masterclass on SAP BO admin
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
10 days
4,500 USD
Multiple (7)
This training program is designed for through understanding of SAP BO environment Its usage in various Business use cases and...
10 Days Masterclass on SAP BODS
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
4,500 USD
Multiple (6)
SAP BODS Data Services delivers a single enterprise class solution for data integration, data quality, data profiling, and text data...
10 Days Masterclass on SAP MM (Materials Management)
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
4,500 USD
Multiple (6)
By undertaking this program, participants will gain required understanding of and skills in implementing a specific module of SAP ERP...
2 Day Real Estate Analyst
Bayfield Training
         
(1)
2 days
1,750 GBP
Multiple (8)
This two day training course from Bayfield Training gives participants better knowledge of financial modelling using Excel. Delegates will learn...
3 Days class on International Financial Reporting Standards
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
1,497 USD
Multiple (6)
Accounting bodies all over the world have been attempting to bring uniformity in the preparation and presentation of Financial Statements....
3 Days class on Logistics and Distribution Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
3 days
1,694 USD
Multiple (6)
Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer...
3 Days class on Report Writing
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
1,794 USD
Multiple (5)
An interactive report writing training course for business reports, run by a written communications skills expert. As a result of...
3 Days class on Sap Sales and distribution (SD)
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
1,195 USD
Multiple (7)
Sap Sales and distribution (SD) is an important sap module of SAP ERP consisting of business process required in selling,...
3 Days Masterclass on SAP ABAP on HANA
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
1,397 USD
Multiple (6)
This Training lays the foundation for seamless SAP applications, functionality for creating powerful business solutions & with a broad range...
3 Days Masterclass on SAP Functional
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
1,195 USD
Multiple (7)
A functional consultant evaluates the demands in talking with the customer's representatives, transforms the essence into an abstract and algorithmic...
360 Degree Feedback Systems
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,594 USD
Multiple (7)
The program will provide you with a robust, effective and structured method that you can use to obtain outstanding results...
5 Days class on Core Java SE7 Fundamentals
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,794 USD
Multiple (6)
Formerly known as the Sun Certified Java Associate, this course provides knowledge of application development. Participants learn how to use...
5 Days class on Corporate PR Strategies
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
1,994 USD
Multiple (6)
The course lays down the round work for Corporate PR strategy, enabling each participant to have a complete grasp of...
5 Days class on Developing PPP programs and Initiatives
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
1,994 USD
Multiple (5)
This course will provide organisations and institutions that are currently designing or implementing Public Private Partnership (PPP) programs with practical...
5 Days class on Setting Standards in Public Service
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,297 USD
Multiple (5)
This program aims to provide senior public officials and members of public institutions with methods which will enable them to...
5 days class on Succession Planning
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
5 days
2,495 USD
Multiple (6)
The program caters to equipping participants with necessary tools for succession planning through effective analysis and management programs. The program...
5 Days Master Class on Risk Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
5 days
2,794 USD
Multiple (7)
This risk management course looks at risk from various perspectives and analyses the possibilities for managing it in each situation....
5 Days Masterclass on Corruption in the workplace
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,597 USD
Multiple (5)
The modules in this training program focus on equipping each participant to understand potential fraudulent practices in the workplace and...
5 Days Masterclass on Currency Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,297 USD
Multiple (6)
This training course has been designed to assist central banks in taking a strategic approach to their currency management. This...
5 Days Masterclass on Forensic Auditing and Accounting
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,597 USD
Multiple (6)
Providing a core evaluation and assessing of forensic auditing and accounting, this training program will enable delegates to identify areas...
5 Days Masterclass on Forensic Auditing (Forensic Accounting)
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,497 USD
Multiple (6)
Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accounting that describes engagements that result from...
5 Days Masterclass on SAP LUMIRA
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,294 USD
Multiple (6)
SAP Lumira is a self service solution that allows analysts and decision makers to access, transform, and visualize data. The...
A+ Series 2016
Pitman Training Group
1000 hours
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This A+ course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. This course...
AAT Classroom
Kaplan Financial
Up to 12 sessions
1,535 GBP
Multiple (19)
Th AAT Classroom PassPlus provides the necessary steps to receive the AAT accounting qualification. AAT will teach you the basics of accountancy and...
AAT Courses London | AAT Level 2 Course
Osborne Training
         
(1)
60 hours
Multiple (2)
Why AAT? Want a new direction for your career? Think Accountancy, according to statistics, the average salary for Accountants is...
Abrasive Wheel Instructors - Train the Trainer
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
2 days
405 GBP
Multiple (2)
This 2 day comprehensive 'train the trainer' course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to instruct colleagues in the...
Abrasive Wheels
HSS Training
         
(6)
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (16)
This course is designed for operators of hand held equipment that requires a fitment of an abrasive wheel or grinding...
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
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Multiple (58)
This very popular Access course will equip you with all the skills you need to build databases in Microsoft Access....
Accident Investigation
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
260 GBP
Multiple (2)
This RoSPA training course in Accident Investigation will provide delegates with a broad understanding of the techniques and procedures of...
Accounts Receivable and Credit Policies Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
4,500 USD
Multiple (6)
This program will enable you to create up to date credit policies under the guidance of methods and outlines provided....
Achieving Cost Leadership (Cost Management)
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3 days
1,597 USD
Multiple (6)
The objective of the training program is to assist participants to develop a better understanding of Costing aspects of business....
Administering MS SQL Server
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
2,794 USD
Multiple (7)
This instructor led course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to maintain Microsoft SQL Server databases in Production...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1
StayAhead Training
         
(30)
5 days
1,425 GBP
Multiple (5)
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part 1 Course Overview This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2
StayAhead Training
         
(13)
4 days
1,395 GBP
Multiple (5)
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part 2 Course Overview This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part...
Administrative Assistant Diploma
Pitman Training Group
         
(1)
5 weeks
Multiple (58)
During the course, participants will learn how to use software packages such as Microsoft Office, as well as excellent computer keyboard...
Adobe After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(1)
1 week
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
This Adobe After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to Hero training course is for people 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 Jumpstart: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
1 week
997 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 Photoshop ACA Jumpstart: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(6)
1 week
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
Become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Photoshop Jumpstart: Zero to HERO provides you with the concepts and skills to...
Adobe Premiere Pro ACA Jumpstart : Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(3)
5 days
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a...
Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)
Business Management Training Group Ltd
         
(193)
5 days
2,199 GBP
Multiple (16)
The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)  International Certification This Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)...
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...
Advanced Coaching and Communication Skills for Leaders
FQM Training
3 days
1,195 GBP
Aberdeen
This three day training programme will provide delegates with the coaching and communication skills necessary to create effective working relationships...
Advanced Customer Service for the Public Sector
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
An inspirational and interactive course that teaches advanced customer service skills that create a pro active customer focus within your...
Advanced Customer Service for the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Industry
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
An inspirational and interactive course that teaches advanced customer service skills that create a pro active customer focus within your...
Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT
Pitman Training Group
520 hours
Multiple (58)
This is a more advanced diploma course for someone who might already be working as an accountant or has a...
Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation
Pitman Training Group
860 hours
Multiple (58)
This Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation offers top level professional finance training to anyone who is thinking about...
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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.