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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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...
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
0.5 days
114 GBP
Multiple (32)
This intensive half day training session will equip participants to explore the current legislation related to the operation of abrasive...
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....
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...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1
StayAhead Training
         
(1)
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
         
(3)
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...
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 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
         
(174)
5 days
2,199 GBP
Multiple (11)
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 Facilitation Skills - (2 Days)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(16)
2 days
900 GBP
Multiple (7)
Inevitably, in any organisation, occasions arise where the method by which consensus can be achieved is not always obvious. Also,...
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
The modern manager is required to develop and apply a suite of problem solving, decision making and consensus building tools...
Advanced Industrial Climber (MOD 4)
HSS Training
1 day
227 GBP
Multiple (32)
Building on the skills delivered in the MOD3 (Occasional Climber) course, this Advanced Industrial Climber course equips supervisors with the...
Advanced Influencing Skills
Cosensa Learning and Development
2 days
445 GBP
Multiple (4)
This programme is designed to provide delegates with the ability to construct a persuasive and compelling argument and to be...
Advanced Listening Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(8)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
There are many reasons why people struggle to listen effectively. These include: Believing that the only way to put their...
Advanced Locksmith Course - UK Locksmith Association
HSS Training
1 day
300 GBP
Multiple (32)
This advanced training programme will provide participants with enhanced locksmith skills and knowlegde in common UPVC Locks. The course is...
Advanced Negotiation Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This is an advanced course which is specifically designed to allow you to update, review and assess your style of...
Advanced Payroll for Global Employees
Payroll Alliance
1 day
469 GBP
Multiple (4)
This Advanced Payroll for Global Employees training programme is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of the payroll rules...
Advanced Petrophysics
Lloyd's Register
5 days
1,950 GBP
Aberdeen
The advanced level petrophysics course reviews complex methods for petrophysical interpretation, such as mineral volume methodologies, shaly sand and thin bed...
Advanced Presentation Skills
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 day
545 GBP
Multiple (3)
As well as demonstrating how to prepare your most effective, interesting and memorable presentations, by the end of this course...
Advanced Presentation Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(11)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
The Advanced Presentation Skills course is an extremely practical course designed to take your existing skills a step further. The...
Advanced Seismic Interpretation
NExT - A Schlumberger Company
5 days
4,200 USD
Multiple (4)
Course Level: Advanced Course Length: 5 days Discipline:   Geophysics This five day  Advanced Seismic Interpretation Course is designed for...
Advanced Selling Skills
Cosensa Learning and Development
2 days
545 GBP
Multiple (5)
The aim of this course is to enable delegates to forget the 'hard sell' approach, and to develop the skills...
Advanced Selling Skills (2 day course)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(12)
2 days
725 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Advanced Selling Skills course covers the science of questions in qualification and advanced objection handling skills with participants expected...
Advanced Telephone Prospecting
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(13)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Advanced Telephone Prospecting course is totally practical and hands on and includes live sales calls made by the tutor...
Agile Project Management – Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
4 to 5 days
1,295 GBP
Multiple (3)
This  Agile Project Management – Foundation & Practitioner  training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available...
AIX Basics
StayAhead Training
         
(1)
3 days
1,100 GBP
Multiple (7)
AIX Basics Course Overview This IBM AIX Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the...
AIX Fundamentals
StayAhead Training
5 days
1,645 GBP
Multiple (7)
AIX Fundamentals Course Overview IBM AIX Operating System and Korn Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main...
AIX Shell Programming
StayAhead Training
2 days
820 GBP
Multiple (7)
AIX Shell Programming Course Overview IBM AIX Korn Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in...
Alarm Management
ABB Consulting
3 days
1,750 GBP
Edinburgh
This three day Alarm Management training course has been designed to provide operators with a practical knowledge of how to...
An Introduction to Effective Project Management
Hemsley Fraser
         
(3)
2 days
969 GBP
Multiple (4)
This highly practical  Introduction to Effective Project Management provides delegates with all the essential skills, tools and techniques needed to...
An Introduction to Exporting - Physical Goods
The Institute of Export
1 day
360 GBP
Multiple (6)
Delegates on this one day course will leave equipped with an overview of all export processes. As an introductory course,...
An introduction to the Data Protection Act and the risks to you!
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 day
345 GBP
Multiple (5)
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) places a requirement on all organisations; large or small, public or private, to process...
APM Introductory Certificate
Focus on Training
2 days
650 GBP
Multiple (14)
This  APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (APMIC) training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in...
APMP
Focus on Training
5-6 days
1,095 GBP
Multiple (15)
This  APMP Training Programme  is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in cities across the United Kingdom. The content...
Appraisee Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course encourages attendees to self assess by reflecting honestly on their performance, what they do well, what they do...
Appraising Performance Effectively
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(12)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course suits anybody that manages other people and needs to understand how to get the most out of them....
Approved ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Course
Bywater
         
(17)
3 days
945 GBP
Multiple (4)
This is a three day internal auditor course approved by the UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). BywaterExcel's training is a...
Approved ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Course
Bywater
         
(19)
5 days
1,245 GBP
Multiple (8)
This is a five day course certified by the UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment ( IEMA ). BywaterExcel's  training is a recognised qualification...
Approved ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Course
Bywater
         
(58)
2 days
699 GBP
Multiple (11)
BywaterExcel's highly interactive and practical course is designed to develop delegates' skills to apply the ISO 9001 process audit principles...
Approved ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Course
Bywater
         
(50)
5 days
1,245 GBP
Multiple (11)
BywaterExcel's IRCA approved five day course develops skills and knowledge of auditing quality management systems to third party standards.  You will learn...
Asbestos Awareness
Cosensa Learning and Development
0.5 days
165 GBP
Multiple (5)
There are more than 3,000 deaths each year in the UK from asbestos related diseases and this number is expected...
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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.

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