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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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...
Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
4,000 USD
Multiple (7)
A well researched and competency building training program that will enable each delegate to deal with Enterprise Building and initiate...
AIX Basics
StayAhead Training
         
(1)
3 days
1,100 GBP
Multiple (6)
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 (6)
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 (6)
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 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....
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...
Asbestos Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
70 GBP
Multiple (32)
This intensive training session, covering asbestos legislation and health & safety best practice, is accredited by UKATA and delivered by...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(50)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps participants understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse demands...
Assertiveness at Work
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 day
345 GBP
Multiple (5)
This comprehensive one day assertiveness training course is designed to enable delegates to use a more confident approach when developing...
Assertiveness Skills
Masters in Minds
2 days
990 GBP
Multiple (3)
If you’re a leader or manager who finds it difficult to be assertive with your staff to get the best from them,...
Audio Typing - Level 1
Pitman Training Group
15 hours
Multiple (58)
This course from Pitman will teach participants the invaluable skill of audio transcription, which can be applied in many areas...
Audio Typing - Level 2
Pitman Training Group
15 hours
Multiple (58)
This is the best choice for those who want to achieve audio typing skills to the OCR Text Processing Level...
Auditing to: ISO 9001 Training Course
BSI Training
3 days
995 GBP
Multiple (16)
This practical training course covers the ISO 9001 quality management system and provides delegates with internationally recognised skills in the...
AutoCAD ACA Jumpstart
Academy Class
1 week
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
During this five day AutoCAD ACA Jumpstart training course, students will learn the basic commands necessary for professional 2D drawing, design,...
AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials Training Course
TMS CADCentre
3 days
Larbert
This 3 day AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials Training Course is designed to teach participants how to create , edit...
AutoCAD Beyond the Basics
Cadassist Ltd
2 days
500 GBP
Multiple (3)
This AutoCAD Beyond the Basics | 2D course is an intermediate level programme that will enable AutoCAD users to move...
AutoCAD Civil 3D
Cadassist Ltd
2 days
600 GBP
Multiple (3)
Cadassist's AutoCAD Civil 3D course is designed to provide civil design professionals with the skills needed to exploit the many...
AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials Training Course
TMS CADCentre
3 days
Multiple (2)
This AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials Training Course is designed for those who wish to acquire the skills necessary to exploit...
AutoCAD Customised Training Course
Symetri
Flexible
Multiple (4)
This training course is designed to provide an update to your AutoCAD skills, helping you increase productivity and performance. It can be...
AutoCAD Essentials
Cadassist Ltd
3 days
675 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course is aimed towards design professionals who are new users to AutoCAD for 2D design work. Delegates will be...
AutoCAD Essentials
Symetri
3 days
Multiple (2)
This 3 day AutoCAD Essentials training course, offered by Symetri, is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of...
Autodesk Inventor Essentials
Cadassist Ltd
4 days
900 GBP
Multiple (3)
This Autodesk Inventor Essentials course is foundation level and very hands on programme designed to cover the skills necessary to...
Autodesk Inventor Essentials
Symetri
4 days
Multiple (3)
This 4 day Autodesk Inventor Essentials training course, offered by Symetri, is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview...
Autodesk Inventor Tube & Pipe Training
Symetri
1 day
Multiple (3)
This 1 day Autodesk Inventor Tube & Pipe training course, offered by Symetri, is designed to provide delegates with a firm...
Autodesk Productivity Course
Symetri
Flexible
Multiple (3)
This training course has been designed to improve your skill sin Autodesk, to enhance your productivity within the programmes. The course...
Autodesk Revit MEP Essentials
Cadassist Ltd
3 days
750 GBP
Multiple (3)
This Autodesk Revit MEP Essentials course is designed to introduce participants parametric building services modelling using Autodesk’s Revit MEP software....
Autodesk Vault User
Symetri
1 day
Multiple (3)
This 1 day Autodesk Vault User  training course, offered by Symetri, is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview...
Averting Financial and Economic Fraud
Zoe Talent Solutions
10 days
4,200 USD
Multiple (5)
The training program encompasses crucial and innovative steps to eliminate financial and economic crime internally as well as over seas....
Basic Drilling Awareness
Aberdeen Drilling School
         
(2)
1 day
Aberdeen
This awareness level training discusses the basics of drilling and provides non technical staff with foundation knowledge of the drilling  process...
Basic Drilling Technology & Equipment
Aberdeen Drilling School
         
(3)
3 days
Aberdeen
This Drilling Technology and Equipment course reviews the basic components involved in the drilling process as well as the steps...
Basic Locksmith Course - UK Locksmith Association
HSS Training
1 day
695 GBP
Multiple (32)
This introductory training course, accredited by the UK's Locksmiths Association and delivered by HSS Training, explores the basic concepts of...
Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR
PetroSkills
5 days
3,900 USD
Multiple (5)
Basic Reservoir Engineering is a course designed to help the participants develop a more complete understanding of the characteristics of...
Basic Welding and Process Knowledge Course for First Time Welders
HSS Training
Enquire for details
Multiple (32)
This introduction to welding course has been designed to equip first time welders of MIG and MMA with the fundamental...
Basics of Offshore Operations
FQM Training
1 day
Aberdeen
Offshore operations cover a broad range of activities including exploration, exploration drilling, development drilling, production, workover and transportation. This Basics...
BCS Business Analysis Foundation
Focus on Training
         
(33)
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (10)
This  BCS Business Analysis Foundation  training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in cities across...
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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.