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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.

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Adobe InDesign Level 2
Insight IT Training
         
(1)
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered by highly knowledgeable trainers, this  Adobe InDesign Level 2 course provides your staff with the intermediate level skills needed...
Adobe Photoshop - New User (In-House)
SquareOne Training
2 days
Nationwide
This training course is designed to help users with no previous experience in Adobe Photoshop get to grips with the...
Advanced Agrochemical Formulation Strategies
PTI
3 days
Nationwide
This programme will provide you with an in-depth understanding of agrochemical formulation strategies through a combination of theoretical knowledge and...
Advanced Business Negotiation
London Stock Exchange Group Academy
1 day
Nationwide
This interactive one day in house workshop is taught by a former Corporate Finance solicitor. The course provides a unique...
Advanced Communication Skills for Managers
Courtney Associates (Global)
2 days
Nationwide
This Advanced Communication Skills for Managers course is designed to provide managers with the critical skills necessary to communicate effectively...
Advanced Customer Service for the Public Sector - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
An inspirational and interactive course that teaches advanced customer service skills that create a pro-active customer focus within your team....
Advanced dairy technologist - Level 5 - Apprenticeship Training
Find Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers - For Companies
36 months
Nationwide
Complete the information request to connect with registered training providers who can deliver this training. Please note this training is...
Advanced Facilitation Skills - 2 day In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
2 days
Nationwide
Inevitably, in any organisation, occasions arise where the method by which consensus can be achieved is not always obvious. Also,...
Advanced Field Sales
Maguire Training
         
(1)
2 days
1,750 GBP
Nationwide
Delegates will learn how to maximise every sales opportunity within their location. In a tough competitive sales environment the well...
Advanced Foundations of .NET Development
STL
3 days
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... The objectives of the course are:; ;...
Advanced Industrial Climber (MOD 4) - In-house Training
HSS Training
1 day
Nationwide
Building on the skills delivered in the MOD3 (Occasional Climber) course, this Advanced Industrial Climber course equips supervisors with the...
Advanced Level CMC Analytical, Comparability & Stability Testing and Lab Practices for Biotech and Biosimilar Products
PTI
2 days
Nationwide
This advanced course follows the introductory level course and includes a more detailed look at the technical issues involved in...
Advanced Listening Skills - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
There are many reasons why people struggle to listen effectively. These include: Believing that the only way to put their...
Advanced Materials Storage Management - Policy and Process
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
Stores managers have strategic importance within any company.  They need to know the rationale behind the processes and practices in...
Advanced PR - In-House Course
Press Association Training
2 days
Nationwide
Through this highly practical two day course, attendees will gain an advanced understanding of public relations, and how to apply...
Advanced Presentation and Influencing Skills - the Master Class
CP Training Consortium
2 days
Nationwide
This in-house training is built to fit your exact needs. All customised course content is presented alongside practical exercises and...
Advanced Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices
PTI
2 days
Nationwide
The Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) was concluded in June 2016, which means significant changes for the European regulatory landscape for medical...
Advanced Reinsurance
CII - The Chartered Insurance Institute
3 days
Nationwide
This three day Advanced Reinsurance course is a highly interactive and intensive programme that gives in depth coverage of property...
Advanced Selling Skills - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
2 days
Nationwide
This Advanced Selling Skills course covers the science of questions in qualification and advanced objection handling skills with participants expected...
Advanced SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services)
Wise Owl
2 days
Nationwide
This two day course teaches teams how to develop code utilising custom assemblies and linking to them from reports and...
Advanced Telephone Prospecting - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
This Advanced Telephone Prospecting course is totally practical and hands-on and includes live sales calls made by the tutor followed...
Advanced Telephone Sales
Maguire Training
         
(1)
2 days
1,750 GBP
Nationwide
The delegates will learn how to sell even more successfully over the telephone. This programme is for telephone sales professionals...
Advanced Twitter - In-House Course
Press Association Training
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered by Sue Llewellyn, former BBC journalist and social media consultant, this training programme will help you get the most...
Advanced VBA
Wise Owl
         
(1)
2 days
Nationwide
Skills VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) are a great asset when working intensely with Microsoft Office products. Specifically designed for...
Advancing Your Sales Skills
Pareto Law
         
(4)
2 days
Nationwide
Take your sales team to the next level with this company specific sales training course. Delegates will leave with precise...
Aerospace software development engineer - Level 6 - Apprenticeship Training
Find Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers - For Companies
48 months
Nationwide
Complete the information request to connect with registered training providers who can deliver this training. Please note this training is...
After Effects 201: Green Belt
STL
2 days
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more......
Agriculture: Agricultural Business Management - Level 4 - Apprenticeship Training
Find Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers - For Companies
18 months
Nationwide
Complete the information request to connect with registered training providers who can deliver this training. Please note this training is...
AIM Regulation
London Stock Exchange Group Academy
0.5 days
Nationwide
AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s market for smaller, companies that are growing. The AIM is currently the most successful...
Align4-The Value of Emotional Intelligence – 2-hour in-house workshop
Align 4 - Emotional Intelligence Eq
2 hours
590 GBP
Nationwide
This is a popular course for creating awareness of Emotional Intelligence and its benefits for organisations as well as individuals in...
ALLMI Lorry Loader Crane Refresher / Experienced / Conversion Training
The Resources Group
1 day
495 GBP
Nationwide
Up to 4 Candidates will receive tuition to ALLMI accrediting standards to enable them to set up, operate and return...
ALLMI Slinger / Signaller Refresher / Experienced / Conversion Training
The Resources Group
1 day
495 GBP
Nationwide
Up to 4 candidates will receive tuition to ALLMI standards for this course; providing theoretical, practical skills and knowledge in...
An Ethical Way To Negotiate
Pareto Law
         
(3)
2 days
Nationwide
Delegates will leave this highly interactive course equipped with the skills to develop, enhance value and retain the highest possible return...
An Introduction to Effective Personal Leadership
LMI-UK
         
(2)
12 Lessons
2,350 GBP
Multiple (2)
Involves 7 x 90 minute one on one coaching sessions scheduled over 12 weeks , or to suit the client...
An Introduction to Equity Markets
London Stock Exchange Group Academy
1 day
Nationwide
This one day Introduction to Equity Markets course with be facilitated by experts who work within the London Stock Exchange. Participants will learn...
An Introduction to Human Resources - In-House
Hemsley Fraser
2 days
Nationwide
Human Resources is a core business function that requires competent professionals with a sound understanding of the relevant legislation. This...
An Introduction to Successful Selling
Activia Training
1 day
Nationwide
This intensive, hands-on one-day training course has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of the basic concepts of sales,...
Analysis & Interpretation of Accounts
Financial Fluency
Flexible
Nationwide
This training course provides you with a thorough introduction to financial statements analysis and covers the fundamentals of accounts interpretation....
APM Project Management Essentials
TCC
2 days
Nationwide
This course provides the fundamental skills and structured framework needed for effective project management. An integral case study allows delegates...
Applied Systems Engineering
PM Express Ltd.
         
(2)
4 days
1,884 GBP
Nationwide
This Applied Systems Engineering programme is a practical workshop lasting 4 days and aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview...
Appraisal Skills
The Skills Company
1 day
Nationwide
Appraisal Skills - 1 Day. Enhance the motivation and skills of your staff, with quality appraisal techniques. Good structure and...
Arbortext Editor - Authoring with
Armada
2 days
Nationwide
PTC Arbortext Editor is a highly adaptable authoring tool . Primarily, Arbortext Editor is used to generate structured XML component based...
AS 9100 Internal Auditor
WRK Training
2 days
Nationwide
This AS 9100 Internal Auditor training course introduces the aerospace industry products auditing process, following the AS 9100 standards requirements....
AS 9100 Rev D Transition
WRK Training
1 day
Nationwide
This course from WRK Training is designed for those with existing knowledge of  AS9100 Revision C, and is particularly useful...
Asbestos Awareness (UKATA) - In-house Training
HSS Training
0.5 days
Nationwide
This intensive training session, covering asbestos legislation and health & safety best practice, is accredited by UKATA and delivered by...
ASP.NET Webforms - C#
Wise Owl
3 days
Nationwide
If you've been tasked with creating a website utilising ASP.NET with C# as the underlying language, you have a fair...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps participants understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse demands...
Assertiveness at Work
MPW Learning
         
(1)
2 days
Nationwide
This highly practical two day training course is designed to provide professionals with the assertiveness and negotiation skills required to...
Assertiveness at Work
STL
2 days
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more......
Assertiveness At Work - In House Training
Reed Learning
2 days
Nationwide
Do you want your staff to gain a set of skills that will help them become more assertive, no matter...
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  • = Has a video
  • = This course results in CPD hours
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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.