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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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...
Behavioural Economics
FSTP
         
(6)
1 day
595 GBP
Multiple (2)
Complex financial products can be difficult for people to understand – which increases the likelihood of poor decision making. Behavioural...
Berlitz Cultural Consulting
Berlitz UK - London
Custom
Multiple (7)
While spoken communication can play a large role in our interactions with others, recent research suggests that other non verbal...
Better Communication Skills at Work
Hemsley Fraser
         
(1)
2 days
999 GBP
Multiple (2)
This 2 day challenging, practical and insightful course explores the techniques required for you to achieve positive results through your...
BigData Hadoop Using Oracle NoSQL Database
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
3,000 USD
Multiple (7)
Using the Oracle NoSQL Database, this course will teach participants what to expect from, its capabilities and benefits, and how...
Blogging for Business
Pitman Training Group
15 hours
Multiple (58)
In recent years blogging has emerged as an important tool for business to engage with customers personally and to receive...
Board Leadership Development - Business Strategy and Corporate Governance
Cambridge Management Sciences Ltd
         
(2)
5 days
3,675 GBP
Nationwide
Strategy and governance are two of the the most important and debated issues in many organisations after the financial crisis. “Strategy”...
Body Language - The Hidden Secret of Communicating Successfully
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(13)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Why is it that some people seem able to consistently communicate better than others? Research has shown that it is...
Bookkeeping Diploma
Pitman Training Group
140 hours
Multiple (58)
Regardless of the industry, every business needs an accounts professional to manage their incoming and outgoing financial transactions. One in...
Bookkeeping Level 2 - Module 1
Pitman Training Group
22 hours
Multiple (58)
This programme will guide you through the first steps of business financials, preparing you for your new career as a...
Bookkeeping Level 2 - Module 2
Pitman Training Group
22 hours
Multiple (58)
If you're looking for a flexible manual bookkeeping course to study around your other commitments, Pitman Training is a great...
Bookkeeping Level 2 - Module 3
Pitman Training Group
18 hours
Multiple (58)
If you're looking for a flexible advanced level manual bookkeeping course to study around your other commitments, Pitman Training is...
Brand Building with the Public
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This brand building course introduces the fundamentals of brand identity and running a brand centre. Areas covered include: What makes...
BS OHSAS 18001 Management Systems Lead Auditor IOSH Certified Training Course
BSI Training
         
(1)
5 days
1,575 GBP
Multiple (16)
This training course is IOSH accredited and will help you effectively audit and improve your health and safety management system. Specifically...
BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development
Tri-Coaching Instructor Training
5 days
1,300 GBP
Multiple (4)
Over recent years, Approved Driving Instructors have shown an increased interest in continuing professional development (CPD) courses. The DVSA encourages...
BTEC Manual Handling Trainers (Level 3)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
2 days
790 GBP
Multiple (3)
Delivered by an experienced trainer with both health and safety and teaching qualifications, this Level 3 accredited training course provides...
BTEC Safer People Handling Trainers (Level 4)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
         
(1)
4 days
995 GBP
Multiple (3)
This BTEC accreditation course is the first of its kind in terms of training in Safer People Handling and continues...
Building a high-performing team
Masters in Minds
         
(1)
3 days
1,485 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course will give you the insights and skills to develop the performance and efficiency of your team. The...
Building Excellent Working Relationships
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(8)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Why is it that there are some people that we just dont seem to hit it off with easily, whilst...
Building Personal & Professional Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(15)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is aimed at anybody who struggles to assert themselves in business or social situations because of a lack...
Business Award
Pitman Training Group
40 hours
Multiple (58)
This award is part of Pitman Training’s range of mini Diplomas. The award consists of three courses that have been designed...
Business Contract Law for Non-Lawyers
Law2020
2 days
950 GBP
Multiple (3)
This hands on course from Law2020 is delivered by a practising commercial solicitor who also has over 20 years' experience...
Business Document Production
Pitman Training Group
6 to 8 hours
Multiple (58)
Whether part of secretarial training or another potential role, text processing is an key aspect of producing business documents. Since...
Business Etiquette and Protocol
Zoe Talent Solutions
3 days
1,597 USD
Multiple (6)
This course is a fundamental training program in Public Relations. Basic etiquette and protocol sets pace to further relationships. Each...
Business Friendly Finance - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is aimed at non financial managers and others in positions where an understanding of finance will help them...
Business Skills for Administrators
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(5)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
The aim of this course is to give the busy administrator the skills to prioritise, organise and manage their working...
Business Start-Up Diploma
Pitman Training Group
6 weeks
Multiple (58)
Starting a new business is often both stressful and hectic. Most business owners are so focused on starting their new...
Call Centre - Achieving Best Practice
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course has been designed and adapted for a number of PTP's clients that run call centres to handle incoming...
CASS Client Asset Requirements
Corporate Training Partnerships
0.5 days
395 GBP
Multiple (2)
The FCA has now published its much awaited new rules on the protection of client assets and money for investment...
CCNSG Safety Passport
HSS Training
2 days
140 GBP
Multiple (3)
...
CDM 2015 Overview
HSS Training
1 day
305 GBP
Multiple (3)
...
CeMAP 1, 2 & 3 Fast Track (Mortgage Advisor)
Simply Academy
         
(8)
10 days
990 GBP
Multiple (9)
CeMAP® is ideal for individuals looking forward to work as mortgage advisors. CeMAP® has long been recognised as the leading qualification in...
Cementing Operations
NExT - A Schlumberger Company
5 days
4,200 USD
Multiple (3)
Course Level: Foundation / Introductory Course Length: 5 days Discipline:   Drilling Technology This five day Cementing Operations Training Course...
Cementing Practices - Cementing II - CEP
PetroSkills
5 days
4,315 USD
Multiple (2)
Cementing is a very important phase of the well construction plan. Operating company personnel must have a good working knowledge...
Certificate in Professionals Marketing
Chartered Institute of Marketing
1 year
880 GBP
Multiple (6)
The role and function of marketing Influencers to customer behaviour Factors and trends in marketing and how they affect marketing...
Certified Ethical Hacker v9
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
3,000 USD
Multiple (6)
This course will teach you the ethical hacking tools and techniques needed to enhance your network's defenses. You'll begin by...
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Course
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
4,000 USD
Multiple (6)
The Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) International is a globally preferred credential, necessary if you want to advance your career and...
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Zoe Talent Solutions
5 days
3,000 USD
Multiple (6)
The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA certified showcases...
Certified Java Associate
Pitman Training Group
30 hours
Multiple (58)
This Pitman Certified Java Associate course is a great starting point for someone with no prior experience who wants to...
Child Safety in the Home
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (4)
The majority of accidents involving children occur in the home versus any other location. With proper training and rpeventative measures,...
Choosing and Using Home Safety Equipment
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
99 GBP
Multiple (2)
In order for an environmental safety change, such as the installation of home safety equipment, to be most effective, it...
CIEH - Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
HSS Training
1 day
114 GBP
Multiple (7)
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CIEH - Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles (Fire Warden)
HSS Training
1 day
120 GBP
Multiple (3)
This one day training programme leading to the Level 2 CIEH Award in Fire Safety covers fire regulations in the...
CIEH - Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling
HSS Training
         
(3)
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (15)
This one day programme accredited by the UK's Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, provides those who carry out manual handling...
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
MOL
         
(4)
32 weeks
2,350 GBP
Multiple (9)
This blended learning course instills a broad range of relevant and practical HR skills in participants and comes with an...
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Learning & Development
MOL
         
(3)
6 months
2,350 GBP
Multiple (8)
Develop a broad range of relevant and useful Leadership and Development skills with this blended learning programme accredited by the...
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  • = 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.