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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CIEH - Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
HSS Training
1 day
114 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed to offer the essential basic skills, knowledge and confidence required to administer first aid in a...
CIEH - Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles (Fire Warden)
HSS Training
1 day
120 GBP
Multiple (3)
Course designed for employees who are to have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety i.e. fire wardens or fire...
CIEH - Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling
HSS Training
         
(12)
0.5 days
102 GBP
Multiple (16)
Designed for those who carry out manual handling at work, providing essential information about manual handling hazards and their control....
CIPD Advanced Level 7 Certificate/Diploma in HR Management/HR Development
DPG plc
1 year
3,995 GBP
Multiple (5)
Are you involved in implementing HR strategies and polices? Do you want to gain Chartered membership of the CIPD or...
CIPD Foundation Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in HR Practice
DPG plc
7 months
1,990 GBP
Multiple (6)
On this programme you’ll get valuable and practical insights into a wide range of HR areas, such as talent resourcing,...
CIPD Foundation Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in L&D
DPG plc
5 months
1,990 GBP
Multiple (5)
The aim of the programme is to provide you with a thorough grounding on the basics of L&D and an...
CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in HR Management
DPG plc
7 months
2,550 GBP
Multiple (9)
On this programme you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to be a next generation HR Manager and get a deeper...
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...
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management
MOL
         
(2)
36 weeks
2,650 GBP
Multiple (9)
This CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management equips HR professionals with the skills and insight necessary to take...
CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award, Certificate or Diploma in Human Resource Management / Development
MOL
         
(2)
2 years
6,995 GBP
Multiple (9)
Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to transition into a career as a Human Resources (HR) or Learning and Development...
CITB - Temporary Works Co-ordinator
HSS Training
2 days
450 GBP
Multiple (11)
Course designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works....
CITB - Temporary Works Supervisor
HSS Training
1 day
210 GBP
Multiple (8)
Course designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for supervising temporary works....
CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS)
HSS Training
2 days
345 GBP
Multiple (30)
This intensive refresher course helps Construction Site Managers to maintain their qualification and the SMSTS certificate, by providing them with...
CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
HSS Training
         
(14)
5 days
449 GBP
Multiple (30)
This training programme  enables construction site supervisors to understand responsibilities and accountability for site safety and lead their teams proactively...
CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)
HSS Training
1 day
207 GBP
Multiple (32)
This intensive 1 day refresher course will improve and update participants' knowledge of recent developments in the construction, legislation and...
CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
HSS Training
2 days
249 GBP
Multiple (8)
The SSSTS training scheme meets the requirements for site supervisors who require a detailed understanding of health and safety legislation...
Civil Litigation for Paralegals
Pitman Training Group
75 hours
Multiple (58)
Pitman Training’s range of paralegal training courses offer participants a chance to earn widely recognised, professional certification that is proof...
Closing Incoming Calls Effectively
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course concentrates on incoming calls which potentially could lead to new business. Participants in this course are taught to ask...
Closing The Sale & Dealing With Objections
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(41)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Closing the Sale and Dealing with Objections course reviews the sales process and identifies the appropriate time to apply...
Coaching and Facilitating Skills
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(1)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This comprehensive Coaching and Facilitation programme will equip you with a clear framework and practical strategies to coach and mentor...
Coaching and Mentoring
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(11)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
All organisations need talented people who are motivated to achieve. Coaching and mentoring has an important role to take here,...
Coaching for Results; Facilitating Ownership - Level 5
Masters in Minds
2 days
990 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course will provide you with effective coaching strategies to get the results you desire from every aspect of...
Coaching Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(14)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This coaching skills course focuses on how managers develop individuals in their team. Styles of coaching are analysed and practised...
Coaching Skills Certificate
Academy of Executive Coaching
         
(2)
2 days
1,490 RON
Multiple (5)
This 2 day course by the Academy of Executive Coaching introduces you to the core coaching principles and practice, enabling...
Coaching Skills for Managers
Impellus
1 day
300 GBP
Multiple (7)
This one day training programme will help participants effectively use coaching techniques to empathise, empower and motivate people and teams...
Coaching Skills for Sales Managers
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course focuses on how sales managers develop individuals in their team. Styles of coaching are analysed and practised in...
Commercial Insurance - Introduction
Searchlight
1 day
150 GBP
Multiple (8)
This full day workshop equips participants with a fundamental understanding of commercial combined insurance risks. Delegates will explore the main...
Commercial Law for Paralegals
Pitman Training Group
70 hours
Multiple (58)
This course is part of Pitman Training's range of paralegal courses designed to provide participants with the skills they need...
Communicating Effectively - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Communicating Effectively course will help participants understand and appreciate how communication determines success or failure. It will highlight key communication...
Communication Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(23)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This communication skills course is aimed at helping people communicate more effectively with customers and colleagues. It will look at the...
Communication Skills for IT Specialists
Pitman Training Group
30 hours
Multiple (58)
Increased earning potential with clear communication skills The ability to manage communications within your organisation and IT department The flexibility...
Communications in an Organisation
Pitman Training Group
25 to 35 hours
Multiple (58)
Improved performance for anyone looking to make more of their time Flexible, self paced learning via the internet Participants can...
Company Secretarial Practice Part 2 - Developing Responsibilities
Quorum Training - A Wilmington Company
1 day
495 GBP
Multiple (2)
This is the second part of a two day course which deals with the most important and usual functions of...
CompTIA Cloud+
Pitman Training Group
30 hours
Multiple (58)
Cloud computing is a fairly recent and quickly growing area of technology. With increased use and knowledge, companies are seeing...
CompTIA Cloud Essentials
Pitman Training Group
20 hours
Multiple (58)
Cloud computing is a fairly recent and quickly growing area of technology. As the use of cloud computing increases, more...
Confidence in Making Face to Face Cold Calls
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This highly practical course involves participants actually going out and making cold calls on a pre agreed route. Prior to...
Conflict Management for Senior Managers (ILM Endorsed)
Nicholas Hill Training Ltd
2 days
899 GBP
Multiple (6)
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT FOR SENIOR MANAGERS OVERVIEW Annihilate Team Conflict, To Reunite Your Combined Forces To solve your senior management problems, you...
Connecting and Communicating - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This is a practical half day Workshop designed to show you how to communicate and connect effectively by understanding communication...
Construction Industry Scheme
Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
0.5 days
245 GBP
Multiple (5)
This classroom based course is designed for individuals involved in the construction industry who need to understand their responsibilities and employment...
Construction of subsea pipelines
Jee Ltd.
         
(2)
4 days
2,775 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course from Jee Ltd is essential if you wish to improve your knowledge of offshore pipeline installation techniques. Participants...
Consultancy Skills - 2 Day Programme
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
2 days
900 GBP
Multiple (7)
The role of the consultant, whether internal or external, is a complex one. When it is related to the business...
Consultative Selling
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(9)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is for those who sell ideas, products and services and who want to develop a selling style where...
Consumer Law and Advice for Paralegals
Pitman Training Group
70 hours
Multiple (58)
Consumer law is an area of law that is especially comprehensive and detailed.Those who wish to work as a paralegal...
Contact Centre NVQ Level 2
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(1)
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (24)
This work based qualification programme enables candidates to build customer service skills and provide excellent customer care. This accredited Level...
Contact Centre NVQ Level 3
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(1)
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (25)
This work based qualification programme enables candidates to build customer service skills and provide excellent customer care. This accredited Level...
Continuing Professional Development - Refresher Sessions
Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
1 day
349 GBP
Multiple (10)
This is a refresher course which has been designed to provide CPD sessions to those who have previously completed the...
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
260 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course in Control of Substances Haxardous to Health (COSHH) provides participants with an in depth look into COSHH...
Conveyancing for Paralegals
Pitman Training Group
70 hours
Multiple (58)
Paralegals work together with the offices of lawyers and solicitors. Their primary responsibility is to support a lawyer with their...
Core Analysis: Best Practice
Lloyd's Register
         
(16)
5 days
1,950 GBP
Multiple (2)
This intensive Core Analysis: Best Practice   training course in reservoir core analysis will provide participants with a solid grounding...
  • = Has a case study
  • = 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.