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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.

Autodesk Productivity Course
Symetri
Flexible
Nationwide
This in-house course enable participants to improve their skills in Autodesk, enabling them to enhance their productivity. It focuses on...
Autodesk Revit MEP Essentials - In-House Training
Cadassist Ltd
3 days
Nationwide
This Autodesk Revit MEP Essentials In-House Training is delivered by Cadassist provides your staff with a thorough overview of parametric...
Autodesk Revit Structure Beyond the Basics - In-House Training
Cadassist Ltd
3 days
Nationwide
The Autodesk Revit Structure Beyond the Basics In-House Training is designed to equip your team with a more advanced set...
Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell v3.0
STL
5 days
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... Understand the basic concepts of Windows PowerShell...
Avoiding The Costs Of Too Much Inventory
CP Training Consortium
Nationwide
In all business sectors the level of stock being held is usually too high. Whether the problem is excess, surplus...
Award in Leadership and Management - In-house Course
TTE Training Limited
Nationwide
Equip your managers with best practice leadership and management skills through this in-house course from TTE Training. The dynamic course content will...
Bank Regulatory Capital
City Training UK
         
(7)
Custom
Nationwide
This in-house training course looks at all the key elements of regulatory capital (Tier I and II) and also Risk...
Banksman Assessor Course
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
Nationwide
This training course for Banksman Assessors provides participants with the crtiical skill set required to supervise the techniques of other...
Basel III Liquidity Risk : LCR & NSFR (In-House)
Risk Training
2 days
1,999 USD
Nationwide
A comprehensive understanding of liquidity rules within the overall regulatory framework  Optimising your high quality liquid assets  Interplay between LCR,...
Basic Excel Course
Woodthorpe IT Solutions
         
(8)
1 day
500 GBP
Nationwide
Delivered at your office this practical training course has been designed to give up to 8 attendees a good foundation...
Basic Life Support & AED
OTS Training
         
(1)
2 hours
Nationwide
Medical techniques and technology are constantly being updated and improved. It is important for medical professionals to stay abreast of...
Basic Life Support For Dentists
OTS Training
2 hours
Nationwide
First aid practices are constantly being updated in accordance with new research. It is important that those within healthcare are...
Basic Locksmith Course - UK Locksmith Association - In-house Training
HSS Training
1 day
Nationwide
This introductory training course, accredited by the UK's Locksmiths Association and delivered by HSS Training, explores the basic concepts of...
Basic Principles of Business Writing
Activia Training
1 day
Nationwide
Good writing is the memo that gets action, the letter that says what a phone call cannot. In business writing,...
BCBS 239: Implementation and Compliance (In-House)
Risk Training
2 days
2,199 GBP
Nationwide
This two day course is designed to address the problems identified by the financial crisis that many data and IT...
Being Successful in Interviews
STL
1 day
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... By the end of this course you...
Being Successful in Telephone Sales
Activia Training
1 day
Nationwide
This intensive one-day training course teaches delegates how to use the telephone for professional selling. Delegates will learn how to...
Bespoke Excel Training Course
Souters
         
(9)
As required
Nationwide
This is company-specific Excel training course designed by Souters to cater to the specific needs of the organisation and its...
Bespoke In-House Contract Law and Negotiation Training
Devant Limited
         
(1)
1 day
Nationwide
Devant's in-house bespoke training is the perfect solution for organisations who need to focus employee training on the specific issues...
Bespoke tailor and cutter - Level 5 - Apprenticeship Training
Find Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers - For Companies
24 months
Nationwide
Complete the information request to connect with registered training providers who can deliver this training. Please note this training is...
Better Business Negotiations
The Growth Company
1 day
Nationwide
Better Business Negotiations - 1 Day. A win-win result, will secure long-term success and increase business. We all negotiate on...
Better Communication Skills at Work - In-House
Hemsley Fraser
2 days
Nationwide
We all know that communication is important, but how good are we at measuring the effect it has on others...
Bid and Tender Writing
Emphasis Training Limited
         
(2)
1 day
Nationwide
This in-house course will cover best practice in bid and tender writing. Writing invitations to tender (ITT), requests for proposal (RFP)...
Bitesize Learning Courses - Bespoke In-House Training
Results Driven Group
         
(228)
2 hr bitesize training sessions, maximum 3 per day
Nationwide
In-house training enables organisations to train large groups of employees with maximum convenience and minimum cost. This in-house training package...
Bite-Sized Learning
MPW Learning
1 hour
Nationwide
MPW Learning can help your team get introduced to essential professional development areas and discover effective ways to improve their work style,...
Blogging for Business
Armada
1 day
Nationwide
The benefits of blogging are becoming difficult to ignore. A well-managed blog can boost a company's profile and credibility ,...
Body Language - The Hidden Secret of Communicating Successfully - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
Why is it that some people seem able to consistently communicate better than others? Research has shown that it is...
Bookkeeping Course
Souters
2 days
Nationwide
The Souters' Bookkeeping training course is CPD accredited. This accreditation provides your employees with a well-recognised qualification on completion. Souters’...
Broadcast Technology Higher Apprenticeship - BBC: Broadcast Technology - Level 6 - Apprenticeship Training
Find Registered Apprenticeship Training Providers - For Companies
12 months
Nationwide
Complete the information request to connect with registered training providers who can deliver this training. Please note this training is...
Budget Development and Management
CP Training Consortium
Nationwide
Everybody in an organisation has an involvement with budgets and budgetary control. If you are a budget holder, or about...
Building Access and Egress: Compliance Standards for People with Disabilities
Construction Study Centre
1 day
Nationwide
This brand new 1-day course will provide statutory national regulatory guidance to clients, design professionals and contractors engaged in the...
Building Block Short Courses: Word Large Documents (In-House)
SquareOne Training
1.5 hours
Multiple (2)
This Word Large Documents training course is offered as an in-house workshop by SquareOne Training. The course is designed to teach...
Building Block Short Courses: Word Templates, Tables & Forms (In-House)
SquareOne Training
1.5 hours
Multiple (2)
This Word Templates, Tables & Forms training course is offered as an in-house workshop by SquareOne Training. The course is designed to teach...
Building Excellent Working Relationships - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
Why is it that there are some people that we just dont seem to hit it off with easily, whilst...
Building Resilience
BiteSize Learning
2 hours
1,200 GBP
Nationwide
Resilience is a vital skill that everyone needs to manage the daily challenges of work and life. Feeling disempowered and...
Bus and coach engineering manager - Level 4 - 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...
Business and Strategy
Financial Fluency
Flexible
Nationwide
This training course covers the key elements of Business and Strategy development, froma a financial perspective. By the end of...
Business Contract Law for Non-Lawyers
Law2020
2 days
950 GBP
Multiple (2)
The course is delivered by an expert trainer and practising commercial solicitor. It is accessible, understandable, practical and commercial, and...
Business Development
Bigrock People Performance Solutions
         
(3)
1 or 2 days
Nationwide
The Business Development course from Bigrock People Performance Solutions is designed to focus on the skills needed to identify, engage and...
Business Friendly Finance - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
Nationwide
This course is aimed at non financial managers and others in positions where an understanding of finance will help them...
Business in the Digital Age
Thirdwave Business Partnership
1 day
199 GBP
Nationwide
This highly practical training day presents you a set of tools and techniques that help keep your business competitive in...
Business Law Course
Souters
As required
Nationwide
This comprehensive Business Law Course is a combination of two courses (Corporate & Commercial Law) and is delivered over four full days....
Business Performance Diagnostic
Retail Performance Specialists
Nationwide
This course from RPS is designed to give businesses an insight into how to review themselves and identify what barriers...
Business Simulations
Financial Fluency
Flexible
Nationwide
The business simulations provide a uniquely powerful way to learn about business decisions triggered by various financial situations. This highly...
Business Writing
Customer Care First
4 hours
Nationwide
This is an in-house training that can be offered by Customer Service First for groups of participants at client's preferred...
Business writing for graduates
Emphasis Training Limited
1 day
Nationwide
Recruitment of graduates is a large investment in business. Despite them entering with the required technical skills and knowledge required...
Business Writing Skills
Maguire Training
         
(1)
2 days
1,750 GBP
Nationwide
The delegate will learn how to produce accurate, inspiring and powerful report writing, memos, emails and general written work. This...
Call Centre - Achieving Best Practice - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
This course has been designed and adapted for a number of PTP's clients that run call-centres to handle incoming calls...
Capital Markets
City Training UK
Custom
Nationwide
This in-house training course delivered by City Training aims to serve professionals involved in every aspect of all major securities...
Capital Structure Arbitrage
Financial Markets Training Ltd.
1 day
Nationwide
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the working knowledge of the main techniques used to express...
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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.