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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Social Media Marketing: Developing a Strategy - In-House Course
Press Association Training
1 day
Nationwide
Through this highly participative in house workshop, you and your team/company will learn how to design an effective social media...
Soft Landings: Delivering New Buildings
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered in house, this Soft Landings: Delivering New Buildings course helps delegates develop the project management and delivery skills needed...
Solids Control Systems - SCS - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Drilled solids in a drilling fluid...
Solvency II for General Insurers - In House Training
Corporate Training Partnerships
1 day
Nationwide
This practical half day workshop provides a broader understanding of Solvency II and the implications for  governance, management decision making...
Sourcing Strategies
Accord Worldwide
4 days
2,185 USD
Worldwide
Purchasing has, according to the trends, become more strategically important for companies. The importance of suppliers and purchasing/sourcing increased significantly...
Speaking and Presenting with Confidence - In-Company
Hemsley Fraser
2 days
2,600 GBP
Nationwide
This two day Speaking and Presenting with Confidence in company course will help your employees transform their presentation skills, adding greater...
Speed Reading
MPW Learning
         
(7)
1 day
Nationwide
MPW Learning has designed this training course to help professionals to effectively read and understand written content of different genres....
Speed Reading & Information Management - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Nationwide
Welcome and introductions What slows you down? Your reading baseline How the eyes work Six techniques for reading faster The...
Speed Reading Essentials™ - 90 Minute FIT Workshop
Illumine Training
         
(8)
1.5 hours
Worldwide
The FIT Sessions are 90 minute short courses provide a rapid and practical overview of a subject. Delegates of FIT...
SPMD ILM Solving Problems and Making Decisions (In-House)
LEORON Professional Development Institute
3 days
Worldwide
Problems and decisions are at the centre of what many managers do at work every day and a fundamental part...
Sponsoring a Project
Qeons
Enquire for details
Nationwide
Although excellent project leadership is likely the single biggest determiner in reaching project success, senior managers who sponsor, commission, or...
Sponsoring Projects™
Indigo Business Services
1 day
Nationwide
Sponsors are responsible for delivery of benefits at a good pace and to maintain organisational resilience. The challenge is to...
Spreadsheet (Excel) Skills for Finance
Financial Fluency
Flexible
497 GBP
Multiple (2)
Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets more effectively to ease your financial calculations and modelling techniques. With this course, you...
SSAS - Multidimensional Model
Wise Owl
3 days
Nationwide
SQL Server Analysis Services now comes in two varieties: multidimensional or tabular models. This course covers the former (creating multidimensional...
SSAS - Tabular Model
Wise Owl
         
(3)
3 days
Nationwide
Since SQL Server 2012 was introduced, it is now possible to create tabular models in Analysis Services, instead of constructing...
Staff Appraisals
Best STL
2 days
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... Understand the aims of appraisal and performance...
Stakeholder Engagement Management: In-House Training
Orbital Training & Consulting
2 days
Nationwide
This two day workshop provides a contemporary introduction to one of the most important areas in project or general management...
Stakeholders in the Supply Chains:
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
Traditionally, organisations have regarded stakeholders simply as internal – staff, shareholders and internal service users – and external – customers,...
Steps & Stools
HSS Training
         
(4)
0.5 days
Nationwide
Just because you don't make frequent use of a certain type of equipment doesn't mean you shouldn't know how to...
Storytelling
Make Yourself
1 day
Nationwide
This in house Storytelling course empowers your staff to harness the power of storytelling for your business. Engrained and familiar,...
Storytelling
Mind Gym
Nationwide
Through this  Storytelling  programme, delegates will learn how to better present dry facts, data, and statistics in a more compelling and...
Storytelling in Business - A Theatre-based Workshop
City Academy
Custom
Nationwide
This Storytelling workshop centers on the benefits of storytelling skill in business and helps delegates develop a knack for performance and spontaneity. Both...
Storytelling Skills - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
2 days
900 GBP
Nationwide
‘In our digital world, “storytelling” has become a marketing buzzword, but many marketers, business leaders and brands have failed to...
Strategic Change Management: In-House Training
Orbital Training & Consulting
2 days
Nationwide
Orbital Training & Consulting delivers this training course in house at your location for groups of 10 or more delegates....
Strategic Decision Making
Best STL
1 day
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... Delegates will gain a grounding in the...
Strategic Marketing
Maguire Training
2 days
Nationwide
Delegates will learn how to conduct a successful marketing campaign. Marketing activity integrates all the key functions of a business...
Strategic Marketing Planning - In House Training
Reed Learning
2 days
Nationwide
This 2 day in house training covers the essential elements of strategic marketing management and provides your team with a...
Strategic Planning - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Nationwide
This strategic planning course is designed to help businesses establish a set of key measurements, match these with targets and...
Strategic Planning and Thinking - In-Company
Centre for Strategy and Communication
         
(1)
2 days
Nationwide
Empower your organisation's members and take your team from where you are to where you need to be with this...
Strategic Planning for NGOs and Non-profit Organizations
Accord Worldwide
5 days
2,650 USD
Worldwide
So you have an intention to do something good or expand what you are doing right now! The questions is...
Strategic Presentation Skills
London Stock Exchange Group Academy
1 day
Nationwide
What is it that the Bill Clintons of the world do that make them such engaging communicators? This Strategic Presentation...
Strategic Procurement and Supply Management in the Oil and Gas Industry - SC-62 - In House Training
PetroSkills
3 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The development and implementation of carefully...
Strategic Procurement Skills.
CP Training Consortium
2 days
Nationwide
A two day course that covers the essential elements of strategy development, implementation and management. This course is particularly relevant...
Strategic Procurement Skills for the Global Environment
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
Equip your senior and experienced procurement staff with: the ability to identify practical ways to add value to the business...
Strategic Public Relation Management
Accord Worldwide
3 days
1,635 USD
Worldwide
At a senior level you need to be on media. This can help you be a brand ambassador, should you...
Strategic Selling
Maguire Training
2 days
Nationwide
Delegates will learn the value of selling strategy. Once an experienced salesperson has shown they can distinguish between selling to...
Strategic Selling®
Miller Heiman Group
2 days
Nationwide
In order to achieve high reward sales gains, organisations must invest in creating dynamic and comprehensive sales strategies that address...
Strategic Selling® & Conceptual Selling®
Miller Heiman Group
3 days
Nationwide
Effective sales processes are paramount in the success of a sales team or organisation. Designed for organisations wishing to benefit from customer...
Strategic Simulation
DOOR Training
3 days
Nationwide
Many seasoned business professionals have been through this programme and said they learned more about strategy and finance, and their...
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Accord Worldwide
4 days
2,185 USD
Worldwide
Your suppliers are your key stakeholder to determine quality and outcome. Strategic management of supply chain can ensure you work...
Strategic Thinking
Coleago Consulting Ltd
2 days
Nationwide
This course in strategic thinking is designed specifically for the communications sector and for those with no formal business school...
Strategic Thinking: A Tool-Based Approach - STT - In House Training
PetroSkills
3 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. This course is a hands on,...
Strategic Thinking: How To Think Strategically
Leading Edge Leadership
1.5 hours
Nationwide
This course from Leading Edge Leadership is designed to help participants gain the ability to improve their strategic thinking. Strategy...
Strategy & Business Planning
Maguire Training
2 days
Nationwide
Delegates will learn about the process of business strategy designed to complete a thorough analysis of the current status of...
Strategy Management and the Balanced Scorecard (In-House)
LEORON Professional Development Institute
5 days
Worldwide
The course will focus on: Building strategic thinking and awareness for executives and managers Creating understanding of how to apply...
Streamlines: Applications to Reservoir Simulation, Characterization and Management - SRS - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The use of streamline technology is...
Stress Awareness
Business Learning Foundation
0.5 days
Nationwide
Stress is the UK’s largest contributor to workplace absence costing all companies a small fortune every year in lost productivity....
Stress Busters - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
250 GBP
Nationwide
This course will give delegates a range of skills to manage their own stress levels, before during and after potentially...
Stress Management
Best STL
1 day
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... By the end of the course delegates...
Stress Management
Illumine Training
1 day
Worldwide
Stress training for more effectively managing both yourself and others Why is stress management training necessary? Well, most jobs will...
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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.