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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Sub-Editing - In-House Course
Press Association Training
2 days
Nationwide
In today's digital age, well edited, compelling copy is essential for successful company branding, marketing and overall reputation. Through this...
Success in Leadership & Motivation Skills - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
An inspirational course that increases your skills in leadership, management, motivation techniques and conflict resolution. CPD Value 5.5 Hours...
Success Skills for PAs and Administrators - In-Company
Hemsley Fraser
2 days
Nationwide
This Success Skills for PAs and Administrators course is designed to provide your personal assistants (PAs), executive secretaries and office...
Successful Body Language - In-House Workshop
Skillstudio
         
(4)
1 day
1,590 GBP
Nationwide
This Successful Body Language in house workshop is designed to help delegates develop an awareness of how and what their...
Successful Design Management
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered in house, this  Successful Design Management course helps delegates develop the skills needed to tackle the challenges posed by...
Successful International Joint Venture Teamworking - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
This practical, highly interactive cultural teambuilding workshop identifies the keys to understanding different cultural perspectives, and will help the participants...
Successful Interviewing - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
Successful recruitment, and, consequently, higher retention, results from a well planned and effectively managed interview process. This interviewing skills course...
Successful Medical device & IVD Post Market Surveillance and Vigilance Reporting
PTI
2 days
Nationwide
Combining theory with applications, the course will enable participants to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence needed to build successful...
Successful Negotiation
MPW Learning
2 days
Nationwide
This two day Negotiation training course is designed to provide managers with the communication tactics and interpersonal skills required to...
Successful Presentations - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
Building confidence to design and delivery a successful presentation is the emphasis behind this course. This requires an understanding of...
Successful Recruitment Interviewing
STL
1 day
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... Conduct recruitment interviews confidently; Make effective selection...
Successful Sales Presentations - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
This course imitates the real two stage process of qualification and presentation. Through a series of scenarios, delegates will practise...
Successfully Motivating Staff to Get Results
Activia Training
1 day
Nationwide
This one day workshop provides an understanding of the concepts and techniques that will help supervisors and managers create a...
Successfully Setting and Achieving Business Objectives - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
There is often much confusion around the subject of SMART objective setting. This course aims to give managers a clear...
Succession Planning
Maguire Training
         
(1)
1 day
Nationwide
Delegates will learn how to plan and prepare for the future success of the business by developing the right people...
Succession Planning Masterclass - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
Nationwide
This full day course takes delegates through the process required to develop a realistic succession plan to enable the business...
Supervision skills: Managing People and Teams - In-Company
Centre for Strategy and Communication
         
(8)
2 days
Nationwide
One of your biggest responsibilities of the managers in your organisation is performance management of their team. It is a...
Supervisory skills for project managers
Accord Worldwide
3 days
1,635 USD
Worldwide
Supportive supervision is a key to empower team members and strengthen their capabilities. While all managers have such intentions, they...
Supplier & Contract Management - In-Company
Hemsley Fraser
2 days
2,600 GBP
Nationwide
Delivered in company, this Supplier & Contract Management course is designed to give your staff a range of useful tools...
Supplier Behaviour
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
Nationwide
This one day Supplier Behaviour course aims to push your buyers out of their comfort zones and put them securely in the...
Supplier Relationship Management
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered in house for groups of staff, this Supplier Relationship Management course aims to provide procurement staff with a sound...
Supplier Relationship Management
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
"The right materials of the right quality to the right place at the right time and the right price" No...
Supplier Relationship Management - SC-63 - In House Training
PetroSkills
2 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Continuous improvement in all aspects of...
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Positive Purchasing
3 days
Nationwide
This comprehensive and increasingly popular in house Supplier Relationship Management training course is designed to equip purchasing or procurement staff – and...
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) – Intensive
Positive Purchasing
2 days
1,250 GBP
Multiple (2)
This two day interactive in house training is structured to help practitioners manage important suppliers and develop specific interventions to...
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) – Introduction
Positive Purchasing
1 day
Nationwide
This one day in house awareness programme is structured to help participants understand the principles of buyer/seller relationship and to...
Supplier Relationships: The Total Management Process:
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
Your suppliers are key to your organisation’s success.  Well managed, they can become valued partners; poorly managed, they can increase...
Suppliers and Contractors - How to Get the Best from Local
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
This in house training course will guide participants through the principal parts that make up supplier relationships, taking them separately...
Supply Chain Management
Acudemy Ltd
5 days
Nationwide
History tells us we can no longer do "business as usual." Whether you call it a revolution or an evolution,...
Supply Chain Management
CP Training Consortium
5 days
Nationwide
Supply chain integration is good for business.  Traditional procurement methods, based on individual contracts, are rapidly giving way to new...
Supply Chain Management - Skills for Current Practitioners
CP Training Consortium
3 days
Nationwide
Designed for current practitioners from all functions, this course explores what supply chains are;  how they are developed;  and gives...
Supply Chain Management for the Retail Sector
CP Training Consortium
Nationwide
In the retail sector managing supply chains can be an enormous and complex task, especially for companies located remotely from...
Surface Production Operations - PO3 - In House Training
PetroSkills
5 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. The purpose of this course is...
Surface Water Management in Unconventional Resource Plays - SWM - In House Training
PetroSkills
3 days
Worldwide
This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. Water management in unconventional resource plays...
Sustainable Procurement
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
1 day
Nationwide
Delivered over 1 day, this Sustainable Procurement course is designed to help buyers and supply chain analysts solidify and develop...
Sustaining Effective Financial Control - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
This Sustaining Effective Financial Control course is a one day workshop style course which will demonstrate how, by accessing the...
Swift iOS App Development
G Com Solutions
3 days
Nationwide
GCom Solutions  On Site Computer Training Courses in the UK One to one and group training This course is suitable...
Swift Programming Introduction
G Com Solutions
3 days
Nationwide
GCom Solutions  On Site Computer Training Courses in the UK One to one and group training This course is designed...
Systems Development Essentials
TCC
3 days
Nationwide
The BCS Systems Development Essentials course focuses on the fundamental skills of systems development: systems investigation; systems requirements definition; modelling;...
Tackling Party, Boundary Wall and On-Site Liability Problems
Construction Study Centre
1 day
Nationwide
This recently updated 1 day course covers the problems of boundary disputes, The Party Wall Act, and a range of...
Taking Minutes
STL
1 day
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... This course will benefit both you and...
Talent management
DSM Training
3 days
Nationwide
The aim of this in house workshop is to explore strategies for attracting, retaining and succession planning, to meet organisational...
Taxation (Business and/or Personal)
Financial Fluency
Flexible
Nationwide
This training course shows you how to manage and apply taxation rules for business and personal purposes. As payroll and...
Taxation CPD Update
FSTP
2 hours
Nationwide
As an Investment Manager or Adviser, finding a quality programme of targeted topic related CPD can be a time consuming...
Team Building
STL
1 day
Nationwide
Courses never cancelled. Last minute rescheduling. 24 month delegate support forum. And more... By the end of this course you...
Team Building - In-house Training
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
Nationwide
This team building course deals with those aspects which encourage team players to work well together through practical sessions which...
Team Building & Presentation Skills
Financial Fluency
Flexible
Nationwide
Combine an inspiring team building day with an interactive presentation skills course. This in house training course delivered by Financial...
Team Building: Building A High Performance Team
Leading Edge Leadership
         
(4)
1 day
1,350 GBP
Nationwide
Be familiar with the six characteristics of great team leaders and the seven features of great teams. Be aware of...
Team Building for Managers - Bespoke In-House Training
Results Driven Group
         
(142)
2 days
Nationwide
Overview: Being able to develop your team is a fundamental skill needed to be an effective manager. Come on this...
Team Building: How To Build A High Performing Team
Leading Edge Leadership
         
(11)
1.5 hours
750 GBP
Nationwide
Great teamwork and great teams give businesses the ultimate competitive advantage. Being part of a team that clicks and functions...
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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.