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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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...
Free Customer Service NVQ Level 2 Qualification
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
The fully funded Level 2 Customer Service NVQ is a work based qualification that provides a great opportunity for those...
Free Level 3 NVQ Management Qualifications
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(1)
12 - 18 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
As a manager you have the opportunity to lead, supervise, and motivate your team to ensure their full potential is...
Free Team Leading NVQ Level 2 Qualifications
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
Being an effective team leader in the workplace can truly inspire and motivate your team to produce better performance levels....
How to Be a Driving Instructor - Free Course
Tri-Coaching Instructor Training
1 day
0 GBP
Multiple (91)
Schedule an obligation free driving instructor consultation. Sit down with a trainer and discuss your reasons for wanting to become...
Sales NVQ Level 2
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
This Level 2 NVQ qualification programme is delivered and assessed by Live and Learn Consultancy and aimed at professionals with...
Sales NVQ Level 3
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
This Level 3 NVQ qualification programme is delivered and assessed by Live and Learn Consultancy and aimed at professionals with sales,...
HABC Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
8 GBP
Multiple (10)
This Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to...
Fit Testing of Respiratory Protective Equipment
HSS Training
Half day or full day
35 GBP
Multiple (32)
This course was developed to equip participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to successfully undertake Face Fit...
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,...
HABC Level 2 Award In Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (8)
The Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator is aimed at all...
HABC Level 2 Award in COSHH
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health is for anyone who is likely to come...
HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety at Work
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (7)
The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is intended for...
HABC Level 2 Award in Manual Handling
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (10)
This Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling is an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting...
HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (10)
This Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment is suitable for learners working in any environment who need to be more...
HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediactric First Aid
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (9)
This Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young...
Level 2 Award in Conflict Management
Seaton Rail Limited
2 days
64 GBP
Multiple (3)
The Level 2 Award in Conflict Management is a 2 Day training course by Seaton Rail.   This accredited qualification...
Older People Safety in the Home
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (3)
As age increases, so does an individual's risk for accidents and injury in the home. With preventative measures, these types...
Abrasive Wheels
HSS Training
         
(6)
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (16)
This intensive half day training session will equip participants to explore the current legislation related to the operation of abrasive...
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection
HSS Training
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (22)
This IPAF Harness Use and Inspection course instructs professionals working with MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) in the correct selection, inspection...
Asbestos - Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (15)
This intensive training session, covering asbestos legislation and health & safety best practice, is accredited by UKATA and delivered by...
HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
68 GBP
Multiple (6)
This Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any...
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...
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(3)
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (24)
This Ladder & Stepladder Inspection course provides supervisors and managers with the knowledge and practical tools needed to conduct thorough inspections...
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(5)
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (24)
This Ladder & Stepladder User course delivers the knowledge and practical expertise required by professionals who regularly work at height...
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness
HSS Training
         
(3)
1 day
75 GBP
Multiple (25)
This training programme provides a practical and comprehensive summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues in the workplace...
Engineering Supervisor Initial
Seaton Rail Limited
2 days
80 GBP
Multiple (4)
This Engineering Supervisor (ES) initial course is designed with the focus on the role of the delegate within the scope...
Lookout/Site Warden Initial
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Lookout Initial course is intended for people whos job role requires them to undertake lookout/site warden duties....
Personal Track Safety AC Initial
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (8)
This Personal Track Safety (PTS) initial course is the entry level qualification for anyone who wishes to work in the...
PASMA - Mobile Access Tower for Users
HSS Training
1 day
82 GBP
Multiple (30)
Learn to build, dismantle and inspect mobile access towers safely with this PASMA Mobile Access Tower for Users course. The...
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...
Introduction to Home Safety
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
99 GBP
Multiple (2)
Home accidents are not only potentially devastating, but can be prevented with the application of well trained voluntary and professional...
UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport (Refresher) Petrol Update
HSS Training
1 day
113 GBP
Multiple (25)
This highly practical refresher training day has been designed to follow "A Safe Day in your life in the petrol...
CIEH - Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
HSS Training
1 day
114 GBP
Multiple (7)
...
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...
Tri-Coaching Standards Check Training Day
Tri-Coaching Instructor Training
1 day
120 GBP
Multiple (90)
This training day for ADIs provides an intensive training in coaching and client centred learning techniques whilst teaching the ins...
CCNSG Safety Passport
HSS Training
2 days
140 GBP
Multiple (3)
...
Harness - Height Safety Equipment Appreciation and Inspection (MOD 1)
HSS Training
         
(1)
0.5 days
150 GBP
Multiple (10)
This Height Safety Equipment Appreciation and Inspection course instructs professionals in the correct use of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE),...
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...
First Aid at Work Requalification
Seaton Rail Limited
2 days
150 GBP
Multiple (8)
This First Aid Requalification course is for people wishing to renew a valid First aid at work certificate. Requalification is...
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
Seaton Rail Limited
3 days
150 GBP
Multiple (6)
This Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work qualification is ideal for those already working, or preparing to work...
HABC Level 3 Award in Paediactric First Aid
Seaton Rail Limited
2 days
150 GBP
Multiple (10)
This Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young children...
Motor Insurance - Introduction
Searchlight
1 day
150 GBP
Multiple (5)
The interactive workshop is equips participants with an understanding of the fundamental legal, underwriting and policy cover facets of motor...
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator
HSS Training
1 day
155 GBP
Multiple (40)
If your daily work includes using or overseeing the correct use of powered access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), this...
HSG47 - U1 Avoiding Underground Services using Pipe/Cable Locators
HSS Training
1 day
160 GBP
Multiple (32)
This training day is designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and practical understanding needed to carry out identification of...
HSG47 - U3 Theory and Practical Use of SPX CAT & Genny 3 / 3+ Locators
HSS Training
1 day
160 GBP
Multiple (32)
This training course will provide participants with a practical understanding of locating  underground services in accordance with HSG47, including the safe...
Occasional Industrial Climber (MOD 3)
HSS Training
0.5 days
162 GBP
Multiple (32)
This Occasional Industrial Climber course is designed for professionals who need to develop their knowledge of how to create and...
Core and Quarries - Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) Accredited
HSS Training
2 days
165 GBP
West Lothian
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PASMA - Towers for Managers
HSS Training
1 day
166 GBP
Multiple (2)
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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.