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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.

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Customer Service Apprenticeship - Funded
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(1)
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (20)
Perfect for individuals or teams, this government funded Level 3 Customer Service Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for those seeking...
Customer Service Level 2 NVQ - In-House
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (27)
Perfect for Managers, supervisors and all employees with customer service duties seeking to gain an accredited qualification that's nationally recognised....
How to Conduct a Meeting
CP Training Consortium
 
0 GBP
Nationwide
Attendance at Meetings may take up in excess of 40% of many executives work time, so it is essential that...
Management Level 3 NVQ - Funded 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...
Presentation Skills
CP Training Consortium
 
0 GBP
Nationwide
The Presentation Skill Programme takes participants through a learning experience that develops their personal ability to undertake both verbal and...
Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
CP Training Consortium
 
0 GBP
Nationwide
The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) has been recognised globally as a standard of professional competence in...
Team Leading NVQ Level 2 - Funded Leadership Qualification
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
As a manager, team leader or supervisors, you may have the experience however you do not hold any relevant leadership...
Time Management
CP Training Consortium
 
0 GBP
Nationwide
A programme for new and experienced managers and professionals who believe they could contribute more to their company and improve...
Venetian Marble Plastering (Polished Plastering) DVD Tutorial
Decorative Plastering UK
         
(1)
DVD Tutorial
16 GBP
Nationwide
This new Venetian Marble Plastering - Polished Plastering Online Course on DVD covers all the procedures using 3 coat application...
Venetian Marble Plastering (Polished Plastering) DVD Tutorial
Goldtrowel Plastering and Venetian Marble Plastering Courses
DVD Tutorial
16 GBP
Nationwide
This new Venetian Marble Plastering - Polished Plastering Online Course on DVD covers all the procedures using 3 coat application...
Care Certificate Programme
The Skills Network
12 weeks
25 GBP
Multiple (2)
The Skills Network’s Care Certificate Programme is an innovative e-learning solution, which will help ensure all new and existing health...
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...
Resilience e-learning Training
Beaumont Resilience Training
1.5 hours
50 GBP
Worldwide
Our Resilience e-learning programme enhances resilience by means of tried and tested activities and exercises, delivered in a varied format...
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,...
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...
Asbestos - Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
85 GBP
Multiple (10)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the hazards and risks posed by asbestos....
PASMA - Mobile Access Tower for Users
HSS Training
         
(20)
1 day
87 GBP
Multiple (28)
This course is designed for anyone who has a need to erect, dismantle and inspect mobile access towers safely....
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection
HSS Training
         
(13)
0.5 days
89 GBP
Multiple (16)
Course designed to enable a MEWP Operator to select, inspect and use an appropriate harness and associated equipment safely....
UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport (Refresher) Petrol Update
HSS Training
1 day
90 GBP
Multiple (12)
Designed as a refresher course for contractors working on petrol station forecourts who have an existing Safety Passport nearing expiry....
IOSH - Working Safely
HSS Training
1 day
95 GBP
Multiple (42)
This course is designed to ensure employees within an organisation understand their health and safety responsibilities in the workplace....
Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
First Response Training & Consultancy Services Ltd
1 day
95 GBP
Multiple (7)
The Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work is a full day training course from First Response Training...
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness
HSS Training
         
(12)
1 day
97 GBP
Multiple (28)
This course is designed for site workers to help understand the potential hazards faced when working on a construction or...
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 practitioners....
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(9)
0.5 days
100 GBP
Multiple (21)
Courses for managers and supervisors who require the knowledge and practical skills to thoroughly inspect and maintain records of ladders...
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(28)
0.5 days
100 GBP
Multiple (21)
Courses for operatives & supervisors who require the knowledge & practical skills to work safely with steps and ladders....
Principles of Manual Handling - City & Guilds
HSS Training
0.5 days
102 GBP
Multiple (14)
Designed for those who carry out manual handling at work, providing essential information about manual handling hazards and their control....
Abrasive Wheels
HSS Training
         
(16)
0.5 days
115 GBP
Multiple (10)
This course is designed for operators of hand held equipment that requires a fitment of an abrasive wheel or grinding...
Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 3)
Spire Training Services
1 day
120 GBP
Nationwide
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate...
Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2)
Spire Training Services
1 day
120 GBP
Nationwide
This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their awareness of health and safety, including...
Electrical Safety Awareness
Centrica Business Solutions
1 day
125 GBP
Multiple (6)
This course is aimed at those who require an awareness of the dangers of electricity, and the basic principles for...
Charities Update - What's New (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
135 GBP
Aberdeen
This annual update is designed to equip charity advisers, trustees and charity finance staff with what they need to know...
Preparation & Audit of Charity Accounts (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
135 GBP
Aberdeen
Appreciate the key features of the regulatory and legal framework applying to Scottish charities, including the requirement for audit and...
Music Theory for Adults at WKMT
West Kensington Music Team
8 hours
142 GBP
Nationwide
After careful consideration, we have taken the decision of opening our Adult Music Theory G1 course starting on Sunday 21.05...
ATLAS - Working at Height for Lightning Conductor Engineers
HSS Training
         
(11)
1 day
150 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training demonstrates Continued Professional Development (CPD) for Lightning Conductor Engineers....
CCNSG Safety Passport ECITB
HSS Training
2 days
150 GBP
Multiple (3)
Safety Passport Scheme designed to ensure a basic knowledge of health and safety for all personnel working in an engineering...
IOSH Working Safely
Spire Training Services
1 day
150 GBP
Nationwide
A course for people at any level, in any sector, that will boost business performance and staff motivation. How? Simply...
Motor Principles
Centrica Business Solutions
1 day
150 GBP
Multiple (7)
'Normally taken as an extension to the three-day Basic Electrical course, this course focuses on the theory and practical issues...
UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport
HSS Training
         
(5)
2 days
155 GBP
Multiple (13)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of general health & safety including specific hazards associated with working in...
Communication Skills (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
 
160 GBP
Edinburgh
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Contractor Tax (including IR35) (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
Contractors are under pressure as never before in terms of their tax arrangements.Contractors can either adopt an unincorporated form or...
Coping with Residence & Domicile Rules - for Employees & Other Visitors to the UK (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
This half-day course is designed to allow attendees to explore the tax landscape for UK arrivers and leavers....
Corporate Finance – Introduction to Capital Raising (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
Through a combination of lecturing, discussion and practical examples, this course aims to familiarise you with the various stages of...
Cradle to Grave - Tax Planning for Individuals & Families (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
This practical course reviews the latest tax planning opportunities for individuals and families and gives topical ideas on how to...
Directors Conduct Reporting (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
This course will aid you in discussions with directors about risk before and during the corporate insolvency process....
Essential Tax Update for the Accountant in Practice or Employment (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
This course is designed to be an update on the developments in tax that busy accountants, who are either in...
Farming, Diversification & Renewables (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Aberdeen
This course is an update and refresher on the taxation of farming in the UK and a review of the...
Fraud, Money Laundering & Bribery (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Aberdeen
Fraud, money laundering and bribery continue to be areas of focus affecting all accountants in their day to day work...
FRS 102 - Practical Challenges & Emerging Issues 2018 (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
6 hours
160 GBP
Edinburgh
FRS 102 was the most significant change to UK GAAP in decades. Most businesses have now been through the transition...
FRS 102 Update & Refresher (ICAS)
BPP Professional Education
3 hours
160 GBP
Aberdeen
Reporting experiences of the application of FRS 102How to avoid common pitfallsGuidance on a number of practical problem areas and...
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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.