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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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Contact Centre NVQ Level 2 - Funded Qualifications
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 - Funded Qualifications
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...
Customer Service NVQ Level 2 Qualifications - Funded
Live And Learn Consultancy
12 months
0 GBP
Multiple (26)
The funded Level 2 Customer Service NVQ is a work based qualification that provides a great opportunity for those who...
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...
Sales NVQ Level 3

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,...
Team Leading NVQ Level 2 - Funded 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....
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...
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 and...
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 and...
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...
Industry Common Induction (ICI)
HSS Training
0.2 days
25 GBP
Multiple (7)
The ICI provides staff with a health and safety induction for working in construction sites, rail depots and station maintenance....
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...
Level 2 Award in Customer Service
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (3)
The Level 2 Award in Customer Service is a 1 Day training course by Seaton Rail. This accredited qualification has been...
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
         
(16)
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (16)
This course is designed for operators of hand held equipment that requires a fitment of an abrasive wheel or grinding...
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection
HSS Training
         
(13)
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (21)
Course designed to enable a MEWP Operator to select, inspect and use an appropriate harness and associated equipment safely....
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...
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(9)
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (25)
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
75 GBP
Multiple (25)
Courses for operatives & supervisors who require the knowledge & practical skills to work safely with steps and ladders....
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness
HSS Training
         
(12)
1 day
75 GBP
Multiple (26)
This course is designed for site workers to help understand the potential hazards faced when working on a construction or...
City & Guilds - Award in Principles of Manual Handling
HSS Training
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (15)
Designed for those who carry out manual handling at work, providing essential information about manual handling hazards and their control....
PASMA - Mobile Access Tower for Users
HSS Training
         
(20)
1 day
78 GBP
Multiple (28)
This course is designed for anyone who has a need to erect, dismantle and inspect mobile access towers safely....
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...
Engineering Supervisor Recertification
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Engineering Supervisor Recertification course aims to reassess delegates on their understanding of what is required to be in charge...
Level Crossing Attendant Initial
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (2)
Level Crossing attendant Initial a 1 day training course by Seaton Rail. (Seaton Training) This course is designed to give candidates...
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....
Lookout/Site Warden Recertification
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (8)
This Lookout recertification course is intended to provide a delegate with a re assessment in his/her understanding of the Lookout...
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...
Points Operator Initial
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (2)
Points Operator Initia l a 1 day training course by Seaton Rail. (Seaton Training) This course is designed to give candidates...
Working Near or Adjacent to the DC Conductor Rail Initial
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (9)
This Working near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail (DCCR) initial course along with the PTS course is the...
Asbestos - Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
85 GBP
Multiple (14)
This course is designed to provide knowledge and awareness of what asbestos is, where it is likely to be found...
Lookout Initial / Site Warden
HSS Training
1 day
97 GBP
Multiple (10)
Course designed to train delegates to act as Lookout / Site Warden when required by a COSS as part of...
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...
Online ISO 9001:2015 Foundation
IQMS
1.5-2.0 hours
99 GBP
Nationwide
Through this online training course by IQMS, participants who have an existing basic knowledge of, or experience in quality management,...
PTS E-Learning
HSS Training
1 day
102 GBP
Multiple (8)
A bespoke course designed for candidates who undertake the PTS E-Learning exam...
Working Near or Adjacent to DC Conductor Rails (DCCR) - Initial
HSS Training
1 day
102 GBP
Multiple (10)
A track safety course providing the underpinning knowledge required to safely carry out work in a DCCR environment in line...
UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport (Refresher) Petrol Update
HSS Training
1 day
109 GBP
Multiple (28)
Designed as a refresher course for contractors working on petrol station forecourts who have an existing Safety Passport nearing expiry....
Personal Track Safety (PTS) - Initial Assessment Day (Practical Event)
HSS Training
         
(14)
1 day
117 GBP
Multiple (10)
A track safety course that provides the mandatory qualification, knowledge and understanding to work safely on or near the railway....
Development Needs Inventory 360-Degree
LMI-UK
Customisable
125 GBP
Multiple (2)
What the CPD said about LMI's DNi "a very comprehensive tool that clearly complements other LMI programmes" The Development Needs...
Online ISO 14001:2015 Foundation
IQMS
2.5-3.0 hours
125 GBP
Nationwide
Through this online course by IQMS, participants will gain a fundamental overview of the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS)....
CCNSG Safety Passport
HSS Training
2 days
140 GBP
Multiple (7)
Safety Passport Scheme designed to ensure a basic knowledge of health and safety for all personnel working in an engineering...
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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.