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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10 Days Masterclass on SAP BO admin
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
10 days
4,500 USD
Multiple (7)
This training program is designed for through understanding of SAP BO environment Its usage in various Business use cases and...
2 Day Real Estate Analyst
Bayfield Training
         
(1)
2 days
1,750 GBP
Multiple (8)
This two day training course from Bayfield Training gives participants better knowledge of financial modelling using Excel. Delegates will learn...
3 Days class on Logistics and Distribution Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
3 days
1,694 USD
Multiple (6)
Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer...
5 days class on Succession Planning
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
5 days
2,495 USD
Multiple (6)
The program caters to equipping participants with necessary tools for succession planning through effective analysis and management programs. The program...
5 Days Master Class on Risk Management
Zoe Talent Solutions
         
(1)
5 days
2,794 USD
Multiple (7)
This risk management course looks at risk from various perspectives and analyses the possibilities for managing it in each situation....
AAT Courses London | AAT Level 2 Course
Osborne Training
         
(1)
60 hours
Multiple (2)
Why AAT? Want a new direction for your career? Think Accountancy, according to statistics, the average salary for Accountants is...
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...
Administrative Assistant Diploma
Pitman Training Group
         
(1)
5 weeks
Multiple (58)
During the course, participants will learn how to use software packages such as Microsoft Office, as well as excellent computer keyboard...
Adobe After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(1)
1 week
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
This Adobe After Effects Jumpstart: Zero to Hero training course is for people new to After Effects. Working from the beginning,...
Adobe Photoshop ACA Jumpstart: Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(6)
1 week
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
Become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Photoshop Jumpstart: Zero to HERO provides you with the concepts and skills to...
Adobe Premiere Pro ACA Jumpstart : Zero to Hero
Academy Class
         
(3)
5 days
997 GBP
Multiple (3)
Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a...
Advanced Listening Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(8)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
There are many reasons why people struggle to listen effectively. These include: Believing that the only way to put their...
AIX Basics
StayAhead Training
         
(5)
3 days
1,100 GBP
Multiple (6)
AIX Basics Course Overview This IBM AIX Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the...
AIX Fundamentals
StayAhead Training
         
(9)
5 days
1,645 GBP
Multiple (6)
AIX Fundamentals Course Overview IBM AIX Operating System and Korn Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main...
AIX Shell Programming
StayAhead Training
         
(2)
2 days
820 GBP
Multiple (6)
AIX Shell Programming Course Overview IBM AIX Korn Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in...
An Introduction to Effective Project Management
Hemsley Fraser
         
(3)
2 days
969 GBP
Multiple (4)
This highly practical  Introduction to Effective Project Management provides delegates with all the essential skills, tools and techniques needed to...
Basic Drilling Awareness
Aberdeen Drilling School
         
(2)
1 day
Aberdeen
This awareness level training discusses the basics of drilling and provides non technical staff with foundation knowledge of the drilling  process...
Basic Drilling Technology & Equipment
Aberdeen Drilling School
         
(3)
3 days
Aberdeen
This Drilling Technology and Equipment course reviews the basic components involved in the drilling process as well as the steps...
Better Communication Skills at Work
Hemsley Fraser
         
(1)
2 days
999 GBP
Multiple (2)
This 2 day challenging, practical and insightful course explores the techniques required for you to achieve positive results through your...
Board Leadership Development - Business Strategy and Corporate Governance
Cambridge Management Sciences Ltd
         
(2)
5 days
3,675 GBP
Nationwide
Strategy and governance are two of the the most important and debated issues in many organisations after the financial crisis. “Strategy”...
BS OHSAS 18001 Management Systems Lead Auditor IOSH Certified Training Course
BSI Training
         
(1)
5 days
1,575 GBP
Multiple (16)
This training course is IOSH accredited and will help you effectively audit and improve your health and safety management system. Specifically...
BTEC Safer People Handling Trainers (Level 4)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
         
(1)
4 days
995 GBP
Multiple (3)
This BTEC accreditation course is the first of its kind in terms of training in Safer People Handling and continues...
Building a high-performing team
Masters in Minds
         
(1)
3 days
1,485 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course will give you the insights and skills to develop the performance and efficiency of your team. The...
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...
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
MOL
         
(4)
32 weeks
2,350 GBP
Multiple (9)
This blended learning course instills a broad range of relevant and practical HR skills in participants and comes with an...
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Learning & Development
MOL
         
(3)
6 months
2,350 GBP
Multiple (8)
Develop a broad range of relevant and useful Leadership and Development skills with this blended learning programme accredited by the...
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management
MOL
         
(2)
36 weeks
2,650 GBP
Multiple (9)
This CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Management equips HR professionals with the skills and insight necessary to take...
CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award, Certificate or Diploma in Human Resource Management / Development
MOL
         
(2)
2 years
6,995 GBP
Multiple (9)
Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to transition into a career as a Human Resources (HR) or Learning and Development...
CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
HSS Training
         
(4)
5 days
449 GBP
Multiple (30)
This training programme  enables construction site supervisors to understand responsibilities and accountability for site safety and lead their teams proactively...
Closing Incoming Calls Effectively
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course concentrates on incoming calls which potentially could lead to new business. Participants in this course are taught to ask...
Coaching and Facilitating Skills
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(1)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This comprehensive Coaching and Facilitation programme will equip you with a clear framework and practical strategies to coach and mentor...
Coaching Skills Certificate
Academy of Executive Coaching
         
(2)
2 days
1,490 RON
Multiple (5)
This 2 day course by the Academy of Executive Coaching introduces you to the core coaching principles and practice, enabling...
Confidence in Making Face to Face Cold Calls
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This highly practical course involves participants actually going out and making cold calls on a pre agreed route. Prior to...
Construction of subsea pipelines
Jee Ltd.
         
(2)
4 days
2,775 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course from Jee Ltd is essential if you wish to improve your knowledge of offshore pipeline installation techniques. Participants...
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...
Corporate Governance Training Course
Eureka Financial
         
(3)
2 days
1,600 GBP
Multiple (2)
High quality corporate governance leads to better run companies, which create, grow and protect value for all their stakeholders.  During...
Corporate Reception Skills
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(1)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This training course helps you improve the perceived quality of the service you offer to your audience by delivering excellent...
Cost Efficiency and Budgeting in the Oil & Gas Industry
MDT International
         
(4)
3 days
1,950 GBP
Multiple (5)
This three day course from MDT International is designed for operator and service company staff and will support them as...
Crash Course in Any Language
Berlitz UK - London
         
(2)
30-120 hours
Multiple (7)
There is no better way to learn a new language than to simply start. Berlitz's Crash Course in language training...
Creative Problem Solving
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(6)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This creative problem solving course looks at the various problems that we face in our working lives. By identifying and...
Creativity and Innovation (1 day course)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(1)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
What is creativity and why is it important? Let’s start with the most common misconception, you do not have to...
Customer Excellence for Finance Staff
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(4)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course will enable participants to understand who their customers are and what they require us to do in order...
Delivering Feedback Effectively
Best Foot Forward Training
         
(1)
1 day
895 GBP
Multiple (2)
This intensive, one day training course shows you how to grow a team to be a productive working hub, by...
Developing Major Accounts
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(1)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This developing major accounts course is essential for any salesperson trying to develop a major account. Delegates learn how to...
Developing Resilience: Training for Managers
In Equilibrium
         
(2)
1 day
249 GBP
Glasgow
Setbacks and disappointment is unavoidable when making progress it is these problems that make the company stronger, and the way...
Directors Guide to Surviving an FCA/PRA visit
FSTP
         
(1)
2 hours
295 GBP
Multiple (2)
The regulator is about to knock on your door. Your firm and your senior team will likely come under intense...
Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats®
Illumine Training
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (2)
This one day Six Thinking Hats® training course is designed to help delegates develop collaborative way of thinking, for more productive...
Effective Management of Your Team
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(3)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Effective Management of Your Team course is designed to help managers develop their leadership style further and use team...
Essentials of Pressure Systems
ABB Consulting
         
(3)
2 days
1,460 GBP
Edinburgh
This 2 day course aims to provide the basic understanding of the essential elements of pressure systems, some of the problems encountered and...
Executive PA Diploma
Pitman Training Group
         
(14)
Self-paced
Multiple (58)
The role of an Executive PA or Executive Assistant is a challenging one. An Executive PA needs to be able...
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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.