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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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...
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...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1
StayAhead Training
         
(1)
5 days
1,425 GBP
Multiple (5)
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part 1 Course Overview This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2
StayAhead Training
         
(3)
4 days
1,395 GBP
Multiple (5)
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part 2 Course Overview This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part...
Administration Assistant Diploma
Pitman Training Group
         
(1)
5 weeks
Multiple (36)
This self paced Admin Assistant Diploma course will provide those people looking for their first office job or those who...
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
         
(1)
3 days
1,100 GBP
Multiple (7)
AIX Basics Course Overview This IBM AIX Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the...
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...
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...
CIPD Certificate in HR Practice (Foundation Level)
DPG plc
         
(2)
7 months
1,990 GBP
Multiple (5)
This CIPD Certificate in HR Practice course provides delegates with an in depth understanding of the fundamentals of Human Resources....
CIPD Certificate in L&D (Foundation Level)
DPG plc
         
(2)
6 months
1,990 GBP
Multiple (4)
The CIPD Certificate in L&D consists of four open workshops over the course of 6 months, supplemented with online learning modules....
CIPD Diploma in HR Management (Intermediate Level)
DPG plc
         
(1)
10 months
3,490 GBP
Multiple (9)
This CIPD Diploma in HR Management programme at consists of 8 open workshops over the course of 10 months. DPG is...
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...
CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Human Resource Development
CIPD Training
         
(1)
12 months
4,197 GBP
Multiple (5)
The Diploma requires around two year's study. Successful completion also leads to Associate professional membership (Assoc. CIPD), plus the knowledge...
CITB Health & Safety Awareness
Balfour Beatty
         
(1)
1 day
110 GBP
Multiple (4)
This CITB Health & Safety Awareness training programme is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive overview of health, safety,...
CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme
Balfour Beatty
         
(1)
5 days
525 GBP
Multiple (4)
This SMSTS course covers best practice in site safety management. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme provides project and site...
CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme
Balfour Beatty
         
(1)
2 days
199 GBP
Multiple (4)
The SSSTS training scheme meets the requirements for site supervisors who require a detailed understanding of health and safety legislation...
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 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
1,795 GBP
Multiple (2)
High quality corporate governance leads to better run companies, which create, grow and protect value for all their stakeholders.  During...
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...
CPCS A61 Appointed Person - Lifting Operations (Novice)
Balfour Beatty
         
(1)
5 days
950 GBP
Multiple (3)
This training course provides new and experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to safely plan lifting operations, and a...
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...
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 Programme
Pitman Training Group
         
(14)
Self-paced
Multiple (36)
This high level Executive PA Diploma programme will provide participants with the skills necessary to become a super efficient personal assistant....
Finance for Non-Financial Directors
Institute of Directors
         
(1)
3 days
2,395 GBP
Multiple (3)
This course gives you a comprehensive overview of corporate finance and helps you grasp the key concepts and terminology that you...
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Hemsley Fraser
         
(3)
2 days
999 GBP
Multiple (3)
This two day Finance for Non Financial Managers course enables delegates to understand and manage the impact of their decisions...
Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM): ERM and ISO 31000
Institute of Risk Management
         
(1)
2 days
995 GBP
Multiple (5)
This two day Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course provides a robust introduction of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and the...
Gaining Commitment on the Telephone
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(5)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This telephone training course focuses on incoming and/or outgoing calls whose purpose it is to lead to sales or appointments....
Geomechanics: Sand Production & Wellbore Stability
Lloyd's Register
         
(1)
3 days
900 GBP
Aberdeen
This comprehensive 3 day training course in Geomechanics covers the essential aspects of Sand Production and Wellbore Stability, through the...
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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.

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