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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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Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)
Business Management Training Group Ltd
         
(235)
5 days
2,199 GBP
Multiple (19)
The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)  International Certification This Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)...
Oracle SQL
StayAhead Training
         
(159)
3 days
1,195 GBP
Multiple (7)
Oracle SQL Course Overview The Oracle SQL course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements and...
Time Management: How To Manage Your Time Better
Leading Edge Leadership
         
(81)
1.5 hours
750 GBP
Nationwide
This workshop is for really busy people who want to be able to manage their time and themselves in the...
Basic Reservoir Engineering - BR
PetroSkills
         
(73)
5 days
3,900 USD
Multiple (5)
Basic Reservoir Engineering is a course designed to help the participants develop a more complete understanding of the characteristics of...
Linux Fundamentals
StayAhead Training
         
(67)
5 days
1,645 GBP
Multiple (6)
Linux Fundamentals Course Overview This Linux Operating System and Bash Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main...
Finance For Non-Finance Managers
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(64)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Many business decisions are made which are based on, or have a major impact on, the finances. The aim of...
Introduction to Management and Supervisory Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(64)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This introduction to management and supervisory skills course is designed to help delegates understand the initial skills and responsibilities that...
Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4
PetroSkills
         
(62)
10 days
8,670 USD
Multiple (10)
The Campbell Gas Course (R) has been the standard of the industry for more than 47 years. Over 36,600 engineers...
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Bywater
         
(61)
5 days
1,295 GBP
Multiple (12)
Bywater's CQI and IRCA Certified Course is five days and develops skills and knowledge of auditing quality management systems to third party standards....
PTT Train the Trainer (ILM)
Target Training Associates
         
(60)
2 days
695 GBP
Multiple (11)
Becoming skilled in any professional sector isn't easy, but learning how to impart these skills to others in an effective...
UNIX Introduction
StayAhead Training
         
(55)
3 days
1,100 GBP
Multiple (6)
UNIX Introduction Course Overview This Unix Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the UNIX...
Oracle Fundamentals
StayAhead Training
         
(52)
5 days
1,845 GBP
Multiple (7)
Oracle Fundamentals Course Overview The Oracle Fundamentals course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements and...
Assertiveness & Building Personal Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(50)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Assertiveness Training – This assertiveness and building personal confidence programme helps delegates understand why it is sometimes hard to refuse...
Management: How To Excel As A Manager
Leading Edge Leadership
         
(48)
1.5 hours
750 GBP
Nationwide
This is Leading Edge Leadership's most popular workshop. For businesses and organisations to achieve great success it is essential that...
Oracle PL/SQL
StayAhead Training
         
(48)
2 days
795 GBP
Multiple (7)
Oracle PL/SQL Course Overview The Oracle PL/SQL course is designed to introduce Oracle DBAs, software development personnel and database support...
PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
         
(48)
5 days
795 GBP
Multiple (30)
This  PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner  training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in over 20...
Train the Trainer (one day course)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(44)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Train the Trainer course has been designed to empower managers to assist and guide their team to their stated...
UNIX Fundamentals
StayAhead Training
         
(44)
5 days
1,645 GBP
Multiple (6)
UNIX Fundamentals Course Overview This Unix Operating System and Shell Programming training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts...
ITIL Foundation
Focus on Training
         
(43)
3 days
550 GBP
Multiple (23)
This  ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) Foundation training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in...
Leadership & Management Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(43)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Effective leadership and management is vital for the success of any organisation.   The aim of this 1 day course is...
Linux Introduction
StayAhead Training
         
(43)
3 days
1,100 GBP
Multiple (6)
Linux Introduction Course Overview This Linux Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the LINUX...
Closing The Sale & Dealing With Objections
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(41)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Closing the Sale and Dealing with Objections course reviews the sales process and identifies the appropriate time to apply...
Think on Your Feet®
Illumine Training
         
(40)
2 days
875 GBP
Multiple (2)
Exceptional verbal communication skills for when you are put on the spot. Being a great communicator when you don’t have...
Practical Project Management (2 day course)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(35)
2 days
900 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed for those who need a practical hands on approach to managing projects, without it getting “heavy”....
BCS Business Analysis Foundation
Focus on Training
         
(33)
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (10)
This  BCS Business Analysis Foundation  training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in cities across...
People Management
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(33)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This people management course is designed for all levels of managers from the new starters to the experienced manager looking...
Creativity: How To Find Creative Solutions To Problems
Leading Edge Leadership
         
(32)
1.5 hours
750 GBP
Nationwide
How would you feel if your employees were more creative and innovative? They can be. When you apply creative thinking...
Managing Conflict
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(32)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
The managing conflict course will benefit individuals, teams and the organisation by providing delegates with the understanding and ability to...
Negotiation Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(31)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This negotiation skills course will offer delegates the confidence to plan a negotiation strategy and execute it to perfection. Seven...
Time Management
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(31)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Time is a limited resource and it is essential in organisations that the right task is done at the right...
UNIX Shell Programming
StayAhead Training
         
(31)
2 days
820 GBP
Multiple (6)
UNIX Shell Programming Course Overview This Unix Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in developing...
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1
StayAhead Training
         
(30)
5 days
1,425 GBP
Multiple (6)
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part 1 Course Overview This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 Part...
Successful Presentations
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(30)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Building confidence to design and delivery a successful presentation is the emphasis behind this course. This requires an understanding of...
Communication Skills: How To Hold A Challenging Conversation
Leading Edge Leadership
         
(29)
1.5 hours
750 GBP
Nationwide
This workshop from Leading Edge Leadership is designed to give participants the skills to be able to hold a challenging...
- 1 Day Communication Skills Training - In-House Courses Delivered at Work
Live And Learn Consultancy
         
(28)
1 day
Multiple (6)
Looking to transform your teams communication skills? This powerful one day workplace Communication Training Course will help your team discover...
Oracle Program with PL/SQL
StayAhead Training
         
(27)
5 days
1,845 GBP
Multiple (2)
Oracle Program with PL/SQL Course Overview The Oracle Program with PL/SQL training course introduces the delegate to Oracle's PL/SQL programming...
Project Management
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(27)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Most organisations, whether they are in the private or public sector, undertake a certain amount of project work in their...
Essential Management Skills (2 Days)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(26)
2 days
900 GBP
Multiple (7)
This 2 day course aims to give those in their first managerial role a thorough understanding of the role of...
Essential Marketing Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(26)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
The PTP Essential Marketing Skills course goes through the whole process of marketing goods and services, from the creation of...
Managing Appraisals
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(25)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
When performance is measured and reported the rate of performance improvement accelerates. This course enables appraisers at all levels of...
Personal Effectiveness
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(25)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed for those who wish to improve their level of personal effectiveness in the workplace. It aims...
Generating New Business by Telephone
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(24)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This generating new business by telephone course is guaranteed to give delegates the confidence to make calls professionally. Demonstrations of...
ICA Certificate in Anti Money Laundering
International Compliance Training
         
(24)
3 months
595 GBP
Multiple (5)
The ICA Certificate in Anti Money Laundering is awarded in association with the University of Manchester Business School and provides an excellent...
Influencing Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(24)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This is a trainer lead, delegate centred course. Delegates participate through discussion of current situation and how to move to...
Communication Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(23)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This communication skills course is aimed at helping delegates communicate more effectively with customers and colleagues. It will look at...
Self-Discipline and Emotional Control in the Workplace
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(23)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Managing your emotions under pressure. Does your temper ever get you into trouble? Do you sometimes rub people up the...
Write to the Top! - Professional Report Writing
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(23)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course will help delegates to be competent and confident in their written communication to senior management or important clients....
Successful Interviewing
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(22)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Successful recruitment, and, consequently, higher retention, results from a well planned and effectively managed interview process. This interviewing skills course...
ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
Bywater
         
(21)
5 days
1,295 GBP
Multiple (8)
This is a five day course certified by the UK Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment ( IEMA ). Bywater's  training is a recognised qualification...
Stress Management
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(21)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
According to a  recent survey by Panorama research, over half of small and medium sized businesses claim stress is an...
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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.