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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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Java Fundamentals Evening Course
PCWorkshops
6 weeks
480 GBP
Multiple (4)
This course introduces participants to the essentials of programming using the Java language, explaining Java technology and principles of Object...
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...
Java Fundamentals 5 Day course
PCWorkshops
5 days
1,290 GBP
Multiple (8)
This course introduces participants to the essentials of programming using the Java language, explaining Java technology and principles of Object...
NEBOSH National Construction Certificate
Dita Consulting
13 days
1,825 GBP
Multiple (9)
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety has been designed to provide individuals making day to day decisions...
NEBOSH National General Certificate
Dita Consulting
10 days
1,295 GBP
Multiple (11)
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides an excellent foundation in occupational health and safety. It...
NEBOSH National General Certificate
Astutis Ltd
         
(5)
10 days
1,695 GBP
Multiple (16)
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is widely recognised as the qualification to have for all professionals in the Health & Safety...
Integrity management of subsea pipelines
Jee Ltd.
         
(3)
4 days
2,775 GBP
Aberdeen
This course from Jee Ltd is designed to benefit those involved in the maintenance and integrity of assets and pipelines....
MSProject Introduction
PCWorkshops
1 day
275 GBP
Multiple (7)
This is a one day course on Project Management using MS Project. As a result of participating in this one...
IOSH Safety for Senior Executives
Astutis Ltd
1 day
210 GBP
Multiple (8)
The IOSH Safety for Senior Executives course is designed to help delegates achieve their organisational strategic objectives for health and...
IOSH Managing Safely
Dita Consulting
4 days
570 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course introduces managers, at all levels, to the different aspects of managing health and safety in the workplace. It...
IOSH Managing Safely
Astutis Ltd
         
(3)
4 days
695 GBP
Multiple (16)
This IOSH Managing Safely course is designed to give team leaders, managers and supervisors in various sectors and organisations a...
Effective and Inspiring Communication Skills
Masters in Minds
3 days
1,350 GBP
Multiple (2)
Communication is vital for leading and managing a modern workforce, this workshop course will train delegates in crafting ideas with...
Subsea pipelines
Jee Ltd.
         
(3)
4 days
2,775 GBP
Aberdeen
This course from Jee Ltd is essential for subsea engineers or those new to the industry. It will give participants...
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...
Fundamentals of Risk Management
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...
Coaching Skills Certificate
Academy of Executive Coaching
         
(2)
2 days
278 GBP
Multiple (5)
This 2 day course by the Academy of Executive Coaching introduces you to the core coaching principles and practice, enabling...
Leadership Skills Development
Impellus
1 day
300 GBP
Multiple (17)
This one day training programme examines the natural leadership styles of each participant and allows them to understand the impact they...
Adobe Illustrator 201: Green Belt - Intermediate course, 3 days
Academy Class
3 days
597 GBP
Multiple (3)
During this course, you will learn about advanced vector drawing concepts and techniques, enabling you to create more complex illustrations....
Adobe Photoshop 201: Green Belt - Intermediate Course, 3 Days
Academy Class
3 days
597 GBP
Multiple (3)
In this course you will work with advanced image handling tools and features available in Adobe Photoshop. You will be...
Developing Winning Teams
Impellus
1 day
300 GBP
Multiple (6)
In this one day training programme, participants unravel the factors which make a team perform, learning how to apply their...
Autodesk AutoCAD 201: Green Belt - Intermediate course, 2 days
Academy Class
2 days
497 GBP
Multiple (3)
This intermediate level course continues to build on the basic concepts of the AutoCAD Introduction course. Hands on exercises throughout...
Role of the Director and the Board
Institute of Directors
         
(2)
2 days
2,575 GBP
Multiple (4)
This highly practical course provides you with an essential overview of the duties and legal responsibilities of a director and...
Advanced Presentation Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(11)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
The Advanced Presentation Skills course is an extremely practical course designed to take your existing skills a step further. The...
Advanced Telephone Prospecting
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(13)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Advanced Telephone Prospecting course is totally practical and hands on and includes live sales calls made by the tutor...
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...
How to Learn Anything Quicker
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
How to Learn Anything Quicker Including Names. Three trends are shaping our business and personal lives: Information is coming at...
Investor and Entrepreneur Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This investor and entrepreneur training day is in two parts. The first shows how those that were successful entrepreneurs managed...
Managing Budgets
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(15)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This managing budgets course suits anybody that has a need to understand the basic premise of budgeting. Too frequently in...
Managing Bullying at Work
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed to help organisations recognise and cope with bullying in the workplace. It will enable delegates to...
Outstanding Customer Service Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(17)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
An intensive, practical and activity based programme building the delegate's knowledge, skills and the will to support customers, ultimately to...
Performance Appraisals Masterclass - Half Day (pm)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This is a practical half day Masterclass designed to allow you to review and assess your effectiveness in appraising the...
Performance Management
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(6)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
The skills needed to manage employees performance should be part of every manager's repertoire. Unfortunately, most managers are expected to...
Recruiting the Best People
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed to provide delegates with the competence and confidence to recruit and select suitable staff. This Recruiting...
Successful Sales Presentations
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(8)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course imitates the real two stage process of qualification and presentation. Through a series of scenarios, delegates will practise...
Team Building
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This team building course deals with those aspects which encourage team players to work well together through practical sessions which...
The Secrets of Low Cost Advertising
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This advertising and promotion course analyses cold calling, mail shots, telephone prospecting, advertising, packaging and many more promotional ideas. Delegates...
Understanding Discipline and Grievance
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Handling discipline and grievance issues needs to be handled with confidence; yet is often a feared activity. Done correctly it...
Working Productively - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This is a practical half day Workshop designed to assess your productivity challenges and the effectiveness of your approaches to...
Sage 50 - New User
SquareOne Training
Flexible
225 GBP
Multiple (2)
This Sage 50  New User   Training provides individuals with accounting and bookkeeping responsibilities with a comprehensive understanding of the...
CPCS - A17C Telescopic Handler [Telehandler] - Novice
HSS Training
4 days
995 GBP
Multiple (8)
To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating a Telescopic Handler to enable the candidate to pass the CPCS...
CPCS - A40b Slinger Signaller - Static Duties
HSS Training
3 days
895 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training in being a Slinger/Signaller...
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator
HSS Training
         
(10)
1 day
155 GBP
Multiple (39)
IPAF Operator course with practical training session and assessment covering two powered access products Mobile Vertical (3a) + Mobile Boom...
How to Be Great at Telephone Cold Calling - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(5)
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This telephone course is guaranteed to give delegates the confidence to make calls professionally. Demonstrations of live calls will be...
Marketing Skills Masterclass - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(4)
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
Top tips in the best practices in marketing are divulged. Delegates have an opportunity to discuss their marketing methods and...
Masterclass in Handling Incoming Telephone Calls - Half Day (pm)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(7)
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This 1/2 day workshop gets delegates to look at what they hate as customers when they make calls to their...
Winning Ways to Close a Deal - Half Day (pm)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(5)
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
Everybody involved in sales wants to be seen as professional and sometimes this leads to salespeople not being assertive enough...
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection
HSS Training
         
(13)
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (22)
Course designed to enable a MEWP Operator to select, inspect and use an appropriate harness and associated equipment safely....
CIEH - Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
HSS Training
1 day
114 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is designed to offer the essential basic skills, knowledge and confidence required to administer first aid in a...
CPCS - A09 Forward Tipping Dumper - Wheeled
HSS Training
3 days
825 GBP
Multiple (6)
This course is designed to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training in operating a Forward Tipping Dumper...
CPCS - A31 Ride on Roller - Novice
HSS Training
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (5)
This course is designed to provide candidates with thorough practical and theory training in operating a Ride on Roller...
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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.