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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Subsea systems
Jee Ltd.
         
(6)
4 days
2,775 GBP
Multiple (2)
This course from Jee Ltd will develop participant's knowledge of the equipment, market drivers and issues involved in subsea production,...
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...
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 L&D (Foundation Level)
DPG plc
8 months
2,490 GBP
Multiple (4)
Develop your career as an L&D professional by enrolling in DPG's CIPD Learning & Development diploma programme. In addition to...
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...
Call Centre - Achieving Best Practice
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course has been designed and adapted for a number of PTP's clients that run call centres to handle incoming...
Communication Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(23)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This communication skills course is aimed at helping people communicate more effectively with customers and colleagues. It will look at the...
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...
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...
Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) for Insurers
Institute of Risk Management
2 days
995 GBP
Multiple (5)
This introductory risk management training course provides the essential knowledge and skills required to begin using risk management in your...
IEMA/IRCA ISO 14001:2015 Lead Environmental Auditor Course
IQMS
         
(6)
5 days
1,395 GBP
Multiple (8)
Participants of the this course will: Learn how to deliver value added audits Understand the principles that govern good Environmental...
Internal Auditor: ISO 14001 Training Course
BSI Training
2 days
950 GBP
Multiple (16)
Stay on top of EMS developments and make sure that your organisation remains committed to environmental management by joining this 2...
Internal Auditor ISO 22301 Training Course
BSI Training
2 days
1,250 GBP
Multiple (14)
Gain the expertise and credentials to become a skilled business continuity auditor by joining BSI's ISO 22301 Internal Auditor course . This 2...
Internal Auditor: ISO 9001:2015 Training Course
BSI Training
         
(1)
2 days
795 GBP
Multiple (19)
You can guarantee future business success and secure a competitive position in the marketplace by maintaining superb quality management standards and...
IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor Training course ((A17903)
BSI Training
5 days
415 GBP
Multiple (19)
The ISO 9001 auditing system helps companies drive and maintain high business standards. This training course is IRCA Certified and aims...
ISO 50001 Internal Auditor Training Course
BSI Training
         
(1)
2 days
1,165 GBP
Multiple (16)
Maintain, review and improve energy management systems in your organisation by gai ning the skills and credentials needed to conduct...
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Bywater
         
(51)
5 days
1,295 GBP
Multiple (12)
BywaterExcel's IRCA approved five day course develops skills and knowledge of auditing quality management systems to third party standards.  You will learn...
ISO/IEC 27001 Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course
BSI Training
5 days
2,200 GBP
Multiple (17)
This training course will cover the ISO / IEC 27001:2013 standard for auditing Information Security Management systems. Over 5 days,...
Managing Culture Change
Masters in Minds
2 days
990 GBP
Multiple (3)
Managing cultural change within any sized organisation is one of the most challenging business problems of modern times. Organisations that...
Managing Remote Teams
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(7)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Managing Remote Teams course is designed to help managers who have to manage teams who are located in two...
Managing the Training Function
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
It is too easy for a training function to be ignored. This can happen when the function sees itself as...
Motivational Management for the Public Sector
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
An all encompassing one day course that gives you all the tools to become a confidant and motivational manager in...
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
10 days
Multiple (3)
The NEBOSH National General Certificate is the most widely held health and safety qualification in the UK. This qualification helps...
Outgoing Calls - Maximising Effectiveness
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(11)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This telephone training course helps all those who make outgoing calls ensure that they set objectives and achieve them. Whether...
People Management Skills for Secretaries & PAs
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(9)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is intended to complement Personal Organisation skills for Secretaries and PAs, but can be taken alone. The focus...
Personal Development for Professionals
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
What do you want? You cannot have everything but you can certainly have more than you have at the moment....
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...
Planning Sales Activity to Help Meet & Exceed Targets
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(1)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course investigates patterns of behaviour at work that impact on time management. The course focuses on planning, prioritising and...
Quality Management - ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course
IQMS
         
(18)
5 days
1,350 GBP
Multiple (8)
This Quality Management ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course is designed for course delegates whom require in depth comprehension of the...
The Internal Consultant
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
There comes a time when your specialist knowledge as professional doesn't go far enough. Senior management will be looking for...
Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)
Business Management Training Group Ltd
         
(176)
5 days
2,199 GBP
Multiple (15)
The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)  International Certification This Advanced Certificate for the Executive Personal Assistant (ACEPA™)...
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...
CIPD Certificate in HR Management & Development (Advanced Level)
DPG plc
12 months
4,197 GBP
Multiple (5)
This advanced HR management programme is a series of 10 open workshops over the course of 12 months, accompanied by...
CIPD Diploma in HR Management & Development (Advanced Level)
DPG plc
24 months
7,995 GBP
Multiple (5)
This advanced HR management and development consists of 8 face to face modules over the course of 24 months, delivered...
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...
Exploration and Production Accounting - Level 2
MDT International
         
(11)
5 days
2,750 GBP
Multiple (5)
This five day Level 2 Exploration and Production Accounting training course is designed to help personnel that have some knowledge of...
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...
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...
Oracle PL/SQL
StayAhead Training
         
(2)
2 days
795 GBP
Multiple (6)
Oracle PL/SQL Course Overview The Oracle PL/SQL course is designed to introduce Oracle DBAs, software development personnel and database support...
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...
Building Personal & Professional Confidence
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(15)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
This course is aimed at anybody who struggles to assert themselves in business or social situations because of a lack...
Communicating Effectively - Half Day (am)
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
0.5 days
250 GBP
Multiple (7)
This Communicating Effectively course will help participants understand and appreciate how communication determines success or failure. It will highlight key communication...
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...
Introduction to Facilitation Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(4)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Inevitably, in any organisation occasions arise where the method by which consensus can be achieved is not always obvious. Also,...
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...
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...
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...
Managing Your Green Policy Effectively
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
A practical and inspirational course on how to manage and develop your business by reducing your energy bill, carbon dioxide...
Maximising Appointments on the Telephone
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(5)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This telephone training course is ideal for those who want to improve their calls to maximise appointments. It will also...
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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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