Show findcourses.co.uk as: Mobile

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.

Administering System Center Configuration Manager
Focus on Training
5 days
1,229 GBP
Multiple (11)
This five-day course from Focus on Training will teach you to efficiently manage network resources using Configuration Manager. You will...
Administering Windows Server 2012
Focus on Training
5 days
1,149 GBP
Multiple (16)
This five-day course from Focus on Training is designed for experienced IT system administrators who are looking for the skills...
Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
Focus on Training
5 days
1,099 GBP
Multiple (5)
This intensive five-day course from Focus on Training will teach you how to configure and manage a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013...
Amazon Web Services - Architecting on AWS
Focus on Training
3 days
1,495 GBP
Multiple (8)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a scalable and flexible cloud computing platform. Architecting applications in the cloud presents new opportunities,...
APM Project Management Qualification (Formerly APMP)
Focus on Training
6 days
1,385 GBP
Multiple (15)
The premium version of the course includes a comprehensive exam preparation workshop and is delivered in two parts. There is...
APMG Change Management Foundation
Focus on Training
3 days
740 GBP
Multiple (7)
Develop your skills in change management with this accredited foundation course. Over the course of three days, you will gain...
APMG Change Management Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
5 days
1,149 GBP
Multiple (9)
This comprehensive five-day course combines both foundation and practitioner APMG Change Management qualifications. It will give you a highly developed...
BCS Business Analysis Foundation
Focus on Training
3 days
899 GBP
Multiple (11)
This BCS Business Analysis Foundation training programme is an open course offered by Focus on Training available in cities across the United...
BCS Business Analysis Practice
Focus on Training
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (14)
This popular BCS Business Analysis Practice course (formerly known as ISEB Business Analysis Essentials) provides well-defined approaches and proven techniques for business...
BCS Business Change Foundation
Focus on Training
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (7)
This three-day course is designed to help those involved in business change initiatives, such as revised business processes and/or IT...
BCS Information Security Management Principles CISMP
Focus on Training
5 days
1,489 GBP
Multiple (8)
This five-day course by Focus on Training has been designed to provide participants with the skills and understanding required to...
BCS Requirements Engineering
Focus on Training
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (12)
Through this three-day course from Focus on Training, participants will develop the skills needed to work with requirements stakeholders to...
BRC Third Party Auditor
IQMS
         
(4)
5 days
1,150 GBP
Multiple (8)
This BRC Third Party Auditor course from IQMS will bring participants up to date on Third Party Audit requirements in...
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 calls...
Certified Agile Project Management - Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
4 to 5 Days
1,110 GBP
Multiple (10)
Building on the DSDM approach, this course places Agile within a comprehensive project cycle, aiming to enable delivery of Agile...
Certified Agile Project Management Foundation
Focus on Training
2 to 3 Days
719 GBP
Multiple (9)
Accredited by the APMG and created in conjunction with the DSDM Consortium, this certification course from Focus on Training equips...
Certified Ethical Hacker v9
Focus on Training
5 days
1,749 GBP
Multiple (12)
One of the most popular and well recognised cybersecurity certifications worldwide, this Certified Ethical Hacker course immerses participants into the...
Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation - IBITGQ
Focus on Training
1 day
475 GBP
Multiple (13)
This one-day course from Focus on Training will equip participants with an in-depth foundation in the EU GDPR, along with...
Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner - IBITGQ
Focus on Training
5 days
1,899 GBP
Multiple (13)
This course from Focus on Training combines the one-day Foundation course with the four-day Practitioner course to present participants with...
Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner - APMG
Focus on Training
5 days
1,899 GBP
Multiple (7)
Under the new EU data protection regulations, the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) will be mandatory for controllers...
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Focus on Training
2 days
890 GBP
Multiple (5)
Upon completion of this two-day course from Focus on Training, participants will be designated Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and...
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...
Effective Project Management
Cosensa Learning and Development
         
(2)
2 days
565 GBP
Multiple (8)
This highly practical two-day Project Management programme delivers all the essential skills, tools and techniques required to support you in...
Enabling and Managing Office 365
Focus on Training
5 days
1,199 GBP
Multiple (13)
This 5-day instructor-led Enabling and Managing Office 365 course was developed to target the needs of IT professionals whose job...
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...
Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Focus on Training
1-2 days
295 GBP
Multiple (8)
A strong understanding of basic finance can benefit everyone at a company. Managers especially, need to understand the finance if...
IRCA ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor
IQMS
         
(18)
5 days
1,395 GBP
Multiple (8)
This Quality Management - ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course is designed for course delegates whom require in-depth comprehension of the...
IRCA OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor
IQMS
         
(4)
5 days
1,395 GBP
Multiple (7)
This highly interactive Health & Safety Management - OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor Course is ideal for those seeking to develop their...
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
Bywater
         
(78)
5 days
1,295 GBP
Multiple (17)
Bywater's CQI and IRCA Certified Course is five-days and develops skills and knowledge of auditing quality management systems to third party standards.  You...
ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
Focus on Training
4 days
1,049 GBP
Multiple (5)
This ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst course was created to extend the broad understanding of testing acquired at the Foundation Level...
ISTQB Foundation - Software Testing
Focus on Training
3 days
698 GBP
Multiple (16)
The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) is considered to be the standard introductory qualification for individuals working with software testing...
ITIL Expert - Managing Across the Lifecycle
Focus on Training
5 days
1,399 GBP
Multiple (9)
The ITIL Managing across the Lifecycle Certificate is a free-standing qualification in its own right. However, it is also the final...
ITIL Foundation
Focus on Training
3 days
589 GBP
Multiple (31)
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) embodies best practices from the world's most successful organisations to optimise their IT services. This...
ITIL Inter - Service Design
Focus on Training
795 GBP
Multiple (11)
The ITIL Service Design course   is one of the five modules that combine to make up the ITIL Intermediate "lifecycle stream". By...
ITIL Inter - Service Strategy
Focus on Training
3 days
795 GBP
Multiple (9)
This ITIL Service Strategy course   is one of five modules that combine to make up the ITIL Intermediate "lifecycle stream". By...
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Qualifying
First Response Training & Consultancy Services Ltd
3 days
275 GBP
Multiple (7)
The Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work Qualifying is a 3-day training course from First Response Training which...
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...
Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction
Focus on Training
1-2 days
220 GBP
Multiple (12)
Microsoft Project 2016 functions as a tool that assists individuals in managing their projects. This course requires participants to gather...
MoP - Management of Portfolios Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
4-5 days
1,299 GBP
Multiple (7)
Management of Portfolios (MoP) is a high level set of best practice project management guidance from the same family as...
MoR - Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
5 days
1,249 GBP
Multiple (8)
This course is based on OGC's best-practice guide "Management of Risk: Guidance for Practitioners". This guide is designed to help...
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 the Public...
MSP Foundation
Focus on Training
3 days
779 GBP
Multiple (15)
This MSP Foundation course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) - the...
MSP Foundation & Practitioner
Focus on Training
5 days
1,245 GBP
Multiple (18)
This MSP Foundation & Practitioner training programme is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) -...
NavisWorks Essentials
Cadassist Ltd
3 days
750 GBP
Multiple (3)
This NavisWorks Essentials Training provides participants with an understanding of how they can use the NavisWorks software to combine 3D geometry...
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...
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...
  • = Has a video
Displaying 1-50 of 3634 results
123...7273
Show More (500)

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.