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 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...
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...
Health & Safety Management - OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor Course
IQMS
         
(3)
5 days
1,350 GBP
Multiple (8)
This highly interactive Health & Safety Management OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor Course is ideal for those seeking to develop their professional...
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...
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...
IEMA Foundation Certificate Course in Environmental Management
Astutis Ltd
4 days
720 GBP
Multiple (9)
This IEMA Foundation course will help you gain an understanding of the Issues, Science and Philosophy Underpinning Environmental Sustainability. The...
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...
Exploration and Production Accounting - Level 3
MDT International
         
(8)
5 days
2,750 GBP
Multiple (5)
This five day Level 3 Exploration and Production Accounting training course is designed to help personnel that have experience and...
Introduction to Well Decommissioning
MDT International
1 day
695 GBP
Multiple (2)
Provided by our partner This one day course has been designed to provide an introduction to the basic technical aspects...
Role of the Director and the Board
Institute of Directors
         
(2)
2 days
2,255 GBP
Multiple (4)
This highly practical course provides you with an essential overview of the duties and legal responsibilities of a director and...
Coaching Skills for Managers
Impellus
1 day
300 GBP
Multiple (7)
This one day training programme will help participants effectively use coaching techniques to empathise, empower and motivate people and teams...
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...
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...
Manual Handling Risk Assessors
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
1 day
260 GBP
Multiple (2)
This train the trainer course in Manual Handling Risk Assessors provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to undergo manudual...
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...
QSA Approved Auditor course
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - RoSPA
4 days
1,720 GBP
Multiple (2)
This 4 day training course is designed to impart a knowledge and understanding of HSG65 and BS8800 in delegates as...
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...
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...
Well Decommissioning: Principles & Practices
MDT International
3 days
1,950 GBP
Multiple (2)
Provided by our partner This well decommissioning course has been designed to provide participants with an introduction to all technical...
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...
Coaching and Mentoring
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(11)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
All organisations need talented people who are motivated to achieve. Coaching and mentoring has an important role to take here,...
Managing People on Projects
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(1)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
Effective people management, delegation skills, motivation skills, team management, influencing and communication skills, enable project managers to gain commitment from...
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...
IPAF Harness Use and Inspection
HSS Training
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (23)
Course designed to enable a MEWP Operator to select, inspect and use an appropriate harness and associated equipment safely....
Ladder and Stepladder Inspection - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(3)
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (24)
Courses for managers and supervisors who require the knowledge and practical skills to thoroughly inspect and maintain records of ladders...
Asbestos - Awareness (UKATA)
HSS Training
0.5 days
0 GBP
Multiple (15)
This course is designed to provide knowledge and awareness of what asbestos is, where it is likely to be found...
Abrasive Wheels
HSS Training
         
(6)
0.5 days
65 GBP
Multiple (16)
This course is designed for operators of hand held equipment that requires a fitment of an abrasive wheel or grinding...
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...
IPAF (Dual) Mobile Vertical (3a) + (3b) Mobile Boom - Operator
HSS Training
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...
IPAF MEWPs for Managers
HSS Training
1 day
75 GBP
Multiple (6)
Supervisor / Manager course covering the requirements to prepare for and safely co ordinate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in...
Ladder and Stepladder User - Ladder Association
HSS Training
         
(5)
0.5 days
75 GBP
Multiple (25)
Courses for operatives & supervisors who require the knowledge & practical skills to work safely with steps and ladders....
PASMA - Mobile Access Tower for Users
HSS Training
1 day
80 GBP
Multiple (29)
This course is designed for anyone who has a need to erect, dismantle and inspect mobile access towers safely....
Requirements for Electrical Installations - City & Guilds (2382-15) 17th Edition
HSS Training
         
(4)
3 days
497 GBP
Multiple (8)
Course designed to provide the required knowledge and understanding of the 17th Edition electrical wiring regulations....
Site Safety Plus - Health & Safety Awareness
HSS Training
         
(3)
1 day
75 GBP
Multiple (25)
This course is designed for site workers to help understand the potential hazards faced when working on a construction or...
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS)
HSS Training
1 day
172 GBP
Multiple (9)
This course will reinforce and update your knowledge of your legal responsibilities for health, safety, welfare and environment in the...
UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport
HSS Training
2 days
179 GBP
Multiple (27)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of general health & safety including specific hazards associated with working in...
UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport (Refresher) Petrol Update
HSS Training
1 day
109 GBP
Multiple (25)
Designed as a refresher course for contractors working on petrol station forecourts who have an existing Safety Passport nearing expiry....
CITB - Temporary Works Co-ordinator
HSS Training
2 days
450 GBP
Multiple (10)
Course designed to assist those on site who have responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works....
HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety at Work
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
64 GBP
Multiple (7)
The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is intended for...
Harness - Height Safety Equipment Appreciation and Inspection (MOD 1)
HSS Training
         
(1)
0.5 days
150 GBP
Multiple (10)
Course designed for anyone involved in work at height using Personal Fall Protection Equipment....
IOSH - Managing Safely
HSS Training
3 days
490 GBP
Multiple (18)
This course is designed for supervisors / managers to provide the knowledge and tools to tackle health and safety issues...
Advanced Closing Skills
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(6)
1 day
390 GBP
Multiple (7)
This advanced closing skills course is specifically designed for more experienced sales people, it reviews the sales process and identifies...
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...
The Creative Trainer
PTP Training & Marketing Ltd
         
(2)
1 day
450 GBP
Multiple (7)
PTP's Creative Trainer course has been designed for anyone who has experience of delivering training and is looking for some...
Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
HSS Training
2 days
175 GBP
Multiple (23)
This course is designed to ensure those with Site Supervisory responsibilities understand expectations and how they contribute to workplace safety....
HABC Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Awareness
Seaton Rail Limited
1 day
68 GBP
Multiple (6)
This Level 2 Award in Fire Safety is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety in any...
AIX Shell Programming
StayAhead Training
         
(2)
2 days
820 GBP
Multiple (6)
AIX Shell Programming Course Overview IBM AIX Korn Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in...
CCNSG Safety Passport
HSS Training
2 days
140 GBP
Multiple (2)
Safety Passport Scheme designed to ensure a basic knowledge of health and safety for all personnel working in an engineering...
HP-UX Shell Programming
StayAhead Training
         
(1)
2 days
820 GBP
Multiple (6)
HP UX Shell Programming Course Overview This Hewlett Packard HP UX Posix Shell Programming training course is designed to give...
Linux Shell Programming
StayAhead Training
         
(9)
2 days
820 GBP
Multiple (6)
Linux Shell Programming Course Overview This Linux Bash Shell Programming training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in...
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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.