Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
Learning new skills and enhancing existing skills and knowledge
should not end once someone enters employment but should instead
continue throughout their working life and beyond. Participating in
training, further and higher education will help to make people
more effective and productive employees or business owners. This in
turn can bring greater job security, promotion prospects and
There are a wide range of training and skills courses available
- some of which are free of charge, while Individual Learning
Accounts could be used to pay for other courses. Skills providers
Skills Development Scotland and My World of Work can help
individuals understand which learning option to take.
In addition to the courses outlined above, and recognising the
value of investing in their workforce, many employers provide
training for their employees. This can range from government backed
programmes such as Modern Apprenticeships, Flexible Training
Opportunities and Investors in People to more informal, on-the-job
shadowing and training.