Professional Training - Edinburgh College
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Professional Training

Our purpose:

  • Increasing employability through relevant and practical training
  • Supporting economic growth by meeting the needs of industry
  • Creating opportunities for people to achieve their full potential
We work with partners internationally to help achieve these shared goals.  We do this through:
  • Tailor-made training programmes, delivered in your country or in Edinburgh
  • Teacher training 
  • Curriculum review and development
  • Consultancy and advice
  • Support for international accreditation
  • Capacity building in the TVET sector
To find out more about we can partner with your organisation, please email: international@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

Further information about tailor-made professional and group training programmes.

We can deliver consultancy and professional training in a wide range of areas:

Business
The College Business School has a highly professional and committed team which offers professional development programmes to both individuals and employers. The School delivers a range of bespoke programmes for employers from both the public and the private sector.
By taking a very pragmatic and experiential approach to the design and delivery of the programme; the team ensures that the programme is meaningful, and develops best practice across a wide range of management competencies that are transferable to the business environment.
  • Our areas of expertise include:
  • Management and Leadership
  • Executive Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Customer Care
Engineering
Edinburgh College is at the forefront of modern engineering, offering a portfolio which is designed to respond to the needs of industry. The College offers a wide range of engineering disciplines and training for professionals. As one of only three OPITO approved centres in the UK, the College has trained hundreds of apprentices for the oil and gas industry, alongside providing international training for hundreds professionals across a range of areas including, Engineering Drawing, Power Stations and Means of Protection, NEBOSH Health & Safety, Automotive, instrumentation systems, and PLC training.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Oil and Gas Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Systems with Renewables
  • Automotive Engineering 
  • Civil Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
Creative Industries
Edinburgh College provides the ideal platform to develop your creative skills. With our academic centers providing professional training in Art and Design, Computing, Performing Arts, Broadcast Media and Photography and Music and Sound Production. 
Our training programmes combine the expertise and industry experience of our academic staff, our close industry links, our state of the art on-campus facilities and extensive international experience to provide training and further insight into the creative industries.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Dance
  • Acting and Performance
  • Directing
  • Technical Theatre
  • ICT
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Digital Audio Skills 
  • Creative Sound Engineering 
  • Creative Sound Engineering Advanced 
  • Avid Media Composer 101 
  • Avid Pro Tools 101 
  • Avid Pro Tools 110
  • Textiles 
Health and Safety
Our areas of expertise include:
  • NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • IOSH Managing Safely
Hospitality
Edinburgh College provides professional training across the hospitality offering a wide range of opportunities from the front of house operations to bar supervisor and hotel manager with an emphasis on customer service and teamwork. At Edinburgh College, our hospitality programmes combine the expertise and industry experience of our academic staff, our close industry links and our state of the art on-campus facilities to provide training and further insight into the industry.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Retail Operations
  • Retail Management
  • Events Coordination
  • Barista Training
  • Supervisors in Hospitality
  • Bar Operations
  • Sommelier Training
  • Food Service
  • Front of House Operations
  • Accommodation Servicing
  • BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders 
  • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene 
  • REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene 
  • REHIS Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene 
  • REHIS Introduction to HACCP 
  • REHIS Intermediate HACCP
Travel and Tourism
Edinburgh College’s Travel and Tourism faculty offers a wide range of training from across the sector including tour guiding, resort representation, air travel, senior cabin crew, food tourism digital cultures and skill for customer care. 

At Edinburgh College, our travel and Tourism programmes combine the expertise and industry experience of our academic staff, our close industry links, our state of the art on-campus facilities and extensive international experience to provide training and further insight into the industry.

Edinburgh is a major global tourist destination. This allows us to work with the industry in Scotland’s capital, such as providing practical ground staff training through our partnership with Swissport, the world’s leading airline and airport service company.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Customer Care
  • Introduction to Green Hotel Sustainability
  • Introduction to Sustainability in Tourism
  • Introduction to Tour Guiding
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Customer Care for Management
  • Customer Care for Retail
  • Customer Care for Events
  • Visitor Attraction Operations
  • Resort Representation
  • Introduction to Events
  • Ground Operations
  • Cabin Crew 
  • Customer Care tailored to specific industries
  • Preparation for employment in Travel and Tourism 
VET Development and Consultancy
Edinburgh College high-quality support in a range of consultancy areas to help build capacity in Technical and Vocational Education. Working in partnership with employers, sector-skills councils, UK colleges, and universities, we are able to offer UK specialist advice and guidance on skills development. 

Our areas of consultancy include:
  • Curriculum development
  • Training needs assessment and delivery
  • Governance and institutional management
  • Employer-engagement
  • Occupational Standards
  • Career pathway mapping


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