The Training and Skills Academy at Edinburgh

The Training Academy offers free, sector focused training to help you take the next step in your career pathway.

Are you looking to up-skill, refresh your certificates, or harness your transferable skills to move into a different sector?

If so, the Training Academy could be the right move for you.

The Training Academy offers:

  • Access to sector specialist training with our bespoke delivery partners
  • Qualifications and certificates that are valued by employers
  • Financial support with Disclosure Scotland and PVG’s
  • Links with local employers
  • Pathways to further opportunities and training

What do you need to take part?

  • Currently in receipt of benefits
  • Enthusiasm to participate in group learning
  • Commitment to completing course
  • Eager to gain a role within focused sector
Edinburgh College Prospectus

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We work closely with carefully selected training partners, the Department of Work & Pensions and the Job Centre to offer skills & training to participants who are currently in receipt of benefits.

Our goal is to offer you valuable industry insight, alongside tailored training and qualifications to give you the best possible opportunity to land that next role.

Our courses currently cover Health & Social Care and the Public Sector with further sectors planned such as Construction, Retail & Hospitality and Digital Skills

To find out about the latest training opportunities email

Current Training & Skills Academy Courses available

Course Start Date End Date Referral Deadline Spaces Available Further Info
Security SIA Level. 2 Door Supervision 22nd January 2nd February 20th January 15 SIA Level 2 Training & Skills Academy Course. JUFJ Noticeboard: (
Security SIA Level. 2 Door Supervisor 29th January 2nd February 27th January 15 SIA Level 2 Training & Skills Academy Course. JUFJ Noticeboard: (

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Into Work courses which will start at Edinburgh College in January 2021. These are aimed at anyone currently unemployed or going to be made redundant. All of the courses will be delivered by a lecturer online using Teams/live sessions.