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 trainingacademy@capitalcitypartnership.org

Current Training & Skills Academy Courses available


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Edinburgh College – Data Driven Innovation course options


Edinburgh College Skills boost for Data Science course

Skills Boost for Data Science is an exciting new online course. The course is funded by Young Persons Guarantee (YPG) and National Training Transition Fund so it is totally free for all that enrol.

The course will start on Monday 28 June and all delivery is online. You will be required to study no more than 10 hours per week for five weeks, however the course has been developed so you should be able to attend to any other commitments while on this course.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/courses/Computing/Skills%20Boost%20for%20Data%20Science%20NPA%20SCQF%20level%204/CR1SBDSC20