Where can I find training for myself, staff and or volunteers?

Below is a list of organisations providing training courses. The courses available are liable to change, please check the websites provided below for up-to-date information.

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your job or train for a new role, online courses are a flexible way to learn. Access the website here.

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway logo

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway provide free training courses to third sector organisations’ staff, trustees, and volunteers. Access the website here.

The Open University

The Open University provide a range of courses in a variety of subjects. Access the website here.

Business Gateway

Business Gateway have a selection of webinars and events to support you and your team – whatever stage your business is at. Access the website here.

Tech Nation Digital Business Academy

Tech Nation provides a range of free online courses that develop your skills to start, grow or join a digital business. Access the website here.

Microsoft have a variety of free online tech related courses. These are instructor-led allowing you to choose a traditional classroom training setting to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace, and in your own place. Access the website here.

HM Government

The Skills Toolkit by HM Government provides free courses for individuals looking to expand their cv, get a better job, or for employers to train their staff. Access the website here.

Dumfries and Galloway College

Dumfries and Galloway College offer a vast range of training courses and workforce development opportunities that can improve your productivity and competitiveness by ensuring your staff have got the right skills to do the best job. Access the website here.

Online and tutor-led affordable training solutions, training courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your company or the individual. Access the website here.

Lifelong Learning Service

The Lifelong Learning Service works with a wide range of third sector and public sector partners to deliver accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities which includes core life skills, literacy, numeracy, digital, communication, confidence, English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL), Family Learning and Coach Education for Sports Coaches targeted at those who need it most and which supports independence, self-confidence and essential skills for life and work. Access the website here.

CTC offers a wide range of business and skills training, specialising in health and social care sectors. Access the website  here.

DG Local Employability and Skills Partnership

This is a total access point for all local employment needs, with partners working collaboratively to help create, support, and sustain a skilled workforce across Dumfries and Galloway. Our partners work closely with businesses across Dumfries and Galloway to provide employment and training opportunities for young people and adults and signpost businesses to support and advice services, locally and nationally. Access the website here.

In Professional Development was created with the shared objective of challenging the traditional methods of learning and enabling professionals everywhere to have access to inclusive and high-quality training. Access the website here.

Supplier Development Programme

If you’re a Scottish SME or third sector organisation interested in working with the public sector, we can help. We offer expert training, support, and information to help you win work and grow your business. And best of all – it’s completely free. Access the website here.

Third Sector Human Rights and Equalities

THRE are working to give organisations and individuals the skills to become human rights and equalities champions, allowing the sector to better challenge inequalities and make a positive difference. Access the website here.

Find Business Support

Find business support allows you to search for grants, funding, advice, help and events. Access website here.