This week in our latest blog we’re featuring Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC). If you’re interested in a career within the rural sector find out more about the latest courses, where to study and how to apply 🙂
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Karen from Aberdeen was part of our pilot programme and has kindly shared her experiences.
To learn more about the programme and how it can support you in returning to work please visit: bit.ly/MakingWorkWork
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This week we helped launch SkillSeeder - the new marketplace app for in person or online training.
A first for Scotland, the app is a “one-stop-shop” for skill seekers to find courses, workshops or 1:1 training and allows skill sharers, whether they are professional or non-professional, to advertise their services in one place.
Definitely worth a wee look😄
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Are you a mum in Midlothian? Don’t miss out on this great new programme, which supports mums to get into work that works around their families, commitments and lifestyles👇
Interested in applying for our Making Work Work – for Midlothian Mums programme?
Our new programme A new programme for 2023 in collaboration with Midlothian Council, which builds on the success of Making Work Work – for Women Returners and supports specifically mums in Midlothian who may be unemployed or in work to achieve their potential.
At the session, you'll hear from our programme leaders, learn about our eligibility criteria and find out more about the programme content.
To register click here: https://www.makingworkwork.scot/events
Have you been on a career break? Did you know that there is an organisation called Women Returners dedicated to helping professionals return to work? Take a look at our latest blog, which shines a spotlight on Women Returners and the help and support that they offer.
Trainer Spotlight: West College Scotland
As the end of 2022 approaches, you may be considering your options for the year ahead?
To provide some inspiration, we thought we would shine a light on some of the excellent organisations and trainers that SkillSeeder works with, and the latest opportunities they have for those looking to learn new skills.
This week, we are featuring West College Scotland - a further and higher education college. They currently have over 70 courses listed with us on the Skillseeder website! Read our latest blog to find out more.
West College Scotland
Trainer Spotlight: West College Scotland With almost 6,000 live course listings currently available, SkillSeeder can help you find the perfect training opportunity. We work with a broad range of highly regarded and credible colleges, independent training providers and skilled experts across the UK, who offer the very best in training. As t...
It's only 2 weeks to go until our VirtRural Careers event. Check out the fantastic programme below. To find out more and register your place for our free visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtrural-careers-tickets-429561017567 Developing the Young Workforce - Ayrshire DYW Argyll & Bute Developing the Young Workforce - Borders DYW Dumfries&Galloway Developing the Young Workforce, Tay Cities DYW - Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian DYW - Fife DYW Forth Valley DYW Glasgow Developing the Young Workforce Inverness & Central Highland DYW Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire DYW Moray Developing the Young Workforce North East Developing the Young Workforce North Highland Developing the Young Workforce Orkney Developing the Young Workforce Outer Hebrides Developing the Young Workforce - Shetland DYW West Lothian DYW West Highland DYW West - Developing the Young Workforce RHET Lothian RHET Angus CI RHET Perth & Kinross CI RHET Fife Countryside Initiative RHET Highland RNCI (Royal Northern Countryside Initiative) RHET Forth Valley Countryside Initiative RHET Dumbarton, Lomond & Renfrew RHET Clyde RHET Ayrshire and Arran Countryside Initiative RHET Dumfries & Galloway Countryside Initiative RHET Scottish Borders Countryside Initiative RHET Argyll & Bute Countryside Jobs Service Countryside Learning Scotland Apprenticeships.scot My World of Work
Want to know more about in ? Here’s Derek Ferguson from telling us about his job https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/derek-ferguson-career-aquaculture Developing the Young Workforce - Shetland .scot My World of Work UHI Argyll UHI
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Help shape the brand-NEW training management system, Capis by SkillSeeder, by completing this short survey before Friday 14th October.
As a thank you, we would like to offer your businesses FREE access to the initial Captis release!
Captis will allow you to:
Manage course content
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Assign trainers to courses
Market your courses
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Capture course information and insights
We have developed Captis, a custom-built trainer management platform, in partnership with one of the UK's leading training providers.
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In today's Meet The Expert video we catch up with the incredibly talented Kev Paxton from ArtFe by K Paxton Blacksmiths who shares an insight into his skills and the opportunities for those who are interested in becoming a blacksmith!
SkillSeeder includes thousands of courses from inspiring accredited training providers and skilled experts. Whether you are looking to improve your knowledge, or upskill into a new/different role, SkillSeeder will help you find a course local to you. 🙂
⭐️ Entries are now open for the ALBAS Awards 2023. They’re a fantastic way to celebrate the achievements of trainees, schools or partnerships in the Land-based and Aquaculture sector. Entries close on Friday 9th December and the winners are then announced at a prestigious evening ceremony on Thursday 9th March 2023! 🙂
We’re delighted to announce that nominations for , the Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills, are now open! They’re a fantastic way to celebrate the achievements of trainees, schools or partnerships in our sector, so get your entries in by Friday 9th December. Winners are then announced at a prestigious evening ceremony in the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro on Thursday 9th March 2023. Find out more at https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/news/lantra-scotland-now-looking-albas-23-nominations
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Interested in a job within the forestry sector? Did you know, you can find accredited chainsaw training by searching on SkillSeeder?! Find an expert, credible trainer near you, and learn the skills you need. 🙂
Can't find the course you're looking for? Just let us know - our team are always here to help!
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🎥 Last week, one of SkillSeeder’s founders, who is an Ambassador for Women’s Enterprise Scotland, attended their Media Training day at STV studios in Glasgow.
What a great experience. Learning top tips from the broadcasting experts, and seeing behind the scenes at the studio.
⭐️ If you are a business woman in Scotland, take a look at the Women’s Business Centre.
The Women’s Business Centre was established to help business owners flourish and bring business ideas to life.
It is run by Women's Enterprise Scotland (WES), a research-led, not for profit Community Interest Company which has been championing women-led and women-owned businesses since 2011.
Become a member today and access a wealth of help and support. Link is in the comments 🙂👇
Everyone at SkillSeeder are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Such an inspiring figure both in the UK and around the world. She will be greatly missed by many.
Photos from Lantra Scotland's post
Wow, how time flies! Today we're celebrating 2 years of SkillSeeder! What a journey it has been so far! 🥳
Our business started with putting an idea forward to a CivTech 5 Challenge during the pandemic. Fast forward 24 months and we have fully developed a solution that is now actively benefiting people all over Scotland by improving access to training.
Thank you to those in The Scottish Government and CivTech that and have helped steer SkillSeeder; to our challenge sponsors and partners Lantra Scotland for all their support and guidance, and for believing in us, and to all the amazing training providers who have joined the platform along the way.
We're thrilled to now offer over 6,500 online and in person courses, and to be delivering new government funded training opportunities, with over 1,000 people awarded funding so far in 2022.
Exciting times are ahead for our business as we embark on the next chapter in our story. We're now in the process of developing Captis by SkillSeeder - a new trainer management system, which will make the delivery of training more seamless. Watch this space, there's so much more to come in the months ahead. 🙂
Borders College WSM Training SRUC UHI Women's Enterprise Scotland West Lothian College (Official) Forde Training Services Ltd City & Guilds Glasgow Clyde College Lochview Rural Training Dundee and Angus College New College Lanarkshire North East Scotland College Newton Rigg Ltd - Protecting the future of Newton Rigg College HW Training NetRegs Ringlink Scotland Ltd Glasgow Clyde College Perthshire Plant Training Lantra Scotland Pitman Training CPD Online College First Aid Training Cooperative
🎊 We’re delighted to announce that we’ve just launched a NEW Facebook group, 'The Soil Hub' a space to share ideas and learn about
🍏 Gardening using nature-friendly methods
🍽️ Cooking with organic ingredients
🌍 Making sustainable swaps to support the climate
… and so much more! Together, we can help grow the movement towards a healthier, safer planet from the ground up. Join today: https://soilassociation.co/3QwEctD
The School Leavers Toolkit - a great resource for young people, which provides all sorts of useful advice! 👍
Do you know a young person who received this week and is planning their next steps after leaving school?
The provides a range of practical life advice which they might find useful, covering topics like mental well-being, work and pay, finances and moving out and housing options.
Great news! 🎉 The Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund will re-open for applications again soon. We'll be featuring a wide range of eligible courses and the Women in Agriculture badge on SkillSeeder, which makes it quick easy to find eligible training. Be the first to hear and apply, sign up to be notified via the funding page on our website 🙂
Lantra Scotland Women in Agriculture (FAS Scotland)
Bursary funding available 👇
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| Mode of Study: Part-time, Online
| Start Date: 6th September, 6 weeks
| Days: Tuesday, Thursday
| Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Applicants can apply for bursary funding covering all costs of this course with no need to repay.
🔗 Apply online today
Find out more: www.borderscollege.ac.uk/ecommerce
Women's Enterprise Scotland | Awards 2022
Women's Enterprise Scotland | Awards 2022 These prestigious awards will be presented at our glittering evening event to celebrate the talents of women across Scotland - and help to create more role models to inspire the next generation of leading businesswomen.
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Achieving Net Zero is increasing important to all businesses and, whilst the initial reductions in carbon emissions might be straight forward (green energy & transport) the journey gets harder as you progress
♻️ Carbon Management Training Module 1
🗓 14 Sept 22
♻️ Carbon Management Training Module 2
🗓 05 Oct 22
♻️ Carbon Management Training Module 3
🗓 26 Oct 22
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⭐️ Do you live in rural Scotland? Considering a career in childminding?
The Scottish Rural Childminding Partnership is a new partnership which is being piloted. It hopes to create much-needed childcare provision in rural communities and offer opportunities for those considering a career in childminding.
Participants on the programme will have access to a package of support including induction training, one-to-one support and start-up grant funding 🙂👇
Great to see some excellent new courses being offered by SRUC. Interested in upskillkng or a career within the rural sector? You’ll find hundreds of exciting courses and training providers on SkillSeeder 🙂
An HND in Rural Animal Health is one of several new courses being introduced by SRUC as we move towards growing the country’s first tertiary model of veterinary teaching and learning. The Rural Animal Health course is the first of its kind in the UK and capitalises on the growing demand for Veterinary Technicians to support veterinary teams working in rural animal practice. https://bit.ly/3yy0407
As part of our journey towards achieving degree awarding powers, the first UK BSc (Hons) course focusing specifically on Animal Welfare Science and the first BSc (Hons) Equine Science and Management course in Scotland will also be offered from September.
Finally, at the postgraduate end of the tertiary education spectrum, a Master of Research (MRes) in Zoonoses and Epidemiology will be delivered largely by distance learning from Inverness.
FREE COURSE! 👇
Are you interested in woodland management? Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Whether you are an owner, professional or simply interested in the woodland environment, this online introductory course is for you!
🌳 The Woods into Management course will cover -
-Assessing the condition of a woodland
-Maintaining a healthy woodland
-Woodland products and services, next steps and conclusions
🌲About the Course Provider:
Cumbria Woodlands is a not-for-profit organisation that has been actively supporting people and woodlands for over 30 years.
Cumbria Woodlands addresses gaps in the sector across woodland creation, woodland management, training and development, policy and advocacy.
Sign up today! Search for 'Woods into Management' on SkillSeeder 🙂
We hope you’re enjoying the summer so far and the good weather we’ve been having of late 😎. Whilst it might be holiday season for many, we’re still working hard to source lots of exciting new training opportunities. The latest provider to feature their courses on SkillSeeder are Off Road Consultancy 🎉
✅ Off Road Consultancy is a small, family run business committed to providing the highest quality training with ongoing advice and guidance.
Their Specialisms are off road vehicle operating and Health and Safety, Providing HSE recognised training courses from LANTRA. They provide off road driver training for clients including Mountain Rescue, The Environment Agency, The Wildlife Trust, RSPCA and vehicle manufacturers.
👍 Off Road Consultancy can provide training at any level, from basic awareness to expert 1:1 training to enable you to get the best out of your vehicles, confidently and safely with one of their expert instructors.
You’ll find their course details by searching on SkillSeeder 🙂
Flexible Workforce Development Fund
If you are an employer in Scotland, don’t miss out on this great opportunity 👇
Flexible Workforce Development Fund Up to £10,000 towards training for apprenticeship levy paying employers in Scotland.
Thinking of attending college after thr summer to learn new skills? There are still places available. Find courses near you with SkillSeeder 🧑💻
It was great to catch up with so many training providers at the Royal Highland Show who have their courses listed on SkillSeeder. We couldn’t not share this post from SRUC 🙂.
If you’re feeling inspired to work in the rural sector, take a look at the courses they currently have available by searching on SkillSeeder.
If you’re at the Highland Show today pop by and say hello! You’ll find SkillSeeder at the Lantra Scotland stand. Come and chat to us about the skills you would like to learn and find out about the latest training opportunities within the rural sector. We’ll be at the show all weekend ☺️
🌳 We're proud to showcase an abundance of courses on SkillSeeder that support sustainability and skills for a greener way of living. One of the latest providers to join us are Building With Nature who offer online Approved Assessor Training.
🏡 The UK is set to build hundreds of thousands of new homes and enhance thousands of existing communities in the coming years. There is a growing emphasis on the need for quality place-making. Building with Nature wants to ensure that these developments will also deliver for the natural world and healthy communities.
✅ Building with Nature provides a framework of quality standards, an assessment and accreditation service, and national awards recognising the design and delivery of high-quality green infrastructure.
⭐️ Developers can apply to have their scheme assessed, and planners can apply to have their policy document accredited. Building with Nature offers accreditation at both pre- and post-construction stages, to highlight what 'good' and 'excellent' looks like at each stage of the green infrastructure life-cycle.
💡 Interested in finding out more about Building With Nature's courses for your business? Search for them on SkillSeeder to find out more and to apply.
NEW to SkillSeeder this week 🎉
We're delighted to invite another fantastic training provider to SkillSeeder. Echo3 Education was founded in 2016 to provide organisations with a cost-effective platform for providing staff with high quality health and safety training.
⭐️ Their accredited courses cover best-practice guidance from the UK Health & Safety Executive.
✅ Learn how to contribute to a safe, healthy and productive workplace. Each course culminates in a knowledge check with completion certificate to help ensure you meet both training and record keeping requirements.
Rated 'Excellent' by over 800 company & learner reviews, prices start at only £3.50 per course!
❗️NEW Funded Training ⭐️
The The Challenges Group - Making Work Work are now recruiting women returner participants for cohorts starting in August after the school summer holidays. The programme is fully-funded for eligible women!
💡 This programme is needed more than ever. Research published last weekend in the Sunday Times found that for the first time in three decades, the number of women who are leaving the workforce due to ‘looking after family’ has grown.
👩💻 If you or someone in your network are facing challenges to find work that works following a career break of 6+ months (for any reason including childcare, postgraduate study, relocation, redundancy, caring, illness, menopause, etc), please take a look at the funding page on the SkillSeeder website to find out more about this program and how to apply.
SDS Edinburgh SDS Glasgow SDS Aberdeen City & Shire SDS Inverness & Central Highland
New to SkillSeeder this week 🎉
We have a new training provider who offer some of the best 2D and 3D professional design software solutions for Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
Seeit3D deliver flexible and powerful software and hardware training to those wishing to succeed in design, AEC and BIM environments using a combination of computerized 2D drafting, 3D modeling and visualization approaches within the design and construction arena.
🙂 Visit the SkillSeeder website today to browse the latest courses available from Seeit3D
** Funded Training **
💡 Did you know there are a number of Scottish Government funded training initiatives available? We've featured some of the latest on the SkillSeeder website.
✅ Funds are available to help with a wide variety of skills from construction, science and climate, to creative industries, farming, tourism and digital. Visit the funded training page on our website to find out more.
💕What a great article from SAMH - Scotland’s national mental health charity, about looking after our mental health…
‘We all have mental health, just as we have physical health, and it’s important that we take the time to look after it.
Yet YouGov research shows that around a quarter of us never do.
😌 There are lots of things we can do every day to support our wellbeing. The New Economic Foundation suggests that there are five ways to better wellbeing, and learning is one of them.
- Learning enhances your self-esteem and confidence, and can be a great way to meet new people.
- Sign up for a class and learn something new
Rediscover an old interest, such as cooking or gardening
- Take on a new challenge to make or fix something’
Visit the SAMH website to read the full article (link in comments). Or, if you would like to learn a new skill simply search for a course on the SkillSeeder website to find suitable training near you. 👇👇