Learning & skills events

Find out about learning and skills conferences, seminars and exhibitions taking place across Scotland in the coming months.


“Informed Scotland provides a very valuable service with information on forthcoming Professional Learning events throughout Scotland. There are lots of useful events in their listings that I only found out about through their Calendar.”
– Allan Wilson, Information Officer, CALL Scotland, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

“Everyone involved in Scottish education should regularly check out the Events Calendar and follow @InformedScot on Twitter. Quite simply, it tells you about everything that’s going on!”
– David Noble, co-founder of Radio EDUtalk

“It’s great to see all that’s happening in learning and development in one place. Thanks to the Calendar I am always up to date with current events and never miss anything.”
– Allan Lloyds, Founder, Product Forge


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LEAD Scotland: Open and Accessible Learning for All Workshop (Fife) @ Fife College, St Brycedale Campus
Aug 21 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

LEAD Scotland and the Open University in Scotland

For volunteers, staff and key partners to learn more about the free, informal learning resources provided by the Open University.

The workshop is intended to build capacity and increase the confidence of volunteers to use OpenLearn and other free learning platforms, support learners to plan their learning journeys, and explore pathways from informal to formal learning offered by the OU.

The workshop will also focus on the accessibility of learning resources and the supports that disabled learners can access at the OU.

Workshop participants will receive a certificate of attendance and can call themselves Open Learning Champions. We are hoping to create 50 new open learning champions this year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Open University and the 40th anniversary of Lead Scotland. The OU in Scotland and Lead Scotland have the shared aim of making learning accessible for all.

More information from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lead-scotland-open-and-accessible-learning-for-all-workshop-fife-tickets-64606960157

Teacher Wellbeing for the New Academic Year with Claire Lavelle @ Abode Glasgow
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning @ SCQF Partnership, Glasgow
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

SCQF Partnership

Aimed at anyone wishing to recognise the skills and experience that people pick up through formal or informal learning, life experiences and work.

The recognition process can be worked through with anyone of any age to build confidence or simply let them know where they are.

This workshop would be extremely useful for employers to enable them to recognise what skills their staff already have and identify any skills gap that they need to fill.

An ideal overview for those with no prior knowledge of RPL.

More information from https://scqf.org.uk/workshops-events/introduction-to-recognition-of-prior-learning-06-september-2019/

Pedagoo Sow and Grow @ Tentsmuir Forest, Car Park on the B945
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am
Podcast Your PhD @ Stirling
Sep 9 all-day

Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities

More Information from https://www.sgsah.ac.uk/e&t/headline_655299_en.html

My Skills, My Future @ SCQF Partnership, Glasgow
Sep 10 all-day

SCQF Partnership

The SCQF Partnership is pleased to be able to offer a one day interactive workshop for those wishing to use the ‘My Skills, My Future’ suite of resources to support individuals in identifying the skills they have gained from other experiences outwith formal qualifications.

The aim of the workshop is to help advisers familiarise themselves with the resources and their many benefits in order to use them with a wide range of individuals. It also offers an opportunity to work through a series of practical activities including identifying strengths and benchmarking skills to the SCQF.

Having completed the training, advisers can then use these resources with individuals over one or more sessions to identify their transferable skills. The benchmarking of these skills against the SCQF allows individuals to understand the level of their informal learning which helps increase confidence and self-esteem.

Primarily developed to support young people with few or no formal qualifications, the resource has also been successfully used with older learners including adult returners, those who have been made redundant and those leaving care.

More information from https://scqf.org.uk/workshops-events/my-skills-my-future-10-september-2019/

New Approaches to Catholicism and Literature in 21st Century Scotland @ University of Glasgow
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day
INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS – WORKSHOP @ Gorebridge Beacon, Edinburgh
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

For more information visit: https://www.dyw-edinmideast.com/news–events/inspiring-young-minds-workshop

Would You Credit It? @ SCQF, Glasgow
Sep 26 all-day

SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)

This workshop lasts for a full day and will introduce participants in some detail to the SCQF and the criteria which will determine whether a learning programme is suitable for Credit Rating. It is designed to support individuals and organisations that are developing, or already have, a learning programme which they are considering having Credit Rated for the SCQF.

The workshop will provide key information about the SCQF, how it can be used, and how Credit Rating processes are carried out. It will consider the development of programmes which are suitable for Credit Rating.

After completing this workshop, participants will have a sound knowledge of the SCQF and will be able to make an informed decision about whether a learning programme is suitable for Credit Rating and the next steps they need to take.

No detailed knowledge of the SCQF is needed to participate in this workshop.

More Information from https://scqf.org.uk/workshops-events/would-you-credit-it-26-september-2019/

SCMA Annual Conference: Lean on Me @ Stirling Court Hotel
Sep 28 all-day