The Faculty is a leading provider of continuing professional development programmes designed to help professionals stay up to date and equipped to adapt to changes in their chosen field.
Courses and conferences run throughout the year on a range of topics, and in some cases can be commissioned with flexible delivery to suit professional needs.
- The Centre for Lifelong Learning offers high level knowledge and skills training for professionals in areas such as safety and risk management, genealogy, counselling and adult teaching and learning;
- The Counselling Unit offers Advanced Professional Training and the Psychological Therapies Knowledge Exchange Programme, consisting of short courses, seminars and group work, providing an opportunity to focus on specific practice issues, learn new skills, increase self-awareness and deepen the understanding of theory and practice;
- The Innovative Routes to Learning (IRL) team work with a wide range of schools and local authorities to deliver intervention strategies focused on curriculum targets, or specific socio-economic groups to resolve educational issues;
- The Law School offers Scotland’s most comprehensive Professional Competency Course for trainee solicitors, aligned to Law Society guidelines and designed to help trainees become capable newly-qualified practitioners; further training programmes are offered in partnership with Central Law Training (Scotland) Ltd;
- The Research & Knowledge Exchange Team (RaKET) coordinates a range of knowledge exchange activities across the Faculty, including the management and administration of short courses and conferences;
- The Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (SCILT) offers professional development for language teachers through a programme of conferences, tailored events and virtual events across Scotland;
- The Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC) offers pre-qualifying, qualifying and post-registration training for the residential child care workforce.
- The RITeS project (Refugees Into Teaching in Scotland) offers one to one advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland who were teachers in their country of origin. The project works in close collaboration with a range of partners including other Universities, further education colleges, local authorities, The Bridges Programmes and the General Teaching Council for Scotland. Alongside these partners we organise regular seminars for teachers registered with our project.