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Training

Find exciting professional development opportunities for artists and teachers.

  • Find creative online teaching tools on the Creativity Portal.
  • Sign up to education, participatory practice and young people opportunities on the Creative Scotland Opportunities website.
  • The short courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are for anyone who wants to learn about the performing and production arts. We have nearly 300 courses for children, young people and adult learners across the disciplines of dance, drama, music, production, screen and teaching skills.
  • The Scottish Book Trust is a National Charity changing lives through reading and writing. It’s website has a host of online learning and teaching resources as well as information on events and training opportunities.
  • YDance is the national dance organisation for young people aged 3 to 21 in Scotland and works through key partnerships in education, culture, health and sport to provide a range of high quality dance experiences across 3 main areas of work - Developing Talent, Education & Participation. YDance has learning and teaching resources online and training opportunities.
  • Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) brings together Scotland's performance traditions - storytelling, music and dance - under one umbrella. TRACS aims to encourage collaboration between these three art forms, share resources for effective promotion of Traditional Arts activities and to develop partnerships with other organisations. The TRACS website highlights events, training opportunities and useful resources
  • Youth Theatre Arts Scotland offers opportunities and training for artists, teachers and young people. Youth Theatre Arts Scotland is a membership and development organisation which unifies and empowers Scotland’s youth theatre sector through the projects and services it delivers.
  • Imaginate leads on the promotion, development and celebration of the performing arts for children and young people in Scotland. Further information, training opportunities and resources for artists and teachers can be found on their website, under the tabs ‘Creative Development’ and ‘Learning’
  • Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Their website includes training opportunities across the UK.
  • Children in Scotland is the uniting voice of the children’s sector; an umbrella body, representing children's services organisations and individuals across the voluntary, private and public sectors. They offer a range of training in relation to working with children and young people.
  • The Cultural Entreprise Office supports Scotland’s creative businesses through all stages of their business journey by providing: specialist information and advice, as well as events, workshops, training and networking opportunities.
  • Culture Hive is managed by the Arts Marketing Association and is a platform to inspire and support cultural professionals in the areas of marketing, fundraising and managing. They provide a range of training opportunities.
  • Sense Scotland offer training associated with supporting those with Deafblindness. Including Scottish Vocation Qualifications (SVQ), the Certificate in Deafblind Studies and ASDAN Awards. They oversee Social Work student placements and advise staff on SSSC registration requirements.
  • Drake Music works in partnership with and provides advice and training for schools, other organisations and individuals in using technology in music education.
  • The National Youth Choir of Scotland provides training for those who develop and deliver choral singing in a formal or informal setting
  • The Federation of Scottish Theatres offer training from managing safety to social media. 
  • Into Film put film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.