Other training providers
Information on other training, learning and development providers both within and outwith the University.
Business School Executive Education
Access the latest business knowledge through our open and bespoke Executive Education programmes. From two-day Masterclasses, accredited MBA level courses or customised programmes tailored to your company’s needs, our courses are designed to challenge, inspire and transform your thinking
Centre for Open Learning
Centre for Open Learning is where the University reaches out to the wider community. It provides part-time and short courses in a wide variety of subjects during the day and in the evening. University staff are eligible for a 10% discount on these courses.
Training sessions will be designed to meet the needs of the end users and will take the form of presentations, tutorials and one-to-one sessions as appropriate.
Health and Safety
Health and Safety Department provides professional expertise on all aspects of health and safety to University staff.
Information Services Group (ISG)
The Digital Skills and Training service develops the digital capabilities of our students and staff, enabling every educator to be a digital educator and every student to be a digital student. We support the organisation’s digital transformation through the Digital Skills Framework, online training and resources and our programme of face-to-face training and events.
Information Security Essentials
An e-learning module to give an overview, and show how to protect against the kinds of Information Security hazards we face every day.
Any queries about the Information Security Essentials training can be directed to David Williamson.
Institute for Academic Development
The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) is a central support for academic development and study skills for students and staff.
Is an online skills development service offering an extensive library of over 250,000 high quality video tutorials in digital, technology, creative and business skills. Students and staff (non-visiting) benefit from free access to this resource whilst studying or working at the University of Edinburgh.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is joining the Coursera consortium, and in July 2012 became one of its first partners outside North America. Coursera offers short online courses from top universities in an increasing range of subjects, all entirely free of charge.
The Procurement Office delivers short workshops to individuals and small groups, interested in procurement or with procurement responsibilities in their job role.
Records Management Section, provides help and advice to all units of the University on information management issues including records management practices and procedures, data protection and freedom of information.
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence eLearning
An eLearning module support staff handling of disclosures of sexual violence in line with best practice and university procedure.
Any queries about the University procedure or the content of the module can be directed to Andy Shanks, Director of Student Wellbeing.
Through the Erasmus+ staff mobility scheme, funding is available for academic and professional services staff to undertake mobility activities in Europe.
Sustainability and Social Responsibility
The Social Responsibility and Sustainability team offer training for staff who want to know more about sustainability and learn how to make positive changes to their workplace.
They offer several different types of training for staff to learn more about social responsibility, sustainability and climate change to enable them to make positive improvements in their workplace and also in their lives.
The University Library staff actively help staff and students to use their e-journals service.
The Advance HE provides a dedicated service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all the UK's universities and higher education colleges.
Equate Scotland provides a range of training and support for women in science, engineering and technology.
The Higher Education and Technicians Educational Development (HEaTED) Resource Centre provides a range of learning resources and events for Technical specialists
Robertson Cooper Resilience
i-resilience provides a comprehensive understanding of personal resilience and gives examples of how this could impact on users responses to demanding work situations. The personal i-resilience report allows users to build on existing areas of strength, and also allows them to manage any potential areas of risk. The i-resilience portal then allows users to develop their resilience in line with the results of their report.
Universities Scotland exists to provide services to its members and to represent, promote and campaign for the Scottish higher education sector. Through this work, it seeks to assist the sector to deliver its essential contribution to the economic, social and cultural needs of Scotland, and to the enhancement of Scotland's international reputation.