Human Resources

Other training providers

Information on other training, learning and development providers both within and outwith the University.

Internal Providers

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

Business School Executive Education

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.

Digital Skills and Training

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.

Information Security Essentials  

Institute for Academic Development

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) is a central support for academic development and study skills for students and staff.


LinkedIn Learning

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.

LinkedIn Learning

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.

MOOCs website


The Procurement Office delivers short workshops to individuals and small groups, interested in procurement or with procurement responsibilities in their job role.

Records Management

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.

Records Management

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.

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence

Email Andy Shanks

Staff Mobility

Through the Erasmus+ staff mobility scheme, funding is available for academic and professional services staff to undertake mobility activities in Europe.

Staff Mobility

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.

Sustainability and Social Responsibility 

University Library

The University Library staff actively help staff and students to use their e-journals service.

External Providers

Advance HE

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

Equate Scotland provides a range of training and support for women in science, engineering and technology.

Equate Scotland


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.

Robertson Cooper Resilience website

Universities Scotland

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.

Universities Scotland

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