Training & Development

Training can support you to develop new skills, allow you to apply knowledge you have in practical situations or enhance your skills in a certain area. Training can be specific to your needs, your chosen vocation or your skills-gap, and will make you more employable.

The work of our partnership ensures a range of training opportunities exist to help develop the skills, confidence, awareness and understanding needed to help individuals to get into work and to progress in-work, through the development of their job skills.

  • Further training in specific work related skills
  • Training and developing your workforce
  • Personal skill development to improve employability

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Further training in specific work related skills

Our service directory links to a range of training opportunities which can provide specific qualifications or work related training, required to perform particular roles or to work in specific environments.

To search for further training in work related skills please click here.

Training and Developing Your Workforce

Key to the success of any business is its workforce and the ongoing recruitment, retention and development of its employees. Dumfries and Galloway TAP can help your business recruit, maintain and develop its workforce and make it easier for your employees to reach their full potential.

Click here for information.

Personal Skill Development

Dumfries and Galloway TAP coordinates the work of partners, supporting individuals to develop the skills and attributes required to be successful in gaining employment, progressing in a chosen field or preparing for further study.

The directory of services provides a searchable database of employability skills information from schools, partners and services working to support the development of skills for life, skills for learning and skills for work in our young people. 

Click here to access the directory and search for the right programme to fill your skills-gap and increase your employability.


Dumfries and Galloway College are the leading provider of education and training in southwest Scotland. The college offers a wide range of training opportunities to help you build your future, change your career or pursue your passion. Courses are delivered to you in our Dumfries or Stranraer campuses and through distance learning in the comfort of your own home.

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SRUC's Training Service offers a wide range of training and skills development courses to meet the needs of the land-based workforce across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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