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Over the past two years, as a result of Covid, our training has been made available through a programme of webinars, but we're now delighted to be offering a mix of online and in-person events.

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Click here to download the spring/summer 2024 Learning Guide, which showcases all our upcoming events and training opportunities

Learning & Events staff are currently working on a hybrid basis between home and our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. You can contact the Learning team via email:

One of our key priority areas is leading and developing the children’s sector workforce. A key part of this is our learning and events programme, which is tailored to meet the specific needs of the workforce in Scotland. Our diverse programme is designed to strengthen your knowledge and practice.

Why choose Children in Scotland to support your CPD?

Our Learning & Events team has substantial experience of working with organisations to identify learning opportunities for staff that will:

  • strengthen their skills
  • provide an opportunity for them to reflect on their own practice
  • allow them to plan how to implement their learning in the workplace.

Our team can take care of everything, ranging from talking through your requirements to sourcing experienced trainers, ensuring the event is tailored to your needs, and providing an evaluation report afterwards.

Sector knowledge

No other training provider knows the sector like we do.

With hundreds of members, we are at the heart of the sector and can call on trainers with a huge range of backgrounds and expertise to deliver your training. All our trainers possess the qualities and skills we believe are vital to our success in delivering training of a consistently high standard.

We want you to arrive at our events with high expectations and leave inspired, with skills and understanding that help you make a positive difference to children’s lives.

Bespoke learning for members

All members of Children in Scotland can take advantage of our programme of free Voices Forum events plus discounts available on our open programme of events and commissioned, bespoke training.

Our diverse programme is designed to strengthen your knowledge and practice. We want you to come away from our online events inspired, with skills and understanding that help you make a positive difference to the children and families you work with or on behalf of.

On this page you can find information about our range of learning and development opportunities available to everyone in the children’s sector.

We also encourage you to become part of our network to ensure you get up-to-date information about what is on offer via our e-newsletters, social media and digital magazine content.

Contact us

Learn with us online and in-person

Browse our range of training and events

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The Learning Guide

Discover what our award-winning learning programme has to offer in 2024

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Learning Pathways

Explore Open University and Children in Scotland's free learning portal

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eLearning Hub

Access free online modules to enhance your CPD

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Commissioned training

Do you have specific learning needs that could be met in a tailored way? We can help!

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Therapeutic Life Story Work

Interested in a Professional Diploma in TLSW? Our Edinburgh cohort hopes to return in 2025.

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Participant feedback for Children in Scotland events 23-24. Large orange circle with three smaller coloured circles presents evaluation data from delegates. Satisfaction with trainer delivery - 93.3% Trainer knowledge - 91.1% Event content - 89.4%