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Education and Training in Scotland


training Olivia Richards-Smith, apprentice Marine Engineer at Sunseeker International. Credit Richard Tarr. Marine Apprentice

Education, training and skills development are largely devolved matters, with the Scottish Government and its Agencies developing, delivering and financing these. Here British Marine provides some useful links to agencies and websites which provide further information and guidance on what is available in Scotland.

  • For information on Scottish Vocational Qualifications, see the link opposite
  • For information on Foundation, Modern and Graduate apprenticeships (for both employers and employees) in Scotland visit
  • For information on Skills Development and Training in Scotland visit This site also provides information on the assistance available to small businesses

For insight into the careers available in the marine industry in Scotland, have a look at the videos on the Marine Careers in Scotland page.