Learning and Education

    Learning and Education offers staff development opportunities that range from formal qualifications to class led workshops and elearning courses. It is important that educational solutions are appropriate to the outcomes the service needs and that they provide best value to individuals and to the organisation.

    Detailed in the tabs below you will find Learning & Education information in place within your Board. 

    National Services Scotland

    Following an NSS Executive Management Team meeting, a decision has been taken to postpone all non-essential face to face events/workshops . This is in response to the on-going and fluid Coronavirus pandemic, and considerations of staff availability, concerns on limiting travel and social interaction. As such, the Corporate Induction scheduled to take place on the 6th August 2020 will not be going ahead.

    Please find information below on our digital offering and other learning materials.


    The Learning and Organisational Development team have developed a new range of online webinars for NSS to support our ongoing learning and development. All details, including how to enrol, can be found on HR Connect through My Board Events. Places are limited, so make sure you book your place today.

    • Working remotely
    • Managing a remote team
    • Management Development - Feedback Skills
    • Management Development - Developing your Team


      Professional skills

    Empower yourself with the skills and tools to develop your career!


    Turas Learn

    Business Balls

    Good Practice Tool Kits

    Health Management library

    The Knowledge Network


     Try something new

    Looking to upskill or learn something new, here's a great collection of free videos, courses and worksheets to aid your development.

    The Open University

    BBC Languages

    BBC Skillwise

    Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework 

    My World of Work

    Mission to Learn


     Wellbeing and creativity

    Never has it been more important to look after yourself and your mental health. Take some time out to relax, reflect and enjoy some virtual creativity!

    Clean Sweep

    Stress Control

    Glasgow Women's Library 

    Mind Tools

    Get Creative

    Edinburgh Zoo Live Webcams

    Health in Mind

    The List - online concerts


    The L&D team can be contacted through the Contact Us form at any time should you have any questions, or are looking for support with your learning needs.

    NHS 24


    The Learning and Professional Education Team is part of the Workforce directorate and is based in Cardonald. The team is part of the Workforce Directorate, and supports the organisation in all aspects of learning and development. This includes:

    • personal development
    • team development
    • leadership and management
    • coaching and mentoring
    • support for qualifications
    • development of digital learning resources
    • knowledge management/ library services.  

    The team can be contacted by using the contact us form.

    NHS Education for Scotland


    Learning & development is focused on providing support for the development of skills and knowledge for individuals across the organisation.

    Our priorities are:

    • Nurturing our culture so that it reflects our organisational values, engaging and empowering our people.
    • Developing our capability to deliver high quality outputs and continuously improve our products and services.
    • Enhancing our capacity to deliver an evolving range of products and services as efficiently as possible.

    NHS Golden Jubilee

    In response to COVID-19 some face-to-face training courses are currently suspended. We are slowing bringing back some face-to-face training where it is safe to do so.

    For further information on the measures we have introduced for safe face-to-face training delivery, please see the document titled 'Classroom training guidelines during Covid-19' under the employee tab below.

    You can continue to access e-Learning modules via learnPro and TURAS Learn.

    The Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD) team supports a wide range of learning and organisational development activity, including:

    • team development
    • e-Learning
    • coaching
    • leadership and management, and
    • corporate training programmes.

    Our activities are driven by the strategic direction of the organisation and the learning needs of individuals and teams.

    Training Opportunities

    Our L&OD brochure details the activities available throughout the year.  The most up to date classroom workshops can be accessed (when on site) via eESS Learning.  Visit the eESS support site, where you can find instructions on how to use the system: https://www.eess.nhs.scot/ess/.

    External Study Leave

    If you are planning on attending training outwith NHS Golden Jubilee, you are required to complete an External Study Leave Form.  A copy of this can be found below.


    Our main e-Learning platform is "learnPro".  A guide to registering with learnPro can be found below.  Information on changing your learnPro password can also be found in this guide.

    As an NHS Scotland employee you also have access to TURAS Learn.  To find out more and register with TURAS Learn visit: https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/.

    Team Development

    Visit our page on STAFFnet to review our team development opportunities.


    Public Health Scotland

    Public Health Scotland content is being designed for this page, in the interim please refer to the National Service Scotland tab for support.  Alternatively, you can contact the L&D team by completing the Contact Us form.

    Scottish Ambulance Service


    Learning at the Scottish Ambulance Service

    The Scottish Ambulance Service's commitment to Learning is described in the Scottish Ambulance Service Learning Development Policy this includes:

    • Ensuring that learning and development opportunities are provided for ALL staff, as published on the Service's intranet site @SAS
    • Ensuring that resources for learning and development are distributed fairly, appropriately, timely and in a cost effective manner
    • Widening learning and development opportunities for staff requiring assistance with core skills, including literacy, numeracy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills
    • Meeting differing learning styles and needs of staff.

    In this section you will find links to learning and development resources covering a wide range of topics and pathways essential for working in the Service and NHSScotland.

    There is also a decision tree to assist you with determining whether funding may be available towards the learning activity from sources other than your Directorate/Region/Department. 

    Oversight of the Learning and Development policy is provided by the Capable Workforce Group whose purpose is to provide the forum for scoping, planning and implementing the Service’s response to the requirement set out in the Everyone Matters plans.  The Group’s Terms of reference can be found here CWG TOR Version 2 November 2017.

    NHSScotland Education Pathways

    Learning and Development Funding Decision Tree

    Learning in Business and Administration

    NHS Qualifications

    Learning and Development funding request form