For Small to Medium Sized Businesses
Upskill your workforce and future-proof your business
As an SME, your needs are widely dependent on market demands and your growth ambitions.
Recognising that you want to upskill your workforce is a start, but creating a plan and implementing it is where so many companies fall short. That is where the D&A Business Partnership Team can come and support you.
Working together, we can identify skill requirements across your business from emerging technologies, to digital and care courses. It's all about making it work for you and your business needs.
Did you know?
There is also £5,000 of funding opportunities available for SME’s - which could result in your courses being fully funded. Your Business Partnership Advisor can talk you through all of this at your FREE training analysis.
Training on offer
Subject areas we cover at D&A
Accounting, Business Administration, Project Management, Leadership & Management Skills, Marketing, Conference & Event Management, Customer Services
Children & Young People, Older Adults including Palliative and Dementia Care, Social Services, Management in Care.
Qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
Digital Marketing, Cyber Security, Programming
Personal Licence, Customer Care, Professional Cookery, Food & Beverage Service, Allergen Awareness
Formal Media Training, Presentation Skills
Personal Training, Fitness Class & Gym Instruction, Coaching & Development, Lifeguard Qualifications, Sports Nutrition, Mental Health Awareness, Mindfulness, First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid
Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) qualifications in Housing
Carpentry & Joinery, Gas Certifications, OFTEC Oil Training, IOSH Health & Safety, BPEC, CCN1, 18th Edition
E/HV Vehicles, MOT Testing, Engineering, Industrial Automation
ESOL, British Sign Language (BSL)
Hairdressing, Beauty Therapies
Eco-Tourism, Visitor Experience, Tour Guiding, Sustainable Tourism
Free online Skills Boost courses
Browse our fully-funded short online courses designed to encourage people to re-skill or up-skill in subjects linked to key growth sectors.
Arrange a free Training Needs Analysis
- Contact the Business Partnerships Team to arrange a meeting
- Undergo a free Training Needs Analysis
- We will work with you to identify the gaps and provide you with a bespoke training programme – we will also advise you of any funding available for training your workforce
- Complete the training and watch your business grow!
Liaising with our employability partners we can work with you to train unemployed individuals with the skills that you require for your workforce. We will work with you to identify the key skills required and shape a recruitment academy lasting 6 weeks and along with mandatory training such as health & safety, and industry-specific training, learners will develop key skills including:
- Communication and presentation skills
- Digital skills
- Team working and problem-solving
- Growth mindset and resilience
All you have to do is guarantee an interview for the individuals who complete the course.
Use our facilities
We can offer the use of our college facilities for training and development of your staff, including access to meeting rooms, training spaces, a fully equipped kitchen and restaurant, gym, sports centre, and theatre.
Can we work together?
By working with businesses to help us deliver training programmes and courses, this bolsters our offering, gives students and staff access to industry experience and allows us to really adapt our curriculum to your needs.
Collaboration for us comes in many shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking to support students, create events, shape curriculum or explore other opportunities we would love to hear from you.
Some of our industry partners
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Earthy words from the College’s carbon reducing champion
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Vehicle Recovery and Maintenance: What are the differences between an electric vehicle and a normal petrol/diesel vehicle?
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The communication, support and delivery of all services has been exceptional and a massive boost to us and our team.
Office Manager, Tradeprint