Learn and train search factsheet

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The Learn and train search allows individuals to search for a range of learning, training or volunteering opportunities across Scotland and higher education courses throughout the UK.


The course search allows individuals to search for courses by location and course name or subject. In addition, users can indicate whether they wish to filter their results on one of the following areas:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Evening/Weekend
  • Distance learning
  • ITA funded

The volunteering search allows individuals to search for volunteering opportunities from Volunteer Scotland. The search can be done by keyword, type of activity and location. Results can be filtered by various options and by availability.

Features & benefits


  • Quickly search for learning, training and volunteering opportunities
  • Course details include course description, qualification level and entry requirements


  • Search course information in one convenient place


What kinds of courses are available?

Users will find a wide range of courses and training opportunities including:

  • Full-time and part-time college courses
  • University courses
  • National Training Programmes
  • Vocational courses with private training companies
  • Community learning and development

My searches bring back lots of courses. How do I narrow down these results?

If your search brings up too many options, try narrowing the location or selecting a particular kind of course.

There are few/no results for my search

If your search doesn’t return any results try using an alternative search term (eg, Computing instead of IT) or widening the location of your search.

How do I apply once I’ve found a course I like?

Contact the learning provider to find out how to apply. The course details will include a link to the provider’s website and a contact phone number. You can use our advice on applying for a course.