Training manager

Training coordinator
Education and training

Career outlook for training manager

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Currently employed in Scotland


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What's it like?

You would manage training programmes to help company staff improve their skills and get more out of their jobs.

You would:

  • Speak with other managers to find out about training needs
  • Come up with and present training options to cover all staff
  • Draw up a training plan
  • Make training materials, including e-learning materials
  • Work with external teams to create specialist courses
  • Manage the team that will deliver programmes
  • Update records and documents
  • Make sure training is within budget and time limits

In a smaller organisation you may also deliver some of the training.

Working conditions


Your working hours would usually be 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You may sometimes need to be more flexible, for example to cover residential courses or workshops, or if your organisation has a shift system.


You would mostly be office-based.


You may sometimes be expected to travel between company sites or to training venues such as hotels or conference centres.

UK employment status





Self employed


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  • Written communication
  • Developing a plan
  • Implementing ideas
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Motivating others
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  • Taking responsibility

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Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you'll need.


Many employers will expect you to have:

  • a Higher National Certificate (SCQF level 7), or a Higher National Diploma (SCQF level 8) or a degree (SCQF level 9/10) in human resource management, business studies, education or perhaps psychology
  • and/or relevant work-based experience and qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualification in Management (SCQF level 7/9)

Most entrants first get qualifications and experience in the field in which they will train others.

It is possible to start with a clerical or administrative job in the human resources or training department.


Useful subjects

  • Maths
  • English

Helpful to have

Relevant work-based training qualifications such as:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Learning and Development (SVQ level 3/4)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Certificate in Training Practice and Certificate in Learning and Development Practice