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Training for professionals

Scottish Refugee Council has more than 30 years’ experience working with people from all over the world. Our training courses draw on that expertise to enhance and elevate your knowledge and skills base, and help you to do your job better.

Each course is evidence-based and designed to be participatory, informative and stimulating to ensure you feel comfortable and safe while you learn. Conceived by our dedicated in-house trainer Martha Harding, she goes beyond generalisms, drilling down into the core of each subject to explore and challenge our own assumptions and preconceived notions to help us deliver a better service.

We also provide in-house training to suit your organisation’s needs. Specifically tailored and refined to meet your requirements, our Training Officer Martha is happy to travel anywhere in the country to deliver training. Contact us by email or call 0141 248 9799 to find out more details.

Public Training Programme

All our training takes place over a full day from 9.15am until 4 pm or 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

New Scots: Refugees and the Asylum Process

Thursday 28 February 2019 | Wednesday 15 May 2019 | Thursday 31 October 2019

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Working with Interpreters

Tuesday 29 January 2019 Thursday 7 March 2019 | Wednesday 24 April 2019 | Tuesday 8 October 2019  | Thursday 28 November 2019

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New Scots: Refugees and VPRS Resettlement

Thursday 23 May 2019 | Wednesday 2 October 2019 | Thursday 21 November 2019

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Working with Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Thursday 14 February 2019 | Wednesday 1 May 2019 | Thursday 26 September 2019  | Wednesday 6 November 2019

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Age Assessment Awareness

Wednesday 20 February 2019 | Thursday 9 May 2019 | Wednesday 13 November 2019

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Refugee Rights to Housing

Friday 22 March 2019 Thursday 7 November 2019

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Being a Better Trainer

Wednesday 17 April 2019 | Thursday 12 September 2019  

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Engaging with Seldom Heard Voices

Wednesday 27 March 2019  | Thursday 5 December 2019

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Refugee Community Sponsorship

Tuesday 21 May 2019 | Wednesday 11 December 2019  

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We deliver our public training programme at our offices: 6th Floor, Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AH.

Courses will only run with a minimum number of participants but we will always offer a place on the next available course.


Aware of the budget restrictions facing many organisations, Scottish Refugee Council courses are competitively priced, offering a full day’s training with lunch and refreshments included. We also offer a reduced price if you book two or more different courses at the same time.

Organisational Member / Non-member (one day course)

*£120 / £155

Book two different courses at the same time for a discounted rate of £280. 

All income from our training programme goes towards supporting our work with refugees in Scotland. 

*We offer a reduced rate to Scottish Refugee Council organisational or individual members at a sliding scale or voluntary organisations with an annual turnover under £0.5m.

Members of unfunded refugee community organisations and of refugee support and integration networks supported by Scottish Refugee Council will be considered for a fully subsidised place.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Training Officer Martha Harding by email or call 0141 248 9799 to discuss.

How to book

Click on  book now next to the course you would like to do (above). Or by contacting our Training Officer.

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