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

Covid-19 update: Our Public Training Programme is suspended due to Covid-19 and will restart when official public health advice says it’s safe to do so. If you have any questions or want to discuss future training, please get in touch by emailing


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

Wednesday 15th January 2020 | Wednesday 26th February 2020 | Tuesday 5th May 2020 | Wednesday 16th September 2020 | Thursday 29th October 2020 

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Working with Interpreters

Thursday 28th November 2019 | Tuesday 21st January 2020 | Wednesday 22nd April 2020 | Tuesday 6th October 2020 | Thursday 26th November 2020

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Supporting Refugee Family Integration

Thursday 30th Jan 2020 | Thursday 23rd May 2020 | Wednesday 30th September 2020 | Thursday 19th November 2020

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Working with Unaccompanied Refugee Children

Tuesday 5th February 2020 | Tuesday 28th April 2020 | Tuesday 24th September 2020 | Thursday 5th November 2020

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Age Assessment Awareness

Wednesday 19th February 2020 | Thursday 30th April 2020 | Tuesday 10th November 2020 

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Refugee Rights to Housing

Friday 18th March 2020 | Tuesday 3rd November 2020

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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 25th March 2020 | Thursday 3rd December 2020

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Refugee Community Sponsorship

Thursday 28th May 2020 | Wednesday 9th December 2020

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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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