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What is Digital Skills Pipeline?

Digital Skills Pipeline will offer accredited learning or vendor certification recognised by industry in short , or intensive, or immersive learning or modular courses. In digital technology skills where there is an identified skills gap.

To ensure that no one is left behind, and that we develop a buoyant and diverse talent pipeline for employers, it is important that we reach all parts of society and recognise that individuals will join this reskilling journey at different points and with different transferable skills.

Digital Skills Pipeline has segmented learners into the 2 broad categories which are summarised below, we think takes account of a learner’s previous digital technology skills and experiences and recognises that different learners require different reskilling interventions.

For general enquiries, please contact To apply, please contact training providers directly. Details of courses and providers are listed below.

Support – Excluded Talent

We would expect learners in this group to already have basic digital technology skills and able to confidently use technology as part of their life and/or work.

Learners in this group will probably not be thinking about a career in digital technology and will likely have limited awareness of the technology job roles and opportunities that exist.

The aim of this segment is  to provide learners with careers experiences and taster programmes which provide an insight into the range of digital technology jobs available, and their skills requirements.

Provision may focus on one tech discipline such as cyber or data, or be more general programmes which introduce learners to a range of digital technology skills and careers. 

As part of this segment we expect learners to have the opportunity to develop some digital technology skills to help them assess their ability and interest in pursuing the next steps of a technology career.  The expected progression for learners in this group would be onto further learning, including apprenticeships.


Course Title: Access to Tech

Brief Description

Discover roles in tech, get a grasp of some of the basics and be inspired by the opportunities! This Access to Tech course will allow you to explore the world of software development and data analysis in a safe and supportive environment. At the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

What is programming?

  • Demystify the jargon
  • The roles available in software development
  • Basic Coding for Software Development
  • Learn some of the fundamental building blocks of programming languages. 
  • Understand what it means to write clean code and why it matters.

What is Data?

  • Understanding of the uses of data and data ethics. 
  • The value of harnessing and visualising data to make informed decisions.

Basic Coding for Data Analysis

  • Learn the fundamentals of coding for data.
  • ‘Wrangle’ your data: that is, clean it and get it ready for analysis.
  • Effortlessly produce high quality graphs and figures.

Next Steps for your Career

  • How to take the next steps and what learning opportunities are available.

Course days/hours:

Various study options from January to March 2022 (see for details)

Delivery Location:

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Remote (Instructor Led Online)

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles and Susan Considine

0131 290 2600



Course Title: Digital Tune Up

Brief Description

Looking to make that next step in your career, or even take it in a totally new direction? Our 12 week digital skills course will not only help introduce you to a range of digital skills, but it’ll also help introduce you to our wide range of employer partners, who might just be your next destination.

We’ll work with you to introduce you to digital concepts like web design, user experience design, SEO and digital analytics, whilst also helping to build your confidence up for a return to the workplace, and give you the mindset to help you exceed in your new role.

Our course will also involve an employer-led challenge, giving you the opportunity to not only help hone your newly-learnt skills, but also let you strut your stuff in front of our employer partners. 

Where do you go next? Wherever your potential will lead you! You can move into a new role, full-time education, or even a Modern Apprenticeship, delivered by Tigers.

Course days/hours:

Thursday and Friday, 9:30am to 3pm

Delivery Location:

Hyde Park House, Mollinsburn St, Springburn, G21 4SF

Course Contact:

Oliver Butler

0141 771 5200



Course Title: Digital Photography: Photo editing with Lightroom Classic CC for photographers

Brief Description

Lightroom for Beginners which is designed to introduce individuals to Lightroom and the power of the RAW file in getting the most out of their cameras and improving their photography editing skills.  Assessment will be ongoing throughout the course and undertaken by the lecturer who has been working in this industry for many years and has won countless industry awards, which will be an on-line course of 1½ hours per week over a 10 week period .

The course will be delivered through on-line (Teams) where clients are able to access their class and mentor via digital technology, therefore allowing more clients to participate, who are likely to be in more remote areas of Dumfries & Galloway and across Scotland.

Course days/hours:  

10 week programme. Commencing Thursday 20th January 2022 to 24th March 2022 between the hours of 18.00 - 19.30 hours each week.

Delivery Location:

Online technology - face to face through teams

Course Contact:

Sharyn Mayes

01387 734193



Course Title:  Week 1. Digital Marketing, Week 2. Web Development, Week 3. Project Kick Off

Brief Description

This programme aims to support the successful implementation of the following learning objectives:

  • Provide learners with an introduction to the world of digital marketing and, in particular, the various marketing channels available to them.
  • Encourage learners to create effective digital marketing strategies.
  • Introduce learners to user experience (UX) design and user interface (UI) design to enable them to create user-centred journeys.
  • Provide learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to build simple websites using WordPress.
  • Database management training to enable learners to run SQL queries and manage data sets.
  • Introduction to HTML, CSS and Javascript coding.
  • Cyber security considerations and empower learners to keep both themselves and potential employers or businesses safe online.
  • Hands-on, practical experience on a live, client-facing project with opportunities to scope client needs, pitch solutions and present back to stakeholders.

Course days/hours:

4x cohorts, 3x weeks per cohort, 5x days a week, 9-5pm per day (including lunch, 1:1 mentoring and LMS self study)

Delivery Location:


Course Contact:

Thomas Atkinson


Create – Untapped Talent

Learners in this group would be expected to have more advanced digital technology using skills which they may have gained from work, volunteering, or personal experiences.  They may not be thinking about a career digital technology is for them, but they are likely to have a greater awareness of the different types of technology jobs which exist.

The aim of this segment is to deliver job/discipline specific training which helps these learners begin on a career path into a specific area of digital technology.

We would expect some learners from this group to progress into employment and for example apprenticeships which combine employment with continued learning may be very relevant, but recognise that some learners may choose to progress onto other  further learning to gain the skills and experiences they need. 

 Digital skills can help you land a well-paid career with long-term security. But accessing the training you need to get started is often costly. That’s why the Digital Skills Pipeline has been created, to help people develop new digital technology skills gain the skills support your move into digital technology occupations

Digital Skills Pipeline will support delivery of practical solutions to resident in Scotland and are 25 years and over, by providing them with the opportunity to develop new digital technology skills and support them to move into digital technology occupations


Course Title: Robotic Process Automation  - Software

Brief Description

This course is designed to take someone who has digital technology skills which they may have gained from work or personal experiences and train them to use specific automation technology. The 8 week course will take learners through the theory and concepts of the automation technology and prepare them to automate a business process. The sessions are a blend of online calls with our technical trainer and practical exercises to validate your learning. Full support will be given for you to apply your skills in a real world business context. 

As part of this course you will complete 2 SQA units;

  • Software Design Fundamentals
  • Specialist Software level 3

You will also complete 14 industry diplomas covering the following;

  • Introduction to the RPA Developer role
  • Variables, Data Types and Control Flow
  • Data Manipulation
  • Excel and Data Tables
  • UI Interactions
  • Selectors
  • Project Organisation
  • Error and Expection Handling
  • Debugging
  • PDF Automation
  • Email Automation
  • Orchestrator for Developers
  • Robotic Enterprise Framework Overview
  • Automation Version Control Systems

You will take part in mini projects and practical assessments to consolidate your learning.

On successful completion of the course, guaranteed interview for employment opportunity as a Junior RPA Developer.

Course days/hours:

8 weeks, Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Delivery Location:

Remote delivery (Glasgow City Centre office available)

Course Contact:

Natalie Bryce

0141 4066984



Course Title: Digital Marketing

Brief Description 

Industry-centred course will utilise technologies and practices aligned to contemporary industry and will be delivered fully online using an extensive suite of interactive resources and workshops. Learners will have the opportunities to learn:

  • Audio Visual Technologies
  • Content Creation
  • UX Design
  • SEO and data analytics.

The course will include a real world project with insights into creating a social media campaign for a Third Sector Organisation.

Course days/hours:

Monday to Thursday

Delivery Location:


Course Contact: 

Frank Duffy



PROVIDER: CODECLAN - DATA (Applications Closed) 

Course Title: Data Analysis Essentials

Brief Description 

Data has become the world’s most valuable commodity. Supercharge your career with skills that will enable you to understand, manage and manipulate data.

  • Move beyond spreadsheets and learn how to clean, organise, and analyse data using R programming.
  • Learn how to use R to turn a spreadsheet into something that will engage decision-makers and bring the story of your data to life.
  • Learn how to create live, interactive dashboards to engage decision-makers and give real time business insights.

This course will set you up for success on future learning paths or in work training opportunities.

Course days/hours:

Classes will run Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am until 5pm for two consecutive weeks from 7th March 2022.

Delivery Location:

Remote (Instructor Led Online)

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles and Susan Considine

0131 290 2600



Course Title: Web Development Essentials

Brief Description 

Build a full-stack web app in eight weeks.

Over eight weeks of part-time learning, this course will take you through the tools and techniques you need to build and deploy a functioning web application. You’ll learn in-demand technologies including Python programming, Git, HTML & CSS, and deployment. By the end of the course you’ll have a new set of web development skills and your own live full-stack web application.

This course will set you up for success on future learning paths or in work training opportunities.

Course days/hours:

Classes will run Tuesday to Thursday from 6pm until 9pm and occasional Saturdays from 10am until 3pm. This course starts 1st February and will be delivered remotely.

Delivery Location:

Remote (Instructor Led Online)

Course Contact:

Marni Bayles and Susan Considine

0131 290 2600


If you are  resident in Scotland and are 25 years and over the Digital Skills Pipeline could offer you  fully funded training. Scottish Government has committed up to £550,000 to be invested in digital technology reskilling training for digital technology occupations in order to boost the employment opportunities for these target audiences and reduce skills gaps and shortages, and managed by Skills Development Scotland.


There are thousands of new jobs available in the digital sphere each year. These include jobs requiring specific tech-focused skills – like software development and cyber security – as well as jobs in areas like marketing, HR, data, and finance. Take a look at our Industries and Jobs area to get a sense of just how much is out there.


High demand for digital skills often means a high salary for those who fit the bill. In the digital industry, salaries average around £37,500 – well above the national average salary of £28,000.


You can access training even if you don't have any digital experience. There are a variety of training lengths and locations available through the funding, all of which will lead to an accredited qualification, and will be delivered by accredited, approved training providers listed on the Digital Skills Pipeline page.


To be eligible to apply, you’ll need to be resident in Scotland and have the right to work in the UK and be 25 years and over.