Build new skills with the National Transition Training Fund

Are you looking for short, sharp training opportunities to kick start your career? You could get government funding to polish up your skills or develop new ones. The National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) is open – and can help you gain a qualification.


Develop your skillset with NTTF

Looking for short, sharp training opportunities for you or your business? Get government funding now to transition your career or transform your team for a bright new future. The National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) is open for applications - and could help you gain a valuable qualification.

What is the National Transition Training Fund?

Funded by Scottish Government and administered by Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Funding Council, NTTF offers industry-recognised qualifications and training in growing employment sectors.

Individuals can apply direct for many of our training opportunities, while employers are encouraged to apply on behalf of their team.

Is NTTF for you?

  • Applications are open to individual candidates looking to reskill or upskill and businesses looking to develop their teams
  • Opportunities vary from short taster courses across a range of in demand sectors to industry qualifications and specific work placement opportunities for experienced professionals
  • A range of training formats are available across virtual, face to face and blended settings
  • To apply for NTTF you must be based in Scotland

Accessing our NTTF Training

Prepare for a new career in one of Scotland’s growing employment sectors. Our funded courses and training opportunities can help you develop your career no matter what your skills and experience.

If you're looking to learn, check out these courses: 

Creative Industries – Creative Ambitions Programme

A brand-new course, designed by freelancers for freelancers, whose focus is on providing you with the useful, practical knowledge you need to upskill or reskill entirely, in a way that actually works for you.

If you live in Scotland and are aged 25 or over, you can access this programme online, where you will learn skills such as critical thinking, reaching your audience and attracting money.

Life and Chemical Sciences - Practical Experience

SULSA, together with a range of training providers, are delivering a series of introductory courses. The courses will help develop both your practical skills and theoretical knowledge and are designed in partnership with industry.

If you’re thinking about a career within the industry or are already employed in the sector and would like to further your skills and knowledge find out more at or contact Laura Zoch, Project Co-ordinator at

Climate Emergency Literacy Skills

In response to the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan and the significant action identified required to decarbonise our society and limit the impacts of climate change, this programme will provide certified Climate Emergency Literacy Skills (CELS) training for anyone living in Scotland who is 25 years of ages and meets certain criteria.  In addition, the programme will provide certified training for those currently or previously working in the following three sectors; Energy, Construction and Transport.


The training will help you develop the skills and knowledge required to help Scotland thrive and future proof employability in a net zero future.


Visit Keep Scotland Beautiful for more information.

Transitioning at Pace to Net Zero

Are you a leader working in the Construction, Manufacturing or Transport sectors seeking to drive and influence meaningful change in relation to Net Zero ambitions?  Fully funded, CPD certified training is now available to ensure that you are upskilled with climate emergency principles to enable informed workforce planning and skills development to support Scotland’s Net Zero ambitions.

Delivered by The Verdancy Group, endorsed by ESP as part of support provided from Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government’s National Transition Training Fund.

Find out more:

Looking for more learning?

FutureLearn and LinkedIn Learning are also funded as part of the NTTF. They both offer flexible online courses. Whether you're looking to upskill for your job or train for a new role, these opportunities can boost your CV.


Choose from hundreds of online courses delivered by top universities and specialist organisations.


Use ITA funding to develop the skills you need for a new role or get training to progress at work.