Our essential skills courses have been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and we will provide rescheduled dates as soon as possible.

Professional skills are essential to workplace success. Strengths such as adaptability, communication, inter personal skills, public speaking, leadership, growth mindset, teamwork and time management are rarely taught or acquired but are vital for career progression.

These are the key employability skills – the core skills that will make you effective at work, whatever job you do. They are sometimes known as transferable skills because you develop them over time and take them with you as your career develops; think of them as your passport to career success. You'll need to draw on your work experience to give evidence of these skills.

That’s why we’ve created a programme of essential skills for 2020 to help you improve, grow and develop your career. Whether you’re looking for your first job, your next job, a board/trustee position or simply looking to improve yourself we have a full range of courses to choose from.


Our courses are split into 4 main areas:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Finance and commercial skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Career growth

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Additional information


Our essential skills courses take place at the Law Society of Scotland:

Atria one, 2nd floor
144 Morrison street

Click here for more information on how to find us.


Reduced rate (Trainees, new members, accredited paralegals)

£245 + VAT
£195 + VAT (more than one place)

Member rate

£295 + VAT
£245 + VAT (more than one place)

Non-member rate

£345 + VAT
£295 + VAT (more than one place)

Unemployed member

£195 + VAT

To book more than one place, enquire about bespoke and/ or in-house training please email CPD@lawscot.org.uk