Welcome to NHS Health Scotland's Virtual Learning Environment

This space hosts a wide range of eLearning modules, event information, resources and forums. Best of all, most of our training is free. Join our VLE

We’re here to provide workers and volunteers in the NHS, wider public sector, private and third sectors across Scotland with the knowledge and skills to help tackle a range of health inequalities issues.

Whether you’d like to find the right approach to mitigating health inequalities in areas such as alcohol and drugs, healthy weight or suicide prevention – or if you want to understand more about preventing health inequalities – these learning opportunities will give you the confidence to take the right action within your own area of work.

Our resources are developed with experts from across Scotland’s learning, healthcare and third sectors.

Many of our learning resources can be used flexibly to fit around you and your working day.

Develop your skills, enhance your practice and improve the health of others

Our Learning Brochure features a wide range of learning modules and e-learning courses on offer.


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At Healthy Working Lives our principle focus is to work with employers to enable them to understand, protect and improve the health of their employees. We do this by providing free support and advice to businesses and organisations across Scotland through our website, Adviceline and a network of advisers. You can call the Healthy Working lives Adviceline for free on 0800 019 2211

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New courses

Improving Workplace Health Online Course


Today we are adding a new suite of e-learning modules to the Healthy Working Lives training list called ‘Improving Workplace Health’. It is formed of 8 different modules, 4 of which we are launching now and the rest at a later date. The course is aimed at people involved in occupational health, health promotion, health and safety, trade union representative or human resources. It will broaden your understanding in key related areas such as health and safety, occupational health and wellbeing.


You need to complete the ‘Introduction’ module before getting access to the whole course. After that you do not have to complete all 8 modules, just the ones that you feel are relevant to you and your work. Although there is no harm in adding to your knowledge by completing them all.


You can access them here



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British Sign Language (BSL) and Tactile BSL awareness eLearning module

The workforce development team in collaboration with partners from the BSL community have developed a new eLearning resource focused on BSL awareness.

You will find the new resource here.