Training, Leadership and Development

Scottish Police College - Tulliallan (pictured above) acts as both Police Scotland’s Corporate Headquarters and one of it’s key training venues.

Whilst Tulliallan is just one of Police Scotland’s training sites, its historical significance to training police officers and staff in Scotland cannot be underestimated. 

Set in 90 acres of parkland in the centre of Scotland, with the early 19th century Tulliallan Castle at its heart, it is the United Kingdom’s only central Police College providing all police training elements in one establishment. 

Since opening for police training in 1954, Tulliallan has also been Scotland’s central recruit training base for over 50 years.

We provide many different training and learning opportunities, including (but not limited to):

  • Leadership and Management courses
  • Detective, Covert and Crime Prevention Training
  • Road Policing and Driver Training
  • Crime and Intelligence Analysis and Emerging Technology Training.
  • Police Officer Recruit Training

We deliver training in many different ways:

  • Classroom based teaching.
  • Lectures and conferences.
  • Immersive ‘Hydra’ suite learning.
  • E-learning.
  • Practical and Situational training.

All of our courses and programmes are subject to the Police Scotland National Framework for Quality Assurance in Training and Education. Many are also accredited through academic partners, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) or are credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF).

International Training

Police Scotland also works in partnership with other police forces, law enforcement agencies, government bodies and educational establishments throughout the UK and internationally. For more information visit our International Development Unit page.

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Conference and Meeting Facilities

We have a number of conference and meeting facilities at our Scottish Police College at Tulliallan and Jackton available for hire. For information visit our Facilities at Tulliallan and Jackton page.

General Enquiries

For any other Training, Leadership and Development enquiries, please contact us at: