MASTrain is Money Advice Scotland's new programme dedicated to supporting the learning and development needs of money advisers.

MASTrain's face-to-face training courses are skills-focused half and full-day courses, based on consultation with money advisers.  The courses are aimed at a range of experience levels, from brand-new advisers, to those looking to refresh their skills, and very experienced money advisers who want support dealing with complex cases. The programme will introduce new courses on a quarterly basis. 

There are four course types:

1. Support Staff/non-Advisers
These courses are for staff who work with people who may experience money worries, but do not give money advice. 

2. Beginners and refreshers
These courses are for advisers who are new to their role, and to more experienced advisers who would like to refresh their knowledge or skills in specific areas. Most of these courses are aimed at advisers from SNS Type I and II agencies.

3. Experienced Advisers
These courses are aimed at advisers who have a senior role within their organisation or who are relatively experienced.  Most of these courses are aimed at advisers from SNS Type I, II and III agencies.

4. Technical
These courses are aimed at advisers at any level of experience who deal with specific technical aspects of advice, for example court representation, or insolvencies.  The type of experience required is detailed in individual course descriptions. Most of these courses are aimed at advisers from SNS Type II and III agencies.

Please note that MASTrain and Wiseradviser are separate programmes. Wiseradviser continues to be facilitated by Money Advice Scotland. The MASTrain courses are designed to compliment existing training in response to CPD needs identified by Money Advice Scotland in consultation with its members.

2019 Course programme (September to November)

Date Course Apply
5th September Interview Skills 1 (Half Day) More details
5th September Interview Skills 2 (half day) More details
11th September Mentorship (half day) More details
19th September Money Advice Basics for Non-advisers (half day) More details
26th September Complex cases (Full day) More details
3rd October Mock Day in Sheriff Court More details
8th October Spotlight on the Common Financial Statement (half day) More details
8th October UC for Money Advisers (half day) More details
16th October Interview Skills 1 (half day) More details
16th October Interview Skills 2 (half day) More details
22nd October Complex Cases (full day) More details
31st October Strategies for successful Mentorship (half day) More details
6th November Money Advice Basics for non-advisers (half day) More details
13th November UC for Money Advisers (full day) More details
21st November Mock Day in Sheriff Court (full day) More details
26th November Spotlight on CFS* (half day) More details

2020 Course programme (January to March)

Date Course Apply
14th January Case recording & managing a case load (full day) More details
21st January Interview skills 1 (half day) More details
21st January Interview Skills 2 (half day) More details
28th January Research Skills and Interpreting legislation (half day) More details
30th January Mock Day in First Tier Housing Tribunal (full day) More details
5th February Complex Cases (full day) More details
12th February Spotlight on the Common Financial Statement* (half day) More details
12th February Mentorship* (half day) More details
19th February Mock day in Sheriff Court (Full day) More details
25th February Case Recording and managing a case load (full day) More details
27th February Interview Skills 1 (half day) More details
27th February Interview Skills 2 (half day) More details
4th March Complex Cases (full day) More details
10th March UC for Money Advisers (half day) More details
10th March Money Advice Basics for non-advisers (half day) More details
19th March Mock day in first tier housing tribunal (full day) More details
26th March Successful Management in Money Advice Day 1 (full day) More details
27th March Successful Management in Money Advise Day 2 (full day) More details
31st March Research Skills and Interpreting Legislation* (half day) More details
31st March Spotlight on the Financial Statement* (half day) More details

Timings and Location
All courses are held in the Money Advice Scotland Offices in Central Glasgow. 

  • Full day courses: 10.00-16.00
  • Where there are two half day courses in one day: AM 9.30-12.30 and PM 13.15-16.15
  • Single half day courses:  13.00-16.00

Private and bespoke training
We are happy to deliver any of these courses privately to staff in your organisation. If your staff have specific training needs, we can design courses to your specifications. Please get in touch to discuss details.

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