Further training from QA
Durham University has recently signed a framework agreement with QA Training, a well established provider, to offer a range of IT and Project Management courses.
Whilst the University provides a selection of courses for a number of IT applications and has recently started to roll out training from our in-house project management specialists, QA offers a supplement to our own portfolio featuring more advanced levels for those of you looking for further expand your knowledge.
Employees of Durham University will enjoy a significant saving against advertised costs and there are links below to the courses which QA will provide to Durham University.
How to Book a Course
If you find a course appropriate to you, contact QA directly to check that it meets your needs and confirm the cost before getting it approved and signed off by your line manager (or appropriate cost centre manager):
- Call them on 01753 898376
- Email them via email@example.com
As these courses are being provided and held externally to the University, the fees and associated costs will need to be covered by your department: you will need to organise a Purchase Order to cover the charges, make any travel arrangements that are required and make sure that you update your personal development record once you have completed the course.
The links below take you to the appropriate sections of QA's web site where you will find a complete menu of the applicable courses, details of the course content and the costs.
Here you will find a wide selection of IT training courses which include Java, NetApp, Microsoft, Oracle, Ubuntu, UNIX and Linux and many others. Before you book onto one of these please make sure you check that an alternative of the same level isn't offered by the the University's in-house IT specialists.
Project Managment Courses
QA offer a selection of generic project management training (from foundation to advanced levels) and a comprehensive portfolio of courses leading to globally recognised project management certifications including PRINCE2®, APM, PMI, ISEB, MSPTM and M_O_R®.
Durham University Project Management Training
The IT Programme Management Office has implemented the industry standard PRINCE2® project management method and we have used this as a foundation for defining a standard approach to the management of IT projects, now known as PRIDE (PRINCE2 In Durham Environments). Its name is derived from PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE); with 'Durham' incorporated to indicate the tailoring of PRINCE2® to suit the specific needs of the Durham University environment.