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Pre Course Work and Exam(s) included

Quanta are here to make your training journey as enjoyable and slick as possible. For many of our courses, we have dedicated courses setup in our online Moodle Platform, Quanta Learn, which contains past exam papers, quizzes and useful resources specific to the course you are attending. Asking delegates to do this learning before the course enables us to make the course as consultative and engaging as we can – the trainer can spend more time exploring and discussing ideas rather than simply reading through a textbook in front of a class of delegates.

Free Post Course Support

How many times have you sat on a course, a lecture or a seminar and then gone back to work and found that you have forgotten to take a note of that point which the trainer made on the 2nd day of the course which was vital to a project you are working on? Or, where you have started implementing a new methodology but have hit a stumbling point and you need some advice on how to overcome the hurdle?

Hat-trick for Quanta

A half-second pause preceded an enormous roar when the Worcester based Quanta Forces Training Team realised they had won the Service Leavers’ Training Company of the Year award for the third year in a row. 

On-Site Kit Delivery and Setup

Here at Quanta, we believe that technical training should be practical – we teach people how to put their skills to use in the Real World rather than just to pass an exam. In light of this, each delegate has their own workstation for the course that they can tinker with as they please (within reason!). Within this sandbox environment, delegates can try out the things that they want to do in a live environment safe in the knowledge that any problems encountered can be addressed by the trainer.

PRINCE2 and the Combat Estimate

The PRINCE2 methodology and its purpose in giving structure to projects is well-documented.  And, of course, having processes to follow, documentation templates to make use of and a clear list of roles and responsibilities that need to be fulfilled is all incredibly useful stuff.

But this will only get you so far.

Easy Parking and Super Food!

“Training Perks”, we hear you cry. You WON’T be disappointed!

To start with – location. Our Worcester Training Centre is tucked away in the heart of Worcester next to the River Severn, the Swan Theatre and Worcester Racecourse. Not only is it beautiful here, but we are surrounded by lots of public car parks which are a 1-3 minute walk to our front door. Furthermore – there is easy train access with Foregate Street just a 5 minute walk away with trains to Birmingham, London, Reading and Oxford.

5.4/6 Customer Satisfaction

We view customer service as critical to the survival of our business. Since 1991, we have seen competitors come and go; some large, some small. We all know that the training market is extremely competitive but we have steadfastly held onto an important, often forgotten by others, key objective – to provide training that matters – that REALLY matters – that enables delegates to go back to their place of work with new skills that they can actually embed into their business. These delegates are satisfied because they feel that they have truly learnt.

Big things are happening with Information Governance in UK Plc. What can we do to address the challenge?

Security is a hot potato, has been for ages, and isn’t going away anytime soon. Obvious to say, harder to deal with. GDPR is one of the top subjects for CIOs up and down the land. Brexit won’t change that, we’ll still deal with the mainland and they will still expect us to comply with their legislation, even if it ends up not being directly on our statute books.

A Consultative Approach

When we speak to our customers, one message rings loud and clear; our customers choose Quanta because of our consultative approach to training. Flexibility is not something we pay lip service to. Flexible and bespoke training is at the heart of our core offering; we are not in the market to stack courses high, sell cheap and effectively ‘sheep dip’ delegates through exams.

Career Change Anyone?

What do you do when you have delivered projects in a number of different countries, across a number of different industries and for countless companies. For me that was the question I posed myself when I realised that it was time to change and do something different.

Playing games and rescuing rockets – a personal view from 10 years of playing Apollo 13

Who wouldn’t love the chance to work for NASA! I wanted to work for NASA when I was growing up, loved space and everything that went with it. Then I got into IT and IT service management. But that love of space never went away. The idea of running the Apollo 13 mission using IT service management processes and principles has always resonated because of that.

From Building Bridges to Building Code - My Quanta Journey

Coming out of University I had no idea what career path I wanted to follow – the only thing I was sure of was that I did not want to pursue a career in my completed degree (Civil Engineering)! After a few fortunate events, I found myself in a position where I was working in a great training company with a huge range of courses on offer.

System-Versioned Temporal (Time Travel) Tables in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 introduces some significant new features. An interesting enhancement is System-Versioned Temporal Tables. Microsoft say these can be used to “Time Travel” a table without the need for a Flux Capacitor. These tables look just like any other tables but can be queried in a rather interesting way; you can query them to return how they looked at a previous date and time. The SELECT statement has a FOR clause that can be used as a simple “at this specific point in time” or it can be a more complex time range.

Future Perfect! Dean's Resettlement Journey

The latest cover story from Quest, the independent resource on education, resettlement and recruitment, is now available to read.  Dean Wood is a Quanta MOD resettlement delegate who undertook part of his training with us.  See how his training journey made a difference to his future career path.

Blog Post by Jo Wright on 26 September 2017