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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand, until it finally disappears.

Let's face it, analysing numbers and doing maths might not be your idea of a great night out (otherwise you'd already probably be an accountant) but every manager needs to have a basic grip of figures. Budgets need to be set and managed, cash flows produced and monitored, business cases justified and costs controlled. Understanding finances is not only essential to the day to day running of your team or department, but can greatly aid you in making decisions; as well as becoming more efficient and productive.

This course is delivered using a highly engaging business simulation to demonstrate the impact of day to day decisions on the profitability and financial position of the organisation.

 

Duration
2 Days

Commercial Awareness

"In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield." - Warren Buffett

In addition to the specialist skills and knowledge required of any manager, the ability to step back and see the bigger picture and understand how an organisation operates in a commercial environment is essential.

A multi-award-winning business simulation is at the heart of this course, providing you with hands on experience in running a business.

Duration
2 Days

Mental Health Champion (MHFA)

Become a champion for Mental Health awareness

Mental Health England are internationally recognised as a leading organisation in the field of Mental Health.  This one day course is designed to create Mental Health Champions within your organisation to support your qualified Mental Health First Aiders.

Duration
1 Day

Is the written word losing it's meaning?

My son, who is at University, went for an interview recently for an internship. I helped him with his preparation going over the steps that I go through when preparing for an interview. (If you are interested in this – let me know and I will make it the subject of another blog article). We discussed how to identify sensible questions he could ask and possible questions that they might ask and how he might answer those.
 

.NET Core 2.2 - What’s New?

Are you ready for the next step change in the .NET world?

.NET Core is the next generation of ASP.NET.  A completely new web stack developed from the ground up. 
As .NET MVC 5 and Entity Framework 6 are no longer being worked on, this course covers the new MVC Core 2.2 and the new EF Core 2.2; plus the totally new Razor Pages (which appeared at Core 2.0).
Every .NET developer needs to learn these new technologies, how they work and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
Crucially, you’ll also learn why Microsoft have made these dramatic changes – it’s all about building .NET apps for Linux and iOS.

Duration
2 Days

Blended Programmes

We understand why organisations with dispersed and/or voluntary workforces like the thought of e-learning in particular because of the reduced costs and increased accessibility associated with this type of delivery.  However, the long and short of it is that it although it is cheap and easy to distribute, it isn’t always as effective as clients might hope.

Quanta Blended Learning Programmes combine many of the benefits of e-learning with the benefits of face-to-face training.

Business Analysis

There are many benefits to formalising your Business Analysis Skills.

As an organisation...

Your analysts will develop a sound knowledge of Business Analysis best practice, developing missing skills and knowledge ultimately helping you to standardise effective ways of working across your teams. Investing in your Business Analysts enables you to demonstrate commitment to them and their development. 

BCS BA Diploma Interview Preparation Day

Get Ready for Your Oral Exam

To complete the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis you must pass an Oral Exam with a BCS examiner.

We work with you to help you understand what you may be asked in the Oral Exam and to develop your responses. 

This is not primarily a content revision course, but is more about how to demonstrate the knowledge you have gained as a professional and during the four courses you have completed on route to the Diploma.

Duration
1 Day

BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness

Analysis of Business Finance and Organisational Behaviour

This two day course provides delegates with the commercial and organisational knowledge required for Business Analysis work. It is particularly useful for Business Analysts who may be working in a financial role, closely with finance departments or as Senior Business Analysts.

Duration
2 Days

Fundamentals of Business Analysis - Including BCS Requirements Engineering

Basic Business Analysis and Requirements Engineering

This 5-day course focuses on learning practical business analysis skills that can be used in the workplace. Course delegates should be able to return to their working environments and work as an effective Business Analyst, immediately adding value and building relationships with project stakeholders.

The course focuses on learning how to do business analysis in the real world, in both agile and formal/waterfall environments. It also covers the whole of the syllabus for the BCS certificate in Requirements Engineering, meaning delegates have the option of taking this exam at the end of the course.

The course is very practical, with around 50% of training time devoted to individual and team exercises. During the course, delegates will attend daily stand-ups, produce a product vision and user stories, perform poker planning and interview product owners and other stakeholders. A simple case study is used throughout the course, enabling attendees to experience the life-cycle of a project and the deliverables produced.

Delegates work in teams simulating a real project and are encouraged to make short informal presentations at the end of some exercises to build their confidence and develop the skills of peer review.

Duration
5 Days