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  • How to take your NEBOSH General Certificate to the next level!

    15 September 2016

    NEBOSH National Diploma – NEW Manchester dates for 2017

    The NEBOSH General Certificate is a popular course for anyone with Health & Safety responsibilities in their role, but the next step for all Health & Safety Professionals is the NEBOSH National Diploma, a degree level qualification which is for the first time being offered as a classroom course in Manchester in January 2017.

    This 7 week course delivered over a 6 month period allows the individual to apply for Graduate Membership of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health as well as full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

    Additional revision workshops and bi-weekly live online webinars are included in the course costs. Along with comprehensive course material both in written and electronic formats so you have the flexibility to study anywhere at anytime.

    For further information on course dates, timings and course fees then please contact us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com. Further details on our all courses, including NEBOSH, can be found on our website, including the NEBOSH Diploma

  • NEBOSH Revision Aids – The Options Explained

    08 September 2016

    Passing any exam can be a daunting prospect especially if it’s been a while since you last sat one. Passing NEBOSH examinations can be even more challenging as learning significant amounts of Health & Safety information can be a gruelling task.

    One way of increasing your chances of success is varying the way you study. It has been shown that when committing information to your long term memory differing the way you learn from audio and visual sources benefits greatly. Reading pages and pages of course material can be limiting but combining this with audiobooks and online course modules makes learning more interactive and engaging.

    Downloading the audiobooks couldn’t be similar. It gives you access to all the up to date course material in audio form, enabling you to study where and when you have some share time.

    Whilst making use of online e-learning revision resources gives an interactive element to your study. With activities and quizzes to consolidate knowledge gained, bitesize revision material aids learning through interactive summarises of the course. It also walks you through the types of questions used in the exam, showing you the question signpost you should look out for and helpful tips and tricks to perform well.

    All in all by using a range of study resources you can give yourself the best chance of passing that exam.

    If you need to upgrade your NEBOSH skills we offer a comprehensive range of training courses. You can find out more about our complete range via our website, including the NEBOSH General Certificate. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

     

  • Using Primavera for your next Project Management role

    01 September 2016

    Oracle Primavera software is the key to successful Project Management, being able to handle large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted project with ease.

    With our 3 day fundamentals course you will have all the skills needed to run your next project more effectively.

    The course is aimed not only at Project Managers but also Business Analysts, Functional Implementers and End Users.

    Steering you through the complete life cycle of a project whilst focusing on the basic elements of schedule, resources and costs.

    Using this familiar Windows-based program by the end you will have learnt how to: 
    • Create and Schedule a project
    • Assign Resources
    • Adjust the Project schedule
    • Execute and control the project
    • Add activities

    You’ll also put into practice what you’ve learnt each day with a case study to clarify knowledge gained.

    If you need to upgrade your skills we offer a comprehensive range of Primavera training courses. You can find out more about our complete range via our website, including the Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals course. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

  • SAGE Payroll – Why get certified?

    30 August 2016

    Many employers in the UK use SAGE to complete their Payroll each pay period. It’s the simplest way to ensure you are paying your staff correctly and compliant with HMRC and Pension Regulator guidelines.

    But did you know that you can now get SAGE Certification?

    Offering SAGE Payroll certification to your staff has many benefits along with increasing competency and efficiency it’s a great way of boost staff morale by encouraging a professional development culture of excellence within your workforce.

    There are three levels of accreditation:
    Level 1 – Covers the basics of setting up the system
    Level 2 – Covers running a payroll period from beginning to end
    Level 3 – Covers more complex procedures such as processing statutory payments, allocating Attachment of Earning orders and administrating Holiday schemes and absence records.

    Taking the exams is simple too as they don’t even need to leave the office. All three exams take just an hour to complete, are online and can be taken at any time that suits the busy workplace environment.

    If you need to think seriously about Payroll Certification then take a look at some of the Sage training courses here. You can find out more about our complete range via our website. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

     

  • IS UNIVERSITY THE ONLY CHOICE?

    18 August 2016

    It’s August and along with the warmer weather comes the A & AS level results for many thousands of England, Wales and Northern Ireland teenagers. This year, although pass rates are up, the number of A* and A grades have fallen slightly again. The traditional next choice for many is University and a degree, but getting a degree is not the only route into many careers and with the increase in some University fees to above the previous cap of £9,000 to £9,250 per annum it is not always the most cost effective for some.

    Although this year there are more University places available than ever, many top employers are opening up their recruitment to those leaving school with A-Levels. For someone looking to a career in Computer Science, for example, a 3 year degree course will only start you on the professional road. Employees in this field are looking for further vocational qualifications which can be easily gained by someone with A Levels alone. A report by Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research has shown that those entering apprenticeships after leaving school have much higher lifetime earnings than those going into a graduate career.

    If you need to think seriously about an alternative to University then take a look at some of the industry accredited training courses here. You can find out more about our complete range via our website. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

  • Keeping Up with SAGE Payroll - Making Auto Enrolment Pensions trouble-free

    15 August 2016

    Keeping Up with SAGE Payroll - Making Auto Enrolment Pensions trouble-free

    Under the Pensions Act 2008 the law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer in the UK is affected by these legislations and must put eligible staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.

    If you employ at least one person no matter what line of business you are in, you have certain legal duties under the Auto Enrolment Scheme.

    The new SAGE Payroll courses have recently been updates to give you the peace of mind that you are following the correct procedures for Auto Enrolment every time. Not only do they offer courses to help you understanding what Auto Enrolment is and what your responsibilities are, they also offer comprehensive training on how to use their Pension Module which is an essential tool to making Auto Enrolment as easy as possible.

    Sage 50 Payroll course Automatic Enrolment with Pensions Module includes the following:

    • Understand the Pensions Module settings and the Automatic Enrolment features within the software
    • Specify Qualifying and Pensionable earnings
    • Create and configure different pension schemes
    • Use the Pension Assessment feature to automatically categorise your workforce and assign pensions
    • Send pension correspondence automatically to your workers
    • Process opt-ins, joins and opt-out requests
    • Understand postponement and learn how to apply it within the software
    • Produce the output and input files for Nest, NOW: Pensions and the People's Pension
    • Be familiar with reporting for pension providers
    • Process pensions and carry out on-going assessments automatically
    • Understand records that need to be kept and how the software will assist with this

    If you need to upgrade your skills we offer a comprehensive range of Sage training courses. You can find out more about our complete range via our website, including Payroll. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

  • How to Fight Back Cyber Security Crime

    11 August 2016

    How to Fight Back Cyber Security Crime in your business – Are you ready?
    The global problem of Cyber Security is a worry to all companies. In the UK whilst Cyber Crime is on the increase due to cloud, mobile computing and the Internet, the professional Cyber Security skill sets are lagging behind. Following a joint study undertaken recently by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 75% of IT Specialists in the UK believe there is a shortage in cyber security talent.
    Companies throughout are struggling to recruit and maintain a expert pool of cyber security professionals and many believe that this has added to the upsurge in hacking incidents as the hackers know that some companies’ cyber security is not strong enough to cope.
    A safe cyber security environment requires a robust workforce. Companies need to act quickly to fix the problem by looking to the future this skills shortage can be abated with improvements in education, staff diversity, training opportunities, security technology and data collection. A synchronised effort is fundamental to overcome the cyber threats and create the more secure environment that business requires.

    If you need to upgrade your skills we offer a comprehensive range of training courses, including the CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional course. You can find out more about our complete range of courses via our website. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

     

  • Adobe Courses Explained

    02 August 2016

    As a re-seller of authorised Adobe courses we receive a lot of enquiries about the different courses we offer. To make everything a bit simpler, we have assembled a short rundown of the differences between all the Adobe courses below.

    Photoshop

    The most used professional image editing software is crammed full of features which make learning it a bit daunting. It is widely used for editing images for both web use and print media. From altering images to applying filters and tweaking colour balances, it’s hard to believe how much of a difference Photoshop makes. Taking a course in Photoshop will help you understand how to use the many features to create professional-quality images.

    After Effects

    This sophisticated package will allow for motion graphic manipulation and editing. Courses on After Effects will cover motion tracking, animation, colour keying and much more. This will take anyone from a complete novice to an After Effects whiz.

    Illustrator

    Vector graphics are becoming more and more widely used, and this package allows for the easy creation of such images. However, it is also perfect for designing objects like logos too. At the end of the Academy Class course, students will be able to create a wide range of very impressive graphics.

    InDesign

    As the publishing industry has slowly declined, InDesign has become increasingly popular because it is easy to use and works for digital publications too. This desktop publisher is used by some of the largest media organisations because it seamlessly integrates with the rest of the Adobe package. A course will take you through the basics of layout, typesets and plenty more.

    Premiere PRO

    Professional video editing has never been easier, and students who take this course will be able to edit a video to a high standard. This includes more advanced features like transparency and multi-cam workflows. With the rise of online video content, this course is a must for anyone thinking of sharing professional videos.

    Animate

    For years, Flash was the industry standard for web based animation. But the emergence of HTML5 has led to the development of this innovative package. It does much more than simple animation, though, and can even be used for cartoon animation, with studios including Nickelodeon using it on a regular basis.

    If you need to upgrade your Adobe skills we offer a comprehensive range of training courses. You can find out more about our complete range of courses via our website. Please call us on 01423 790107 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

  • Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management (P6PPM)

    14 November 2014

    Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management is the recognised standard for high performance project management software and is designed to handle large scale, highly sophisticated and multi-faceted projects. It can be used to organise projects up to 100,000 activities and provides unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans.

    With P6PPM, an organisation is able to...

    balance resource capacity
    plan, schedule and control complex projects
    allocate best resources and track progress
    monitor and visualise project performance versus plan
    conduct what-if analysis and analyse alternative project plans
    Oracle Primavera P6PPM can be installed on a server computer, with client PCs accessing the Oracle Primavera P6 database via a local area network (or similar) or wholly on a desktop or laptop PC as a standalone tool. Oracle Primavera P6PPM excludes functionality that is only available in Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (P6EPPM), including collaboration, workflow, web-based access, dashboards and timesheets.

    If you need to upgrade your Primavera skills we offer a comprehensive range of Primavera training courses, from the Professional Fundamentals course through to the P6 Professional Advanced and the Risk Analysis courses.

    You can find out more about our complete range of Primavera courses via our website. Please call us on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

  • Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA)

    05 November 2014

    Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) is a full lifecycle risk analytics solution, integrating cost and schedule risk management. It provides a comprehensive solution for determining confidence levels for project success together with quick and easy techniques for formulating contingency and risk response plans. PRA brings within reach...

    1. development of risk-loaded project plans, improving confidence in bid submissions and project selection and, by extension, maximising organisational benefit and profitability
    2. risk-adjusted project plans, meaning that critical project timelines and cost estimates are more realistic, enhancing the probability of project success
    3. cost/benefit analysis of response plans in order to better understand the impact of risks and effects of mitigation
    4. the development of probabilistic project plans, resulting in better project intelligence, reduced errors and replicable processes
    5. reduction in unexpected delays and costs by formally adopting risk management as a valued step in the planning process
    6. improved corporate governance and the opportunity to establish a standard risk management process

    Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis offers an objective view of required contingency in order to account for cost and schedule uncertainty as well as analysing the cost effectiveness of risk response plans. Combined, these form the basis of a "risk adjusted schedule", which is becoming an essential element of the planning and scheduling process. Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis adds to the qualitative risk capabilities included in Oracle Primavera P6 by allowing organisations to assess quantitative risk and providing analysis of impact to schedule, budget and cash flow…

    1. identify common scheduling pitfalls that may result in misleading schedule or risk analysis results
    2. integrate pre-developed risk registers as well as define new risk registers
    3. address full lifecycle risk management through advanced Monte Carlo based cost and schedule analytics
    4. report confidence levels with regards to finish dates, costs, float, Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value

    Our Managing Risk in Primavera Risk Analysis course provides training for Primavera's Risk Management solutions. Participants will gain thorough background knowledge in the basic concepts of risk management. The three-day class leads participants through examples of specific risk modelling techniques and provides a lab style workshop to allow students to apply the learned techniques.

    You can find out more about our complete range of Primavera courses via our website. Please call us on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.

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