IT workers looking to gain a professional qualification in outsourcing can now register for the National Outsourcing Association’s Diploma in Strategic Global Outsourcing.
The research-based qualification, accredited by Middlesex University, is in its second year. It is open to candidates with a minimum of 10 years’ organisational experience and five years within outsourcing specifically.
The aim of the qualification is to raise the professional standards in the industry. The qualification is being provided by the NOA’s professional development arm NOA Pathway, and was developed in association with learning and development company True North.
Candidates can choose their own area of study depending on their area of interest or professional business needs. The diploma is nine months long, comprising of three modules. Each module will involve a one-day workshop to encourage candidates to share knowledge and learn from a range of outsourcing experts.
Each candidate will also have a personal tutor who will provide phone-based and online support during the course.
Martyn Hart, chairman of the NOA, said: “The diploma will help ensure that outsourcing professionals have a strong understanding of outsourcing best practice, as well as an excellent knowledge of outsourcing as it relates specifically to their business.”
Meanwhile, the first graduate of the diploma, Graham Jump, the founder of outsourcing consultancy Consolve Consulting, said: “The diploma encourages participants to evaluate and assess themselves and their own practices. The work-based learning aspect is crucial, ensuring that the knowledge gained is of specific value to the participant’s business.”
The diploma costs £5,622 for NOA members and £6,680 for non-members. Candidates who register by 6 August for the course, which starts on 29 September, will have access to an ‘early bird’ discount of nearly £800.
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