Professional Awareness Courses

The Branch arranges Professional Awareness Courses a number of times each year. These are generally held one evening a week over a period of four or five consecutive weeks. These courses are not intended as a substitute for commercial or workplace training. They should be treated as introductory or refresher courses suitable for IT professionals who wish to broaden their experience.

Attendees need not be BCS members but members are offered a discounted rate.

Forthcoming Courses

There are no courses scheduled at this time. If there are particular subjects you think are appropriate for BCS Current Awareness courses, please contact the Branch Secretary.


Past Courses

Date Course
7th October 2015 Effective Technical Reviews for Software Teams
Trainer: Robert Smallshire
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

Robert Smallshire's slides from the course (pdf)

June 2015 Architecture with Agility
Trainer: Kevlin Henney
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh, EH1 1SU.
September 2014 Surviving Legacy Code
Trainer: Joe (JB) Rainsberger
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh, EH1 1SU.
4th June 2014 Lean UX Bootcamp
Presenter: Spencer Turner
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre , 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh , EH1 1SU. Cost is £168 for BCS members, £198 for others, both including VAT at 20%.
30th May 2014 Compressing Test Time with Exploratory Methods: A Practicum
Presenter: Matt Heusser
Edinburgh Training & Conference Centre , 16 St Mary Street Edinburgh , EH1 1SU. Cost is £168 for BCS members, £198 for others, both including VAT at 20%.
September 2013 Digital Forensics with EnCase
Presenter: Robert Ludwiniak
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT
Cost: £120 for BCS members, £144 for others (both including VAT)
April 2012 Clean Code & Refactoring - a half day workshop
Presenter: Robert C. Martin, President and CEO Uncle Bob Consulting.
Venue: Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary's Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU
Cost: £120 for BCS members, £144 for others (both including VAT)
December 2011 Winning big with Specification by Example: How Successful teams deliver the right software
Presenter: Gojko Adzic
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT.
Cost: £120 for BCS members, £144 for others (both including VAT).
March 2011 Search Engine Optimisation
Presenter: Alison Winn, Seasons Design.
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT.
Cost: £120 for BCS members, £144 for others (both including VAT).
January 2010 e-Commerce Implementation
Presenter David Oxley, Numeriq Ltd.
Venue: dinburgh Napier University, Room C27, Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT.
Cost: £100 for BCS members and Scotland IS Members, £126 for others (both excluding VAT).
February 2009 Rich Internet Applications
Presenter: Professor Mike Chantler, Heriot-Watt University.
Venue: Heriot Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh.
Cost: £115 for BCS Members and £125 for non-members (both inclusive of VAT).
August 2008 ITIL
Presenter: Ian Whyte
Venue: Crichton Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4T
Cost: £85 for BCS members, £95 for non-members (both inclusive of VAT).
April 2008 ITIL
Presenter: Ian Whyte
Venue: Conference Suite, Merchiston Campus, Napier University, Edinburgh
Cost: £95 for BCS members, £110 for non-members (both inclusive of VAT).
March 2008 Ruby-on-Rails
CANCELLED
November 2006 BS7799
Presenter: Peter Wenham
Venue: Conference Suite, Merchiston Campus, Napier University, Edinburgh
Cost: £110 for BCS members, £125 for non-members (both inclusive of VAT).
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