Lauran Wilcox


QA is an established learning services provider with over 30 years’ experience of building and enhancing people capability through delivering the skills they need.

At QA, we always put people first and take a personal approach to everything we do. As our Chief Executive, William MacPherson, states: “We never forget that training isn’t an end in itself; it’s a means to achieve better performance”. Better performance for the individual drives better performance for an organisation.

Our values are what makes us different:

  • We always push learning beyond the cutting edge
  • We believe that there’s no substitute for experience
  • We strive to exceed our high professional standards
  • We aim to be the trusted learning provider for all our customers.

We have a wealth of knowledge in the provision of training programmes across all business sectors, and whilst our services and solutions vary, the key partnership themes of quality, governance, innovation and integrity run throughout all our solutions.

Our organisation is structured into four main divisions:

  • The Learning Division: Providing business professionals with IT and Technical, Leadership and Management training – in both public and private organisations. 2016 to 2017 was a record year, with over 200,000 individuals trained.
  • The Apprenticeships Division: Delivering a record number of Apprentices in 2017– over 4,500 - our Apprenticeships division works with clients to help them understand the Levy, its impact and how to maximise their return from it.
  • The Higher Education Division: 2016-17 was a record for our Higher Education business which provides full and part-time higher education (undergraduate and postgraduate) to over 3,000 international and domestic students.
  • The Consulting Division: An industry leader in implementation of projects in both vendor-leading and open source technologies. 2016 saw our Consulting business grow by nearly 130% through the training of graduates and their placement into clients.

Cyber Security skills and talent solutions.

QA have uniquely positioned themselves to help solve the Cyber skills gap from our CyberFirst and Cyber Apprenticeship programmes and Cyber Academies to Cyber Challenges, Training and Certifications and Consultancy for Cyber Security. 

They offer end-to-end Cyber training and certifications from Cyber Awareness to deep dive Cyber Programmes and solutions; from Cyber Investigations, Cyber Crisis Management, Proctive Security to Offensive Defence. QA only employ world leading Cyber trainers who have the expertise to deliver bespoke Cyber solutions, GCHQ accredited courses and proudly the CyberFirst programme. This is all to support in tackling the UK's National Cyber Security skills shortage.

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QA also have state-of-the-art CyberLabs, where companies can simulate real-life Cyber-attacks on their infrastructure, helping them to prevent & combat breaches without risking their own network.

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