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The latest updates from NILC and the world of learning.

Infographic: Agile Project Management

24 January 2018 No longer confined to software development, Agile is proving successful for a wide variety of projects and industries. Key benefits often attributed to Agile include improved revenue and speed to market, the right product/solution and increased...

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What is SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)?

Produced by David Ringsell  |  16 January 2018   SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is a server-based report generation software system. Microsoft’s SSRS allows data held in relational databases to be available as meaningful information. Queried data can be...

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Christmas Opening Hours

19 December 2017 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from NILC! From Saturday 23rd December 2017, our Newport training and examination centre will be closed for a few days over the Christmas holidays. For our office opening hours, please see below:     Christmas Eve...

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What is Microsoft Project?

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  1 November 2017   What is Microsoft Project? Microsoft Project is a project management software tool developed and sold by Microsoft.  The program assists users in developing an initial project plan, assigning resources, tracking progress,...

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What Is MSP – Managing Successful Programmes?

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  09 October 2017   I have covered several topics related to PRINCE2® courses, qualifications and jobs available, so in this post, I am going to briefly outline a further opportunity for those wishing to advance to the more senior project...

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What Jobs Can I Get With A PRINCE2® Qualification?

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  18 September 2017   What jobs can I get with a PRINCE2® Qualification? The answer to this question is very simple; depending on the level of qualification you have, job choices at the bare minimum, number in their hundreds.  If you are a...

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5 reasons to become PRINCE2 qualified

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  11 September 2017   Currently in the UK, there are approximately 1.5 to 2 million people enjoying a career in project management.  Added to this figure is the suggestion that a realistically estimated 15.7 million new project...

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How To Gain Experience For A Career In Project Management

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  04 September 2017   Gaining Experience for a Project Management Career As a project manager, the emphasis of the role is on your ability to organise and lead a team or teams, rather than on your knowledge of a specific industry...

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Evolving for continued success: PRINCE2 2017 update

10 July 2017   In January 2017 our partners and owners of PRINCE2®, AXELOS, announced the upcoming arrival of updated PRINCE2® guidance and Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Together, these form PRINCE2 2017 and represent the first major update to PRINCE2...

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PRINCE2 Roadshow: Qualification and Examination Update

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  7 July 2017   New PRINCE2® qualification and examination launch date In an earlier article (PRINCE2® 2017 update and examination changes) I said that I would keep you updated in relation to the imminent update of the existing PRINCE2®...

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NILC Launches Online Training Courses

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  21 June 2017   Now Available… Online Training with NILC In today’s fast-paced online world, perhaps the most valuable asset to anyone is time.  The seconds, minutes and hours tick away as you travel back and fore to work or do the shopping,...

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PRINCE2 2017 Update and Examination Changes

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  24 May 2017   Changes to PRINCE2®? As mentioned in What are the advantages of obtaining a PRINCE2® qualification? there are changes afoot in relation to the PRINCE2® examination and existing re-registration requirement.  In January 2017...

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Spotlight: The Cyber Security Skills Gap

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  12 May 2017   The general consensus of businesses today is that digital and IT skills are even more important now than they were two years ago, yet many also say that they have a shortage of digital skills.  Basic computer skills are most...

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AgilePM vs PRINCE2 Agile: What are the differences?

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  03 May 2017   In my last post, What Is Agile Project Management? I said that I would explain the difference between AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile® with a view to answering your question on which course would best suit your needs.  I explained...

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What Is Agile Project Management?

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  26 April 2017   Let's start from the beginning... what is Agile? In the Oxford English Living Dictionary, agile, the adjective, is defined as being ‘able to move quickly and easily’ and ‘being able to think and understand quickly’.  Never...

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Latest new training courses – April 2017

20 April 2017   Latest New Training Courses At NILC we are continually adding new training courses to our learning portfolio and updating existing ones, to ensure our customers get the most relevant and up-to-date training experience. See below for a list of new...

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What Is PRINCE2® Project Management?

Produced by Kandy Shaw  |  17 April 2017   What is PRINCE2®? I have written this article with the aim of explaining PRINCE2® to those both familiar with the qualification and where it can take them career-wise, as well as those who know very little about it. A step by...

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Ethiopian Ambassador Praises NILC During First Visit to Wales

NILC has been lauded for the excellent work they are doing to engage members of the Ethiopian community, at an event held in NILC’s training centre in Newport, South Wales. The event on 24th January 2017 was attended by Newport’s Deputy Mayor, cllr David Fouweather...

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Office Applications Public Course Training Schedule

It is the start of the new year and there is no better time to begin brushing up on some of those Microsoft Office skills. That is why at NILC we have added a range of public course dates to our 2017 Office Applications training course schedule. To view the training...

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NILC Joins Castle’s Testing Network

NILC has signed an agreement with Castle Worldwide – a full-services certification and licensure testing company – to test candidates pursuing certifications in a variety of industries, such as healthcare.   Castle Worldwide Global Testing Network currently spans over...

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NILC Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

Earlier this month, Newport Integrated Learning Centre (NILC) was awarded Cyber Essentials certification – a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.   The Cyber Essentials scheme provides...

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Siawns Teg Joins Aequalis Training Consortium

The Aequalis Consortium made up of three training companies in South Wales – Newport Integrated Learning Centre (NILC), TyFu Training and Synergy Achievements – has recently announced the addition of a fourth member, Siawns Teg.   Siawns Teg is a social inclusion...

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NILC Joins Kryterion Testing Network

Newport Integrated Learning Centre (NILC) has signed an agreement with Kryterion – a full service provider of customisable assessment and certification products and services – to test candidates pursuing key industry certifications from leading vendors such as Adobe,...

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Edwina Hart AM Officially Opens NILC

Newport Integrated Learning Centre – an IT training and examination centre – set up by young entrepreneur Karim Dastgir was officially opened by the Welsh Government’s Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart MBE CStJ AM on February 22nd, 2016.  ...

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NILC Joins Aequalis Training Consortium

Newport Integrated Learning Centre (NILC) has announced that it has signed an agreement to join Aequalis, a consortium of independent training providers that work collaboratively to make education and learning solutions accessible and enjoyable. NILC presently joins 2...

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NILC’s Partner Company Joins Pearson Vue Testing Network

Virtutype (NILC’s partner company) has signed an agreement with Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing (CBT) business of Pearson, to test candidates pursuing key industry certifications from leading IT programmes, such as Cisco, CompTIA, EMC, HP, LPI, Oracle and...

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NILC and Virtutype Form Partnership for Training and Exams

Earlier this month, Newport Integrated Learning Centre (NILC) – a leading IT and management training course provider – and Virtutype Ltd – an online transcription company and accredited Pearson VUE examination centre – announced their partnership to establish a...

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