Unleash your digital talent

overview

QA already works on a private basis with many of the world’s leading organisations to shape and develop their graduate intake. So we have a deep understanding of how to develop the fantastic raw talent that motivated young individuals bring to an organisation. QA is uniquely placed in the UK learning sector to understand the skill shortage facing organisations and so we have developed two graduate intake programmes: The Digital Product Developer (DPD) and the Digital Product Owner (DPO); available in a choice of two convenient ways of learning. This means we are now able to bring this experience to you in a public and mixed organisation programme, offering unrivalled value for money.

digital product developer

The Digital Product Developer programme focuses on the technical skills individuals and organisations need to succeed. Whilst the course focuses on software skills and the key role these skills have in development, a number of business skills are also explored, to bridge the gap between developers and other members within work projects.

WEEK 1

Team Building
Introducing Agile
Agile Working
Web Development

WEEK 2

Git Foundations
Java Foundations
Java Object Orientated
Java Test Driven Design (TDD)

WEEK 3

Java
Java and Spring

WEEK 4

Case Study/Project work, Present with Impact,
Final Presentation

digital product owner

The Digital Product Owner programme is designed to build a technically savvy project manager and owner, focusing on driving innovative thinking and metric driven transformation within a business. There are a number of key skills that are covered in the DPO programme, including a comprehensive understanding of Agile methodology, focusing on its use in target-focused, business objectives. Plus the management of projects using PRINCE2 and a variety of soft skill segments.

WEEK 1

Team Building
Case Study
Introducing Agile
Agile Working
User Focused Analysis
The Digital Roadmap

WEEK 2

Business Analysis
Agile Product Ownership

WEEK 3

PRINCE2 Foundation
Leading User Focused Analysis Digital Services

WEEK 4

Case Studies
PRINCE2 Final Exam

4 week fast track

The Fast Track programme delivers a short, intensive blast of knowledge over a four-week release followed by further study every twelve weeks.

DPO FAST TRACKDPD FAST TRACK

12 week work release

The Work Release method delivers the skills from the Fast Track but dispurses the learning over longer period. Whilst still covered within four learning weeks, they are spread out, with each full week of study being delivered in consecutive months. This is then followed by further study every twelve weeks.

DPD WORK RELEASEDPO WORK RELEASE

Benefits

Fully
Packaged

QA take on the design
& scheduling

Best
Value

Save L&D time and money without compromising quality

Top Quality Content 

Designed & authored by QA’s award winning SMEs

Top Quality Delivery

Delivered in QA’s own
fantastic facilities

Convenient 
for You

Set schedule (rolling programme start dates)

Mix of Learning Modes

Classroom, self-paced, 
On-line learning and more

Industry Interaction

Invaluable interactions with graduates from other companies

Good Learning Outcomes

New graduates hit
ground running

Plus, Ignite graduates benefit from a 20% discount on future training
with QA during their employment with your company.*

Programme Fundamentals

Start with the Foundations

QA offer two forms of programme: the 4-week Fast Track and the 12-week Work Release. Whether graduates take the Digital Product Owner or Developer programme, the material covered in each programme is identical and focuses on case study driven approaches and current working practices. At the end of each foundation programme the groups work together as a team to demonstrate what they have achieved.

EXPLORE STRENGTHS AND HELP MITIGATE WEAKNESSES

At the end of the foundation programme, a Learning Advisor will work with you and your graduate directly to review progress and start their ongoing journey giving guidance on where their strengths lie. 

Each graduate will be required to demonstrate progress in key areas to show that they are continuing to develop their skills by building a portfolio of work.

Maximise Potential

Every three months your graduate will meet with their Learning Advisor and work with both you and them to continue to develop and train them. Each quarter we will suggest and provide up to five training days from QA’s extensive learning catalogue to help you find the best way to develop your Graduates, be that through cutting edge skills or industry leading qualifications.

DEMONSTRATE SUCCESS

To become a QA Ignite Graduate, your team member will have attended at least 30 instructor led contact days and developed a significant portfolio of work demonstrating  what they have achieved. As an alumnus from our graduate learning programme, they will be entitled to a discount on further training with QA for as long as they remain in your employ. (T&C's apply)

overview

Whether you are a DPD or a DPO, our programmes allow organisations who may not want to resource their own graduate programme, to access and develop their talent on a public and mixed organisation programme. Graduates will enjoy a tailored and unique suite of subjects and contemporary agile thinking content, chosen by QA experts, seamlessly blended into an optimum learning experience.

Our programme facilitates independent study and team work that readies the ‘brightest and best’ with a passion for work and a professional business attitude. In addition to this, individual Graduates ‘Learn for life’ with a discount for further training at QA while they continue in your employ. (A positive recruitment benefit for you).

Organisations benefit from saving on time and money developing graduates - without compromising on learning quality whilst giving newly recruited graduates to ‘hit the ground’ running - leading to an increase in job satisfaction, retention, performance and brand equity.

Digital product developers

A case study focused blend of subject matter skills and practical learning, designed to teach graduates the software development expertise, agile working style and professional skills needed to succeed in modern business.

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Digital product owners

A case study focused blend of business, people and project expertise, designed to teach graduates the practical agile and professional skills needed become a successful Programme Owner.

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Benefits

Fully
Packaged

QA take on the design
& scheduling

Best
Value

Save L&D time and money without compromising quality

Top Quality Content 

Designed & authored by QA’s award winning SMEs

Top Quality Delivery

Delivered in QA’s own
fantastic facilities

Convenient 
for You

Set schedule (rolling programme start dates)

Mix of Learning Modes

Classroom, self-paced, 
On-line learning and more

Industry Interaction

Invaluable interactions with graduates from other companies

Good Learning Outcomes

New graduates hit
ground running

Our Public Graduate Programmes

QA experts explore key digital trends and the skills shortage organisations are facing and design graduate programmes that maximise the return on your talent investment. The key aim of the graduate programme is to create a work based culture of collaborative, cross functional and agile working practices.

For both the Digital Product Owner and Digital Product Developer, QA offer two forms of programme. The 4-week Boot Camp and the 12-week Work Release. The material covered in each programme is identical and focuses on case study driven approaches and current working practices.  At the end of each foundation programme the group work together as a team to demonstrate what they have achieved.

Boot camp or
Work Release

Choose a programme that fits how you want your graduates to work

Individual End of Programme Review

QA will help you evaluate progress and accelerate

Quarterly Action Plan and Portfolio
Review

Focus and grow with a tailored training programme

Graduate Certificate

Learn for life with a  discount for further training at QA
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Programme Fundamentals

Start with the Foundations

QA offer two forms of programme in their public graduate programmes the 4-week Bootcamp and the 12-week Work Release, allowing your organisation to manage the upskilling of your graduates against the requirements of your business.

The material covered in each programme is identical and focuses on case study driven approaches and current working practices. At the end of each foundation programme the group work together as a team to demonstrate what they have achieved.

EXPLORE STRENGTHS AND HELP MITIGATE WEAKNESSES

At the end of the foundation programme a learning advisor will work directly with you and your graduate to review their progress and start their ongoing journey giving guidance on where their strengths lie. 

Each graduate will be required to demonstrate progress in key areas to show that they are continuing to develop their skills by building a portfolio of work.

Maximise Potential

Every three months your graduate will meet with their learning advisor as we work with you and them to continue to develop and train them. Each quarter we will provide up to five training days from QA’s extensive learning catalogue we will help you find the right way to develop your Graduates be that through cutting edge skills or industry leading qualifications.

DEMONSTRATE SUCCESS

To become a QA Graduate your team member will have attended at least 30 instructor lead contact days and developed a significant portfolio of work demonstrating to them and your organisation what they have achieved. As an alumnus from our graduate learning programme they will be entitled to a discount on all further training with QA for as long as they remain in your employ.

Still prefer a
Bespoke Graduate Programme?

Whether you're a UK based enterprise wishing to enhance your new graduate’s technical capabilities, or an international corporation looking to transform performance through a comprehensive graduate development strategy, we have the solution. Trust QA to provide effective bespoke graduate training.

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