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INCOSE UK Training Day 2016 – Lydiard House Conference Centre

On Wednesday 8th June 2016, INCOSE UK will be holding full-day training sessions at the Lydiard House Conference Centre, which is set in a 260-acre country park just outside Swindon.

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There is a selection of different courses available to choose from, with content ranging from introductory groundings in a wider subject, to more focussed sessions on a specific area.

The courses available for this year’s training day are:

Course 1     “How to Systems Think” (Stuart Burge)
Course 2     “Systems Engineering for Interfaces” (Hazel Woodcock / Paul Davies)
Course 3     “Introduction to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)” (Simon
Perry / James Towers)
Course 5     “INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook Training” (Ian Presland)

All of the course trainers are acknowledged experts in the application of Systems Engineering and amongst last year’s survey respondents, over 85% would rate the overall benefit of the workshop as ‘Excellent’.

In addition to the day’s training, all attendees will receive a catered lunch and there is also free car parking and entry to the grounds.

Registration on a course is £300 (ex VAT) for INCOSE UK members and £360 (ex VAT) for non-members; however any non-members who take out an annual membership (£105) at the time of registering on a course will be able to book their place at the member rate.

The course registration fee for students and retired members is £200 (ex VAT).

All courses are limited to a maximum of 15 attendees, so make sure you that don’t miss your opportunity to participate by booking now!

For full details and to register your place, visit the Event page on the INCOSE UK website here: Training Day 2016

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As we progress through 2016 and the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook V.4 becomes well established, I find myself answering more and more enquiries about how to embark on the Professional Certification programme. The Beta exam run by INCOSE UK was our testing ground for the new handbook back in 2014 and raised lots of interesting debate within our society about the value of the Professional Certification programme to it’s members. Several of those members who participated and were successful have since gone on to upgrade and were amongst the first of our home-grown CSEPS and ESEP.  Many large organisations, particularly those with United States origins, are looking to build ASEP, CSEP or ESEP into their  professional development programmes,  often with an associated bonus. Many of them are employing tailor-made training packages from specialist companies to support their groups of candidates through the Certification process, preparing them for success. It could be a timely conversation with an INCOSE UK colleague or a work peer that leads to the question “how can I apply?”. For INCOSE UK members the answer is “It’s straightforward “. With the on-line form easily accessible through the website and full-time weekday support available at every stage, if you’re looking for formal recognition of your Systems Engineering skills and experience – look no further.