Is business open for reinvention?

Blog - 3rd June, 2020

Simon Le Tocq, Chief Executive of the GTA University Centre looks at the impact of COVID-19 on business, discusses how it has affected his own organisation and examines...

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Virtual Training Course List April – June 2020

Blog - 6th April, 2020

We are pleased to share with you the GTA University Centre’s first list of virtual training courses from April until June 2020. You can view and download the digital...

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New Appointments for 2019 at GTA University Centre

Blog - 27th March, 2019

GTA strengthens its team with new expertise...

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IoD article on Boardroom Ethics

Blog - 25th March, 2019

We are pleased to share this informative article by Jean Pousson, Senior Consultant with the Institute of Directors, one of our IoD tutors – read more here....

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Case study: Donna Le Tissier, Programme Director, States of Guernsey

Blog - 14th May, 2018

Senior civil servant Donna Le Tissier says her skills have been enhanced since joining the board of the Guernsey Employment Trust on a long-term placement as part of the...

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Free IoD director development launch events – 18 May and 25 June

Blog - 1st May, 2018

We are holding two free launch events for local directors to hear more about the Institute of Directors programmes we offer....

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Mindful Leadership: new date scheduled

Blog - 30th April, 2018

Following the sold-out launch of this course in March 2018, we are pleased to announce a new date for ‘Mindful Leadership – using neuroscience to increase...

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Case Study: Iain Beresford, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, Collas Crill

Blog - 27th April, 2018

Iain Beresford, the Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer at Collas Crill since 2008, took part in the GTA’s 12-month NED Development Programme. ...

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Digital Leadership programme development

Blog - 27th March, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the GTA Digital Skills Advisory Group, along with the States of Guernsey, are in the latter stages of developing a unique and innovative...

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Review of 2017 published

Blog - 21st March, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the results of our 2017 Annual Review revealing that our team of just 15 staff coordinated the training and development for over 5,500...

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‘Fiercely individual – collectively strong’: Oi’s top team

Blog - 16th March, 2018

In February 2018, the senior management team of pan-island creative and digital marketing agency Oi joined us for a 2-day bespoke in-house programme of Top Teams – what...

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GTA and BPP join forces to deliver CISI qualification

Blog - 2nd March, 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with BPP Professional Education for the first time, to bring the CISI Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) to Guernsey....

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Study skills – strategies for success

Blog - 2nd February, 2018

Learning is your life’s work – it never stops – not when we leave school, our undergraduate studies, or postgraduate work. To be successful in our careers every...

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Resilience: how to improve team performance and wellbeing

Blog - 22nd January, 2018

Following the success of our ‘working resiliently’ course, our tutor Shona McFarlane is now offering training in this area specifically for leaders and managers....

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Business writing skills in need of a refresh?

Blog - 9th January, 2018

Do you struggle to write accurately and effectively? Do you take ages to construct an email? Do you abuse the apostrophe, and misuse the semicolon? Do your business...

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IoD director development programme starts Feb 2018

Blog - 5th January, 2018

Are you a director or leader looking to improve performance and further develop your skills with a robust and challenging programme?...

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Christmas/New Year opening hours

Blog - 18th December, 2017

Please note our opening hours over the festive period:...

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Compliance CPD Series 2018

Blog - 7th November, 2017

Do you need to maintain a CPD record in compliance?...

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NED development – view from Specsavers’ Dame Mary Perkins

Blog - 6th November, 2017

Specsavers’ co-founder and Ambassador of the NED Development Programme Dame Mary Perkins shares her view of the value of developing the island’s...

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Case Study: Ian Hardman, Chairman Guernsey Electricity

Blog - 2nd November, 2017

Ian Hardman, chairman of Guernsey Electricity Limited, explains how partnering the GTA’s Non-Executive (NED) development programme has benefitted the company....

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Case Study: in-house training Skipton International

Blog - 9th October, 2017

Skipton International asked us to arrange an in-house training course to support their employees in overcoming the challenges of effectively communicating with their...

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GTA hosts MOE Foundation certified coach training

Blog - 6th October, 2017

This week we have hosted the first 3 days of the 5-day MOE (Ministry of Entrepreneurship) certified coach training course. The course supports delegates to clarify their...

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GTA re-accredited an Investors in People organisation

Blog - 3rd October, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the GTA has been awarded re-accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating our commitment to high performance...

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Case study – Louise Smith, Founder and Director, This Is EPIC

Blog - 27th September, 2017

Louise founded the charity This Is EPIC in 2013, after having implemented over 1,000 ‘Village Savings and Loans’ projects in Africa since 2007. This Is EPIC works...

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Free director-development training for founder of This is EPIC

Blog - 19th September, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Louise Smith, founder of This Is EPIC, was awarded the free place on our Institute of Directors Introductory Certificate in Board...

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Indoor hedge veg stall at the GTA

Blog - 18th September, 2017

People developing their skills on GTA training courses will now also be able to feed their appetites with delicious local produce....

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Investors in People – Silver standard awarded to Specsavers

Blog - 15th September, 2017

Specsavers Opticians in Guernsey has achieved the Investors in People Silver Accreditation, demonstrating the store’s commitment to high performance through good people...

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GTA and Bournemouth University launch MSc Corporate Governance

Blog - 20th June, 2017

The GTA University Centre is once again running Bournemouth University’s MSc Corporate Governance in Guernsey starting on 1 September 2017....

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Launch: Live stream seminars with Southampton Business School

Blog - 14th June, 2017

GTA University Centre is launching a new ‘out of hours’ learning experience to help upskill the island’s workforce....

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Writing for the Web

Blog - 30th May, 2017

We will be welcoming Nichole Culverwell of Black Vanilla to deliver this introduction to writing copy for online audiences....

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Video production taster

Blog - 18th May, 2017

We are pleased to offer this 2-hour Video Production Taster course, led by Warren Mauger of Spike Communications....

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Director development – how to lead a great team

Blog - 16th May, 2017

The GTA is delighted to be running a series of director development training events delivered by executive coach Chris Atkinson....

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GTA helps businesses prepare for data protection laws change

Blog - 7th April, 2017

GTA University Centre is helping businesses prepare for impending legislative changes that will affect the way personal data can be stored....

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Town’s best kept secret?

Blog - 17th March, 2017

Did you know that nestled behind the Post Office on Smith Street, there is a dedicated study space and library available to all islanders to use for quiet work or study?...

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Supporting director development in Guernsey’s charitable sector

Blog - 20th January, 2017

Two aspiring directors in the charitable sector will benefit from expert training and development, thanks to an initiative from the GTA University Centre and the Guernsey...

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Celebrating 20 years – Our GTA history

Blog - 1st November, 2016

Celebrating our students’ success – GTA Awards Ceremony 2016 ...

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Awards Networking Event – Tuesday 20th September 2016 at Urban Kitchen

Blog - 15th September, 2016


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Helping staff understand and effectively communicate with older and more vulnerable customers

Blog - 18th August, 2016

Skipton International recently asked us to arrange an in-house training course to support their employees in improving overcoming the challenges of effectively...

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Paula Williams talks about ‘Pathways to the Top’

Blog - 15th July, 2016

Recently, I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the Women’s Development Forum about the important role that education plays in our ongoing professional...

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GTA strengthens partnership with Heimdallr

Blog - 17th March, 2016

In continuing the partnership with Heimdallr, the GTA is pleased to launch a number of courses which can be delivered locally, either as open courses or as bespoke...

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The 15 key tips for avoiding burn out and playing your ‘A’ game.

Blog - 11th March, 2016

The GTA is delighted to be able to share these great ideas from our partner Royston Guest , CEO Pti Worldwide....

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GTA University Centre complements its AML courses with specialist knowledge partnership

Blog - 7th March, 2016

THE GTA University Centre has forged a knowledge partnership with a Jersey-based business that provides an online information portal for anti-money laundering...

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MBA Students Spend A Week In Maastricht

Blog - 3rd March, 2016

A GROUP of 11 senior managers from the Channel Islands have spent a week in Maastricht as part of their master in business degree....

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ICSA Guernsey Conference 2016

Blog - 29th February, 2016

The ICSA Guernsey Conference on 27 April 2016 at the St Pierre Park Hotel will bring together industry experts to explore the evolution of professional standards....

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CISI Level 6 Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM)

Blog - 10th February, 2016

The Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM) has been designed to enable existing practitioners to demonstrate their broad understanding...

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MBA students from the Channel Islands benefit from course’s inaugural visit to Maastricht

Blog - 8th February, 2016

A GROUP of 11 senior managers from the Channel Islands have spent a week in Maastricht as part of their master in business degree....

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The value of coaching to an organisation

Blog - 5th February, 2016

EACH year, Channel Island businesses commit considerable budgets to training and development but many have yet to realise the benefits of coaching. Trish Ramsey from the...

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GTA looks to recruit new board members

Blog - 19th January, 2016

THE GTA University Centre is changing the way it recruits board members to ensure it is more broadly diverse and representative of all business sectors....

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Director Development Series For 2016

Blog - 8th January, 2016

The GTA Director Training Programme for the first 6 months of 2016 is now available.  The new programme has been reviewed and refreshed, taking into account feedback...

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RDR Gap Fill – It’s not too late!

Blog - 6th January, 2016

The deadline for completing your RDR Gap Fill has been extended to 31 March 2016. After this date locally-based financial advisers who have not met the Level 4...

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Investors in People Sixth Generation Training

Blog - 1st December, 2015

Last week, we introduced our existing IIP customers to 6th Generation, the new version of Investors in People framework. It was great to see our customers taking time out...

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CE Simon Le Tocq outlines GTA support for business

Blog - 26th November, 2015

In a radio interview with BBC Radio Guernsey on Thursday 26 November 2015 the GTA University Centre’s Chief Executive, Simon Le Tocq outlined how the GTA is rising...

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Increase in cases of cybercrime leads to new partnership for GTA University Centre

Blog - 27th October, 2015

THE GTA University Centre is responding to an increase in cases of cybercrime by partnering with online security experts for a series of courses....

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Tim Loveridge

Blog - 22nd October, 2015

“By working with the GTA, myself and the other members who represent industry on the GTA IT Advisory Group, have been able to identify and realise some fantastic...

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IiP – Working together to Share knowledge

Blog - 20th October, 2015

We hosted our first networking event on 19 October for the Investors in People community and invited local organisations that hold Investors in People Gold. So often as...

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GTA announces new partnership with Heimdallr Solutions Ltd

Blog - 8th October, 2015

The GTA are delighted to announce that Heimdallr Solutions Ltd will be delivering a series of courses this autumn addressing a key training issue and one of the hottest...

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Investors in People

Blog - 23rd September, 2015

Each year, thousands of companies are recognised by Investors in People but the initiative is about to change. Kate Sole, programmes manager at the GTA University Centre,...

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Special September Offer

Blog - 3rd September, 2015

Book your place on all three courses in September and receive 10% package discount!...

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Special Offer on Shares Courses

Blog - 3rd September, 2015

Shares are a unit of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset. Although owning shares in a business does not mean that you have direct control over the...

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‘WOW’ Academy

Blog - 27th August, 2015

We are working with local businesses to develop an Academy for school leavers and new entrants to the workplace to help equip them with the skills, behaviours and...

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Dexter Moscow: Don’t Present, Influence!

Blog - 21st August, 2015

Feedback from Dexter’s first visit to the island in March was so positive we had to get him back!...

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Learning to Code

Blog - 23rd July, 2015

You may ask yourself if learning to code software is a valuable skill? Will it be a skill I need in the future? What would be in it for me? Will it be useful for my...

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Tell us about our website!

Blog - 17th July, 2015

Following the launch of our website earlier this year we are keen to gather feedback from you on how it is working and how we can improve it to further meet your needs....

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HR Wimbledon Event

Blog - 10th July, 2015

Yesterday at the GTA we hosted an HR Wimbledon themed event to showcase our fantastic new website....

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Calling New Businesses!

Blog - 3rd July, 2015

Help is at hand from the team at Startup Guernsey. Share in and learn from the success of fellow Guernsey startups at Muse Café, 5.30 – 7.30pm next Tuesday 7th July....

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Legal Secretaries Diploma – Available NOW to book your place

Blog - 16th June, 2015

This course is a great opportunity to study for a Diploma locally. In Partnership with the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PA’s. The Diploma will help develop...

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Great NEW opportunity at the GTA

Blog - 16th June, 2015

Do you have a passion for training on the island and want to make a difference ?...

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Every Child our Future

Blog - 12th June, 2015

We at the GTA are involved with the local charity Every Child our Future (ECOF) who have a reading initiative at Vauvert Primary School. Every Tuesday morning we share...

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Investors in People Practitioner Summit 2015

Blog - 3rd June, 2015

I’m Kate Sole, the IT/Project Management programmes manager and I attended the  Investors in People Practitioner Summit 2015 in London on Monday. The weather in...

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Applications open for second on-island law degree

Blog - 14th May, 2015

INTEREST in an on-island law degree is expected to grow ahead of the September start date based on the success of the first intake....

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Business in Guernsey will get guidance on delivering against their organisational goals through the GTA University Centre’s new Head of Customer Engagement

Blog - 21st April, 2015

Trish Ramsey has joined the GTA after a long career in marketing, management, HR and training. Her focus will be on delivering the GTA’s strategic objectives and...

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A Focus on Funds Training

Blog - 13th April, 2015

To support the CPD requirements and professional development needs for employees working in the Funds Industry, the GTA has scheduled a practical series of short courses....

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GTA partners with C5 alliance to expand range of IT courses

Blog - 9th April, 2015

THE GTA University Centre has formed a partnership with C5 Alliance to expand the range of IT-related courses it offers....

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Pre-season training for hospitality sector

Blog - 8th April, 2015

HOTEL and restaurant managers are being urged to invest in their leadership skills to meet demands from tourists wanting international standards of service....

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GTA an island resource: ‘We want to reflect that in all that we do’

Blog - 23rd March, 2015

The GTA is well placed to help Guernsey ensure it has the skills needed for the future, according to its new chief executive ....

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GTA meets project management training demand

Blog - 20th March, 2015

AN INCREASING focus on the value of project management from Guernsey’s business community has led to demand for more training. ...

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Dr Elaine Monkhouse and Simon Le Tocq talk to the Guernsey Press about Skills Guernsey and the GTA

Blog - 20th March, 2015

A LACK of resource and funding has meant Skills Guernsey has not made the impact it could have done, according to the outgoing chair....

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Earn while you learn – the future model for tertiary education?

Blog - 3rd March, 2015

Dr Elaine Monkhouse, who is a well-known name within Guernsey’s business community, has spent the past 18 months as interim CEO for the GTA University Centre and is now...

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Boardroom apprenticeship scheme to launch in Guernsey

Blog - 3rd March, 2015

A NATIONAL initiative which gives aspiring directors the experience of life around the boardroom table is being extended to Guernsey....

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Bursary Award for GTA Student

Blog - 3rd February, 2015

LAW student Esme Higgs has been awarded Guernsey International Legal Association’s fifth annual bursary to support her with her studies in Guernsey....

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GTA Launches its 2015 AML & Compliance Series

Blog - 22nd January, 2015

To help meet your AML and Compliance CPD requirements and professional development needs, the GTA has scheduled a practical series of short courses and professional...

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Demand for digital knowledge and expertise leads to introduction of new courses

Blog - 16th January, 2015

DEMAND from all business sectors for improved digital knowledge has led the GTA University Centre to increase the number of related courses on offer....

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On-island MBA proves popular across all sectors

Blog - 3rd December, 2014

THE opportunity to gain a globally recognised professional qualification without having to travel to the UK to study has once again proved popular....

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GTA University Centre partners with Chartered Institute of Marketing to continue courses

Blog - 31st October, 2014

THE GTA University Centre has signed a partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Marketing to ensure that marketers in the Channel Islands can continue to...

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On-island law degree off to a good start

Blog - 22nd October, 2014

FIVE islanders have started the first ever on-island law degree course....

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New Chief Executive for the GTA University Centre

Blog - 16th October, 2014

A NEW chief executive for the GTA University Centre has been appointed....

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RSA Live-streaming: GTA University Centre

Blog - 2nd October, 2014

This is a guest blog from the team at GTA University Centre, Guernsey who have been live-streaming RSA events and lectures on a regular basis....

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First Business and Management students graduate

Blog - 25th June, 2014

THE first students to undertake a foundation degree in business and management with the GTA University Centre have graduated....

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GTA University employs two Investors in People consultants

Blog - 20th June, 2014

GTA University Centre has employed two consultants as Investors in People advisors following its recent reaccreditation as Guernsey’s IiP coordinator....

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GTA University Centre offers record number of courses

Blog - 18th June, 2014

A RECORD number of graduate courses is being offered by the GTA University Centre....

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GTA provides free course to help charities avoid being targeted by money launderers

Blog - 23rd May, 2014

CHARITIES and not for profit organisations are being offered the opportunity to learn about the threats they face from money launderers and those financing terrorism....

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Interest in GTA University Centre’s on-island law degree exceeds expectations

Blog - 23rd May, 2014

MORE than a dozen people have registered interest in Guernsey’s first undergraduate law degree....

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Law degree offered on-island for first time

Blog - 9th April, 2014

A DEGREE in law is being offered in Guernsey for the first time from September....

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Making AML crystal clear

Blog - 24th February, 2014

Liesel Lindsay, GTA University Centre Programmes Manager, has recently started watching Breaking Bad and it struck a chord....

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Insurance industry looks to improve training and development

Blog - 13th January, 2014

GUERNSEY’s insurance industry has begun to meet recommendations from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission aimed at raising professional standards....

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