CISI and SELT Computer Exams now available in Guernsey

Blog - 12th November, 2020

The GTA University Centre is pleased to announce that it is now in partnership with Prometric, the leading provider of technology-enabled testing many of the world’s...

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GTA Course List from November 2020 – January 2021

Blog - 4th November, 2020

We are pleased to share with you our list of virtual and face-to-face training courses from November until January 2021....

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Virtual and Face-to-face Training Course List from July – October 2020

Blog - 30th June, 2020

We are pleased to share with you the GTA University Centre’s list of virtual and face-to-face training courses from July until October 2020....

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Virtual Training Course List from June – September 2020

Blog - 8th June, 2020

We are pleased to share with you the GTA University Centre’s list of virtual and face-to-face training courses from June until September 2020....

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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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Deciphering Economic Substance Requirements

Blog - 8th October, 2019

Let the GTA help you make sense of substance requirements. Make sure you keep up-to-date with this complicated area of regulation by reading our latest article by...

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Digital Livestream – Pre-Project Problem Analysis with Adrian Reed

Blog - 11th September, 2019

This practical session focused on how to carry out analysis before or during the early stages of a project so that it has the best possible chance of success....

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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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Impact and opportunities of Brexit discussed at GTA event

Blog - 30th January, 2019

The effect of Brexit on the future of the offshore economy and the potential repercussions for the local finance industry were discussed by one of the UK’s leading...

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New format to Guernsey Bar lectures

Blog - 31st October, 2018

The GTA are pleased to host the new format series of Guernsey Bar lectures – starting in November. This new format has come about following extensive work within the...

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Guernsey STEP Conference 2018 – Another great success!

Blog - 12th July, 2018

Thirteen UK and Channel Island Industry Specialists took to the stage last month to update representatives of the local fiduciary industry on a wide variety of topics at...

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GTA becomes Guernsey’s only ILM Approved Centre

Blog - 28th June, 2018

We are delighted to announce that the GTA has become an ILM Approved Centre enabling us to deliver the ILM’s range of leadership and management qualifications....

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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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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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ICA qualifications and events 2018

Blog - 15th January, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 dates for the International Compliance Association’s (ICA) programme of qualifications and events....

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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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Successful IoD leadership programme to run again in 2018

Blog - 5th December, 2017

Following two successful programmes during 2017 we are pleased to say that the IoD Introductory Certificate in Board Readiness is now scheduled to run again in May 2018....

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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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GTA University Centre and Carey Olsen to host employment law conference

Blog - 25th October, 2017

The GTA University Centre, in partnership with Carey Olsen, is hosting an interactive half-day conference focusing on employment law issues....

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Are you ready to comply with EU GDPR?

Blog - 24th October, 2017

We recently completed our last 5-day  EU GDPR Foundation & Practitioner classroom-based course of 2017....

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Case study – Tony Phillips, The MOE Foundation

Blog - 24th October, 2017

The MOE Foundation were introduced to the GTA by an enthusiastic former delegate which led to us hosting their Certified Coach training course....

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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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New name for NED apprenticeship programme

Blog - 29th September, 2017

A scheme aimed at offering professionals in Guernsey looking to take on non-executive director roles the chance to sit on a board has been renamed to more accurately...

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Case study – Gillian Browning, Director, Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Blog - 20th September, 2017

Gillian has been Director of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s Fiduciary Supervision Policy and Innovations Division since 2014 and joined the NED...

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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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Free training day for charity volunteers and workers

Blog - 4th September, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will provide free training for islanders interested in volunteering or working for charities – as well as those already active in...

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Rocquaine Regatta 2017

Blog - 25th July, 2017

The Rocquaine Regatta (held 29 July 2017) has a very special place in the GTA’s heart as two of our senior managers volunteer their time to help organise it....

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Tribute – Dr Elaine Monkhouse

Blog - 13th July, 2017

We were all very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Elaine Monkhouse last week after fighting a courageous battle with cancer....

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Tribute – Dr John Roper

Blog - 7th July, 2017

All of us at the GTA were saddened to hear of the passing of John Roper last week, and our thoughts are with his loved ones. He leaves a considerable legacy in financial...

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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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Free place on Board Readiness programme for local charity directors

Blog - 13th June, 2017

The second of two training places preparing aspiring charity directors for life in the boardroom, is now available from the GTA University Centre and the Guernsey...

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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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Introduction to Investors in People – 21 April 2017

Blog - 4th April, 2017

We are pleased to offer this opportunity to local businesses to find out more about Investors in People....

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GTA to host IoD launch

Blog - 24th March, 2017

On Wednesday 29 March from 12:30pm-1:30pm, we are hosting a free launch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Company Direction Programme which starts in September 2017....

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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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The GTA does Bake Off – 31 October – 4 November 2016

Blog - 25th October, 2016

In aid of the Bright Tights Appeal the GTA does Bake Off 31 October – 4 November 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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7% Talent Club

Blog - 28th June, 2016

What is 7% Talent Club?...

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Blog - 8th April, 2016

The GIFA Education Sub-Committee are promoting this film, on behalf of GIBA, to the target audience of young people who are nearing the completion of their education or...

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ICA International Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention

Blog - 15th March, 2016

Financial crime is a key threat for industry and regulatory authorities alike. Having knowledgeable, fully trained staff who understand the risks and how they can be...

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ICA International Advanced Certificate in Compliance

Blog - 15th March, 2016

The changing regulatory environment has resulted in a growing need for compliance professionals. The ICA International Advanced Certificate in Compliance is suitable for...

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Open Source Intelligence Training (Enhanced Due Diligence)

Blog - 15th March, 2016

Following last year’s successful Open Source Intelligence Training course, Heimdallr Solutions Ltd and the GTA are pleased to announce the course will run again on...

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ICA Specialist Certificate Series

Blog - 15th March, 2016

These short online qualifications examine key anti money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) concepts in specialised areas of industry. The courses aim...

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ICA Advanced Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence

Blog - 15th March, 2016

It has never been more important to have robust controls and procedures in place to Know Your Customer (KYC).  Adequate due diligence on new and existing customers is a...

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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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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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Guernsey Chamber of Commerce reaccredited with Investors in People

Blog - 10th December, 2015

The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce has retained its Investors in People accreditation for a further three years. ...

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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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Luke Wheadon

Blog - 21st October, 2015

“The Chamber of Commerce Sub group for Tourism and Hospitality is currently working with the GTA setting up a skills academy for the industry that will have...

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Are you interested in gaining the STEP qualification?

Blog - 6th October, 2015

CLT has opened enrolment for the next intake of the STEP Certificate in International Trust Management course in Guernsey, with enrolment closing on the 30th October ....

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How are we Creative?

Blog - 21st September, 2015

The GTA University Centre, Digital Greenhouse and Start Up Guernsey are pleased to announce that they will be holding an inspiring event about innovation and creativity...

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Digital Greenhouse – Coding Taster Session

Blog - 4th September, 2015

Take part in National Coding Week!...

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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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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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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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