Practical training courses delivered by accredited partners covering a wide range of technical telecommunications disciplines

Practical Training Courses

To encourage continuous professional development, UKTA accredits courses from third party providers. Both the GSMA and Cable Training provide a range of high quality and well received courses which reference real-world examples to highlight best practice. The practical courses help professionals, policymakers and regulators understand the implications of different approaches and techniques, and how they can affect the delivery of telecommunications and ICTs. If you are interested in becoming an UKTA Accredited partner, please contact us.

  • Cable Training

    Cable Telecommunications Training Services (CTTS) is the UK’s largest independent telecommunications training provider delivering courses to British Telecom and blue chip companies around the world. The CTTS’s UKTA accredited portfolio of practical, cutting edge courses provide engineers with the necessary skills to build modern broadband optical networks.

    CTTS’s international training centre provides unrivalled facilities with realistic working environments including both underground and overhead network simulation that can be adapted for delivery methods worldwide.

    All courses provide certified training and meet international standards. They are instructor-led and are practically based with state of the art equipment and tooling enabling candidates to have the practical skills to meet the requirements to meet quality assured networks. The courses are not offered on-line due to the practical nature and assessment requirements to ensure competency.

    Top Cable Training courses

    You can browse the top cable courses offered using the links below. All of our courses are delivered by certified trainers to international standards.

  • GSMA

    The GSMA closely analyses mobile telecommunications/ICT policy and regulation and their effects worldwide. The Capacity Building programme’s in-house experts have used this knowledge to create high-quality short training courses which reference real-world examples to highlight best practice. Offered both as face-to-face classes and online for remote learning, GSMA courses help policymakers and regulators understand the implications of different approaches and how they can affect the delivery of mobile services to their citizens.

    GSMA face-to-face courses vary in length from one to three days and are delivered in many countries through partnerships with reputable international organisations. Face-to-face courses are also delivered on-site at Ministry or regulatory authority offices. All GSMA courses are also available online via the GSMA Capacity Building eLearning portal, which allows remote study from anywhere in the world, through a PC, tablet or mobile.

    All GSMA courses, both face-to-face and online, are free of charge, subject to availability.

    Top GSMA courses

    GSMA offer a broad range of telecommunications qualifications. You can use the links below to browse the details of the top GSMA courses on offer.

News and resources

UKTA AND SMART AFRICA AGREE CAPACITY BUILDING SCHOLARSHIPS

UKTA signed a partnership agreement with Smart Africa that will boost capacity building, a key enabler of the Smart Africa Manifesto which has been endorsed by the African Union. The partnership will ensure that the Smart Africa Scholarship Fund is made available for African students to pursue Masters level programmes taught by UKTA professors.

“The UKTA Board is honoured to join the Smart Africa Alliance and contribute to its success,” said UKTA Chairman Gabriel Solomon. “The scholarships will help African leaders establish the right policy and regulatory environment to ensure the next leap of ICT evolution and we are eager to work with Smart Africa Member States in this regard,” he added. “Smart Africa is delighted to be collaborating with the UKTA on our important mission,” said Smart Africa Executive Director Dr Hamadoun Touré. “With its long history of educating African students and its excellent relationship with our institutions, UKTA is a credible partner we can rely on,” he added.

Scholarships are available to qualified citizens of Smart Africa Member States and will be awarded on a gender equal basis.

UKTA PARTICIPATES IN ZICTA DIRECTOR GENERAL GRADUATION

UKTA Honorary President David Mellor OBE was at Southampton University to present Mrs Margaret K Chalwe-Mudenda, Director General Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) with her well earned Masters of Laws in Information and Communication Technology Certificate of Attendance from ITU and UKTA. “It is with great pleasure that we are able to reward Margaret for her devotion to completing her LLM while performing her very important professional role and also being a mother,” said Professor Mellor. “UKTA is proud that our academic programmes can encourage life long learning without disrupting other responsibilities that our students maintain” he added. “As Zambia looks to modernise its ICT laws and regulations to catalyse a digital economy, the insight I have obtained from this degree is invaluable,” said Mrs Chalwe-Mudenda, adding “I would like to sincerely thank UKTA for their expert guidance and collaborative spirit.”

With a population of 15 million, Zambia has more than 10 million mobile subscribers, around a quarter of which use mobile broadband. Regulatory reform and the release of new spectrum are expected to accelerate broadband penetration.

Professor Mellor, OBE, Receives ITU’s Lifetime Achievement Award

At the recent UKTA Annual General Meeting held at Missenden Abbey, Chairman Gabriel Solomon and Director Li Lin presented Professor Mellor with the ITU’s Lifetime Achievement Award that was collected on his behalf at the Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium in Nairobi. Professor Mellor was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the ITU’s activities in capacity building and for helping more than 3,000 people from 180 countries develop their careers by attaining qualifications from the training and education programmes he designed.

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"ITU and UKTA have helped people to have the skills required to live and work in today’s digital society. Our partnership will go a long way in facilitating the achievements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I also want to congratulate Professor David Mellor, former Chairman of UKTA whom we have awarded a personal Achievement Award. He has touched many lives particularly for people in least developed countries where he tirelessly provided scholarships." Mr Brahima Sanou, Director Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU