Training Options

Public, Closed & Virtual Training

StayAhead Training offer various method of course deliveries as outlined below:

Public Scheduled Training

StayAhead Training offer a comprehensive public schedule courses across 6 training centres centres in the UK. StayAhead Training scheduled courses are held at our fully equipped Training Centres in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Virtual Classroom courses are also available on select dates.

The Benefits of scheduled courses include:

  • Numerous dates & locations
  • Small class sizes
  • The opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with your peers from different organisations
  • Cost effective where a small number of people need training

Details of our scheduled courses can be accessed from the course schedule tabs to the left.

If the course you would like is not scheduled at a centre near you then let us know at or by calling our sales team on 020 7600NoSkype 6116 and we will discuss the possibility of scheduling it for you.


Closed & Tailored Training


All of StayAhead's Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Development, ORACLE, Oracle e-Business Suite R12, Oracle e-Business Suite 11i, Java & Web Development, Java, Spring & Hibernate, SQL & NoSQL, JavaScript, React & Angular, HTML, CSS & Web Development, Web Application Servers, Foundation, UNIX, Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Solaris, AIX, Microsoft Transact-SQL, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, HP-UX, PostgreSQL, LINUX (LPI & CompTIA), Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Oracle Linux, Cyber Security, Cloud, Business Analysis & Systems Development, ITIL® and Prince2® courses can be conducted on a clients premises.

If a client has a number of delegates to train this approach can prove to be cost effective, convenient and relevant.  Closed / Onsite courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a business.

The Mobile Classroom


Training is available on the client's site with a number of cost effective options in terms of who provides the necessary hardware & software.

Client Provided

The client can provide all the hardware & software, StayAhead will send a set up guide to ensure the systems are ready for the course.

StayAhead Provide the Hardware & Software

StayAhead can provide all the necessary hardware & software needed for the training. They will also arrange for the delivery, set-up, testing, dismantling and removal of the systems. Just supply a training facility and StayAhead will sort out the hardware & software environment. This provides an opportunity to gain all the benefits of closed/ onsite training without any of the set up problems.

The VMware Option

For certain courses StayAhead can provide a VMWare image on a DVD that the client simply needs to set up on their systems. A cost effective simple option.

Remote Web Connection

For a limited (but growing) number of courses StayAhead can provide a remote login using the client's workstations on their site to connect via the web to servers located at the StayAhead centre. This removes majority of the set-up problems from the client with the exception of simply ensuring their systems can connect to the StayAhead servers.

Closed Course at StayAhead


For organisations that can not accommodate training at their site, courses can be arranged at any of the StayAhead locations.


Virtual Classroom Training


Quite simply, delegates based at home or in their office (or anywhere where there is an internet connection) link into a live instructor led class via their browser.

Using StayAhead's Virtual Classroom Connect solution the remote (virtual) delegate will connect to the training room via the internet where they will be able to see, hear and interact with the instructor and the classroom based delegates. They will be able to see all the demonstrations, slides and whiteboard work the trainer performs and also have access to the practical workshops/labs as though they were attending in the classroom.

Virtual delegates can interact during the sessions, joining in discussions with the trainer and the other delegates or if preferred can raise questions via the text-based virtual interface and the tutor can answer either in a private one to one conversation or to the class in general.

If you would like to try a short Taster session then please register your interest here.

StayAhead Room Hire

As a training specialist with over 20 years experience of Instructor-led training we are pleased to be able to offer our "Virtual Classroom Connect" solution for clients who are unable to attend a course at one of StayAhead's training centres but who do not want to totally lose the training room experience.

The Virtual Classroom Connect is not only available on a public scheduled basis. For customers that have delegates spread across a number of geographically dispersed sites who feel it would be beneficial to have a course specifically for themselves, then the StayAhead Virtual Classroom Connect solution may be the best way forward.

The Benefits

The benefits of Virtual Classroom Connect include:

  • The ability to attend the class from home or the office
  • No time wasted travelling to the training centre
  • The financial saving of having no travel, hotel or other expenses
  • The same quality of training that StayAhead is known for.

The Requirement

Please use the following link to ensure your system works with our Virtual Classroom Connect solution.

Test with Adobe Connect

Your PC will also need a working sound card.

What Next

As long as your system passes the tests (and almost all do) then to book onto a StayAhead Training Virtual class simply check our schedule for our Virtual classroom public schedule dates and email us at or call +44 (0) 20 7600NoSkype 6116.

Once the course is booked, delegates are sent their joining instructions, course manual and headset.

Don't worry if you have never attended a Virtual course before, we will support you every step of the way.


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Established 1992, with centres throughout the UK, featuring a team of full-time dedicated professional training consultants...

StayAhead Training is one of the UK's leading independent providers of Oracle, Unix, Linux, MySQL, Java, PHP and Web Development training. These technical courses are complemented by a range of ITIL & Business Analysis courses.

Scheduled courses are available in 7 centres throughout the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Sunderland and Edinburgh. We also provide training on our client's premises, this training can be tailored to the specific needs of the client. Our courses have been designed to ensure that people can fulfil their job role and also help prepare delegates for certification in Oracle, Red Hat, Solaris, MySQL, Linux, SUSE Linux, Java and HP-UX.

Working in association with both the Oracle (OUG) and Hewlett Packard (HPUG) User Groups, StayAhead Training have a reputation of providing high quality value for money training at a cost effective price. Our quality is assured by a team of dedicated professional training consultants who work full time for StayAhead Training and who blend their training skills with a wealth of hands-on experience.

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