Friday, 6 January 2012

SQA , Oracle and a UK First

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We are delighted that for the first time an  International Oracle Academy event for school teachers and trainers will be held in Scotland.

We have a strong working partnership with Oracle and it will be great to welcome teachers from across the UK and beyond to Scotland. There are well established links to the Oracle Curriculum from  Higher , Advanced Higher and through to  HNC/D  and vocational qualifications SCQF 6-8

The Oracle Academy provides teachers and lecturers with the skills required to successfully deliver the Oracle Academy curriculum in schools and further education establishments, the EMEA Institute is being held in the UK / Scotland for the first time, it has  previously run in Belgium, Vienna, The Netherlands and the Czech Republic.  

Teachers / lecturers who participate from Scotland will work face-to-face with  people from a variety of teaching  backgrounds from across Europe, and will have access to personal support and tuition.
The Oracle Academy in Edinburgh will focus on two classes as part of our Introduction To Computer Science course:

Database and Programming with SQL
Students analyze business requirements; create entity relationship diagrams and data models while building collaboration and problem solving skills. Later, students learn SQL using the Oracle Application Express tool; they investigate careers, gain interviewing skills and earn Oracle Professional certification opportunities.

Database Programming with PL/SQL
Students develop PL/SQL programming, project management, and application development skills. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain certification as an "Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate."

 Virtual training Available  (approx. 2 months) April 9 - June 15, 2012
In-class training (5 days) - The Royal High School, Edinburgh, Scotland - July 23 - July 27, 2012    
·         Attend daily training - 5 days    
·         Complete Exit Exam
·         Pass Exit Exam within 60 days of the conclusion of the in-class training.
The course is free but candidates must provide their own accommodation and subsistence
To view course curriculum please visit
To view the Institute schedule online visit

If you want to know more about what is involved please contact  You are also  invited to attend a free event in the Teacher Building, Glasgow on Thursday 2nd February, 10am - 12pm to hear more details of the program from existing Oracle Academy members in Scotland at college and Secondary school level.   To confirm your place at this event click here .


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