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URM Consulting Services (URM) is one of the UK's most trusted training providers in the areas of information security and governance, business continuity, risk management data protection and software asset management. We can offer classroom based and online training courses, as well as an e-learning management solution (using in-house developed Alurna product).

Classroom based courses are split into 2 general types

1. Professional Certificate Courses

These courses have been certified by one or more of the following independent certification bodies {BCS, Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Certified Training Scheme}. You can attend either a classroom-based residential course or an online course. Following either format of the course, you can sit an independently administered exam. By passing the exam, you will be awarded a certificate. Courses are ideal for not only developing your skills, but also demonstrating your competence:

BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

URM’s BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP) course provides you with a detailed but holistic understanding of the concepts which underpin information security management. URM’s CISMP course was the first to be delivered against the updated BCS 2020 syllabus and is the only course in the UK to have also been certified by CIISec and as part of the NCSC Certified Training scheme. You will also be prepared to take and pass the BCS exam and gain a qualification to demonstrate your competence.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management

This 5 day BCS certificate course, which is delivered by trainers who are business continuity practitioners, is closely aligned to current standards such as ISO 22301, the International Standard for Business Continuity, as well as the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI’s) Good Practice Guidelines.A You will also be prepared to take and pass the BCS exam and gain a qualification to demonstrate your competence.

Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management

This 5 day BCS certificate course, which is delivered by trainers with practitioner backgrounds, leans heavily on practical exercises to provide you with extensive hands-on experience of all the key components of the risk management process. This BCS course has, uniquely, also been certified by the CIISec and as part of the NCSC Certified Training scheme. You will also be prepared to take and pass the BCS exam and gain a qualification to demonstrate your competence

3 day Certificate in Implementing ISO 27001 Course

This unique 3 day certificate course, delivered by URM’s practising consultants, provides you with a comprehensive understanding and practical interpretation of the key steps involved in planning, implementing and maintaining an ISO 27001 compliant information security management system (ISMS). This course has been certified as part of the NCSC Certified Training scheme and passing the end of course exam will enable you to demonstrate your competence in implementing ISO 27001.

3 day BCS Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

Our 3 day BCS data protection (DP) training course provides you with a sound grounding and practical interpretation of the key elements of UK data protection law, including the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. You will also be prepared to take and pass the BCS exam and gain a qualification to demonstrate your competence.

3 day BCS Certificate in Software and Hardware Asset Management

URM has been delivering software asset management (SAM) training courses since 2006 and has built an enviable reputation for providing courses which help you not only develop your SAM skills and knowledge, but also sit and pass the BCS exam and gain a certificate to demonstrate your competence.

Cyber Security Professional (NCSP)
1 Day Foundation Course
£795 ex VAT

This 1 day Foundation Course provides you with the knowledge and ability to take the associated NCSP exam and gain an internationally recognised qualification in identifying, assessing and managing security threats in organisations of every level.

NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP)
4 Day Practitioner Course
£2,636 ex VAT

This 4-day Practitioner course introduces the ‘Controls Factory’ as a conceptual model that represents a system of controls used to protect critical assets, by transforming assets from an unmanaged state to a managed state. You will have the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised NCSP qualification and apply for CPE, PDU and CEU continuing education credits from PMI, ISACA, CompTIA and other professional certification bodies.

NIST Cyber Scurity Professional (NCSP)
5 Day Boot Camp
£3,195 ex VAT

There are 2 levels of training available; Foundation and Practitioner. The two can be combined into a single course offered as a Boot Camp.

Why URM?

URM is the most experienced accredited training organisation involved in the delivery of the above certificate courses, reflecting:

  • An unrivalled 15 year track record of consistently delivering training courses of the highest quality in the areas of information security, business continuity and risk management
  • The depth and quality of knowledge and practical experience of trainers in the above subject matter areas
  • Its contribution to product development and training syllabi
  • Its commitment to developing skills and knowledge in the wider IT community

To obtain a delegate perspective on URM’s certificate training courses read here.

2. Non-certificate Courses

These courses are typically 1 or 2 days in length, are non-residential and provide awareness and introductions to a range of topics, including ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 implementation and auditing, and data protection. These courses are typically closed on-site courses with course content tailored to an organisation’s requirements.

URM’s Trainers

Our courses are all delivered by experienced practitioners, so you will not only learn the best practice theory, but also pragmatic advice on real world implementation. The goal of our professional certificate courses is not only to prepare you to pass the end of course exam, but to return to your organisation and make a significant contribution to your relevant practice area. Our professional certificate courses are all residential and trainers are available outside of training hours for further discussion or questions.


One area where we continue to get positive feedback is in the support we provide outside of the classroom. The training administration team will do everything in their powers to ensure your experience from initial enquiry, booking, accommodating any special requirements, through to attending the course, is as smooth and straightforward as possible. URM’s Training Manager attends the first day of each of the professional certificate courses and is available to address any non-training related queries.

Training Venues

We go to great lengths to ensure that the whole training experience is as positive as possible and the selection of venues is a key ingredient. All training venues have been selected for providing an ideal, distraction free learning environment, both within and outside of the classroom. Refreshments and snacks are available throughout the day to ensure you remain hydrated and energised! Hot and cold buffet selections are provided for lunch and, for those opting to stay onsite, you can enjoy a 3-course dinner in the evening. All accommodation is onsite with comfortable, en suite bedrooms.


Check our schedule and the available venues!

Continuous Improvement

As with all URM’s services, we work on a continuous improvement model. Every course concludes with delegates completing a feedback form which addresses all aspects of the training experience from training material, trainer, visual aids, administration and venue. The feedback forms are carefully reviewed, along with trainer feedback and selective delegate interviews to identify how training can be incrementally improved.