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Why Choose Us for Your Training Needs?

IT Governance is your one-stop shop for high-quality and cost-effective training solutions, including training courses across the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ISO 27001, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and COBIT®, and professional certifications such as CISA®, CISM®, CISSP® and CISMP®.

Our training courses are for all staff, from basic foundation level through to advanced courses.

IT Governance is proud to be partnered with the following training organisations:

International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ)

IBITGQ is a not-for-profit association dedicated to providing global training, certificated qualifications and continuing professional development for information security, business resilience and IT governance professionals.

IBITGQ is an examination board that specifies the syllabus and learning outcomes required for the training courses and exams associated with IBITGQ qualifications. It is also responsible for appointing certificated training organisations (ATOs), which develop their own training material to meet the requirements of each syllabus, and is independently certificated by GASQ (Global Association for Software Quality) as meeting these requirements.

IBITGQ qualifications are certified by GASQ, which is fully certificated to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons).

All IBITGQ training courses are created by IT Governance, which is IBITGQ’s lead training development partner and ATO in the UK. These courses include the unique ISO 27001 Implementation Learning Pathway, which was created by leading ISO 27001 experts Alan Calder and Steve Watkins. This pathway includes an introductory ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation course and our internationally renowned ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor courses.

IBITGQ-approved courses and examinations are:

  • Known as the ‘practitioner’s qualification’, combining an academic and practical approach;
  • Certified by GASQ, an independent exam body certificated to ISO 17024;
  • Global industry benchmarks for IT governance qualifications, with structured syllabuses and learning outcomes;
  • Designed to maximise time effectiveness and reduce time away from the office;
  • Delivered in the classroom or online to be flexible and allow access from anywhere in the world; and
  • Part of learning pathways with Foundation and Advanced levels to support future training.

Why train with us?

Acknowledged leader in data protection, the GDPR, ISO 27001, information security and business continuity management training.


Practical hands-on approach delivered by experienced practitioners.


Focused on improving knowledge, developing skills and awarding certification.


Fully integrated and structured learning paths accommodating delegates with various levels of knowledge.


Courses are delivered at our public training centres, live online or as convenient in-house training sessions.


Guaranteed booking – we will never cancel any of your courses.

Our customer testimonials

ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation Training Course

“A good introduction to an important subject that affects all of us and that is becoming more important in today's shrinking world. Sensible, pragmatic and value-adding!”

Howard Overy, Head of IT Performance, BAA plc


ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer

“I recently had the privilege of attending one of Steven’s ISO27K Lead Implementer Master classes. Following many recommendations I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. Steve was an excellent instructor and took the time to weave the individual interests and concerns of each of his students into the delivery of the course.
As a former Instructor I cannot commend him highly enough. As a student - he and IT Governance exceeded all expectations. Thank you.”

Kevin Ingleby, Intranos Ltd



ISO 22301 BCMS Foundation Course

“A good overview explaining the basics and steps involved to start the Business continuity programme.”

Karen Gawith, IT SOX BCP Manager, Best Buy Europe


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Course

“The use of interactive sample exam questions helped to put the whole course together.”

Tony Johnson.




“Very well conducted. Could be a very boring, dry topic but the trainer made it extremley interesting, clear and understandable.”

John Taylor, British American Tobacco

Information Security Foundation based on ISO/IEC 27002

“The course was excellent and filled the gaps in knowledge and context. I would strongly advise that this be attended well before any real start to an implementation project...”

Guy Stringer, Head of Programmes, Resilient Networks Plc


PCI Foundation Training Course

“The day gave a good ‘taste’ of PCI DSS. It definitely stimulates the mind to want to know more.”

Kelly Yates, Programme Manager, Visa Europe

In-House Training Courses

“ITG was able to provide us with an excellent training course on CISSP. Geraint Williams was able to convey the material in a very comprehensive manner but at the same time highlighting key points and emphasizing on our individual weaknesses. The training was not about just passing the test but more to understanding the material further developing our knowledge in the security field.”

Nikolaos Pavlidis, University of Bedfordshire

Shop all training courses

All of our training courses can be booked online and show real-time course capacity and training dates. You can manage your booking through our online booking system, enabling you to change/update your booking, add dietary requirements and add or remove delegates.

Contact us for more information

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