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Training Courses

Over the years The OR Society has organised over 1000 courses, seminars and conferences, including major international events; and we have earned a reputation for friendly, efficient and professional organisation. Quality is our major concern. Those providing the courses in this programme have been carefully selected for their expertise in the field and their experience as trainers. They are all required to conform to a detailed quality specification in the work they do. Detailed feedback from delegates on all aspects of the courses forms an integral part of the quality control process.

We run our courses in the main training suite at our offices in central Birmingham. They’re generally small classes with 4 to 14 delegates and have been known to run with just three delegates if the tutor is willing.

Our offices are located close to the National Indoor Arena (NIA). This area is well-signposted, easily accessible from the motorway network and offers extensive parking facilities. Moreover, The OR Society is within easy walking distance of Birmingham New Street station, which is well served from all parts of the country, including a direct rail link from Birmingham International Airport. For those staying overnight there are excellent hotels within walking distance.

Bespoke Courses, In-house Training & Discounts

Where an organisation needs to train several staff at the same time, a bespoke or in-house course may be advantageous and we’re always willing to negotiate the provision and the dates of such courses.

We offer special terms for block bookings for three or more.  Three bookings will get a discount of 5%, four bookings give 7.5% and five or more gets 10%. A discount of 25% is also offered for students provided the minimum number of full-paying delegates have booked.

The OR Society’s Training Programme – relationship to Analytics

2018 and 2019 training courses are listed on the Course Calendar Page. We also have the 2018 training courses and the 2019 training courses available as PDFs. However course dates may change since its creation, so we always recommend double checking training course dates on this website.   

The courses within this guide have been selected to give you the widest selection of options for training within the fields of Operational Research and Analytics. Much like Operational Research, there’s no simple definition of Analytics, so we commissioned a piece of research to help to understand the relationship between O.R. and Analytics. The work enabled us to group many of the courses under four useful headings: Foundation, Prescriptive, Predictive and Descriptive; and the diagram below should make what we mean by these headings a little clearer.

For a helpful guide to see where each course fits into these descriptors, please see the tables on the individual courses’ pages.

What the course fees include

Course fees include tuition, a copy of the course notes, lunch, and tea or coffee in mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. Overnight accommodation, breakfast and evening meals are not included.

Non-UK residents may be able to reclaim the VAT.

Queries Regarding Training Courses

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321