The first Training Providers’ User Group meeting group took place at the BCS’s London office on 19th February. The main focus of discussions between Training Providers and the BCS centred round the development of the new ISEB Practitioner Course. The syllabi for this course are expected to be released to Training Providers in March for review with the first formal exam taking place in June. It is likely that this exam will be sat by Training Providers in order to provide ISEB with constructive feedback going forward. The general consensus was that the new ISEB Practitioner syllabi should be aligned with the ISTQB Advanced level to allow the formation of one international qualification at Advanced/Practitioner level. The outcome of this meeting will be considered by ISEB at their next meeting in March. The next Training Provider meeting will take place in May, updates to follow.