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Our Manchester training venues are located at:

Regus, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5AN

and also

Byron House, Green Lane, Heywood OL10 2DY

How to get to Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester by road...

From the M56

  • Exit at Junction 8 signposted A556 and follow the M6 directions from the A556

  • M6 – From the South

  • M6 come off at junction 19
  • Take A556 to Manchester for around 4 to 5 miles
  • At roundabout with M56 take 3rd exit to join M56 motorway
  • Take right hand lane to end of motorway and join A5103
  • Carry on over 10 sets of traffic lights at the roundabout go straight across
  • At the second set of traffic lights turn right
  • At the next set of traffic light turn left onto Oxford Street
  • Peter House can be found before the next set of lights on the left hand side
  • To park under the building turn left at the lights then first left and left down the ramp

  • Nearest Airport

  • Manchester International Airport is approximately 20-25 minutes drive

  • Trains

  • Oxford Street station is approximately 5 minutes walk away
  • Manchester Piccadilly is approximately 10 minutes walk away
  • Manchester Victoria Station is about 5 minutes by taxi Tram
  • Metrolink services run regularly from Victoria and Piccadilly stations to St Peter’s Square

  • Manchester Venue

    About Purple Griffon

    At Purple Griffon we pride ourselves with being an independent SME in the IT Service Management Training and Consultancy market. Being flexible (along with a keen eye for the current prices in the market!) We aim to provide you, the customer, with the solution to address your issues.

    Whether this be training your staff in the latest offerings in IT Service Management (ITIL® to you and me,) Project Management techniques (PRINCE2®, APMP®, MoP® to name just a few,) or providing an expert consultant to help you address those issues that you never seem to have time to address, we will always aim to provide you with the appropriate answer or solution.

    All of our trainers and consultants have worked at the coal face and have years of experience to call upon in order to work out the appropriate solution for you. Remember, 'Best Practice' means just that - the solutions we will provide are based on somebody (possibly many!) having already experienced the pain, and as a result, worked out a number of solutions that can take advantage of, but without the pain.

    Feel free to talk to us about your needs or requirements, whether it be a training or consultancy query, as we are more than happy to provide assistance or direction, and you never know, it may be the beginning of a long relationship.

    Based entirely on customer reviews, Purple Griffon has recently been awarded Leader status for ITIL® training by Course Conductor. This validates the quality of the ITIL® training courses we deliver on a day to day basis.

    Course Conductor Verified Leader ITIL Purple Griffon

    We work with a number of highly respected partner organisations such as AXELOS and BCS to ensure that the training and examinations we offer are recognised worldwide, and work with specialist partners to expand the scope of our offerings to our customers.

    See Our Partners

    We have always aimed to offer a wide range of foundation and complimentary qualifications that allow us to create an individual learning pathway for our delegates to follow. All of our certifications are highly recognised and valued by individuals and employers alike.

    See Our Certifications


    We are not in business to tell you and your organisation what you already know.

    We are here to ensure that you make positive change and improvement, and that your goals are achieved.

    The practical experience that our consultants have gained from working with organisations all over the world to achieve improvement and change, our unrivalled knowledge of leading practices and frameworks, and the guarantee that we make to our customers has made our consultancy service an attractive and effective proposition for a number of organisations who want to improve how they deliver their IT services.

    Our key areas of expertise are:

    • IT Service Management (ITSM) & ITIL®
    • SIAM (Service Integration And Management)
    • EU GDPR & Data Protection
    • Cyber Essentials
    • OpusView
    • Agile & DevOps
    • DevOps Workshops

    Please contact us by emailing consultingservices@purplegriffon.com or call us on +44(0)1539 736 828.


    Purple Griffon can provide on-site training courses worldwide (okay Antarctica may be a challenge...).

    Our in-house / on-site training allows you to choose any classroom course of your choice to be delivered at any venue of your choice.

    As an added benefit, if required - most courses can be tailored (where accreditation allows) to your business’s requirements, whether those are regarding timing or content.

    On-site training is very popular when training larger numbers of people, the benefits include:

    • No travel time or costs
    • No accommodation costs
    • Convenience for your staff
    • Lower costs compared to public courses
    • Often allows the trainer to focus specifically on your organisational challenges

    If you would like a no obligation quote for any of our training courses to be delivered on-site please complete the enquiry form, email us at info@purplegriffon.com or phone us on +44(0)1539 736 828.


    The Benefits Of E-Learning

    There's no travel or accommodation costs. It's the affordable way to boost your career!

    We have recently launched the Purple Griffon E-Learning Portal, where you can benefit from the following:

    Hands-On Support

    Our Training Experts are always on hand to help you with any questions which may arise on your learning journey.

    Immediate Access

    All of our courses come with immediate access and access times can be upgraded through your Account Manager.

    Track Your Own Progress

    Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

    Read Our Latest Blog Articles

    Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Integrate ITAM & ITSM

    For a number of reasons IT Asset Management (ITAM) has increased its relevance over the last few years.

    And now as one of the thirty-four practice areas in ITIL® 4, it has become more mainstream and not stuck out on a limb.

    It makes sense for organisations to embrace the challenges and benefits of adopting an integrated ITAM and ITSM approach.

    I was asked recently whether an IT Department needed to invest in separate ITAM training now it was part of ITIL® 4.

    This Is How My Response To The Conversation Went...

    Firstly, ITAM is just one of thirty-four practices documented in ITIL® 4, and to be honest its not documented in depth in the ITIL® 4 ITAM Practice Guide.

    Secondly, ITAM is not IT Service Management. It is closely related and there are loads of interfaces between ITAM and ITIL®.

    Thirdly, ITAM is a big framework in its own right incorporating Hardware Asset Management, Software Asset Management, People And Information Asset Management, not to mention Cloud Asset Management and Software Licence Management.

    After some thought, they agreed that they really should do some IT Asset Management (ITAM) training.

    But what about integrating ITAM and ITSM, how should they do that, and what should we do first?


    Become Certified With Public ITIL Foundation Training Courses Today

    ITIL Foundation training courses will help your organisation to navigate through the new technological era, commonly known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The speed of current breakthroughs is disrupting almost every industry on a global scale.

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by emerging technology in fields like robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, autonomous vehicles and so much more.

    The ITIL 4 Framework Will Prepare Your Company For A Digital Future

    The ITIL 4 framework will provide you with a practical and flexible basis to support your organisation through its journey into the new digital landscape. We help you align human, digital, and physical resources to compete within the modern complex landscape and adopt emerging technologies into your own IT operations.

    All the ITIL 4 training courses are now available and up to date with the latest qualifications and industry-leading techniques.

    Free 1-Hour ITIL 4 Videos For Your Viewing Pleasure

    Purple Griffon has created a series of free one-hour overviews for each ITIL Foundation training course to help explain what the course covers and provide insight to the format and content.

    If you are already certified in ITIL V3, the videos below may give you extra motivation to update to the ITIL Foundation’s latest certification level.

    If you are undecided and would like to speak to a tutor directly, feel free to contact us via info@purplegriffon.com or +44 (0)1539 736 828.

    ITIL 4 Training Course Schedule

    ITIL 4 Introduction To Foundation Level

    Introduction To ITIL 4 Create, Deliver & Support

    Introduction To ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition

    Introduction To ITIL 4 Direct, Plan & Improve

    introduction To ITIL 4 Specialist Drive Stakeholder Value

    Introduction To ITIL 4 High Velocity IT

    Introduction To ITIL 4 Digital & IT Strategy

    Will There Be Any Bridging Courses For ITIL Foundation Certification From V3 To V4?

    There is no official bridging examination for current ITIL V3 Foundation holders to the latest ITIL Foundation. If you currently hold the V3 Foundation Certification, you will need to take ITIL 4 Foundation Certification to be certified in the new certification scheme.

    We have created our 2-day ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge training course for existing ITIL Foundation holders, but you will still be required to take the full one hour ITIL 4 Foundation exam. Alternatively, you can continue to accumulate ITIL V3 credits to take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition examination.

    We have some great news if you hold credits from ITIL Practitioner and Intermediate/MALC modules, you can benefit from the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition (MPT) Module, which is now available. The ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Module (MPT) consists of a certified training course and examination enabling ITIL V3 (2011 Edition) certified professionals to transition to ITIL 4.

    To be eligible to take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Module (MPT), you should hold one of the following:

    • ITIL Expert V3 Certificate
    • A minimum of 17 credits from the ITIL Foundation, ITIL Intermediate or ITIL Practitioner modules
    • ITIL 4 Foundation and 15 credits from the ITIL V3 credit system.

    Purple Griffon encourage you to continue with your journey accumulating current ITIL Foundation credits in order to transition quicker and more easily to ITIL 4.

    ITIL 4 Certification Scheme

    Below is the new ITIL Foundation certification scheme and information released by AXELOS Limited as of November 2018.

    AXELOS ITIL 4 Training Path - Purple Griffon Training

    The ITIL 4 qualification scheme shows the training path for the following training courses:

    If you are going to embark on the road to ITIL Foundation Expert or are already on that journey, then we highly recommend you start soon. Although we currently do not have official timescales yet from AXELOS Global Best Practice, the likelihood is that you will have between 12 to 18 months to get to ITIL Foundation Expert level.

    Remember, you can always earn the ITIL 4 Foundation level qualification, then take the ITIL V3 Intermediate training courses if you wish.

    ITIL Foundation Dates Scheduled In London And Manchester

    Do you want to be at the forefront of IT Service Management (ITSM)? We have scheduled our first ITIL Foundation dates at our London and Manchester training venues in the United Kingdom in March 2019.

    If you would like to be at the cutting edge of IT Service Management Best Practice, then book your place online today or chat with our friendly account managers at +44 (0)1539 736 828 or email info@purplegriffon.com.

    Addition ITIL Foundation Information

    This quick 5-minute video from AXELOS Global Best Practice will give you great insight into what ITIL 4 is all about. Enjoy!

    We are proud to announce that based entirely on customer reviews, Purple Griffon has recently been awarded Leader status for ITIL Foundation training by Course Conductor. This validates the quality of the ITIL training courses we deliver on a day-to-day basis.

    Upcoming Courses Near Manchester

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    Manchester (Heywood) Byron House, Green LaneManchester (Heywood)OL10 2DY