A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation

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Course Introduction:

The A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation certification is based on a practical training course aimed at test professionals and anyone who wants to validate and demonstrate skills in using Selenium Web Driver in test automation.

This course is ideal for automation and those who want to learn automation using the Selenium WebDriver toolset. While this course is accessible to anyone wanting to acquire a basic, hands-on knowledge of Selenium, the main audiences are:

☑ People with no test automation experience who are starting to automate in Selenium (or who want to get a job doing that)

☑ People with some GUI test automation experience who are new to Selenium or starting to automate in Selenium (or who want to get a job doing that)

☑ People with some non-GUI test automation experience who are new to Selenium and starting to automate in Selenium (or who want to get a job doing that)


There are no specific requirements or required pre-certifications. Candidates should have a general knowledge of basic programming and some knowledge of Python.

Course Objectives:

☑ Test Automation Basics.

☑ Internet Technologies for Test automation and Web Applications.

☑ Selenium Web driver in detail.

☑ Preparing Maintainable Test Script.

Hands On Experience:

The features of the course include: practical exercises and labs, easy to understand lessons. This course is adequate to provide trainees with the required knowledge and practical skills to be a Software Tester.

What would you learn?

As confirmation of your experience in test automation using Selenium WebDriver, you will get an independent, globally recognised certification. Installing and configuring laptops and other mobile devices;

☑ You will be able to develop a maintainable test automation system by using proper test automation concepts.

☑ You will be allowed to pursue further Advanced Level certification (when released).

☑ You will be able to write and execute Selenium WebDriver tests without supervision after you have completed the course.

☑ You will be able to choose and implement appropriate test automation tools.

☑ You will be able to write Selenium WebDriver scripts that run functional web application tests and maintainable scripts.


Exam Certification Preparation

The A4Q certification is the industry standard for correctly apply test automation principles to build maintainable test automation solution and be able to implement Selenium WebDriver scripts that execute functional web application tests.

Candidates can choose any of the following exam certifications:

Exam Title: A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation – Introduction

Exam Code: NA

SQA Framework:

On the completion of this course you can sit in the PDA Software Development SCQF Level 7 exam and by passing it you get your Personal Development Award (PDA) certificate from SQA. Learner can earn up to 48 credits upon passing all exams successfully.

This course is based on PDA Software Development at SCQF Level 7. The program also offers a number of shorter curricula which are related to SQA associated Units. These are also assessed by means of restricted response questions and projects and so can give credit transfer to complete units. Learner can earn up to 48 credits upon passing all exams accordingly.

What this Qualification prepares you for?

The curriculum prepares students for the A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation – Introduction certification. This certification can be followed by specialist exams for:

☑ ISTQB® Certified Tester – Test Automation Engineer,

☑ ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer,

☑ ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Tester

Learning Modes:

Modes of Learning: (for further details, please read the attached document)

You have the option of undertaking this course via following learning modes:

1.) Face to Face (Classroom based Learning): You will attend the class each week on its specified day and time at your designated centre (Edinburgh or Glasgow)

2.) Virtual Learning: Live traditional face to face class will broadcast remotely via our online settings through Microsoft Team

3.) Blended Learning: Mixture of Face to face and Virtual learning (must inform when joining the course).

4.) ELearning is available for this course.

Target Audiences:

The IT training classes which we currently offering are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

☑ School leavers

☑ Adult returnees to education

☑ Individuals who intend to leave school and further their career path in a college or equivalent

☑ Individuals who are in employment and wish to enhance their career prospects

☑ Individuals who wish to start a new career in IT

☑ Individuals who wants to get promotion at work

☑ Individuals who wants to upgrade in their IT skills

☑ Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of either the NQ in Computing, the NQ in Information Systems

☑ Individuals who intend to progress their career after the study of the PDA into further study at HN level

☑ Individuals who wish to study on a part-time (day or evening) or day-release mode

Career Opportunities:

Selenium tester foundation is the industry standard certification for anyone individual looking at entering into IT. Because it’s recognised around the world and it’s vendor-neutral, lots of organisations list this qualification as the minimum technical requirement for their IT staff and contractors.

In the UK, the average salary of an Automation engineer is £24,300 pa. After graduation, you will easily find work for example as an Automation Engineer or a QA Analyst. Below is a short list of the starting range of career opportunities offered to Selenium Testers?

☑ Test Automation Engineer

☑ QA Analyst

☑ QA Automation Engineer

☑ Software Engineer in Test (SDET)

☑ Selenium Tester

☑ Test Engineer

☑ Quality Auditing Analyst

☑ Test Analyst

☑ Quality Assurance Engineer

☑ Test Automation Analyst

☑ Quality Engineer

Funding Available:

Course Funding: SAAS PTFG: Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland

This course is funded by SAAS part time funding which is available to eligible individuals only;
SAAS General funding eligibility requirement:

1. You have to be a resident of Scotland
2. Either employed or unemployed, if working then earning must be less/equals to 25k a year
3. Have not used the SAAS funding in this Academic Year.

Other criteria:

☑ Students do not need to pay it back as this is a grant not a loan.

☑ This funding is different from the full time funding which can be applied by someone who previously granted for a degree, postgrad or any other full time studies (HNC/HND) etc. but not in a same session.

☑ Part time funding cannot be received on a same session if one is already receiving any part/full time funding for other courses.

☑ Part Time funding can only be used for one course per academic year

☑ SAAS part time funding academic year starts from Aug to July.

For more information please visit the below link


To check your eligibility:

Please follow the below link to check if you qualify for the course funding;


Self Funding

If you do not qualify for SAAS part-time funding, you have the option to self-fund the course.

We also provide flexible fee installments to help students in paying their fees.

Contact the college for more details.

    (Which training centre you looking for admission – Edinburgh or Glasgow)

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