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Introducing Stellar Elevate.

Learn new skills for a brighter future.

Stellar Elevate is a digital technology education programme aimed at people with little or no experience in the tech sector. Learn essential skills to elevate your potential and set you up for a rewarding career in digital technology.

The technology sector is flourishing, with diverse skills and disciplines in growing demand. Stellar Omada launched Stellar Elevate to provide a simple and fast route into the technology industry for people, boost the tech skills base in the community and help maintain Scotland’s position as a leading destination for technology companies.

Stellar Omada is Scotland’s fastest-growing technology services company, employing almost 200 experienced professionals with deep expertise in the Financial Services industry. We are well-known for delivering excellence and are highly respected in Scotland’s Financial sector.

We want to hear from keen beans with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. In return, we’ll take you through a seven-week ISTQB® Software Testing course that gives you the skills to start your new career.

Are you in?

Our Purpose

Our ambition is to help 1,000 people improve their quality of life and career prospects and make a positive impact on the Scottish economy. We want to disrupt the norm around how education is provided in the tech sector.

Matthew's Stellar Journey

Meet Matthew Smith, 18.

Matthew joined Stellar Omada’s first summer placement in July 2023. He worked in a fast-food restaurant in Edinburgh and wasn’t sure what ‘working in tech’ meant. 

Once the placement ended, he emailed to ask about an opportunity to work at Stellar Omada. Fast forward five months, and he is now a Junior Business Analyst with a promising career ahead of him.

In his own words: ‘You’ve got nothing to lose from trying.’

Sometimes, you must take a leap of faith and go for it!

Who is Stellar Elevate aimed at?

Sign up for Stellar Elevate today!

We will launch our next Stellar Elevate course in April 2024, offering up to 12 lucky people the opportunity to join for free. Embark on a brand-new career upon completing our ‘The Basics of Software Testing’ course and passing the ISTQB exam!

Three steps to an exciting career in tech!

  1. Register your interest below.
  2. We will contact you to arrange an informal chat.
  3. We will enrol successful candidates on the course.

We will provide a dedicated mentor to support and guide you through the course. You will receive training in other essential skills such as CV writing, job interview techniques and soft skills.

Pass the exam and get a springboard to a new and exciting career in the digital technology industry.

Course Outline

The Basics of Software Testing – Foundation Course.

  • Seven-week full time course.
  • ISTQB foundation exam once you complete the course.
  • Soft skills training.
  • CV writing and interview skills training.

Course Outcomes

Here’s what to expect when you complete the course.

  • The knowledge and capability to apply for a junior software testing role.
  • An introduction to the exciting world of tech!
  • Globally-recognised ISTQB certificate.
  • Access to 200+ industry professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is ISTQB®?
A: ISTQB® is the leading global certification scheme in software testing, with over 1.1 million exams worldwide. 

Q: What opportunities will this course and certification offer?
A: In seven weeks, you will go from zero experience to having a basic qualification in software testing – a vital consideration for hiring managers. Showing initiative, learning a new skill and obtaining a qualification is also a big attraction for prospective employers.

Q: Why is testing a good foundation in tech?
A: Testing is a great place to start your career in tech. It requires no coding or technical knowledge to begin with, with many opportunities to get more technical with disciplines such as automation.

Testers are exposed to the whole project lifecycle. You will work with Business Analysts, Developers and Project Managers – broadening your options and scope to learn even more new skills.

Elevate study models


Payment upfront
£ 0
  • ISTQB certification
  • 6-Week course & exam
  • Access to large network
  • Soft skills training
  • CV & interview prep
  • A new career in testing


Promotion - Funded by us
£ 0
  • ISTQB certification
  • 6-Week course & exam​
  • Access to large network​
  • Soft skills training​
  • CV & interview prep​
  • A new career in testing​


Flexible Payment Options
£ 0
  • ISTQB certification​
  • 6-Week course & exam​​
  • Access to large network​​
  • Soft skills training​​
  • CV & interview prep​​
  • A new career in testing​​

Stellar Elevate Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
Applications for Stellar Elevate are open until Tuesday, the 9th of April 2024, and training will commence in the middle of April 2024.

No previous experience is required. Applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be eligible to work in the UK

Course conditions and detail

  • It’s a 7-week foundation-level course with an ISTQB® exam at the end. This is a full-time course, which requires your time 5 days a week.
  • Successful inclusion into the course is subject to an informal interview process.
  • Successful candidates will be chosen at Stellar Omada’s discretion.
  • Week one, learning business skills and team building with cohort classmates
  • Six weeks of hybrid learning – office-based and online.
  • Mock exams and ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing exam.
  • Guaranteed job interview with Stellar Omada upon successful course completion.
  • If you are unsuccessful, we will offer support to help you find a role.
  • Employment opportunities with Stellar Omada, within our wider network or through our Talent Search business.