London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 01, 2009 -- Employees choose careers over holidays. Firebrand Training has benefited from disappointing weather in July with a 15 per cent increase in participants in summer Prince2 and MCSE courses, suggesting career development is still high on an IT professionalâs agenda.
The accelerated learning expert has seen an unprecedented demand for some of its most popular qualifications such as the project management certification Prince2, and the de-facto Microsoft enterprise certification, the MCSE. Extra dates have had to be added to its training schedule to cope with demand.
âThe non-appearance of the so-called âbarbeque-summerâ combined with refocusing on careers, rather than suntans, has seen a positive rise in course bookings. Many are even using their personal holiday entitlement to complete courses,â said Robert Chapman, CEO and co-founder of Firebrand Training âIn previous years Summer can be a quiet period, but this year saw the highest level of delegates than in the last 5 years.â
Firebrand Training runs accelerated learning courses for busy IT professionals, allowing employees to complete courses in a matter of days rather than months or even years.
âWrapping training time around public holidays taking an accelerated learning course means less precious holiday time is used,â continued Chapman. âThe UK is heading for a skills crisis and unless this is addressed sooner rather than later, the IT industry will be in a serious state. However it looks like UK workers are feeling increasingly driven to learn, which should mean any impending crisis is avoided before it gets a chance to gain a foothold.â
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About Firebrand Training (Prince2) Firebrand Training is challenging the way in which professional training is delivered.
Firebrand Training, formally known as The Training Camp, has pioneered Accelerated Learning courses for busy IT professionals. The organisationâs innovative approach to course delivery has led to its status as the Institute of IT Trainingâs âIT Training Company of the Yearâ for the past two years.
Students are totally immersed in the subject matter, receiving an average of 12 hours intense tuition per day at a residential training site. Subject experts implement a range of teaching methodologies designed to fit with how we best understand and retain information during different periods in the day. Accelerated Learning is an attractive proposition for contractors, whose time commands very high premiums, and employers who need to minimise staff absence. Firebrand Training has an above average pass rate of 85% - confounding criticsâ claims that Accelerated Learning fails to produce results.
Firebrand Training was founded by Robert Chapman and Stefano Capaldo in Summer 2001 as The Training Camp. Stefano was a former student in the US and rated the companyâs approach so highly that he decided to launch a programme of courses in the UK. The organisation has since been recognised by Microsoft as a Gold Partner for Learning Solutions (MCPLS) and over 17,000 students have been trained in the UK to date. The success of the company enabled the management team to relaunch as Firebrand Training, which is focused on delivering training courses specifically designed for a European market.
Firebrand Training offers a range of courses covering all major vendors such as Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Sun, and Novell, as well as specialist certifications in the areas of security, business intelligence, project and business process management. Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint
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