Thursday, 27 May 2021

Your Best TOGAF Certification Path

Check out the following blog to find out everything you need to know about The Open Group's TOGAF certification: why you want to get certified, how it's going to happen and who to help you start your TOGAF career.

Monday, 3 May 2021

8 Tips to Save Money in Azure

How to save money in Azure

Author by Mike Brown

[Updated May 2021]

Does cloud computing help you save costs? In most cases, the answer is a resounding yes. But going cloud is just step one. Here’s how you can save costs in Microsoft Azure.

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Announcement: Welcoming ASCM as a New Firebrand Partner!

We have a new partner! Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is a global leader in supply chain organisational transformation, innovation and leadership. Read this blog to find out about ASCM and the courses Firebrand offer.

Monday, 19 April 2021

How To Add A Certification On LinkedIn

Achieved your certification with Firebrand and want to show it off? Of course you do! This blog will guide you through the process of adding your shiny new digital certification badge onto your LinkedIn profile for the world to see.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Top 5 Data Science Courses for 2021

Careers in Data Science are proving to become quite popular and show no signs of slowing down - but you have to get properly certified first! Check out the following blog to find out our recommended top 5 Data Science Courses, and where a career in Data Science can take you. 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Top 10 Project Management Courses 2021

Top 10 Project Management Courses 2019

[Updated April 2021] 

The days of intuitive and trial-and-error project management are over, says senior project management instructor Fatollah Youssefifar. If you don’t have access to a proven methodology, you risk extremely damaging consequences for your organisation and careers.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Top 5 Machine Learning Courses for 2021

Machine Learning is becoming a part of our lives more and more each day - now it's time to get fully equipped and certified. Check out the following blog to find out our recommended top 5 ML courses, and where a career in ML will take you. 

Friday, 12 March 2021

Microsoft's New Security Certifications: SC-200, SC-300, SC-400 and SC-900

The demand for technology and the closure of the digital skills gap continues to grow and become more imperative. Check out the following guide on everything you need to know about Microsoft's new certifications and why you want to get security certified.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

FastPass: Unlimited Microsoft Training for £6,000

FastPass: Unlimited Microsoft Training for £6,000

Updated March 2021
Firebrand Training is launching FastPass again! Get in touch to find out how you can receive unlimited Microsoft training for £6000!

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Top Cloud Computing Jobs by Salary 2021

Author by Alex Bennett

[Updated February 2021] 

Companies across the board increasingly rely on cloud services. With great demand, comes great profitability, as we show in this list of top cloud jobs by salary.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Job Survey: Where do you want to take your career?

by Phoebe Savvides

[Updated February 2021] 

We’ve created a job survey to find out what your career ambitions are as an individual, as well as an employer supporting your business; how you endeavour to achieve them, and what we can do to support your growth.

Friday, 22 January 2021

Firebrand Opens Enrolment for New Cohort of DevOps Apprenticeships

Firebrand will be launching their DevOps Apprenticeships in March. Check out the following blog for more information! 

Thursday, 14 January 2021

10 Best Cybersecurity Certifications in 2021

Author by Firebrand Training

[Updated January 2021] 

Discover the 10 best cybersecurity certifications in 2021 and how they can help you advance your career and upskill for the digital economy.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

10 Highest paying cyber security certifications in 2021

Cyber security banner

[Updated: January 2021]

Demand for cyber security professionals has been soaring for a while now, with certified professionals landing some of the highest-paying jobs in the IT industry. This is largely due to an increasingly digitised and interconnected world, as businesses across the board migrate their data and processes to the cloud.

In today’s world, keeping sensitive data secure from prying eyes and cyber-attacks can mean the difference between leading the market, and bankruptcy.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Top 10 Cloud Certifications for 2021

[Updated March 2021] 

Which certifications will get you those coveted high-paying jobs in the cloud computing industry? Here’s our list of cloud certifications on the rise in 2021.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Christmas Wish List: The Digital Route Review

AuthorBy Ben Hansford

A note from Firebrand Apprenticeships' Managing Director, Ben Hansford, on what he would like most this Christmas…

Monday, 23 November 2020

Your Guide to Microsoft Digital Skills Week

by Ben Jermy Author

Microsoft Digital Skills Week kicks off on Monday the 23rd of November. Read this blog to get an insight into the week, what's going on and how you can get involved. Plus, learn how it ties in with our incredible FastPass deal!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Announcement: Apprenticeships receive glowing Ofsted results!

By Ben Hansford

Firebrand received glowing results our Covid-19 Monitoring visit from Ofsted! Check out the following blog to find out what this means for you as an employer or apprentice working with Firebrand Training.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Introducing AWS Learning Needs Analysis (LNA)

Introducing AWS Learning Needs Analysis (LNA)

Faisal Malik

by Faisal Malik

Is your organisation Cloud-ready? Want to learn how to get the most out of AWS? Check out the following blog to find out about our free Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) in partnership with AWS.

Monday, 5 October 2020

The Free Training for Life Winner 2020 is...

by Ben Jermy

The Free Training for Life Competition (FTFL) for 2020 is now officially closed! Find out who the winner is and how you can get involved in getting access to over 1000 courses for FREE, for LIFE! 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Announcement: Firebrand Training partners with Computer Task Group


Account Director, Benjamin Long, discusses the launch of Firebrand's new partnership with Computer Task Group (CTG). 

Friday, 11 September 2020

Firebrand Training Centre is Open!

Firebrand training centre is open!

Update: September 2020. The Firebrand Training centre is now open. Read on to find out the latest information on the reopening of the Firebrand Training centre and what it means for you.

Monday, 24 August 2020

Announcement: Firebrand Apprenticeships ranked Top 20 Training Providers!

Announcement: Firebrand Apprenticeships ranked Top 20 Training Providers!
Firebrand Apprenticeships are delighted to have been awarded 18th place in this year’s RateMyApprentichip Awards! Managing Director, Ben Hansford, discusses our excitement and celebration as a company, and what this means for the future of Firebrand Apprenticeships. 

Friday, 17 July 2020

Announcement: Support Scheme for Apprentices

Announcement: Support Scheme for Apprentices

by Ben Hansford

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new bonus scheme for employers to be paid up to £2000 to support young employees aged 16-24, and specifically, apprentices. The following explores how to apply for this scheme, and the current status of apprenticeships on an international scale. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Firebrand Sprint | Webinars & 1-Day Accelerated Courses

Firebrand Sprint | Webinars & 1-Day Accelerated Courses

by Phoebe Savvides

The demand and growth of the tech-world has only accelerated during these troubling times, with everyone from certification bodies, to training providers and employers understanding the need for staff to get properly certified. But which certification? We’re introducing Firebrand Sprint: your new source for webinars and 1-day accelerated training to make sure you get all the information you need before investing in an IT certification.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

The Lockdown Lessons We Must Remember When Rebuilding the Workplace

The Lockdown Lessons We Must Remember When Rebuilding the Workplace

by Mike Brown

In this guest post by one of Firebrand’s leading instructors and all-round cloud expert, Mike Brown identifies the latest rules of working from home, the benefits and future of hybrid-working, and how the pandemic has accelerated the necessity for the cloud.

Friday, 5 June 2020

7 tips to win with Online Instructor-Led Training

Virtual classroom illustration

Authorby Dr Richard Diston

Training is changing. Being in a classroom understandably isn't top of many people's list of things to do right now. Online Instructor-Led training is a viable alternative if you follow these seven tips.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Test, Test, Test!

Test, Test, Test!
by Graham P. Hunter

Working from home will play a big role in the 'new normal' after COVID-19, and remote learning arrangements require change from certifying bodies, too. In this post, Graham Hunter, Vice President of Skills Certification, EMEA of CompTIA, recounts how CompTIA has recognised this need, and gives tips on how to prepare for a remote exam.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

14 Reasons to be Kind

Mental Health depiction

by Natalie Wilson

It's a tumultuous time for us all, and the time more than ever to focus on our mental health. A note to our apprentices, and to everyone else who is in need of a helping hand: it's Mental Health Awareness week, so we've collected a list of ideas to help you stay positive, optimistic, and healthy. 

Friday, 15 May 2020

What certifications can I get online?

What certifications can I get online?

by Phoebe Savvides

As digitisation accelerates due to COVID-19, IT skills are more important than ever. And now you can achieve many certifications from your home, thanks to the effort of certification entities and testing providers. These are the certifications you can get completely online.