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Certification lets students work while learning and can map directly to job roles

It can sometimes feel that the ‘powers that be’ up there in Westminster have it in for those working away education.  There we are, trying to help people gain the skills and knowledge they need to lead the lives they want – yet all the while tuition fees are rising year on year, those attending[…]

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maddog goes to Microsoft to promote Free and Open Source software

On 24th March we were north of the border at the IT Providers Consortium Scotland (ITPCS).  ITPCS is a group of colleges that are working together to share knowledge and best practice to improve the IT learners’ experiences and outcomes. Open to non-consortium members this event, “Future Trends: The Evolution of Security, Mobility, Data Science and[…]

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Future Cert & CompTIA partner on research into Linux skills requirements in the UK

We don’t need to tell you that there is a widespread shortage of candidates with high level IT knowledge and skills.  Barely a month goes by without a new survey stating that employers are struggling to recruit IT candidates with high level knowledge and skills, which in turn, is stunting opportunities to grow.  There is[…]

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Is a CV with certification on it worth more?

Do you feel that you’re stuck in a rut?  That you should be progressing faster, making more money or getting better opportunities?  It stands to reason that few want to step off the treadmill to go “back to school” and learn new skills but certification offers a great way of demonstrating your value without having to[…]

Apprenticeships: Highlights of the App4England Conference

Last week we attended the Apprenticeships4England Conference 2016 at the Emirates Stadium in London. It was the 4th Annual Apprenticeships4England event and this year’s focus was on Engagement. The event was broken down into six themes, each of which was chaired by its own expert, and offered advice and information for apprentices and those interested[…]

How do we know certification works?

The best thing about working with Future Cert and LPI is that you become part of the global LPI community.  In fact, LPI says, on their community page: “We are continually inspired by the creativity and passion our community of Linux and IT professionals contribute to the world of Linux and Open Source. We encourage[…]

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Why Apprenticeships are important to us

This week we’ll be at the Voice of Apprenticeship Conference in London.  The event has six themes, each chaired by its own expert chair. IAG (to learners, parents & Businesses) Trailblazers Funding Engagement SME’s to PLC.s Degree Apprenticeships Policy (What polices should we have in place to ensure we meet target of 3m apprenticeships by[…]

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New funded level 2 Open source IT qualification set for launch

PRESS RELEASE Awarding body TLM and leading IT certification provider Future Cert (representing LPI for UK and Ireland) have joined forces to address IT skills shortages by developing a new level 2, fully-funded IT qualification. Launching at the Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeships Conference, the TLM Certificate in Open Systems Management enables apprentices to gain both an academic[…]

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Average salary of LPI LPIC 1 Certification

A regular question asked is what is the average salary of LPI LPIC 1 Certification? According to PayScale in October 2015, the average salary for someone who has passed the LPIC 1 Certification is in the region of £ 27,229 to £ 40,000. PayScale also breaks down some other interesting stats, for example 59% of people have[…]