Learning & Development

Online Courses from Focus on Training

Our Online courses offer you the flexibility to study at a time and pace that suits you and your existing commitments. Many of our online course packages include the official examination, making them a great alternative to attending a classroom course. Our extensive range of Project Management and IT eLearning […]

SFIA Version 6 – What’s New?

SFIA maps IT competencies to job roles and to qualifications. Used by many leading organisations as a foundation for their skills programmes, the framework was refreshed in July 2015. The number of Skills increased by just one – but there were other refinements across the framework. SFIA has been adopted […]

Free Project Management Careers Seminar

Join Dr Ian Clarkson on Wednesday 16th of September from 6.00pm at one of our central London training centres for a Project Management Careers Seminar. This Careers Seminar is a great opportunity to discover more about Project and Programme qualifications and which learning pathway suits you and your career aspirations. […]

APM Competence Framework Refreshed

The Association for Project Management is the professional body for project managers in the UK. Helping to underpin their training and certification programme the APM publishes a Competence Framework. The APM identifies 27 Competencies which are critical to project and programme success. They align with specific job roles and for […]

Health & Safety Management Jobs – Average Salary £46,000

The average salary for Health and Safety management jobs is now £46,000 though there is considerable variation by sector. There is a growing expectation that job candidates will hold NEBOSH or IOSH qualifications. The annual Jobs Barometer is based on a survey of all nationally advertised health and safety positions […]

70:20:10 Model for Learning & Development

What’s it mean for me? Does it apply to IT, Project Management and Agile skills? What should I be doing differently? We take a “back to basics” look at what the 70-20-10 Learning Model means and how it can or should be used. What is the 70:20:10 Model? The model […]

Training Reduces your Tax Bill

February and March are generally amongst the busiest of the year for professional training courses. Two of the reasons are that for companies and contractors there are strong financial arguments to invest in training at this time of year. They are obvious when you think about it – but many […]

What is Tin Can API?

Learning & Development specialists have been making more and more use of online learning. The Training Zone key trends for 2015 include widespread adoption of Tin Can API. It’s a phrase you need to know so we provide a brief explanation…. Tin Can API is the follow on from SCORM […]

Tech Partnership Training Fund

Update: This Funding Scheme Has Now Expired! This new government fund offers grants of 50% to companies in England who invest in IT training. The target is to support development of IT skills which are of strategic importance to business growth and competitiveness. Funding is earmarked either for short courses […]

Which Project Management Qualification is most Valuable?

PRINCE2 & MSP courses from Axelos. CAPM and PMP from the Project Management Institute. APMIC and APMP from the Association for Project Management. Which project management qualifications yield the highest earnings? New analysis by Arras People shows the salary distributions of project professionals holding different professional certifications. The group with […]