20 Jun 2022
BPP, a leading UK-based provider in the professional and vocational higher education market has announced the acquisition of Firebrand Training (“Firebrand”), a specialist IT and digital training business. Firebrand was established in 2001 and has become a leading provider of IT and digital training with industry recognised certifications. It delivers accelerated technical skills training in the form of IT certifications, IT apprenticeships and intensive IT skills bootcamps across the UK and continental Europe. In 2012, Firebrand started to deliver IT apprenticeships that were developed alongside leading employers in the IT industry to provide cutting edge digital skills. Firebrand’s differentiated ‘accelerated learning’ approach underpins both its commercial training and apprenticeship programmes providing the fastest route to certification through focused, immersive learning.
The acquisition of Firebrand together with the acquisition of Estio completed in 2021 should accelerate BPP’s strategy to deliver a broader portfolio of programmes to provide more students and corporate clients with access to a leading portfolio of professional courses, apprenticeships, and vocational university degrees, available both online and in-classroom. These acquisitions also enable BPP to expand its geographical presence.
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