Accelerated training programs have been around for a long time. The intensity of such training programs nearly guarantees the lessons will last a lifetime. Accelerated programs tend to come with fixed costs so the value of such programs is in your ability to get as much as possible in the allotted time. In addition, the fast pace of such program guarantees that you'll spend less time reviewing previously learned skills.
Within the world of FAA certification, all applicants must meet the PTS requirements. No matter what training program you enter, the result must be the same. How quickly and completely you accomplish the practical skills is entirely up to you.
What's your motivation in considering an accelerated training program? Perhaps you work full-time and tried the one lesson per week method. It works for many but sometimes the weight of daily pressure causes your training effort to be put on the back burner. If this is the case, seek a training program that is structured, efficient, and gets you through the training in the most cost effective way.
Don't be fooled, accelerated programs are hard work and require you to achieve the same knowledge in a short period of time compared to other students who might take six months to do the same thing. Are you ready for the intensity of such programs? Can you commit 10-12 hours per day to such training? Can you make the training program your life for that given period of time? Do you have a disciplined personal commitment that can drive the process? For sure, accelerated programs do not spoon-feed you the information so you must face the task with a driven persistence.
Don't be intimidated however. Accelerated programs, which are organized and complete, will get you through the required skills and material in the shortest amount of time. They tend to be extremely efficient if you are prepared to devote your maximum attention to the curriculum.
The instructor presenting the course benefits also: maximum efficiency of his time, up front payment, high probability of success in training the student, highly motivated student, and a fixed schedule for the duration of the training.
The challenges to the student are tremendous and are measured by your level of commitment. Individuals who do not realistically prepare for the level of effort required often want to quit. Have an honest, open discussion with your instructor. He's a professional who understands the challenges you face and is likely to have the techniques to get you past the current hurdle. Ultimately it’s up to you because the program is what you make it.