The Covid pandemic has changed business multiple times over, and we will likely feel the impact for some time to come. We’re on the road to recovery in every sense of the word, but with hope comes opportunity and the chance to revisit your goals in project management.
With recruiters looking for a range of hard and soft project management skills, and candidates capable of managing people, resources, time, and budgets efficiently in a changing climate, self-learning is ever more important.
Why take a project management course?
You could be aiming to move from a junior to a senior role, take on more responsibility within a project team, or transition to leading multiple projects within a company. Taking a project management course will help you build on the skill sets you’ve already developed, adapt to new ways of working in the current climate, and help you earn that promotion in post-pandemic times.
What sort of courses are available?
Choose from a range of certified and accredited courses or course bundles that align with industry standards in project management. These courses are both self-paced online learning, and a mix of classroom and self-study so you can pick a study style that suits you and your lifestyle.
What subject areas are covered?
The range of courses covers general project management skills for those at all different stages in their career, and those that focus on specific project management methods.
There are courses on the Six Sigma data-driven method, change management, and Agile PM – originally designed for the software industry, and now more widely used in sectors such as transport and finance.
How long do the courses take?
Each course description will include details of the approximate workload for online learning or classroom-based activity. If you also look out for the course features sections this will detail what access you get to handbooks, exam simulators, and other course materials for additional self-study.
You could be looking at a course load of 45-60 hours for the Prince 2 Full Collection (foundation and practitioner level), 26 hours for the Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Course, and 4 days for the comprehensive Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training.
What are the entry requirements?
There are two different types of entry requirements at play here, the first for the course itself, and occasionally you’ll find requirements for taking exams.
Course requirements vary depending on the type and level of training, but if you’re looking for a foundation-level course, then it’s open to all looking for a solid grounding in the theory and practice of project management.
As you move up to more advanced training, course providers may be looking for a certain level of work experience, or a combination of work experience and a degree or equivalent qualification.
Are the courses industry recognised?
Each course description will have details of the professional project management body it’s affiliated with, or institute that’s accrediting the training. You’ll regularly see names such as APMG International, a leading exam and accreditation institute, PMI the project management institute, or PMP, Project Management Professional. If you need information about any of the training providers and the recognition each course provides, then support is always available.
Will exams be included in the course fee?
Full information is available for each course and training bundle on assessment methods, exam vouchers, and how to book each type of exam. This includes booking exams where the fee is included as part of the course, or by using personal payment details.
Whether you are just at the beginning of your training journey or looking to further extend training help and support is always available to ensure you make the most of the opportunities.