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Guide to Project Management Training Courses & Qualifications 

Introduction Courses
PRINCE2™ Qualifications
Association of Project Management Qualifications
Project Management Institute Qualifications
IT Project Management Qualifications
ITIL Service Management
Programme Management Qualifications

Introduction Courses

1-day Introduction Courses

•    Cover an overview of the basic principles of project management e.g. The Key Stages of a Project

Suitable for: - Suitable for both newcomers to project management and those who have worked on projects but have not received any formal training

2 & 3 day Introduction Courses

•    Cover the principles of a structured approach to project management in detail
•    A typical course can include Defining a Project, Producing a Product Breakdown Structures, Understanding Critical Path Analysis, Defining Project Control and understanding the role of the Project Manager

Suitable for:-Newcomers to project management who will working in detail in a project team

PRINCE2™ Qualifications

•    PRINCE2™ is the UK’s most popular project management method
•    PRINCE2™ can be applied to all kinds of projects
•    PRINCE2™ is used by the UK Government, NHS, Police, Local Government bodies and the private sector.
•    Many employers now require a Prince2 qualification for project management posts.

PRINCE2™ Foundation Certificate (3 Days)

•    Teaches the principles and terminology of PRINCE2 so that attendees can be an informed member of a PRINCE2™ team
•    Provides a recognised qualification

Suitable for :- Individuals with a background of working in projects

PRINCE2™ Combined Foundation & Practitioner Certificate (5 Days)

•    Aimed at staff who will be taking a key role in a PRINCE2™ project
•    Gives a complete and practical understanding of the PRINCE 2 project management method and providing a recognised qualification
•    Is taken over 5 days , either in one week, or split over 2 weeks

Suitable for:- Individuals with a background of working in projects who wish to manage Prince2 projects
Suitable for:- Experienced project managers looking for a recognized qualification

Association of Project Management Qualifications

APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (2 days)

•    The APM Introductory Certificate is designed for anyone, regardless of their experience or background, interested in starting on a successful career in project management or those wanting to understand the principles of project management excellence.
•    It covers the principles of project management, including: Planning and scheduling , Communications, Quality management , Teamwork, Resource management, Risk management, Handover , Review
•    Successful candidates will be able to understand the language of project management and the structure of a successful project. They will be able to take an active part in a project team and make a positive contribution to any project environment.
Suitable for:- Suitable for newcomers to project management and those who have worked on projects but have not received any formal training, and who wish to receive a formal qualification

APMP Qualification (5 days)

•    APMP is a knowledge-based qualification and candidates with this award will be able to demonstrate an understanding of all elements of project management, how these elements interact. They will also be able to understand how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment

Suitable for:-Anyone who has worked within projects, or who has recently taken on project management responsibilities as part of their job.
Suitable for:- Experienced project managers looking for a recognized qualification

Project Management Institute Qualifications

The American based PMI group has an internationally recognized qualification which is particularly suitable for multi-national organisations and projects

Project Management Professional (5 days)

•    This course satisfies the 35 hour formal project management training requirement and prepares you for the computer-based multiple-choice PMP exam, which is available globally in 10 languages.
•    The educational requirements include 4,500 – 7,500 hours in a position of responsibility leading and directing specific tasks and 60 months of project management experience

Suitable for: - Experienced project managers who want an internationally-recognized project management qualification

IT Project Management Qualifications

ISEB Foundation Certificate in IS Project Management (3 days)

•    The Foundation Certificate provides visible evidence that the individual concerned understands the basics of IT project management   

Suitable for:-Anyone involved in an IT project and individuals who are new to the project management discipline.

ISEB Certificate in IS Project Management (10 days)

•    This qualification, which includes a 5-day Prince2 Practitioner course, teaches the well established techniques of managing highly technical and often complex projects, related to the particular problems experienced within IS developments.
•    It includes Managing Plans, Resources , Development , Documentation, Quality and Managing Change

Suitable for:- Those who have experience in management and want to acquire formal project management training focused on IS project management, and including PRINCE2.

ITIL Service Management

The increased business reliability on IT demands that computer systems are available and providing the levels of service required to enable the business to compete in today's market place. Service Management is the key to achieving this fundamental standard, delivering a reliable, cost effective, quality service to the customer for the benefit of the business.

ITIL Qualifications include

•    Foundation Certificate
•    Availability Management
•    Capacity Management
•    Change Management
•    Configuration Management
•    Financial Management for IT Services
•    IT Service Continuity
•    Problem Management
•    Release and Control
•    Release Management
•    Service Desk and Incident Management
•    Service Level Management

Programme Management Qualifications
OGC Managing Successful Programmes (Foundation & Practitioner Levels)

•    MSP courses provide candidates with an understanding of and the skills to apply the method to managing programmes of work. The Practitioner courses will be of benefit to Programme Managers, Programme team members and Business Managers who are involved in or are to become involved in a Programme of work.

Suitable for:-Newcomers to programme management, or those with experience wishing to gain a qualification in this area

ISEB Programme & Project Support Office (Foundation & Practitioner)

•    Provides the Programme and Project Support Professional with comprehensive training in the techniques, processes and supporting infrastructure needed to develop and provide effective programme and project support by means of the Project or Programme Support Office (PSO).

Suitable for:- Those working or planning to work in a project support office environment
Suitable for: - This with experience in this area, looking for a recognised qualification

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