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Accredited Project Management Training - what are my options?

The world of Accredited Project Management training can seem quite daunting at first, so here we will help you decide what project management qualification/s will suit your needs and budget.

What Accredited Project Management Training Courses are available?

PRINCE2 Project Management Training

PRINCE2 is one of the most recognised qualifications in project management today.
Focusing on methodology, it will help you run projects more effectively.

PRINCE2 Foundation
Learning Outcomes Covering all the theory of PRINCE2 this course allows students to understand the methodology, how it works and where each role fits into the project.
Suitable For This course is essential for anyone working in a PRINCE2 environment or needing to gain a recognised qualification within Project Management. Anyone wishing to formalise the way they run their projects and to put in place a common methodology will also benefit from this course.
Prerequisites None
PRINCE2 Practitioner
Learning Outcomes After completing the PRINCE2 Foundation examination, the Practitioner course takes the theory learned at Foundation level, and looks at putting it into practice.
Suitable For This course is suited to anyone running a PRINCE2 project or wishing to take the next steps following their Foundation level.
Prerequisites In order to sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination you must provide proof of having passed one of the following:
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)


Managing Successful Programmes Programme Management Training

MSP, like PRINCE2 is a framework, but focuses on programmes rather than projects.

MSP Foundation
Learning Outcomes The Managing Successful Programmes Foundation certificate introduces a best practice framework for people operating in a programme or multi-project environment. All of the theory of the methodology is covered and will allow students to understand the terminology and structure.
Suitable For The course is essential for staff working in a programme environment and is also useful for senior project staff, who are managing projects which form part of a larger programme.
Prerequisites None
MSP Practitioner
Learning Outcomes Turning the Foundation theory into practice, this is a must have for people running programmes.
Suitable For Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management including Programme Managers , Operational Managers , Change Managers and experienced Project Managers
Prerequisites MSP Foundation


APM Project Management Training

The Association for Project Management has developed a very structured qualification path for Project Managers.

These qualifications work very well alongside the PRINCE2 methodology as they focus on skills and techniques, rather than the methodology required.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
Learning Outcomes This fundamentals course from the APM not only leads to a recognised qualification, but is also a comprehensive introduction to the tools and techniques required by any project manager.
Suitable For This course is ideal for anyone new to a project environment, and those who need to formalise their knowledge. This certificate is the first qualification in the APM's development path.
Prerequisites None
The APM Project Management Qualification
Learning Outcomes This in-depth course is aimed at project managers with up to two years experience as a Project Manager. The examination will test the candidate's knowledge in all areas of Project Management.
Suitable For Project managers with up to two years experience.
Prerequisites Those attending would benefit from having a minimum of two years relevant practical experience of Project Management.
APM Practitioner Assessment Centre
Learning Outcomes In this qualification candidates are assessed against 30 criteria, which require the candidate to demonstrate that they can analyse, identify and understand issues and information, and manage a non-complex project.
Suitable For Project managers with three to five years experience. It will benefit project managers wishing to gain a recognised qualification to formalise their knowledge and experience.
Prerequisites 2-5 years project management experience.

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