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Accredited Project Management Training – what are my options?

By ILX Team | 11 January 2017

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 the de facto project management standard. It’s one of the most globally recognised project management qualifications.
  • PRINCE2’s focus on methodology and the final product helps run projects more effectively.

PRINCE2 Foundation
Learning Outcomes Covering the whole PRINCE2 theory, this course lets students understand the framework, how it works and where to fit each role into the project.
Suitable For PRINCE2 Foundation is essential for anyone working in a PRINCE2 environment, or for anyone who needs a recognised project management qualification. This course, with its common methodology, is also invaluable for anyone wishing to formalise how they run projects.
Prerequisites None
PRINCE2 Practitioner
Learning Outcomes After completing the PRINCE2 Foundation examination, Practitioner takes the Foundation level theory, and shows how to put it into practice.
Suitable For PRINCE2 Practitioner is ideal for anyone running a PRINCE2 project, or anyone who wants to take the next steps after their Foundation level.
Prerequisites To sit the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination, the candidate 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)

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PRINCE2 Agile Training

  • PRINCE2® Agile combines the flexibility and responsiveness of agile methods with the clear governance of PRINCE2®.
  • Projects benefit from both PRINCE2® and Agile project management methods.

PRINCE2 Agile
Learning Outcomes The PRINCE2 Agile course teaches the basics of agile ways of working, whilst explaining the purpose of combining PRINCE2 with agile. Candidates will be fully prepared to site the PRINCE2 Agile examination.
Suitable For This course is suitable for project management professionals looking to enhance their PRINCE2 qualifications and methodology with agile workings to get the best of both worlds.
Prerequisites To sit the PRINCE2 Agile examination, the candidate must provide proof of having passed one of the following:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • 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)

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Managing Successful Programmes Programme Management Training

  • MSP is a framework much like PRINCE2, but with a focus on programmes rather than projects.
  • MSP helps organisations deliver transformational change.

MSP Foundation
Learning Outcomes The Managing Successful Programmes Foundation certificate offers the ideal best practice framework for programme or multi-project environments. It covers the entire methodology theory, so students understand the terminology and structure.
Suitable For The Foundation course is essential for staff in a programme environment and for senior project staff who manage projects as part of a larger programme.
Prerequisites None
MSP Practitioner
Learning Outcomes Turning the Foundation theory into practice, this is a must have for people managing, leading, supporting or advising on work in an MSP environment.
Suitable For Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management. This includes Programme Managers, Operational Managers, Change Managers and experienced Project Managers.
Prerequisites MSP Foundation
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P3O Training

  • Compiles a set of principles, processes and techniques to enable effective portfolio, programme and project management.
  • Enables candidates to meet business objectives by using resources effectively.

P3O Foundation
Learning Outcomes Our accredited P3O Foundation course provides a full understanding of the Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O) method.
Suitable for Anybody involved in Portfolio, Programme or Project management
Prerequisites None
P3O Practitioner
Learning Outcomes Enables candidates to work in a P3O office, with a particular focus on design, implementation and management.
Suitable for The Practitioner level P3O qualification is suitable for:

  • SRO’s/Programme Directors and Managers
  • Portfolio/Programme/Project Office Managers
  • Project or Programme Office support staff and Project Managers

Prerequisites P3O Foundation
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APMG-International AgilePM® Training

  • Developed in partnership with the Agile Business Consortium, the APMG-International AgilePM qualifications offer a methodology that is practical and repeatable.
  • Project teams are enabled to react effectively to change whilst project personnel are empowered through increased collaboration and ownership.

APMG-International AgilePM® Foundation
Learning Outcomes Enables candidates to use agile methodologies within a project-focused environment.
Suitable for Candidates with all levels of competency and experience of project management
Prerequisites None
APMG-International AgilePM® Practitioner
Learning Outcomes Candidates will learn how to manage successful agile projects, integrate projects with PRINCE2 and understand the different management styles for successful agile projects.
Suitable for With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, this is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.
Prerequisites

  • AgilePM Foundation Certificate, or
  • DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or
  • DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate

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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 Qualification
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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Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Training

  • CAPM qualifies learners in their understanding of a body of knowledge formed by one of the world’s largest project management associations, the Project Management Institute.
  • Candidates will learn how to navigate a project to completion, with a sound knowledge of how to manage resources and risks, and ensure a consistent quality throughout.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
Learning Outcomes The Certified Associate in Project Management certifies participants’ knowledge and understanding of project management, proving their capability to actively contribute in a project management team.
Suitable For Individuals looking to develop project management skills, or those already in a project management role who wish to undertake further responsibility and manage larger scale projects.
Prerequisites In order to undertake the Certified Associate in Project Management Training, individuals must have attained a secondary high school diploma (or its global equivalent) and either:

  • 23 contact hours of formal project management education, or
  • 1,500 hours of professional experience in a project management team

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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Training

  • The PMP qualification is one of the most globally renowned project management certifications, assessing the ability to drive improvement in the project management profession.
  • A 2011 United States survey finding that certified learners earn on average 16% more than their non-certified peers.

Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Learning Outcomes The PMP qualification shows that participants have a thorough knowledge of current standards for project management best practice. This translates into the ability to manage a diverse range of projects.
Suitable For Experienced project managers who wish to demonstrate their practical knowledge through a professional certificate, and to commit to a long-term project management career.
Prerequisites To be a suitable candidate for the Project Management Professional certificate, individuals must possess 35 hours of formal project management education, and either: 

  • A secondary high school diploma, associate’s degree (or its global equivalent) and 7,500 hours leading and directing projects, or
  • A four-year/bachelor’s degree and 4,500 leading and directing projects.

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