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PRINCE2 course

PRINCE2 is the world’s most popular project management certification.

Training is available for beginners or more experienced practitioners.

Our trainers are experienced PRINCE2 project managers. Exceptional exam pass rates.

Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS
Certification Certificate: PRINCE2 Foundation/Practitioner
classroom virtual classroom Format: Live or virtual classroom

Price from £599 £999

AXELOS Peoplecert accredited training organisation for PRINCE 2.

Agile Project Management course (AgilePM)

AgilePM certification provides an understanding of how to manage agile projects.

Agile Project Management was born out of one of the original Agile methods - DSDM.

This is a fast-growing Agile certification with over 100,000 people sitting AgilePM exams.

Accreditation Accreditation: APMG International
Certification Certificate: AgilePM Foundation/Practitioner
classroom virtual classroom Format: Live or virtual classroom

Price from £899 £1,299

APMG accredited training organisation for Agile PM (Agile Project Management).

APM courses

APM is the Chartered Institute for the Project Profession in the UK.

Project managers with APM PFQ and PMQ qualifications are in-demand in the UK.

Our trainers are all experienced project managers and members of the APM.

Accreditation Accreditation: APM
Certification Certificate: APM PFQ, APM PMQ
classroom virtual classroom Format: Live or virtual classroom

Price from £499 £799

APM accredited training organisation for project management.

Practical project management courses for beginners

Learn some practical skills on these one and two-day introduction courses for beginners.

For people needing some basic tools and techniques to apply immediately at work.

Ideal for students who don’t need professional project management certification.

Accreditation Accreditation: None
Certification Certificate: None
classroom virtual classroom Format: Live or virtual classroom

Or choose an accredited online project management course

PRINCE2 courses online

PRINCE2 qualifications are the most sought-after in the UK and the best starting point when seeking a project management qualification.

These self-study online courses come with exams at both Foundation and Practitioner levels.

Accreditation Accreditation: PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS
Certification Certificate: PRINCE2 Foundation/Practitioner
self-paced Format: Self-paced online

Price from £499 £699

AXELOS Peoplecert accredited training organisation for PRINCE 2.

Agile Project Management online courses

APMG International offers the most popular Agile Project Management certification at both Foundation and Practitioner levels.

These agile project management qualifications help you learn core agile practices.

Accreditation Accreditation: APMG International
Certification Certificate: AgilePM Foundation/Practitioner
self-paced Format: Self-paced online

Price from £449 £799

APMG accredited training organisation for Agile PM (Agile Project Management).

APM courses

The Association for Project Management (APM) is the UK chartered body for the project profession.

Its qualifications are widely sought-after by UK employers and is a good complement to PRINCE2.

Accreditation Accreditation: APM (Association for Project Management)
Certification Certificate: Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ); Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
self-paced Format: Self-paced online

Price from £499 £799

APM accredited training organisation for project management.

PMI certification in the UK

PMI provides the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® qualifications.

These qualifications are popular globally and you can gain certification in the UK.

Accreditation Accreditation: PMI
Certification Certificate: Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
self-paced Format: Self-paced online

Price from £399 £499

More about project management training

Projects and change

Projects bring change

Projects are how organisations bring about change.

Projects enable organisations to bring new products to market, deliver improved services to customers, increase operational efficiencies and improve internal processes.

Working on projects

Usually, staff throughout an organisation are affected by, or take part in projects.

If you are a member of a project team, a team leader, project manager, project sponsor or project support, you will benefit from attending a project management training course.

Or, if you are just interested and want to learn about project management methodologies and theory, or learn the most important project management tools and techniques, we have the right course for you.

Read on for more details of the types of training available.

Project managers in demand

Project Managers in DemandProject managers are part of a growing profession, and the number of related jobs increases every year (see chart).

According to the American Project Management Institute (PMI) between 2017 and 2017, over 20 million new project management roles will be created globally in just seven industries [1].

[1] Project Management Institute. (2017). Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017 & 2027. Available: https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/learning/job-growth-report.pdf. Last accessed 05 Jul 2019.

Learning practical skills

Students who attend a project management training course benefit by learning practical tools skills to apply on projects.

All our training courses include a theoretical part which helps you learn topics such as these:

  • The project life cycle
  • Project management processes
  • Project management roles and responsibilities
  • How projects fit in with programmes
  • Common project management tools and techniques.

Training improves your skills

The knowledge you gain from attending a course will help you to effectively work on or manage projects.

In turn, this will help your employer since you’ll be better contributing to successfully realizing benefits from better-managed projects.

All our training courses equip you with the hard project management skills e.g. planning, risk or quality management.

Some courses also equip you with soft project manager skills and competencies too. For example, leadership skills which successful project managers require.

Benefits of project management training

  • Better job opportunities as a project manager.
  • Higher salaries.
  • The skills and knowledge to work on or manage projects.
  • Improved confidence to work on or manage projects.
  • Recognition of your skills by your employer and colleagues.
  • Better outcomes from your projects (benefit to your organisation).
  • You can gain internationally recognised qualifications to enhance your career prospects as a project management professional.

Developing your project manager career

If you’re thinking about starting a project management career or developing your project management career, we have articles to help you plan your career before choosing the best certification.

Choosing the best project management course

If you’re trying to get into project management as a career, then read What’s the best course to get into project management? to help you choose.

The article gives career advice for people wanting to get into project management. It describes the best courses to help you develop your project management skills.

Choosing the best project management qualification

Which Project Management Qualification? describes each of the different project management qualifications from all the main certification bodies in the UK and abroad.

Interview techniques for project managers

If you are attending a job interview these project management interview techniques might be useful.

FAQs

The best project management course for beginners would be a 1-day introduction to project management course. On this training course you learn the basic terminology and concepts of project management. You don’t need any previous experience of being a project manager.

After taking the 1-day course, and you later wanted to get a professional project manager qualification you could consider taking a PRINCE2 Foundation course, or Project Fundamentals Qualification course from the APM (the Association for Project Management) in the UK.

If you are based in the UK, then the best project management certification for beginners is either the PRINCE2 Foundation certification, or APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) certification.

Both qualifications are entry-level qualifications in the project management profession. To pass either of the exams for these qualifications, you must show an understanding of key project management areas such as planning, quality, business case, risk, managing change and issues.

Both exams contain multiple-choice questions and courses can be taken online as self-study e-learning courses, or online in virtual classroom, or live classroom training courses with professional instructors.

If you are based outside of Europe, then the best project management certification for beginners would be the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.

The best project management certification in the UK depends upon your existing experience and qualifications.

For complete project management beginners, then you should choose either of the PRINCE2 Foundation certification, or APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) certification.

If you work in an agile project environment, then you have 2 alternatives. You could take either the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification, or the Agile Project Management (AgilePM) Foundation qualification.

If you already have a qualification, then you should consider these options:


If you already have this …Then consider any of these …
PRINCE2 FoundationPRINCE2 Practitioner, PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner or APM PMQ
PRINCE2 Agile FoundationPRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
AgilePM FoundationAgilePM Practitioner
APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification)APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification)
APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification)PRINCE2 Practitioner
PMI CAPM®PRINCE2 Practitioner or PMI PMP®

The best project management certification depends upon several factors – what you hope to do with it, and where you want to use it.

Let’s take location first. Undoubtedly, the most popular professional certification in the UK, Europe, and Australia is PRINCE2. In most of the rest of the world, qualifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI) are more popular.

So, if you intend to seek work anywhere outside the UK, Europe or Australia, then get yourself certified in one of the two PMI qualifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) ®, or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®.

If you intend working in Europe, get yourself certified in PRINCE2, and if you intend working in the UK, get certified at both PRINCE2 Practitioner and APM PMQ levels.

Project management online courses are available in PRINCE2, Agile Project Management (AgilePM), APM PFQ and APM PMQ, and PMI CAPM® and PMP®.

Whether you study online depends upon whether you prefer to self-study. Learning about project management from home is great if you cannot travel to a classroom course, for example you live a long way from a classroom course.

Studying online will also save you money. Online courses are often cheaper than classroom courses, and you don’t need to spend money on hotels or transport.

Plus, you can study at your own pace, in your own time, so you build your study plan entirely based upon your own needs.

Online project management training can typically range from 12 hours study time to 35 hours in the case of a PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course. So, if you are planning on getting your 35 PDUs so you can apply to the PMI for your PMP® credentials, an online PRINCE2 Practitioner course will help you meet the criteria.

Before Covid-19 project management classes were available in many cities, but with employees confined at home, project management classes often take place online in a virtual classroom. All our classroom courses now take place as virtual classes using the latest digital learning technology.

In a virtual learning environment, you can take advantage of the latest educational technology and software such as online chat, interactive whiteboards, video, quizzes, and online feedback.

All your need to access a virtual classroom is an internet connection, a computer and web browser. It’s a modern form of distance education, but instead of submitting essays, you interact in real-time with your instructor and other students – just like you would in a real classroom. You can take your exams online at the end of the training.

What qualifications do you need to become a project manager?

This list of project management certifications might not be an exhaustive list, but it is nevertheless quite comprehensive. It also includes closely-related subjects such as programme management, portfolio management, and project offices.

CertificationAccreditation body
PRINCE2 FoundationPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
PRINCE2 PractitionerPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
PRINCE2 Agile FoundationPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
PRINCE2 Agile PractitionerPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) FoundationPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) PractitionerPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Agile Project Management (AgilePM) FoundationAPMG International
Agile Project Management (AgilePM) PractitionerAPMG International
Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)Association for Project Management (APM)
Project Management Qualification (PMQ)Association for Project Management (APM)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Professional (PMP)®Project Management Institute (PMI)
Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O®) FoundationPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Portfolio, Programme and Project Office (P3O®) PractitionerPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Management of Portfolios (MoP®) FoundationPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)
Management of Portfolios (MoP®) PractitionerPeopleCert (on behalf of AXELOS)