Project Management - APM Courses are a Great Option!
The benefits of completing an APM recognised qualification are numerous and will demonstrate to your employers and colleagues your ability to effectively manage the projects you are working on.
Firstly by completing one of the APM courses
you demonstrate that you are professionally qualified to a recognised level to both prospective and current employers. As APM courses
are recognised as an industry standard, it may just be the foot in the door you are looking for in terms of your career progression.
If you are working outside of the UK, you will be pleased to note that APM courses
are also recognised by the international project manager association meaning that which ever far flung corner of the world your career takes you too, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you will have the relevant training your role requires. APM courses
use the APM Body of Knowledge - 5th Edition and are delivered by APM recognised trainers ensuring that candidates always receive an excellent level of training and guidance in their studies.
By completing one of the APM courses
you also have the chance to join the APM professional body. Giving you access to a wealth of support and continuing professional development as well as adding another all important feather in your cap.
Now you are convinced of the benefits, it’s time to consider which is the best of the APM courses for you.
It is best to consider the level that you are working at, or looking to progress to, when deciding which of the APM courses to take.
Firstly the APM Introductory certificate, provides an initial introduction to project management and the key terms and their usage. It also incorporates the time line of a project and how best to address this from a manager’s perspective. The course is assessed via a multiple choice exam of 60 questions and is an hour in duration.
If you have already begun your project management career and have up to 2 years, experience and are looking to get a recognised qualification the APMP is an excellent choice for you. Addressing 37 areas of expertise, the APMP covers issues such as devising strategy and putting it into practice, dealing with others working on the project, the commercial aspects of project management and how to organize effectively.
The APMP Practitioner qualification is best for those with over 2 years experienced in project management. This course has a focus on the practical assessment of your skills and encourages application of learning to your own unique situation.
If you have over 2 years experience and you are about to or are already engaged in managing more complicated projects that reach across different areas of expertise the Certified Project manager course is a good choice.
If your current focus is on risk assessment you may wish to consider the APM Project Risk Management Certificates. Offered at a basic level for those candidates who need to be aware of risk management but do not have responsibility for the whole project and more advance level for full project managers, this course provides an excellent grounding in assessing and preventing risk.