Where are the Best Project Management Courses & Qualifications in London – June 2024 -The main competitors are revealed…but which are the best?

Project Management Courses that delve into the intricacies of project planning, execution and control, equipping individuals with the skills and methodologies necessary to navigate the complexities of diverse projects across industries.

Several certifications are widely recognized and respected both in the UK and internationally. Most widely known are the Project Management Professional (PMP) (by Project Management Institute), and the PRINCE2 (developed by the UK Government), also AgilePM, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), APM certifications, and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).  These offer specialized methodologies and project management principles.

Here are a selection of Learning providers in London and online where you can find courses for these and many others:

1. KNOWLEDGE TRAIN
An Accredited Training Organization, founded in 2005 specifically for Project Management courses. Based in central London’s Old Bailey, courses are instructor led, in classroom or online, but also bespoke options for businesses.  Qualifications studied for include PRINCE2, AgilePM, AgileBA, PRINCE2 Agile, DevOps, MSP, Change Management, BCS Business Analysis, ITIL, RESILIA, APM and PMI. See their website for prices, a huge range of course with dates, times and methods of study.

2. University of West London
West London University, dating back to 1860, has been rising higher in the academic rankings over recent years! There are 2 campuses in Ealing and Brentford, and they offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Project Management, for Construction, Computing and Enterprise, as well as the 2 APM courses, The Project Fundamentals and Project Management qualifications.  There are many different study options, including in classroom, online, full time, part time, etc.  See their website for dates, prices and application forms.

3. Association for Project Management
The APM is the chartered institute for Project Managers, providing and developing courses and qualifications, and running over 200 annual events, including award ceremonies, conferences and webinars.
Their website is the hub for all their Chartered Project Management qualifications, at all levels, with accredited
providers throughout the UK and over 40 of these in London. Study methods vary with online, classroom or
blend of both. See the website for locations and prices, you can save money and time if you already have your
Prince2 Practitioner. 

4. University College London
UCL is one of the top ten universities in the UK, with campus in Bloomsbury. They run the APM Project Management Qualification, which is 35 hours in 3 parts, with 3 days of classroom teaching. See their website for start dates and prices.

5. GovPD
This is an Accredited Professional Training organization based in Fleet Street, London. They run the APMG Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner course, 4 times a year. The course is run online and
also available for in-house, tailored to business needs. See their website for details of the course, prices and dates.

6. QA
QA is a specialist technology training organisation, with specialist Project Management Trainers, experts who have authored books on Prince2, MSP and APM. They have a large range of accredited qualifications you can study in either virtual classroom or one of 5 London based training centers. See their website for dates, locations and prices.

7. Parallel Project
Specialist Project Management training provider with expert trainers teaching in virtual classrooms and producing material for e-learning (courses are a combination of both, which keeps costs lower), as well as tailor made on site training for businesses. Qualifications are specifically APM Fundamentals (PFQ), APM Project Management (PMQ) APM Project Professional (PPQ) and APM Project Chartered (chPP)

8. Pitman Training
The best training center for an established business focused training provider since 1845. A good selection of Project Management Dipolma courses and training seminars, as well as Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner. Classes are either at one of their training centers (6 in London) or blended with online. Full details of courses on their website, book or enquire to find out prices and dates.

9. Oxford College of Management
Project Management training from Oxford Professional Education. Courses include APM, Prince2 and AgilePM. Flexible study options, including virtual Classes and Distance Learning, but also face to face classes at venues throughout the UK, in London it us usually at London Bridge Hotel. See website for detailed info on courses, study options and prices. 

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