Becoming a Trained Project Manager

Becoming a Trained Project Manager

Demand for Project Managers in the UK is rising again after a small decline last year across all levels of project management, from entry level roles to senior positions.

However, with this rise in demand, the expected rise in average salary hasn’t occurred. In fact it has taken a tumble of around 9% since this time last year to £50,000.

As a result, no matter what stage of your career you’re at, Project Manager training can be key to helping you progress in your career.

Which Project Manager Training course should I do?

There are a vast number of Project Manager training courses available; however the most popular is Prince2. Prince2 is a pre-requisite of the majority of Project Manager jobs and so for those looking at becoming a Project Manager or in the early stages of their career; it is a very worthwhile investment.

Prince2

A process based approach to Project Management, the Prince2 qualification provides and simple to tailor and scalable methodology for the management for a wide variety of projects. This Prince2 methodology is the UK standard for Project Management and is practiced around the world.

Reasons to undertake the Prince2 qualification:

  • Without it you will be missing out on a large number of Project Management jobs
  • Accrue the knowledge and authority to work on projects.
  • As the UK standard, the Prince2 qualification is recognised worldwide – offering you the ability to practise project management abroad.

Find Prince2 jobs.

Other Project Manager Training Courses

Most established Project Managers will already hold a Prince2 certification. So what other courses are there to help take a step up the career ladder or help win you a pay rise in your current position?

Depending on your area of specialization or industry, some of the below may be of interest to you:

PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner

PMI – CAPM KnowledgeCentre

CompTIA – CompTIA Project+

PMI – Project Management Professional

ASQ – Six Sigma KnowledgeCenter

PMI – Risk Management Professional

Microsoft – MCTS Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2010

Where can I undertake Project Manager Training?          

There are several places that you can undertake project manager training in either online formats or in the traditional classroom method. To find out about classroom method training, it is a good idea to contact your local college or university and enquire directly with them.

There is a much larger number of online training providers so if you choose to go down this route then we would recommend that you do plenty of research about whether the provider is affiliated with the official programme provider (i.e. PMI, Microsoft etc).

At Technojobs, we are partnered with The Learning People, who are specialists in offering Project Management training.  

You can find out more about their full range of Project Management training course here: Project Management course listing