An accredited course is one that has been approved by a professional body. Studying a course which has been accredited by a relevant body could give you a head start when it comes to getting a job or promotion in the project management industry.
Accredited courses count towards professional qualifications or registration with a professional body – which can benefit you in your career and, in some cases, be a legal requirement of the profession.
The right professional qualifications and registrations can help make you more desirable to employers and clients – whether that’s a case of being offered a higher salary bracket, the chance of a promotion or just getting your foot in the door in the first place.
Professional bodies aren’t just there to keep unqualified people out: they also offer help and support throughout your career through things like training courses and lectures and preparing you for employment within that profession. They set, and then ensure maintenance of, standards. Without an accreditation, you cannot be sure that what you are learning is accepted best-practice. You cannot be sure that the subject matter isn’t wrong. You cannot be sure that you aren’t wasting your money on a course that at best means nothing, and at worst results in you becoming less effective in managing projects.
Using a training provider who has been accredited to deliver project management courses, ensures that you are learning with an organisation that has been officially recognized for their competency and best practice and whose material has the kite mark of quality on it. You can feel confident that you are in expert hands.
Simply put, accreditation is value.
Benefits to the learner:
Increased motivation and confidence
Raised awareness of the importance of their role
Feel more valued through the organisation’s investment in them
Greater satisfaction in their work
Improved employment/promotion prospects
Possible first step into further education/ training
Benefits to the organisation:
Recognition internally and externally of the standard of skills/knowledge that learners bring to their work.
Learners are more effective as they develop their knowledge, skills and confidence which in turn helps to improve services
Potential Increased recruitment and Increased retention.
Emphasised importance of learner’s role in the organisation
Enhanced reputation as an investor in people.
Increased effectiveness of team.
As of 1 April 2017 the Association for Project Management (APM) officially became a Chartered body. APM’s objective as a Chartered body is to advance the science, theory and practice of project and programme management for public benefit. Becoming a Chartered body is a significant milestone for APM and the profession as a whole. The Royal Charter is an internationally recognised mark of quality providing the profession with a platform to raise awareness of our skills, improve standards and develop our practice for the benefit of all.
20|20 is a fully accredited training provider of the following professional bodies:
City & Guilds
The National Skills Academy Nuclear
Therefore, you have the full assurance that you will be accessing the best project management professional development services when you book one of our project management courses.
Published 30th May 2017