How can a certificate in project planning and management benefit me?

The goal of project management is to oversee projects and complete them in a set amount of time. Also, you must do so while meeting the client/employer’s specific needs for the project. Gaining a certificate through project management courses opens up many career opportunities. In fact, you can bring your skills to various industries. Some of the most notable include engineering, IT, finance, healthcare, and aerospace.

Explore our Project Management Courses

Project Management Courses

Project Management Diploma

This diploma has been created to help you learn all the skills required to effectively plan, progress,and complete a project. You’ll cover topics that are…

IT Courses (incl. A+)

CompTIA Project+

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage the life cycle of a project in terms of defining what it is,…

Event Management Courses

Costing and Pricing

Invaluable for anyone responsible for accounts or setting pricing within a business, this short course is something we’re sure you’ll get true value from.

Project Management Courses

PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation

In this course, you’ll start by looking at principles of organising and starting up a project; then you’ll work through initiating a project, assessing risk,…

Project Management Courses

PRINCE2® 6th Edition Practitioner

This course follows the PRINCE® 6th Edition Foundation course and is ideal if you seek to solidify and expand your project management skills.

Project Management Courses

Projects and Budgeting

This course covers basic budgeting for nonfinancial professionals and is ideal for those involved in project management who wish to learn budgeting in relation to…

Personal Development Courses

Time Management

Time management training increases your productivity and efficiency. This is the ideal course for anyone who wants to get more done in less time.

Project Management Courses

Project Management Award

Become an expert Project Manager with this exciting training programme that will guide you from the outset on the best way to approach any project.

Project Management Courses

Microsoft Project Complete – Seminar

This seminar gives you an introduction in how to utilise Microsoft Project to create, implement, manage and complete a project of any size. You'll learn…

Project Management Courses

Microsoft Project Level 1 – Seminar

This seminar gives you an introduction in how to utilise Microsoft Project to create, implement, manage and complete a project of any size. You'll learn…

First, project managers need to have passion and experience in their chosen field. They should also excel at working with data and budgeting. In training for project management, you will learn how to work with PRINCE2 software. This software will be key to working on modern project management jobs. Users favour this software for its flexibility – you can use it on any scale project. PRINCE2 certification is world-renowned for showing skill in this field.

CompTIA Project+ certification is also important in this field. This certification shows that you know how to handle a project from start to finish. Pitman Training courses will prepare you for this certification. You will learn all steps of a project, from planning to completing it. A respected Pitman qualification or degree strengthens a project management application. It shows that you have the hard skills needed to be a successful project manager.

Training for project management at Pitman Training is beneficial for many reasons:

  • Recruiters and employers respect our programmes. A Pitman Training project management course sets your CV ahead of the pack.
  • Our courses teach you all you need to succeed in project management. They cover everything from costing and pricing to time management and project execution.
  • Want to enhance your skills and gain more opportunities? You can combine your training with a related Pitman Training course. Try business management and business communication courses.
  • You can find our project management training centres across the UK. Additionally, our courses run all year long.
  • Study with in-centre or online project management courses. Either way, our course advisors are on hand to provide support throughout your course.
  • You can choose to do your project manager training anytime you like. Choose full-time or part-time and enjoy a flexible schedule that suits your timetable.

Project management qualifications

Project management courses teach the fundamentals for a strong foundation in this field. The variety of courses also advance crucial project manager skills. These include time management, Microsoft Office, and budgeting. With this training, you will have confidence in overseeing the completion of projects.

We recommend a Diploma course or group of courses as a sure way to strengthen your CV and stand out to employers. Project Managers can expect to achieve the following in a career:

  • Entry-level positions begin at ~£30,000, rising with experience.
  • The average salary is around £46,000 per year. Top-level positions can earn up to £70,000 in some sectors.
  • You can find project management roles in every business sector. This means that salaries and roles may vary depending on the job position.

You can choose from one of our online project management courses or head to our training centresGet in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with our training experts. Pitman Training’s experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

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