Training and development (project management and procurement)
Different levels of training in project management are available, depending on the level at which you're working.
Training and development
Whatever the sector of management, gaining management qualifications while on-the-job improves career prospects and performance greatly and is encouraged in most healthcare organisations. Training will vary for each sector of management.
The Association of Project Managers provides three courses:
- Foundation Qualification in Project Management - for staff who have worked in project management roles for up to two years, or have recently taken on project management responsibilities as part of their job. This includes project office personnel, team Members and recently appointed project officers. It is a useful qualification for anyone embarking on a project management career, or looking to add project management to their portfolio of skills.
- Practitioner Qualification - for project Managers, project co-ordinators and team leaders with experience managing non-complex projects. It is for any relatively experienced professionals looking to demonstrate their ability to manage projects successfully.
- Certificated Project Manager - the qualification for senior project management professionals. Certificated project managers have extensive project management experience and a demonstrable track record in delivering successful business initiatives through projects. It is for skilled and experienced professionals including project and programme directors; programme managers and senior project managers.
Some roles in project management and procurement will require specific knowledge and experience in addition to project management skills. Check the person specification for any role you are considering.
- Find out more about the entry requirements, skills and interests required to enter a career in project management and procurement
Continuing professional development
Depending on your background and role, you may be required to maintain your professional registration, through continuing professional development (CPD).
- Find out more about CPD requirements from APM or the professional/regulatory body that represents your area of management.
- Find out more about professional development