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Our guide to construction project management courses

Considering taking a Construction Project Management course to kick start your career? Training courses often differ massively in terms of course content, cost and time they take to complete, as well as the level of qualification they are worth. There will be training programmes that offer nothing other than a certificate of completion, while other Construction Project Management courses will work towards passing NVQ/SVQ and industry recognised qualifications. A limited number of training courses are free to enrol on, while some students will be entitled to get their Construction Project Management course funded or subsidised. For more information, our careers guide and course articles will show you the benefits completing a Construction Project Management course can have on your job prospects.

Awarding organisations for construction project management courses

  • Association for Project Management
  • The Association for Project Management (APM) is committed to developing and promoting project, programme and portfolio management through raising awareness and standards in the profession. APM's mission statement is ‘To provide leadership to the movement of committed organisations and individuals who share our passion for improving project outcomes’. APM is the largest professional body of its kind in Europe with individual and corporate members world-wide.  

  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme
  • Project Management Institute
  • The Professional Management Institute (PMI) is an organisation that promotes project management within private and government organisations. PMI offers a certifying program for project managers as well as offering business solutions to organisations to help them attain their full potential through PMI’s talent management and organisation project management services. PMI standards are classified into three types, the foundational standards, practice standards and frameworks, and standards extensions. 

Related careers: Planning Engineer

Planning engineers, also known as project planners, are responsible for planning and co-ordinating the materials, plant, equipment and labour for large construction projects. They produce tenders, gathering information from estimators, buyers and quantity surveyors to plan a contract programme, scheduling the project in the most logical and economic way. If the tender is successful, planning engineers liaise with construction managers and sub-contractors to check the project’s progress, and make any necessary adjustments to the schedule in order to meet deadlines for completion. They are...more

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