APM Accredited Project Management Training Courses and expert bespoke training.
“A pass rate of 88% for the PMQ, significantly above the national average of APM Accredited project management training providers”
(All listed courses include project management training and exam.)
Halifax (full-time, day) – 28– 30 November 2017 (6 places left)
Barnsley (full-time, day) – 30 January – 1 February 2018 (6 places left)
Halifax (full-time, day) – 24 – 26 April 2018 (6 places left)
Barnsley (full-time, day) – 19 – 21 June 2018 (6 places left)
Halifax (full time, day) – 13 – 17 November (6 places left)
Barnsley (full-time, day) – 5 – 9 February 2018 (6 places left)
Halifax (full-time, day) – 16 – 20 April 2018 (6 places left)
Barnsley (full-time, day) – 25 – 29 June 2018 (6 places left)
Call 0203 1377111 or email [email protected] for more details.
Call 0203 1377111 or email [email protected] for more details.
“Just wanted to say a big thanks for all your help and support during the course, you were great.”
Senior Housing Contracts Officer, Leeds City Council
1. Our pass rate of 88% which is well above the average for APM Accredited Project Management training providers across the country.
2. We believe in face to face education delivered with enthusiasm, passion and humour. How could you not enjoy that!
3. Our experienced team know how to get you across the line and always go the extra mile…
4. Our project management training team don’t just work in training, they work in industry as well. This gives them considerable experience in all aspects of project management. We think this helps us understand your requirements better and also helps us tailor our training to specific industries.
“As I have been given the role of PM (as well as my day job) I have already put some of your ‘words of wisdom’ into practice! I’m sure I’ll be using a lot more of the tools you shared with us as my project takes off”
Contract Manager, ADL
Training for Organisations and Companies
Whether it’s getting employees a bit of extra project management training, a qualification such as the PFQ, or a bespoke training package for your organisation, we can help!
We regularly work with a wide range of organisations and companies to deliver project management training and our experienced team have over 40 years experience between them, having worked in higher education as well as the private and public sector.
We run project management training courses in a range of venues in the North of England and are happy to make arrangements for your company. Alternatively if you would like us to deliver training ‘in house’ we are equipped to do so.
For more information on the standard qualifications we offer you can click here or if you would like to discuss a specific requirement you may have please contact Mike Bates on [email protected].
An accredited Association for Project Management course for those who are looking to gain a basic introduction and overview of the principles of project management. This leads to a entry-level qualification and as such requires no prior experience or knowledge.
This course is designed for those who wish to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge.
This series of courses targeted at the most popular scheduling tool. Courses are available at different levels from beginner to more advanced.
This software is used in very complex projects. The course is run in conjunction with our partner organisation RPC who have options at beginner and more advanced levels as well as provision for planning in different sectors, eg. Rail.
Greetings from our two regular trainers, Mike Bates and Paul Whitehead
At PL Projects, we like to think that project management training with us is different to training with other organisations. This is because everyone who works on PL Projects training courses also works in other parts of the company, be it consultancy, planning or other related work. This means that all our courses are staffed by people with up-to-date experience in the practical application of project management.
We are proud to be an accredited project management training partner of the Association for Project Management (APM) and offer course-based training towards the APM’s Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and Project Management Qualification (PMQ). These can be delivered as public courses in Yorkshire, particularly convenient for Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Barnsley, Huddersfield and Halifax, or in-company anywhere in the UK.
Between us, we have over forty years’ experience of project management training as evidenced by grey hair and beards. Both of us were instrumental in developing and leading the undergraduate and postgraduate project management provision at the then Leeds Metropolitan University. Trainingwise, creating a new word, we also developed and delivered the APMP and Introductory Certificate courses, using old APM language, together with bespoke in-company courses to keep us busy. We continue to deliver the PFQ and PMQ, using new APM language, as well as risk management and MS Project courses all of which are delivered with the same enthusiasm and banter as always.
I am reputedly the academic member of the management team at PL Projects, having joined PL Projects from the university sector. I like a challenge and consider problem solving as one of my fortes, registering as a significant ‘resource investigator’ on the Belbin profile. Whilst in the education sector, I taught on Project Management undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Alongside this I ran a range of residential project based activities in the Lake District where I developed a passion for planning and project controls.
Experience: I worked in the construction sector prior to moving into academia. During my time at Leeds Metropolitan University I developed the successful Project Management degree. Following the success of this I also set up the Centre for Project Management as a result of demand for project management training and consultancy.
I have worked recently with the RFL in getting them up and running with project management systems and with Alexander Dennis Ltd, where I organised the implementation of Project Server 2010 – software installation, system set-up and accompanying training. I have subsequently been involved with training and consultancy work with Virgin Money and most recently with Leeds City Council. Throughout, I have retained my position as an academic assessor for the Association for Project Management.
Now retired from my day job, I am enjoying a bit more playing-out time whilst equally enjoying my new hobby… once again working on project management course development and delivery with Mike.
I spent the first half of my career initially on motorway design and construction. Following this I spent a lot of time tinkering about with roads and associated structures in the Barnsley area of South Yorkshire County Council. Abolition of the metropolitan authorities led to a change of direction. I joined what was then Leeds Polytechnic working for a decade or so delivering Civil Engineering courses.
New provision in project management needed staff and so I teamed up with Mike to work on the undergraduate degree. During this time, I co-developed the MSc in Project Management, taking on the course leader role for the next decade.
I maintain a keen interest in civil engineering as my tirade of abuse while driving around our rapidly deteriorating road network will affirm!
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