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Unlocking Career Progression: The Power of Project Management and Adult Learning

Project Management is more than just tasks and timelines—it’s a strategic competency that’s essential in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Whether you’re an aspiring manager or a decision-maker, understanding the principles of project management can enhance your ability to deliver at your highest levels and boost your career prospects.

We all “project manage” to a certain extent in our lives everyday. But in corporate terms, Project Management is the application of skills, innovative techniques, research and specific subject knowledge to deliver something, often within tight constraints.

For businesses, effective project management can mean the difference between success and failure. It can help ensure that projects are completed efficiently, improving productivity, reducing costs, and increasing customer satisfaction.

Project Managers play a crucial role in driving things to their successful conclusions, ensuring it’s delivered on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

That’s why being a fully qualified Project Manager can unlock new career opportunities and lead to professional growth.

But where do you learn these skills?

Adult Learning at Burnley College offers two APM-accredited courses.

The APM (the Association for Project Management) is a globally recognised organisation with more than 40,000 members, dedicated to advancing the project management profession. An APM-accredited course signifies to employers that you or your employees possess exceptional project management capabilities.

Our Project Fundamentals (APM) course provides a solid foundation in project management, making it perfect for beginners or those looking to refresh their knowledge.


Start Dates: Tuesday 16 January 2024 / Tuesday 7 May 2024

Course Length: 3 Days

Cost: £640

The second course, Project Management (APM), is designed for those already involved in Project Management and looking to further develop their skills. It covers a wide range of topics, such as Project Life Cycles, Communication, Principles of Leadership and Teamwork, Planning for Success and Risk Management.


Start Date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Course Length: 5 Days

Cost: £1,350

To become the best leader you can be, Project Management is essential in today’s business world. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or upskill your team, Adult Learning at Burnley College’s APM-accredited courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.