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How to Become a Project Manager

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In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving business environment, organisations rely on skilled project managers to steer initiatives, foster collaboration, and ensure the successful delivery of projects. The demand for project managers is increasing, and they are being recognised for their pivotal contribution in the delivery and execution of projects and therefore an organisations goals. Becoming a project manager is a role that demands a unique blend of strategic thinking, effective communication, and a passion for turning ideas into reality.


Routes to Become a Project Manager

There are 3 main routes that you can go down in order to secure a career in project management, the route that you choose will be dependent on your individual needs.

1. Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship

An Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship is a great way to kickstart your career in Project Management. This route allows individuals to attain the necessary qualifications while earning a wage, concurrently gaining invaluable workplace experience. This dual advantage not only equips aspiring project managers with essential skills but also enhances their attractiveness to potential employers.

2. APM Qualification (Project Management Fundamentals)

Acquiring a Project Management Fundamentals Qualification serves as a foundational step in understanding the basics of project management. This educational route provides individuals with the essential knowledge and skills required to navigate the complexities of project-based work, laying a solid groundwork for a successful career in project management.

3. APM Accredited Degree at University

For those who are not ready for full-time employment yet, pursuing an APM Accredited Degree at various universities might be perfect for you. This educational path ensures a comprehensive understanding of project management principles.


We can help you!

At GLP Training, we offer both the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship and the APM Qualification. We are here to help you progress your career, so if this is something you are interested in, reach out to us and we will have a chat to explore your progression opportunities.

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