APM Partners With The Open University To Launch New Online Project Management Course Available On FutureLearn.com

Discover what the new online course, Project Management: Beyond the Basics, is all about!

London, 7 January 2019 – APM (Association for Project Management), the
chartered body for the project profession, has partnered with The Open
University (OU), the largest academic institution in the UK and world
leader in flexible distance learning, to launch a free Massive Open Online.
Course (MOOC).

The course, titled Project Management: Beyond the Basics, is available via
the online learning platform FutureLearn.com from 13 January 2020. It is
aimed at people already working on or leading projects in their work, but
who may not have previously considered themselves as professional project
managers. The course also offers the opportunity for people to explore
project management as a career.

New online project management course called Project Management: Beyond The Basics

The course also includes references from the APM Body of Knowledge 7th
edition
, the Association’s flagship publication for the project
profession.

Studied over four weeks, the course goes beyond the fundamentals of project
management and improves learners’ knowledge and skills so they can better
lead projects in the future. Topics covered include identifying and
evaluating stakeholders, choosing the best approach for projects, and
developing the leadership and management skills needed to grow effective
project management teams.

Carol Rayner, e-learning manager at APM, says: “The Open University is a
world pioneer in distance learning and we are delighted to have partnered
with them to develop this new course. The project profession adds £156bn*
to the UK economy annually, and there is ever-growing demand for
project-oriented jobs worldwide. We therefore expect the course to not only
be popular with project managers here in the UK but internationally as well.

“Being free to sign up to, the course is really accessible and is certain
to help improve and develop the knowledge and skills required for a
successful career in project management.”

Project Management: Beyond the Basics, runs over four weeks on
FutureLearn.com and includes approximately three hours of weekly study. The
course leaders and authors are Dr Giacomo Carli, a lecturer in Strategic
Management at The Open University Business School and Dr Matthew Moran,
head of transformation and lecturer at The Open University Business School.

Liz Moody, director of executive education at The Open University Business
School, said: “As a chartered professional body, APM recognises the
importance of providing resources to support continuing professional
development. This course will be key to supporting individuals who are
seeking to broaden their professional knowledge and improve their
capability, and will provide them with tools and techniques which they can
adopt in their day to day roles.”

To sign up to the course visit
www.futurelearn.com/courses/project-management-beyond-the-basics
.

For further information about APM, visit www.apm.org.uk

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