The University of Chester launch range of Programme and Project Management Qualifications
24th January 2011
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The University of Chester now offers a unique opportunity to study Programme and Project Management - including PRINCE2®, Management of Risk® and P3O® - with a UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Accredited Training Organisation (ATO).

The courses are run by the New Technology Initiative (NTI) - a centre within the University of Chester. The NTI has built an extensive portfolio of Programme and Project Management (PPM) courses and delivered them to over 300 students. These qualifications are validated and rigorously assessed annually by the external body, APMG – an agent of the OGC.

One distinctive feature of our courses is that they are delivered by a University, and not a training company – a fact that has attracted many delegates and has held us in high regard by both APMG & the OGC.

NTI have had numerous requests, both from overseas and home markets, to provide wider and deeper academic courses in these subjects which will lead to a Masters award, with optional exams in any of the above external qualifications. By combining their own, new, modules with professional courses, they have designed a programme which has appeal to a broad range of people.

The recent troubles in the banking sector, together with the subsequent economic downturn, have led to a marked increase in people wishing to a) provide a substantial PPM qualification to their CV and b) appreciate the consequences and foundations of project and risk management. These two fundamental subject domains apply to businesses and organisations of all sizes and are now seen to be crucial in providing good management practices.

Further, Quality Management, via “Lean” techniques, is increasing in importance and popularity, as businesses seek to take control of the minutiae of their operations both to improve quality and efficiency, and keep tight control of costs.

The Universities MSc will take an individual beyond the OGC qualifications to build your confidence in running complex projects within your organisation, or give that extra edge when applying for project management posts.

For further information on the Post-graduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc, please contact get in contact and we can forward details and discuss next steps.

Profile Solutions Ltd; Project Management training solutions are all aligned to support further education in the areas of Project and Change Management.

Steve Nicholls, MD Profile Solutions Ltd, Chester


Profile Solutions Ltd is an independent training, consulting and recruitment company supporting businesses on the skills and staffing for Change Management, Project Management and Process Efficiencies. For more information, please visit, email or call 0845 838 6748.

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