Knowledge Train offers project management training for businesses as well as for individuals. Some of our corporate training courses involve providing PRINCE2 coaching, examination and certification for project teams, departments or even entire organisations. Others operate on a smaller, more tailored level, focusing on the development of project/programme management skills within the particular organisational context.
Corporate in-house training advantages
The clear advantages that corporate training has over sending individual staff on project management training courses are of course that everybody in the project team is working from the same set of assumptions, and using the same terminology and concepts. What is usually less recognised is the additional motivation that group training can bring to a project team.
The opportunity to discuss issues within the project, especially outside of the workspace and in a classroom context, can be an invaluable means of airing concerns, building team support and enabling everybody involved to see things from a broader perspective.
There are times, on the other hand, when individual training courses are the best course of action. Apart from private individuals - particularly those seeking to improve their CV or further a project management career - businesses involved in project and programme management may need to quickly develop the skill-set of the project manager alone, or provide an incentive for an employee to take on the management of a difficult programme.
In some cases, scheduling and budget requirements may constrain project team training options. If the organisation can only afford to release one or two individuals at a time for training purposes, then clearly group training is not such an attractive option. In this situation, block-booking a set of individual courses may be the most efficient and cheapest alternative.
Choosing the right course
Different training courses suit these various situations. A project team that needs to improve its management of a particular project may need a shorter project management training-course, such as the one-day Introduction to Project Management course, or the two-day Fundamentals of Project Management training course. Teams established for multiple projects, especially within an organisation that uses a particular project management methodology, may need a more formal training programme, such as the PRINCE2 foundation training course (3 days).
Project managers, meanwhile, are more suited to a higher level project management qualification, such as the PRINCE2 practitioner certificate. These courses can be taught in-house, or on an individual basis in a public classroom, but frequently organisations will choose to book a number of PRINCE2 Practitioner courses in advance, and then send project/programme managers to the Knowledge Train classroom in rotation.
Management training and development is crucial to practical success. Within the field of project and programme management, this need is even more pronounced: as the plethora of project/programme management methodologies, best-practice guidelines and certificates grows, it is essential to make sure that your employees are not only skilled in project management, but also that their understanding of project management concepts is mutually aligned. Organisation-centred training can be the best solution to this.
For groups of approximately four or more, the cost of in-house training is often considerably less than for the same number of people at a public course. You can benefit from economies of scale - the larger the number of delegates, the more inexpensive the training per person - to make your training budget go further.
Simply adding more people into the class is not always the best option however. We have delivered courses to groups of 25 before, but this is far from ideal. Not only does it put an additional burden on the trainer, who is then not able to perform to their best, it’s also not ideal for the students. By having such large numbers in a class means that some students feel less able to ask questions. Simply speaking, everything takes that much longer with a large class size which also tends to tire both students and trainer.
Tailoring for your needs
With the option to adapt the course according to your requirements, in-house training can be tailored to suit your employees’ specific needs. The trainer is able to focus on the importance of the subject matter in relation to your company’s activities to an extent that is not possible on a public course, where delegates have disparate professional backgrounds.
International companies, as well as UK-based organisations, take advantage of Knowledge Train’s in-house training service. Wherever you work, a member of Knowledge Train’s experienced, friendly team of trainers can come to you and deliver high quality training in PRINCE2 or project management.
Benefits of in-house training
- With in-house training from Knowledge Train, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Lower costs per delegate - cost-effective use of your training budget
- No travel or accommodation costs
- Time saving - no commute and minimal disruption to working routine
- Training conducted with your organisation’s aims in mind
- Focused session supportive of your business - the sharing of common work experience heightens the effectiveness of course delivery - enabling your employees to hit the ground running on course completion
In-house course pricing
If you would like to train a group of delegates on any of our training courses then our trainers would be pleased to deliver training at a location of your choosing either in the UK or worldwide. In-house training fees are calculated depending upon 2 key things: the number of days of the course, and the number of delegates. This means that only having a few people attend a course is invariably more expensive than having a larger number of people attend a course.