Different Training options to enhance your skills

When you become a parent, priorities change and often even the personal interests. I know a lot of mums who have re-trained after maternity leave and changed career altogether. If you are looking into further education to enhance your skill set and achieve more, read on to discover more about your training options. 

There is no denying that there are so many different types of courses available today. It is always advisable to start off with a general business course. Aston’s online MBA is a good example of this, and it shows how it is possible to do this no matter where in the world you are based. If you already have a business qualification, here are two options to consider next…

 

Digital Marketing Courses

Today, digital marketing is king in the marketing world. As a result, a number of online digital marketing courses have sprouted almost everywhere. With so many innovation and technology straddles in the way, it is imperative that you select the right digital marketing course – otherwise you might end up spending your money and time on the wrong one. 

 

For starters, you need to check whether the course you wish to undertake will provide you with the knowledge, mind-set and skills you need to make it as a digital marketer. For instance, if you are looking to learn more about the basic tenets of digital marketing, then enrol for an introductory course covering the broad spectrum. It should include social media marketing, affiliate marketing, and pay per click strategies, email marketing, and search engine optimisation. 

 

Secondly, always keep in mind that digital market is relatively vast. This means you should first check the topics covered by the prospective course you wish to undertake before you enrol. This way, you will be able to ascertain that the course matches your objectives. 

 

Thirdly, check if the course corresponds to our preferred method of learning. Of course, you first need to identify your learning style before finding out whether the digital marketing courses are suitable.

 

Fourth, find out whether the online direct marketing course includes interactions and talks with specialists in the industry. Apart from the knowledge you will acquire in class, you need to interact with the experts. Courses that come with presentations and lectures from digital marketing specialists practising in the industry will provide you with the best value for money. This will also be an opportunity to interact, network and build contacts with these professionals. 

 

Project Management Training

If you are looking for the best project management courses to achieve more, you will have a wide range of options to choose from. It is vital to choose a training course with care. You need to make sure it is right for your current skill level and for the skills you need to manage projects effectively at your business. One of the best options to consider for entry-level project management is the APM Project Fundamentals course. Below, we will reveal more about this course so that you can determine whether it is the right option for you. 

 

This course has been designed for new project members without prior experience that want to gain a better understanding of project management essentials, such as language, tools, and processes. It is also suitable for members of project teams that want a better understanding of the dynamics of project management. Throughout the course, individuals will learn about the application of fundamental principles, including controlling change, monitoring and tracking the progress of projects, identifying and managing risk, drawing up project delivery plans, establishing scope, and defining the business case. You will also gain a thorough understanding of how project management can improve your effectiveness at your business or organisation. Using the correct language and words to manage successfully is another element of the course.

 

If you are to take the APM Project Fundamentals course, you will not need any previous experience or knowledge. Once you have completed the course, you will then be ready to take the assessment. The assessment lasts for an hour, and it consists of 60 multiple-choice questions, meaning you have a minute for every question. The examination can be taken online at any time, making it much more convenient. You can find sample papers on the Internet, and, of course, you will answer practice questions during the course. An example question is as follows: Who owns the PMP / Project Management Plan? A) The project support office. B) The project manager. C) The chief executive. D) The project team.

 

This is a qualification that has an outstanding reputation in the industry, and it is recognised on a big scale. In 2014, there was a survey conducted, asking those who have taken the course what they thought about the qualification. 87 per cent of those surveyed said that they feel the course gave them the ability to make fast contributions to any projects they are involved in. 97 per cent said they would recommend the APM Project Fundamentals course to anyone that is starting out in project management, while 97 per cent also said the course provided a great introduction to the subject. 99 per cent confirmed that they now have a wide-ranging understanding of the profession’s principles. 

 

All in all, this is definitely a qualification that is worth attaining if you are new to project management. The APM Project Fundamentals course is an exceptional starting point and something to build upon in the future. The only thing you need to do is make sure you choose a high-quality training provider with a great reputation in the industry.

 

So there you have it: some training options to consider if you want to achieve more. Good luck!

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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