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Training

CAPM Programme

What is the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)?

An internationally recognised professional Project Management accreditation, the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is offered as ‘the’ introductory credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI).  

The CAPM can lead to the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate which is required for professional Project Managers worldwide. 


Who Does the CAPM Benefit?

Fistral has trained all levels of academic and non-academic staff, graduate and executive training programme candidates, students, researchers, research staff, spin-offs, specialist research and commercial centres, corporate and academic board-level management. 

As the focus is on hands-on techniques and not just theory, attendance on the CAPM programme has an immediate impact for candidates as well as providing the opportunity to gain a globally recognised professional certicication in project management. 

  1. This means that the employer, funding body or related organisation benefits from improved performance, as well as the individual.
  2. Individuals who have graduated from the CAPM programme testify that they demonstrate increased effectiveness and efficiency immediately in their current role in addition to improved morale and self-confidence gained from a professional accreditation.
  3. Students and those at an early stage of their career additionally comment that they find it a key differentiator in the tough employment market, and believe they get more interviews and job offers if they include the CAPM accreditation on their CV.

What is the Fistral Approach to CAPM? 

All Fistral training is based on practical, core techniques and skills for delivering successful projects in all industries, sectors or disciplines, and at all entry levels. 

The Project Management Institute requires '23 hours of project management education', which is attained through participation in four Fistral courses. 

Each course is led by a highly experienced Project Manager and Risk Consultant who can draw on years of practical experience. Activities and groupwork are interactive and utilise ‘real world’ exercises – these can reference individual organisations' methodologies, processes or documentation. Interprofessional, work-based examples are used throughout. Practical case studies engage candidates and provide the opportunity for reinforcement of learning and reflection on practice. 

On completion of the Fistral CAPM programme, participants are eligible to sit the CAPM exam at Prometric Centres worldwide. The PMI charges an examination fee of circa $300 USD or €250 EUROS per candidate (as at 2016). Student discounts can apply.


Does Fistral Only Focus on CAPM (and not PRINCE2)?

Fistral does deliver practical training ‘in a PRINCE2 World’ which is chosen by many public-sector customers. These courses reference the PRINCE2 environment, language and context in which staff work – while at the same time providing the practical techniques that help improve planning and delivery on a day-to-day basis.

Although very valuable, we believe that the key focus of PRINCE2 Introductory and Practitioner level accreditation training is based primarily on acquiring the knowledge needed to pass the examination.

Fistral chooses to focus on the PMI/CAPM accreditation as this approach allows us to deliver practical training and techniques that:

  1. Make a difference to participants in any environment from the minute they get back to their desks; and
  2. Support long term organisational benefits or sustained performance improvement.

Clients such as local government, universities, the European Space Agency (ESA), the NHS and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) value our focus on practical techniques.


How Do I Find Out More About Fistral's CAPM Programme?

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