Nottingham Business School becomes the world’s first to achieve Recognised Assessment for project management chartership

Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession, has announced that Nottingham Trent University has become the world’s first university to achieve Recognised Assessment to Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status.

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MSc Project Management students will now be on an accelerated pathway to achieving chartered status.

Attaining Recognised Assessment (Route 1) means that Nottingham Business School (NBS) students studying MSc Project Management are on an accelerated pathway to achieving chartered status in their future careers, as well as having a thorough understanding of how to deliver projects successfully.

The Association for Project Management (APM) is the chartered body for the project profession. The organisation aims to create and uphold leading standards for the profession through chartership, qualifications, knowledge and insight. APM has over 30,000 individual members and more than 500 organisations participating in the Corporate Partnership Programme.

The MSc Project Management attained Recognised Assessment by meeting the requirements for technical knowledge and being aligned with industry standards. It now features on the list of Route 1 assessments towards becoming a Chartered Project Professional. The course also had to be externally regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) - an approved body - and complete several mandatory and elective competences, demonstrating an understanding of how to deliver projects, programmes and portfolios, taking into account many interacting factors and different potential approaches.

Dr. John Israilidis, course leader for the MSc Project Management course, said: “We are delighted to be the first university to achieve Recognised Assessment for the ChPP standard. This prestigious accreditation ensures a high standard of relevance and excellence for our students and presents them with the opportunity to take-up membership of the Association for Project Management (APM) too, a valuable tool for networking and building connections. Working towards becoming a Chartered Project Professional is a goal every project manager should aspire to. Achieving ChPP status signifies a proven track record delivering projects, programmes, portfolios; having up-to-date knowledge of current practices and methods; and being actively involved in the project profession.

It is great to become part of the APM community and we look forward to supporting their activities for the betterment of the profession.”

Debbie Dore, chief executive at APM, added: “With an approach embedded across the university to design industry focused courses with routes to learning that widen participation, it comes as no surprise that The Guardian’s University of the Year 2019 has worked hard to achieve Recognised Assessment, becoming the first academic institution to do so. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

The MSc Project Management course is currently offered at Nottingham Business School, based at Nottingham Trent University’s city campus. The year-long course consists of extensive theoretical and practical studies allowing students to visit successful alumni, take part in real business challenges and participate in global experiences.

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