The top courses to help you get hired October 2020

October isn’t just the perfect time for trick or treating, scary movies, and all things orange…

Colder days and darker evenings also provide a great opportunity to take a career-changing course in the comfort of your own home. Because hey, you’ll be inside anyway, so why not learn something new while you’re there? 

To help narrow down your options, here are three of the best subjects to get qualified in this October (no Haribo required):


Project Management

Project management skills are useful in almost every field. Whether you work in marketing or IT, they’re the key to effectively managing and overseeing projects from start to finish. 

PRINCE2® principles are at the core of these essential skills, and represent the industry standard for project management. Getting PRINCE2® qualified won’t just help you master project management, it’ll also help you stand out to employers. 

This PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Bundle from Balance Global is perfect for anyone looking to become a Project Manager, even if you have no previous experience. The Foundation certification covers the basic methodology and terminology of PRINCE2®, whilst the Practitioner course teaches you how to apply these principles in a practical setting. 

Additionally, accredited exams are included in the price. You can choose to study PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Bundle with the Foundation exam, or alternatively select the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Bundle with both exams

What’s more, you’ll benefit from the ability to study offline on multiple devices, communicate with other students, learn interactively, and receive expert tutor support and mentorship.  

Perfect for: People who want to do the things they say they’re going to do. 

What do I need? As the above courses both start at Foundation level, you won’t need any previous qualifications or experience to start studying.

How long will it last? Around 6 months, online and at your own pace. 

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Change Management

Change isn’t always easy to deal with, but it’s an essential part of business. Especially during COVID-19.  

Whether it’s the implementation of a new technology, a merger, new leadership, or the alteration of a company’s overall structure, there are a number of things that might change within an organisation. 

It’s up to managers, supervisors, and anyone in leadership roles to approach these changes in a way that minimises disruption as much as possible – both to employees and customers. Not sure how it’s done? It’s time to change that.  

This accredited Change Management® Foundation and Practitioner Bundle from Balance Global covers both the theory and practice of change management – featuring modules that focus on change and the individual, change and the organisation, communication and stakeholder engagement, and change practice.   

Through timed exam simulators, interactive learning, tutor support, and more, you’ll learn how to handle organisational change in a prompt and effective way, using a range of standardised methods and procedures. 

Like the PRINCE2® bundle, exams are also included – whether you choose the Change Management® Foundation and Practitioner with Foundation exam, or the Change Management® Foundation and Practitioner with both exams

Perfect for: People who think change is a good thing.

What do I need? Each of the above courses start at entry-level with no requirements to start studying – making them perfect for beginners. 

How long will it last? Around 6 months, online and at your own pace. 

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The best thing about the IT industry is that it’s growing – meaning it’s constantly calling for more and more professionals to join the field. 

Job opportunities aren’t just vast in terms of quantity, there’s also a multitude of subsectors you could work in – from tech support and IT analysis, right through to web development and product ownership. 

All you have to do is get qualified. 

This ITIL® 4 Foundation Course from Balance Global comes with an accredited exam, and allows you to gain a globally recognised certification in IT service management – a ‘one stop shop’ triage for corporate IT problems and services. By harnessing the ITIL® framework, you’ll learn how to use IT to deliver tangible value to customers – and ultimately qualify yourself for a range of tech support roles. 

Or, if you’d rather learn the fundamentals of Agile, you should study this Agile PM Foundation and Agile Practitioner Course from Balance Global, which includes both accredited exams. 

Perfect for aspiring lead developers, IT project managers, scrum masters, and product owners, it provides an in-depth look into the principles of Agile, the lifecycle of an Agile project, the products produced in an Agile project, and much more. 

You’ll also learn how to apply Agile practices in a project, using facilitated workshops, MoSCoW prioritisation, Iterative Development and Modelling.

Perfect for: People who want to master IT. 

What do I need? There are no prerequisites for either of these IT courses. 

How long will it last? The ITIL® 4 Foundation Course takes around 6 months, whilst the Agile PM Foundation and Agile Practitioner Course can be completed in approximately 5 months. Both courses are studied online and at your own pace. 

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