About Us

Project Controls Institute (PCI) is product of Projcon Group and managed by Project Controls Online Limited. PCI’s blended learning and multi-accreditation approach to Project Controls training and certification is designed to offer a unique response to a global problem.

The challenge

Project Controls is a fast growing critical discipline. Industry leaders are keen to ensure they’re putting their trust in the best. But given the lack of a skilled, accessible pool of practitioners to teach Project Controls, the industry has been driven to create its own internal training courses. The big problem is that although these courses align with the employers’ current needs, they aren’t usually recognised by other organisations or professional bodies, and may degrade over time as highly skilled individuals move between companies.

To encourage the brightest and best young people to take up the challenge of Project Controls, organisations must be able to demonstrate that a Project Controls career offers the opportunity for long-term, senior-level career growth and transferable expertise in an international workforce. Current training courses lack that guarantee.

Time and resources are an issue, too. Most companies are not in the position to release staff for extended periods of time to undertake additional education, undermining that organisation’s commitment to excellence. What’s more, even when training has finished, it can be challenging for staff to make the leap from theory to practical operations. Taking even more time out to get to grips with relevant software may simply not be practical or possible.

Our big idea

With over decades of experience, we decided to launch PCI- unique, accessible, fast-track learning portal to empower a global workforce of Project Control experts.

At PCI, we understand the pressures faced by Project Controls teams because we work in them, lead them, and consult with them. We’ve also helped a range of Governmental and regulatory bodies draft the national standards and certifications that stand for excellence worldwide.

We want to help you:

  • Learn Project Controls skills quickly and efficiently, wherever you are
  • Develop practical ‘real world’ knowledge of software and operations alongside theory
  • Achieve accreditations that are relevant to every industry and location
  • Share knowledge about the Project Controls function across ALL organisations working in ALL countries, accommodating multiple local cultures

We deliver this through a single, unique framework of streamlined, practical courses cleverly designed to map perfectly to multiple regulatory requirements and global accreditation schemes.

Our modular structure covers the full spectrum of Project Controls elements and represents the work processes most appropriate to Europe, US, Africa, the Middle East and South West Asia.

PCI classes are developed and delivered by instructors with years of experience in the field, dedicated to helping you understand everything you need to know from the inside out. Through explanation, demonstration, and practice, our succinct and thorough lessons are structured in a way to maximise your learning time and to equip you to handle the future once you’re back at your desk.

Above all, the programme is tailored to represent the real world in which we work. It is designed to build knowledge and progress step by step, with each module standing alone as well as combining with others to help you gain a holistic, thorough and real education in Project Controls to span your whole career.

Our key features and how it all works

1. Pick your topic and level

Our programme of courses covers the full spectrum of Project Controls at all levels of experience, including Planning and Scheduling, Cost Engineering and Estimating, Change Management, Risk Management, Delay Claims and Forensic Schedule, along with Contract Management. See our Framework for levels and disciplines.

2. Learn online or face to face

Using a blend of videos, live webinars, Skype sessions, discussion forums and the opportunity to access one-to-one support, we’ll guide you through your chosen area in ways that can fit around your organisation and lifestyle. Whether you’re a visual, auditory or tactile learner, each topic is crafted to offer a symbiosis with your particular way of learning.

Where appropriate, we can support or replace our online delivery with face-to-face, classroom-based workshops at your location, wherever you are in the world. Please visit our pricing page for further information.

3. Customise your course

We also offer the option of a customised programme, adapted to align the course content with your organization’s particular methodology, processes and procedures, tools, and roles. By making the course directly relevant to your workplace, we can increase engagement and provide a cost-efficient way to help entire teams quickly learn what they have to do and exactly how to do it. Please contact us if this would be valuable to your organisation.

4. Learn real-world skills

Our instructors build hard knocks experience and problem-solving skills into the training, giving you a much broader understanding of the ‘whys’ of Project Controls strategy, the software system you’ll use, and its role in the business processes it supports. Alongside theory, you’ll receive practical learning on how to use relevant tools and systems, with a focus on likely scenarios and day-to-day use, so you’ll feel prepared to put them to work in the real world.

5. Gain global recognition

We have invested considerable resources in mapping our course framework to the requirements of global professional bodies PMI, ECITB, ACostE, AACEi and Engineers Australia. We’re proud that our courses meet rigorous global standards for instructional design, quality and delivery, prepare you for a global range of certifications, and have a verified focus on learning outcomes.

Once completed, every course can be used to obtain multiple qualifications both now and in the future, and to earn valuable PDUs to maintain existing certifications. Whatever your career goals, once you’ve completed your training, we’ll help you apply for and secure the relevant accreditation of your choice.

6. Be supported

As with any practical course, the real learning always starts once you’re back at work. Our courses are designed to prepare you for all the day to day situations you’re likely to come across, but we’ll continue to support you further: you’ll have our PCI Handbook to hand and continued access to our forums and library.