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11 September 2020

The benefits of online learning with the PMI during lockdown

With the nation working from home, it has been a big change for most. Adapting to a new environment is never easy and adapting in a time like this feels even stranger.

One thing that the Qualifications team at the PMI have been doing to take advantage of this quieter time is to focus on transitioning our offer to be ‘digital by default’. We did not want Covid-19 to affect your long term career plans and have come up with innovative ways and methods to reinvent our learning offer. All of our exams which were deferred from spring, at the start of the lockdown, are now online for the autumn series.

Thinking of doing some online learning?

Here are four reasons why you should make the most of lockdown and do it now!

Professional development

Now more than ever, this is the perfect time to improve a skill you may have previously struggled with, or to learn more about something that you can use to better yourself in your current role. You never know the opportunities learning can bring - it may be that now you can finally get the time to revise and get a qualification that can enhance your career prospects.

Learning more about your team

If you can’t find a course from the PMI that will help you develop in your own career at this time, why not take the opportunity to learn more about your team mates and what they do? You might not realise it but there may be some correlations between what you do and another team within the business and from this, you may be able to work closer together in harmony to produce some fantastic results.


Our online learning offer allows the flexibility to fit around your everyday workload, so make the most of being in your own environment too as now you don’t have to pop into a meeting or be away from your desk. You can simply dedicate an hour of your time after lunch to learning with no distractions and pass a few exams along the way.

Keeps up motivation

What’s going on in the world right now is very strange; there has never been anything like it before. If your current workload is a bit thin on the ground, or you’ve been furloughed, then don’t let yourself get into a rut of thinking negatively about your job. Simply use this time to up-skill and motivate yourself for when you return!


This article was featured in Pensions Aspects magazine September edition

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Last update: 27 January 2021

Keith Hoodless
Keith Hoodless
Director of Qualifications and Lifelong Learning

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Salary: £38000 pa

Location: Central London (some partial home working may continue)

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