Project Management
Training That Delivers

Parallel deliver world-class project management training to both individuals and groups.

We pride ourselves on our interactive and engaging courses with high pass rates.

We specialise in APM qualifications, but also have extensive experience of delivering bespoke project management courses for clients in many industries.


Step

APM Project

Fundamentals

Qualification (PFQ)

from 325
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Ideal for those who are new to project management and want to understand the language and principles of project management.

Multiple Choice Questions 60
Multiple Choice

Exam questions over a one hour period.

95%

believe that taking an APM qualification will add value to their career.*

Gain a broad understanding of project management.

Gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession.

Learn the principles of project management.

Learn the fundamental principles of project management.

No prior knowledge or experience is required.

No prior knowledge or experience is required

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APM Project

Management

Qualification (PMQ)

from 850
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Ideal for those with some project management knowledge and want to further their knowledge to manage and control projects.

Knowledge Based Qualification

Knowledge based qualification

3hr Exam 3
Hour
Exam
Multiple Choice Questions 10
out of 16

Questions must be answered.

Cost Management

Gain a broad understanding of cost planning.

Leadership

Learn the fundamental principles and importance of leadership.

Negotiating

Gain knowledge and techniques behind good negotiation.

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APM Project

Professional

Qualification (PPQ)

from 950
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For existing project managers who want to progress their career and prospects.

Knowledge Based Qualification

Assesses your capability

3hr Exam 3
Hour Exam

with 4 scenario based questions

Must pass

3 core and 1 elective modular exam

Gain a broad understanding of project management.

Learn the importance of professionalism and managing others

Learn the principles of project management.

Learn the fundamentals of governance in project management

No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Gain a thorough understanding of project planning and control

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Project Management

Chartered

Standard (ChPP)

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The APM ChPP credential is the most advanced project management accreditation available.

Track Record
Track Record

of delivering projects, programmes, portfolios etc

Knowledge
Knowledge

of current project methods and practices

Actively Involved
Actively Involved

in the project management profession

Gain a broad understanding of project management.

Stand out in the job market with an enhanced CV

Learn the principles of project management.

Increased understanding to help you work more effectively

No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Assurance for clients of high standards and ethical practice

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Building Professional Project Managers

Parallel Project Training has a proven capability to make a real difference to the successful delivery of projects in organisations. You can read some of our client case studies with the National Trust, Network Rail, Arcadis, IFS and Turner and Townsend on our case studies page. We have a number of approaches that we can use help you and your organisation with project management. These range from helping you understand the competencies of your best project managers, developing a project methodology which fits with your organisational culture to delivering highly tailored or certification training courses.

Our Values

Professional Professional

We are professional with experience applying project management in many sectors.

Personal Personal

We offer our clients a personal service, with consultants who will fully understand your business needs.

Flexible Flexible

We can deliver flexible training options including virtual classroom, distance learning and virtual learning.

Interactive Interactive

We strive to deliver interactive training with breakout groups whether face-to-face or online.

Practitioners Practitioners

It’s not just the theory of project management but practical hints and tips that you can apply in practice.

Adaptable Adaptable

We can adapt our programmes to fit your culture, language organisation and approach.

Our Learning Options

Distance Learning Open training events Virtual Classroom

Our wide range of public project management training courses get fantastic feedback and excellent exam passrates.

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Distance Learning Flexible solutions Distance Learning

Study at your own pace & timescale with our APM project management distance learning packages from £300 plus VAT.

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Distance Learning We come to you Corporate Solutions

We have more than 15 years’ experience delivering off-the-shelf & bespoke training courses on client premises.

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What Our Customers Say About Us


  • 5 star review  So far I have had a great experience with Parallel Project Training. Michelle trained myself and my colleagues for the PMQ exam and it was an amazing experience. Michelle is very positive and breaks the content down so it is all more easy to understand than reading only from the textbook. Michelle asked immediately at the end of the first day and following days for any feedback which she took it upon herself to incorporate the feedback into the following days training us, rather than asking for feedback only at the end. Michelle also taught us how to structure our answers for the exams and I think this tool has helped everyone out. This is a testament to the kind of teacher she is and shows how much she cares for everyone involved. Thank you Michelle!

    thumb Christian Pabis
    26th November 2019

    5 star review  Very professional from booking through to the course. I received my text book promptly and the online videos and podcasts provided a fantastic base to start training from. Our trainer, Adrian Wilson was brilliant and checked our understanding throughout! I will definitely be using Parallel again.

    thumb Emma Fuller
    23rd October 2019
  • 5 star review  APM Project Management course, was a fantastic introduction to project management, perfect for people who may do a little project management or none at all and would like to learn more. The course was very well ran and engaging with excellent interactive sessions and group work to help the learning process. Paul is an excellent trainer, drawing on his own experiences to explain how project management and the process work in an easy and informative way. 5 Star!!

    thumb Marie Kenny
    3rd October 2019

    5 star review  Excellent course with great delivery. Very supportive with varied delivery that ensures steady pace in progress.

    thumb David Raymond
    28th November 2019
  • 5 star review  It has been a unique experience being part of this training course. Highly recommended!

    thumb Tamara Guerra
    4th November 2019

    5 star review  Would definitely recommend Parallel Project Training for project management courses. I recently completed the APM PFQ course that was expertly taught by Adrian Wilson. He was an engaging and knowledgeable trainer who made the 2 days a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. The course content (both in class and via online podcasts and resources) was very comprehensive and as a result I felt very confident with my new knowledge when it came to taking the exam. I came away with enthusiasm to put new skills into practice as I pursue a career in project management and look forward to taking further courses with Parallel in the future.

    thumb Anna Thompson
    18th January 2020
  • 5 star review  Parallel held a great training session for my 1 day APM PMQ retake exam. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this service provider. Would recommend them to any professional within the profession!

    thumb Declan Antonio Bissick
    3rd February 2020

    5 star review  The study guide and podcasts were excellent. Paul Naybour’s words of wisdom, giving helpful feedback throughout the distance learning and at the final exam preparation session, proved invaluable. In particular, providing feedback on the level of relevant detail required in exam answers was extremely useful. It is definitely worth going through the typical exam questions, which are found throughout the study guide, a number of times. Thank you Paul and team!

    thumb A Buck
    11th February 2020
  • 5 star review  Adrian did an excellent job explaining the concepts of project management and preparing everyone for the exam.

    thumb W Idowu
    19th February 2020

    5 star review  Informative, learning was well designed and managed, and delivered at a good pace. The instructor was personable and engaging and helped explain concepts very well. Online learning was very engaging, use of quizzes and interaction very good, plus extra resources like moodle videos also really beneficial.

    thumb Mandy Jandrell
    12th May 2020
  • 5 star review  I like Parallel, I’ve used online training for PFQ and PMQ exams. They are supportive. The training is actually happening online or classroom. I enjoy the fact that they respond to emails and work with their students.

    thumb Anna J
    30th April 2020

    5 star review  I’ve only recently started the distance learning course. I’m enjoying listening to the podcasts and tuition. Thank you all.

    thumb Helen May
    29th April 2020
  • 5 star review  I recently passed the APM PMQ after attending a week long training course provided by Parallel Project Training. The course context and delivery were excellent under the tutelage of Jan Underdown. The podcasts and videos that were available from Parallel prior to the course were the perfect preparation to complement the coursework. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Parallel Project Training to any interested party.

    thumb JOHN LALLY
    13th May 2020

    5 star review  I completed the APM PFQ course and exam by distance learning at the end of February. The study materials are easy to follow and understand. I used the booked and all the online content. Passing the exam has secured me a position as a project engineer. I recommend Parallel Project training.

    thumb Angela Rogers
    15th May 2020
  • 5 star review  I like Parallel, I’ve used online training for PFQ and PMQ exams. They are supportive. The training is actually happening online or classroom. I enjoy the fact that they respond to emails and work with their students. Overall, I felt in good hands

    thumb Anna J
    20th May 2020

    5 star review  I have recently completed the APM PMQ using the online self-study option and the exam prep-morning with Paul. The learning materials (online, podcasts and the study guide) were well written and contained all the information that I needed to pass the exam with a good mark. The exam preparation morning was particularly useful for consolidating my learning and getting my exam answer technique dialled before sitting the exam in the afternoon. Parallel were also fast to respond to any questions that I had throughout my learning. The change from BoK6 to BoK7 occurred during my studies and my options were clearly explained to allow me to decide which exam to sit. I would highly recommend Parallel to anyone looking to obtain an APM qualification, whether you chose to attend a taught course or self-study like myself.

    thumb Matt Brett
    11th June 2020
  • 5 star review  Very helpful. Gave me some very useful tips when no one else did which allowed me to pass my exam. Thank you

    thumb Sophie Berryman
    29th June 2020

    4 star review  I would strongly recommend Parallel Project Training to anyone looking for training for the APM Project Management Qualification. I enrolled on their online PMQ training event in June 2020, and consider it a very worthwhile investment of my time and money

    thumb Anthony McCabe
    9th July 2020
  • 5 star review  The ChPP course really helped make sense of the whole process and was instrumental to my successful Chartership application. Great instructors with a wealth of Project Management experience.

    thumb Rob Grey
    7th August 2020

    5 star review  I would like to thank the Parallel, in particular John Bolton (I’m sorry I can’t remember the name of your sidekick) for helping me through the whole process. Very professional, explained everything clearly and provided excellent support and a good sounding board.

    thumb John Edge
    6th August 2020
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Training for Existing Project Managers:
Improve Your Skills

APM project management training - class activity

Training and professional development will improve existing project management skills and capabilities for all delegates. Our APM courses will help delegates gain a better understanding of PM terminology and improve their ability to use a common language when discussing projects. This contributes to better project outcomes because project requirements become clearer and success criteria are better defined and understood. Stakeholder and customer expectations are aligned with the project manger’s understanding of what is required.

Our PM training helps to develop and improve:

  • Communication with Stakeholders, Customers and Team Members
  • Project Planning
  • Leadership Skills
  • Dealing with Complex Change
  • Conflict Resolution

Our training will help formalise topics, processes and procedures that may already be in use in an organisation. But they put them into a real-world context through the use of meaningful case studies. A project professional will learn new theory or learn to put theory they already know into effective practice. They learn how to capitalise on the project team members available in order to deliver projects more successfully. By implementing PM theory constructively an organisation is better able to more reliably and consistently deliver successful outcomes.

Training for New Project Managers:
Learn New Skills

APM project management training teaches soft and hard skills

Whilst our APM project management courses will improve the existing skills of those attending, the main aim is to ensure all delegates learn new skills to help them better perform their role. Feedback from all of our Association for Project Management courses shows that the vast majority of delegates do, indeed, learn new skills. Parallel Project Management Training uses active learning techniques to develop the necessary skills and knowledge, but also to develop the behaviours and attitudes that underpin these essential capabilities.

Typical new skills learnt included:

  • Proactive management of risks
  • Pert charts
  • Budgeting techniques for projects
  • Understanding the procurement process
  • Earned Value Management

Traditionally project managers would have gained experience on-the-job which often meant by trial and error. However, this approach leads to wasted time, effort and money. There is also a hidden cost to learning through trial and error because when things go wrong it can adversely affect customer satisfaction and the professional reputation of an organisation. PM accreditation avoids all of these risks and will fast track team members at every level to be able to deliver successful projects without wasting resources and without risking reputational damage.

Impact of Training

Professionals across the globe have discovered that APM project management training can increase their success as professional project managers (PM). All project phases are vital to a successful project completion, requiring PMs to be effective planners, executers, and monitors. In order to decrease the risk of deadline failures and to make managing projects easier, individuals should contemplate undertaking professional training from the Association for Project Management, allowing them to polish their management skills and enhance overall business productivity.

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Benefits of Parallel Project Management Training

Professional Increased Efficiency

A project management professional can better determine the requirements of a project and hence make best use of the available resources. Scope, schedule and budget are then correctly understood from the beginning.

Adaptable Effective Risk Management

The ability to identify potential risks and manage those risks in the most efficient way improves a project manager’s ability to manage projects to a successful outcome.

Practitioners Consistent Project Delivery

When project managers understand risk and how to manage projects effectively organisations can avoid wasting time, effort and money.

Personal Higher Levels of Customer Satisfaction

When projects are delivered consistently and reliably then customers receive what they expected at the time they expected and within budget; resulting in satisfied customers.

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