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


  • I completed the APM qualification 5 days over 5 weeks and I found this to be better way due to work commitments etc. Our trainer Carmen was very knowledgeable and I found the first 4 days of the course very beneficial. Unfortunately the final day which was used for revision didn’t suit my learning style and I came away feeling more unprepared. Instead of going over all the content we have already learnt and answering any questions we just kept going over ‘possible’ questions and answers which really didn’t work for me. I also found the exam questions to be very different to the ones we have spent time on practicing, so again seemed like a waste.

    thumb Christopher Green
    8th November 2022

    Parallel Project Training provide a well-structured course, enabling an in depth understanding of project management methodologies, structures and challenges to overcome. The tutor (Jan Underdown) balanced the course well and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The online service is exceptional!

    thumb Nicola Evans
    29th October 2022
  • Attended the APM PFQ training & certification – One of the best trainings I have been in, the instructor (Jan Underdown) was very knowledgeable on the subjects due to her immense real-life experience in project management, very articulate and took time to ensure everyone understood the concepts.

    thumb Thomas Madathiparampil
    29th October 2022

    Would highly recommend this course. Very well led, Jan skill fully balanced the breadth of syllabus in a pace that was manageable for the 5 week course.

    thumb Leigh Haywood
    29th September 2022
  • The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course was very chaotic to say the least. The training provider spent way too much time making kitchen analogy to illustrate structural breakdown and then ended up rushing through the rest of the course and I feel like she missed important bits that we were asked about in the exam.

    thumb Martyna Masiewicz
    29th May 2022

    Took the virtual APM PMQ 6-week course with Paul Naybour. The course was conveniently timed to fit around the day job. Paul is hugely knowledgeable and supportive, teaching both PM principles and exam technique. Highly recommend to others with or without previous project management experience.

    thumb Rebecca Unwin
    1st March 2022
  • Had an excellent week intensive PMQ course with Parallel. We had Michelle as our lecturer who was very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. She delivered our course in an easy to understand way and did a great job of preparing us all for the exam. Course material was accessible and varied, certainly no death from PowerPoint. I’d definitely recommend and use again myself.

    thumb Charlotte Parker
    29th November 2021

    I took an APM PMQ course through Parallel in the past few weeks and I was very happy about the quality of the training material (varied and suitable for all kinds of learning. There were videos, podcasts, printed material). I was especially impressed by the ability of the instructor, she was engaging, organized and super efficient, which helped me as well with my mental organization for the exam. Highly recommended!

    thumb Costanza Bellingeri
    29th November 2021
  • I’ve done the self study course for the APM PMQ certification. The study guide from parallel was pretty comprehensive and sample exam questions and answers really help in rounding out the full understanding of the exam. They also provide podcasts and video lessons.And they mark your sample answers on their online platform. I’ve had 2 webinars with Paul and he was really helpful at explaining how to answer the exam questions and great at running the webinars (quite funny too). In the end I passed my PMQ and would recommend this provider. But to anyone doing the course it is quite difficult if you do it as self study. I would definitely advise to go for a tutor led course if possible.

    thumb Karolis Serenas
    29th November 2021

    The 2 day lead in to the exam was fantastic and extremely helpful and was a massive benefit and really well organised and run problems doing the exam and could not log into exam do not work from a SIM card if you doing the exam

    thumb Paul Randall
    17th September 2021
  • I heartily recommend Parallel’s APM PMQ 8 week virtual course. Its not an easy exam, however the tutors at Parallel ensure you have the knowledge and tips to pass. The tips and advice on how to pass the exam were invaluable and compliment the online lessons, text books, podcasts and homework.

    thumb Cam Woodhouse
    1st August 2021

    Excellent service provided. The trainers are qualified and well informed. I would recommend.

    thumb Saad Janjua
    27th July 2021
  • Very Professional and supportive organisation – coached me through my ChPP and I passed!

    thumb Victoria Oddie
    27th July 2021

    Very professional and thorough preparation given to me as part of a successful ChPP application process to the APM. Thank you for the support and guidance in the overall process.

    thumb Richard Sayell
    27th July 2021
  • I took an APM PMQ course through Parallel in the past few weeks and I was very happy about the quality of the training material (varied and suitable for all kinds of learning. There were videos, podcasts, printed material). I was especially impressed by the ability of the instructor, she was engaging, organized and super efficient, which helped me as well with my mental organization for the exam. Highly recommended!

    thumb Costanza Bellingeri
    15th July 2021

    I have just completed the PMQ qualification over 10 weeks. I found studying using this format really beneficial as it gave more time to really understand the content and prepare for the exam. I would recommend Parallel Training to anyone who is looking for a training provider to study the APM qualifications with.

    thumb Ben Heath
    25th June 2021
  • Good training service offered for professionals. Would 100% recommend.

    thumb Irine Cheptoo
    24th June 2021

    Great packages available and very well ran with lots of useful feedback throughout. Highly recommended and yes I’ll be back for more 🙂

    thumb Shane Mussell
    5th May 2021
  • I have just completed the 2 day virtual course for the APM – PFQ qualification which I found excellent. Michelle was our tutor and she took us through all the content in a logical and clear way covering everything we needed to sit the exam on day 2. Michelle was welcoming and very knowledgeable on the content, she made the virtual learning experience enjoyable and engaging. I would definitely recommend Parallel Training to other people considering studying for qualifications in project management.

    thumb Ben Heath
    19th March 2021

    Thanks John for all the support and training provided, I am pleased to comment the delivery method was excellent and all via on-line. I appreciated the fast turnaround of feedback, coaching and support provided throughout the process. I would strongly recommend this to others.

    thumb Heather Mccrae
    17th March 2021
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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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