– Specialist APM Training Provider Gains Immediate Accreditation following launch –
28 January, 2010: Parallel Project Training, an innovative new specialist training provider offering APM project management training and APMP certification has today been awarded accredited training provider status by the Association for Project Management.
Parallel will now be able to offer the APMP qualification using highly innovative learning solutions in a wide variety of different formats including an in depth study guide available on Amazon, podcasts on iTunes, online e-Learning and traditional classroom based training delivery.
The award for accredited training provider status by the APM follows an intense period of development by the founding directors and Parallel’s pool of professional partners, associates and consultants throughout the past five months. Parallel offerings include:
Project Management (APMP) Study Guide on Amazon
It’s a course in a book, designed to help individuals preparing for the APMP qualification, fully aligned with the APM Body of Knowledge it includes numerous exercises, case studies, mini quizzes and opportunities for reflection on practice in the readers own organisation. Readily available on www.amazon.co.uk it’s just £47.
Parallel Project Podcast Channel on iTunes
Accompanying the study guide, there is a range of recorded pod-casts. These are in a number of different styles including discussion, documentary, round table and narrative, and are designed to integrate closely with the study guide. You can study as you go. They are available free of charge in MP3 format from the Parallel web site or via iTunes.
Using the latest multimedia technology Parallel Project’s APM e-learning is highly interactive, including a vast array of engaging sessions and quizzes. Organised to match the study guide and APM Body of Knowledge the e-learning is accessible and highly affordable, available as it is in ‘bite sized’ modules. Delegates can select just the modules they want from the range of seven or all of them which together provide complete coverage of the APM Body of Knowledge.
Website and Public Training Courses Launched
Everyone loves the website, with its on-line e-learning, community of practice and exam preparation forum. Dates for public training courses are easy to find right there on the home page. For corporate clients with groups that require a training course Parallel offers transparent pricing on all its courses directly on the website removing the need for lengthy negotiations and tendering, although discounts are always available for major programmes.
Online Community of Practice
Primarily a moderated forum, Parallel delegates have the opportunity to interact with the tutors and their fellow delegates to enhance their learning experience. With the ability to have questions answered and any attempts at questions reviewed, this forms the core of Parallel’s approach and underpins the company strap line “we’re with you all the way”.
Paul Naybour, Business Development Director of Parallel Project Training said “We are proud of our new innovative approach to project management development and we think it represents a significant step forward in widening access to project management development”. “The tight integration between all of our learning media will increase the flexibility and accessibility of our training” said John Bolton, Programme Development Director of Parallel Project Training.
Parallel Project Training was formed in October 2009 by John Bolton and Paul Naybour and is supported by a pool of associates, advisers and consultants. Paul’s background is in the management of rail and infrastructure projects, leading major training programmes for many of the key players in the rail and transportation sector. In addition to rail experience, John has a strong pedigree in major programmes in the software and services sectors along with significant involvement in the management and development of professional project managers. Both are very highly experienced project management professionals, each having over ten years experience as project management development professionals. Parallel Project Training is based in Reading and offers a highly innovative approach to project management training. The courses include APMP, planning, risk management, estimating, and project leadership and will lead to accreditation where available. They are delivered using a combination of printed study material, e-learning, podcasts and classroom workshops. Parallel offers exceptional value for money with their innovative approach to efficiency and reducing impact on the environment – offering more for less.