– Customers enthusiastic about the first few courses from specialist APM training provider –
27 April, 2010: Parallel Project Training, an innovative new specialist training provider in APM project management training and APMP certification, has received outstanding feedback from customers who attended the company’s first training courses in March and April. The exam pass rate on the March course was 100%, all students passed.
The courses were a mixture of three and five day events led by a fully qualified and experienced tutor offering students an integrated approach to their learning with a wide range of pre-course study options. The programmes have been designed to follow the same structure as the APMP syllabus and offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills and best practice knowledge in project management in order to pass the APMP exam. Students are also coached on how to apply the APM principles to their own projects. Students are able to confidently sit the APM Professional exam with a clear understanding of what is required to pass. They also take away a thorough understanding of the benefits of deploying project management within an organisation.
All students receive a high quality APMP exam study guide prior to the course start date, which allows them to prepare and coordinate their study plans. The study guide explains the APM Body of Knowledge in simple steps, including sample exam questions and helpful templates. The course is also broken down into seven APM accredited e-learning modules which integrate seamlessly with the study guide as well as MP3 podcasts that cover all the important topics included in the APMP Exam, which students must sit on the last day of the course.
The courses cost from £935, which is probably the best value around “a properly keen price” said one student. Others, commenting on what they liked about the course said: “I learnt more in the first morning than in the entire six days of the previous course when I failed the exam”. Other comments included praise for the knowledgeable instructor with vast experience and that the blended e-learning option was especially useful when used alongside the study guide. They also liked a clear set of objectives for the course and a focus on results. “I really liked the podcasts, they’re really useful for the car” said one very busy student.
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.
About 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.