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APM Project

Fundamentals

Qualification (PFQ)

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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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Which project management courses are Right for Me?

Here at Parallel we offer training courses based on APM, PMI and PRINCE2 methods so we are ideally placed to advise you of the best route to follow to enhance your career prospects. The best qualifications or accreditation for any successful project management professional are dependent on previous experience, current industry sector, likely future employers and whether you will be working nationally or globally. More information is available below, or give us a call and one of our consultants will help you find the right training for your specific experience and future ambitions.

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APM Project

Fundamentals

Qualification (PFQ)

from 325

Ideal for a new project managers who want to learn the principles of project management

  • Gain a broad understanding Gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession.
  • earn the fundamentals Learn the fundamental principles of project management.
  • No prior knowledge No prior knowledge or experience is required
  • 60 Multiple Choice Exam questions 60 Multiple Choice Exam questions over a one hour period.
  • Add value to your career 95% APM candidates who believe that taking an APM qualification will add value to their career.*
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APM Project

Management

Qualification (PMQ)

from 850

Ideal for a project manager establishing a professional career

  • Cost Planning Gain a broad understanding of Cost Planning.
  • Principles of Leadership Learn the fundamental principles of Leadership.
  • Negotiation Gain knowledge and techniques behind good Negotiation.
  • 3 Hour Exam 3 Hour Exam.
  • 10 out of 16 questions 10 out of 16 questions must be answered.
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APM Project

Professional

Qualification (PPQ)

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

  • Importance of professionalism Learn the importance of professionalism and managing others
  • Fundamentals of governance Learn the fundamentals of governance in project management
  • Planning and Control Gain a thorough understanding of project planning and control
  • 3 hour exams 3 hour exams
  • Must pass 3 core and one elective modular exam Must pass 3 core and one elective modular exam
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APM Project

Chartered

Standard (ChPP)

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

  • 3 hour exams Stand out in the job market with an enhanced CV.
  • Must pass 3 core and one elective modular exam Increased understanding to help you work more effectively.
  • Must pass 3 core and one elective modular exam Assurance for clients of high standards and ethical practice.
  • Importance of professionalism Must have a track record of delivering projects, programmes, portfolios etc.
  • Fundamentals of governance You'll need knowledge of current project methods and practices.
  • Planning and Control Should be actively involved in the project management profession.
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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ)

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate, is a practical training course for people new to project management. All candidates will gain a broad understanding of the principles of project management including the processes, tools and language used in the project environment. There are no pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, experience or academic qualifications

The fundamental principles of project management covered on an APM PFQ course include:

  • Defining the business case
  • Establishing scope
  • Drawing up a plan for project delivery
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Monitoring and tracking project progress
  • Controlling change

Attending this course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge required to deliver successful project outcomes. For project managers or project team members hoping to take on a lead role in projects it will also help you to develop the leadership skills required to become a project manager. This widely recognised professional qualification will also enhance your career prospects.

Topics covered on the APM PFQ course

  • Project Management And The Operating Environment – distinguishing between projects and business-as-usual (BAU) and exploring how the business environment impacts project success.
  • Project Lifecycles - their phases and useswhich include linear, iterative (such as Agile) and hybrid lifecycles.
  • Project Roles - the various roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager, Sponsor, Stakeholders and Users.
  • Planning - developing a plan including the project schedule, project baselines, planning and managing key resources and budgeting & cost management. Also includes the purpose of the business case and the definition of success criteria and benefits.
  • Scope Management – clear definitions ofhow the scope of a project is derived, planned, and managed using various techniques. Also covers change control and its role in preventing ‘scope creep’.
  • Scheduling and Resource Management – includesdifferent approaches such as critical path, milestone planning and time boxing.
  • Risk and Issue Management - exploration of ways to deal with risks and issues and the tools available to do so.
  • Quality Management - techniques for the management of quality of the deliverables on a project.
  • Understanding Communication – the most appropriate types of communication both within the project team and externally.
  • Leadership and Teamwork - understanding some basic theory on how to put together and motivate a team.

 


Exam details

The APM PFQ exam is a one-hour multiple-choice paper with 60 questions and a pass mark of 60%. It can be taken either in a classroom environment, or online via an online proctoring service. The on-line exam can be taken at any time convenient to you and you will be observed by a remote proctor using a web cam.

Learning materials for this course

Parallel Project Training worked in partnership with the APM to write the official study guide for the APM PFQ qualification, which is included with the course. We also include a wide range of other learning materials so that you have the flexibility to study in a variety of ways. The following are all included with this course:

  • The Parallel fundamentals study guide written by Parallel Project Training
  • 20 bite-size video lectures presented by the authors of the Parallel fundamentals study guide
  • 18 reflection exercises in which you consider how to apply the principles to your projects
  • 25 podcasts which you can download and listen to whenever convenient
  • 24 case study episodes in which you watch a new project manager apply the principles of project management to their first project
  • 104 sample multiple choice questions to check your progress with the course
  • A full sample exam paper

APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ)

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) was formerly known as the APMP and is designed for people actively involved in projects within their organisation. It will help you develop a solid foundation in project management behaviours, skills, processes and tools that will be useful in any industry. It is the perfect course for project managers with a few years’ experience in project delivery, who are aiming to consolidate a structured method of project management in their company with a best-practice approach.

By studying for the APM PMQ course, you will be able to apply the principles of project management to the projects you manage and will learn the practical skills and knowledge required to successfully deliver those projects. You will also be able to clearly explain the benefits of project management to your organisation and will gain a professional qualification from the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project management profession.

Topics covered on the APM PMQ course

  • Situational Context of Projects- the overall business, legal and political environment in which the project is being delivered. Exploration of how projects transform ongoing operations and support strategic change. Discussion of the impact of uncertainty on project delivery.
  • Organisations and Project Structures– Exploration of the different types of organisation and the key responsibilities of the project manager, sponsor, user and the project office.
  • Project Lifecycles- APM project lifecycles and the benefits of adopting a range of lifecycles for a project. Also the importance of project reviews and the benefits of capturing lessons learned from projects.
  • Communications– identifying and managing stakeholders to ensure good communications. The processes for managing stakeholders, the contents and structure of a communications plan and the factors affecting communications. Also approaches to conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Leadership and Teamwork- developing and leading successful project teams. Leadership qualities of a project manager, the principles of motivation, the impact of leadership on team motivation, the advantages of adopting situational leadership models and the benefits of effective teams.
  • Scope Management– How to define and manage scope through requirements management and configuration management for both linear and agile project approaches. The different stages in change control and the relationship between change control and configuration management.
  • Planning for Success– The first stages in planning a project from the business case to the project management plan. A detailed look at the management of stakeholders in connection with the communications plan. Also a review of estimating techniques and the issues involved in attempting to provide accurate estimates.
  • Scheduling and Resource Management– explanation of techniques such as dependency networks, timeboxing, critical path and critical chain analysis. Also, resource management and it’s use in the scheduling process, and budgeting and cost management, including earned value management.
  • Risk Management- Examination of the stages in a risk management process, the benefits of risk management and the difference between risk and issue management. Plus the importance of the risk and issue escalation process.
  • Quality Management– how to practically apply quality management in the project environment and the elements of project quality management including quality planning, assurance and control.
  • Procurement– how to find the right supplier and then work with them in order to complete the project. Includes exploration of the role of a procurement strategy and the different types of contractual relationships and payment types as described in the APM Body of Knowledge.

 

Exam details

The APM PMQ exam is a three-hour written exam in which you need to answer 10 questions from a choice of 16 and the pass mark is 55%. It can be taken either in a classroom environment, or online via an online proctoring service. The on-line exam can be taken at any time convenient to you and you will be observed by a remote proctor using a web cam.

Learning materials for this course

Parallel Project Training worked in partnership with the APM to write the official study guide for this qualification, which is included with the course. We also include a wide range of other learning materials so that you have the flexibility to study in a variety of ways. The following are all included with this course:

 

  • The Parallel Project Management Qualification study guide written by Parallel Project Training
  • 8 on-line e-learning modules which are closely integrated with the study guide
  • 25 podcasts which you can download and listen to whenever convenient
  • Online tutor support via our study group
  • A full sample exam paper

APM Project Professional Qualification (APM PPQ)

The APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ), from the Association for Project Management (APM), builds on the knowledge gained in the APM PMQ. It leads to direct entry as a full member of the APM and is a recognised assessment route to become a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP). By demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of current practices and methods of project management a candidate can follow route 1 (professional practice, CPD and ethics) to Chartered Status. 

The APM Project Professional Qualification (APM PPQ) was updated to version 2 in August 2020, and comprises a variety of tools, techniques, processes and skills that show candidates’ project management achievements. The APM PPQ specifically assesses the skills required to deliver projects, programmes and portfolios at a level between the APM PMQ (formerly the APMP) and the coveted Chartered Project Professional status.

On this course you will learn about the importance of professionalism and managing others, including how to provide visionary leadership for a project and build high-performing project teams. In addition, you will learn how to deal with conflict in a constructive way, use structured problem solving to deal with issues and develop strategies for most effectively communicating with stakeholders. 

You will also learn the fundamentals of governance in project management and gain a thorough understanding of project planning and control, including a structured approach to managing the budget and actual costs for a project, and managing risks and issues in a proactive way. 

 

Topics covered on the APM PPQ course

Module 1 - Effective leadership and management

  1. Provide vision and direction.
  2. Establish, develop and manage project teams.
  3. Resolve conflict.
  4. Solve problems in a structured and logical way.
  5. Make decisions that support project objectives.
  6. Manage stakeholders with an awareness of their influence and interests.
  7. Negotiate effectively with key people and groups. 

Module 2 - Governance

  1. Establish and maintain structures that define clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities.
  2. Establish and manage reviews which will inform governance of the change initiatives.
  3. Establish protocols to alter change initiatives and update configuration documentation.
  4. Deliver the anticipated benefits.

Module 3 - Planning and control

  1. Prepare budgets and control actual costs
  2. Proactively manage risks including identification, evaluation and responses.
  3. Proactively manage issues.
  4. Prepare a project plan that includes scope, resources, risk, budgets, issues and quality criteria.

 

 

Assessment details

The APM PPQ assessment comprises 3 parts:

  • A scenario task, where you will play the role of the project manager in a pre-seen case study situation. A typical task might be negotiating a change request with stakeholders or presenting a progress report to senior management. The assessors will play the role of the stakeholders
  • An oral assessment during which you will answer questions about the pre-seen case study. So, for example, "critically analyse the approach to leadership in this case study".

  • A written report where you will be asked more in-depth questions such as "prepare a brief report, for senior management, on the governance structures used in a project" on a pre-seen case study 

 

Learning materials for this course

  • A hard copy of our PPQ study guide, written by Parallel Project Training and designed to guide you through everything required for the PPQ
  • Sample scenario questions and answers.

Project Management Chartered Standard (APM ChPP)

The APM ChPP standard is the ‘gold standard’ for project management worldwide. It is intended for those who wish to demonstrate their competent leadership and an ability to successfully manage highly complex projects, programmes and portfolios.

Parallel Project Training delivers this APM ChPP course in 3 parts: an initial ½ day workshop, follow-on coaching and a ½ day interview coaching. All parts are bespoke 1-on-1 sessions that provide advice and guidance for the ChPP application process. on the application process. The APM provides application guidance, but most applicants will benefit from additional support as provided by this course to make a successful ChPP application.

In order to undertake this course, you will need to be actively involved in project management, have up-to-date knowledge of project methods and best practices and a proven track record of delivering projects, programmes or portfolios. You must also have undertaken 35 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the year preceding your application and commit to that same level of CPD every year.

 

 

Topics covered on the APM ChPP course

 

The Professional Practice and Technical Knowledge areas to be demonstrated include the following 9 mandatory competences plus your choice of either 1a. Budgeting and Cost Control OR 1b. Financial Management :

1a. Budgeting and Cost Control

OR

1b. Financial Management

  1. Change Control
  2. Conflict Management
  3. Consolidated Planning
  4. Governance
  5. Leadership
  6. Reviews
  7. Risk and Issue Management
  8. Stakeholder and Communications Management
  9. Team Management

In addition, there are a further 2 elective competences to be demonstrated from a list of 15. These are:

  1. Asset Allocation
  2. Benefits Management
  3. Business Case
  4. Capability Development
  5. Contract Management
  6. Frameworks and Methodologies
  7. Independent Assurance
  8. Procurement
  9. Quality Management
  10. Requirements Management
  11. Resource Capacity Planning
  12. Resource Management
  13. Schedule Management
  14. Solution Development
  15. Transition Management

 

 

Assessment details

The ChPP assessment is in 2 parts: a written application and an interview but there are 3 different routes:

  • Route 1– for those with a recognised assessment for technical knowledge - involves a professional practice written application and a 1-hour interview
  • Route 2– for those with a recognised assessment for technical knowledge and professional practice - involves a short-written application and a 30-minute interview
  • Route 3– for those with no recognised assessment but who meet the eligibility criteria - involves a professional practice written application and a two-hour interview focussed on it and your technical knowledge.

 

See our Guide to Project Management Qualifications for a list of recognised assessments and eligibility criteria.

 

Comparing PRINCE2® with APM

PRINCE2 is an acronym for Projects in Controlled Environments and is a specific project management method used across the world. The PRINCE method was initially established by the UK government in the 1970's to issue guidance on how best to ensure the successful delivery of Information Technology projects. The prince2 courses and the PRINCE2 methodology are now widely recognised and have developed over the decades to use 7 principles, themes and processes. It is flexible enough to be adapted for use on projects of varying size and complexity, and a wide range of different business sectors and industries now use this popular PM method. PRINCE2 is still most used in the IT sector where many organisations have tailored it to their own methods.

PRINCE2 is a formal methodology with standard templates and processes, and well-defined roles & responsibilities. That is a fundamental difference between PRINCE2 and APM (Association for Project Management) qualifications. The APM is not a method but a competence development path, for individuals, that develops the necessary skills and behaviours to successfully deliver projects. Both have their own unique type of project management training courses to ensure PMs are well-qualified for the relevant environment. An APM qualified project manager can use any methods.

These skills and competencies are based on the APM competence framework and the widely accepted practice described in the APM Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) which has recently been upgraded from the APM BoK 6th Edition to the 7th Edition. The Body of Knowledge is written by practicing project managers, and as such includes proven, tried and tested approaches. It's never cutting edge; it simply represents the combined wisdom of many practicing project managers. So, for example, the latest edition has only just incorporated agile working and virtual teams.

So PRINCE2 is a process based, structured approach - it is about following a standard set of processes to maximise the chances of delivering a project successfully; while APM qualifications and training are about developing the behaviours, competencies and professional skills needed to deliver successful projects.

There are 3 main PRINCE2 qualifications:

PRINCE2 Foundation Qualification

This course of study and qualification is best suited to people working as part of a project team or people supporting projects (such as a PMO or assistant project manager). It is also useful for those with career ambitions to become a project manager. There are no pre-requisites to taking this course and exam either in the form of qualifications or experience. Candidates will learn about project management terminology and the principles of this structured project management method.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification

People taking this particular project manager course will gain a detailed understanding of how to apply the PRINCE2 processes. They learn planning techniques that will help them prepare a project plan, how to perform a risk analysis and about the risk management process. Implementing quality control and change control techniques are also covered.

Every candidate for the PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification must already have passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam or have an equivalent qualification such as PMP, CAPM or IPMA. Full pre-requisite details can be found in our Definitive Guide to Project Management Qualifications.

In practice, many accredited PM training providers like Parallel Project Training will run single concurrent project managers courses covering both Foundation and Practitioner level PRINCE2 qualifications.

PRINCE2 Agile Qualification

The PRINCE2 Agile project management certification also encompasses a Foundation level and a Practitioner level.

As with the PRINCE2 Foundation, the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course requires no previous qualifications or experience. On these courses in project management candidates will learn a range of agile concepts and techniques in addition to gaining an understanding of PRINCE2. They will then have the basic knowledge to understand how agile concepts work within a PRINCE2 environment; and the advantages of combining them in a single project environment.

On the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner course project managers learn how to use the structure and control of the PRINCE2 methodology alongside agile techniques. The PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner qualification has the same pre-requisites as PRINCE2 Practitioner i.e. PRINCE2 Foundation, PMI Project Management Professional PMP, CAPM or IPMA qualifications.

Comparing PMI with APM

The USA-based Project Management Institute (PMI) has the project manager courses and PM qualifications that are the most widely known and are globally recognised. There are qualifications like CAPM for project team members and a range of other qualifications for all levels up to programme managers. However, the best-known of the PMI qualifications is the PMP.

Similar to the APM the PMI uses a Guide to the Body of Knowledge (PMBoK). Like the APM BoK, the PMBoK is a standard rather than a methodology like PRINCE2. However, the PMI version is more focused on process groups and tools. It has less focus on areas of competence such as leadership, team development and conflict management. The PMBoK is updated over time to recognise the fact that project management is a developing and growing field in which best practices are evolving.

The PMBoK standard is based on 5 process groups:

  1. Initiating
  2. Planning
  3. Executing
  4. Monitoring
  5. Controlling & Closing

Not to be confused with the lifecycle.

10 knowledge areas support these 5 process groups:

  1. Integration Management
  2. Scope Management
  3. Schedule Management
  4. Cost Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Resource Management
  7. Communications Management
  8. Risk Management
  9. Procurement Management
  10. Stakeholder Management

The five process groups also describe well over a hundred tools and techniques which a project manager could use in a project environment. These include areas such as assumptions analysis, change control tools, conflict management, earned value management, human resources management and quality audits amongst many, many other tools and techniques.

The PMI approach to managing projects is well-suited to large or complex projects but it can also be easily tailored for smaller projects. The newest edition also covers agile concepts since an agile approach is increasingly common in a variety of project environments.

PMP Certification

Studying for the PMP Certification via a project managers course helps people develop an in-depth, comprehensive knowledge of the PMBoK and the PMI approach to managing projects. The best project management courses will include realistic case studies to ensure that candidates develop their understanding of project management principles.

Anyone wishing to study for the PMP Certification must already have completed 35 hours of project management training. This can be from a range of courses, including internal courses. Candidates also need at least 3 years' of project management experience or 5 years' experience required if they do not have a degree-level qualification. Full pre-requisite details can be found in our Definitive Guide to Project Management Qualifications.

The PMP is the most widely accepted project management certification across the globe and, as such, is especially useful for project managers who work internationally or wish to join an international organisation.

How Can Parallel Help?

If you are unsure which is the best qualification, some key questions to ask are:

  1. Are you looking to learn a set of rules to guide projects?
  2. What sectors do you work in?
  3. Are you planning to work internationally?
  4. Are you looking to develop and demonstrate your overall competence?
 

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Why Choose Parallel Project Training?

Everyone wants flexible and cost-effective training, and we provide that on all of our project management courses. But we also offer professional trainers who make courses engaging and fun. All of our trainers are experienced project managers who know how to make sure everyone gains a professional PM qualification but, more importantly, also gains the knowledge and skills to manage their projects more successfully. And enjoy themselves while doing so.

Project management professional development and training solutions from Parallel don't mean sitting in a classroom (virtual or real) and listening to the trainer for hours on end. It involves active participation in real-world tasks, collaborating with others using realistic case studies; it consists of watching webinars and listening to podcasts. Expect to get involved in buzz groups, discussions, practical demonstrations, role-play and simulations to support study goals and career development.

  • Flexible and cost-effective
  • Highly-experienced trainers
  • Active participation on all courses
  • Realistic case-studies, role-play and simulations

We run regular online courses and short courses in project management suitable for project management practitioners with all levels of higher education. You will learn the skills required for the management of projects of all types and complexity; and come away with an internationally recognised certificate of achievement and the knowledge gained to effectively manage a project.

Our online project management courses have been developed over many years and are just one of the reasons to choose Parallel Project Training. Here are some more…

If your organisation needs a training programme tailored to your specific industry, business sector, public sector or project environment, we are the best of the best at producing truly bespoke project management training courses online or at your business premises. Every bespoke training package from Parallel is created specifically for each organisation and we also deliver continuing professional development CPD courses.

We spend time learning about your business and your objectives to ensure we deliver the professional qualifications and training for project managers that follow industry best practice, support personal development of employees and, most importantly, exceed your expectations. Your employees can then build on the knowledge they have learnt to become an effective project manager and improve your organisation's project delivery capability.

Benefits of Training for Project Managers

Individuals leading projects can expand their project management skills and knowledge, and enhance their career prospects, through PM training. PMI and APM project management courses follow a progression from introductory level right through to highly advanced level; and, in the case of the APM, to chartered status. This relatively recent development places a career as a project manager on a par with other chartered professions.

Organisations can also benefit because employees will be leading projects using the latest methods and best practice, and so delivering their projects more successfully and to a higher standard, which is a highly attractive proposition for clinets of those organisations. Here are just some of the benefits of a professional project manager course for both individuals and the organisations they work for:

  • Produce realistic timeframes and schedules for projects.
  • Responsibilities are clearly defined.
  • Changes to the project scope are well-controlled.
  • Project risks are well-understood and controlled.
  • Experience contributes to more successful future projects.
  • Leadership skills are developed.
  • Communication skills are improved.

Here at Parallel Project Training we have over 15 years' experience delivering bespoke and off-the-shelf training to individual project managers and organisations, in both the public and private sector. We ensure every candidate gains highly regarded project management certifications that actively improve their performance in the work environment and enable them to follow a well-respected career path.

We train more than 500 people in the project management field every year, both here in the UK and overseas, and we are particulalry proud of our very high 85% pass rate in the APM qualifications and training. We regularly run our public courses and bespoke courses online or face-to-face, in whatever way is best suited to the requirements of the people learning project methodologies.

Please take a look at some of our client case studies and testimonials to see how we've helped major organisations improve their professional development and project delivery, and enhance their leadership and management capability; and how we've helped each individual become a more successful project manager .