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Project Management Course


Our project management courses cover three key qualifications.

Select from the options below to see which qualification might work best for you.

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APM Project

Fundamentals

Qualification (PFQ)

from 275
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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%

beleive 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 RPP 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 course is 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 project manager 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 275

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 beleive 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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PRINCE2® vs APM

PRINCE2 is an internationally renowned project management method used within a wide range of business sectors and industries. It was originally developed by the UK government to provide best practise guidance on delivering successful projects based on seven principles, themes and processes. It is a flexible method that can be used at different levels depending on the complexity and scale of a project so can be tailored to meet specific requirements.

It uses standard templates and processes and has well-defined role & responsibilities so PRINCE2 differs from the APM qualifications that use a Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) to develop skills and competencies project managers need to successfully manage projects.

There are two main PRINCE2 project management qualifications:

PRINCE2 Foundation Qualification

The PRINCE2 Foundation course is designed for aspiring project managers, project team members and those whose role involves supporting projects. No prior qualifications or experience are required and candidates gain an understanding of the terminology and principles behind this structured project management method.

PRINCE2 Practitioner Qualification

This course provides a detailed understanding of how to apply the PRINCE2 method in order to deliver more successful projects. Candidates learn how to prepare project plans using product-based planning techniques, how to undertake risk analysis and risk management for the project and how to implement quality control and change control techniques.

Candidate must have passed the PRINCE2 Foundation exam or hold an equivalent qualification before taking the Practitioner exam although Parallel Project Training run a single concurrent course covering both qualifications.

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PMI vs APM

The Project Management Institute (PMI) sponsors the PMP qualification – the highly comprehensive and most widely used project management approach across the globe. As with the APM the PMI uses a Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) as a guide to the necessary skills and competencies project managers need to deliver projects successfully.

The PMBoK is based on five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling & closing. These in turn are supported by nine knowledge areas which include scope, time, cost, quality and risk management. In it’s entirety the PMBoK is better suited to large projects but can also be easily adapted to suit smaller projects.

The PMI has several qualifications designed for project team members (CAPM) through to programme managers but is perhaps best known for it’s PMP Certification designed for experienced project managers.

PMP Certification

PMP Certification courses develop an in-depth understanding of the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) and it’s approach. Candidates also gain an understanding of general project management principles through the uses of realistic case studies that relate to real-world projects.

Candidates are required to have completed 35 hours of project management training (from a variety of suitable sources, including internal courses) and already have 3 years’ project management experience or 5 years’ experience if they do not have a degree-level qualification.

As an internationally recognised qualification the PMP Certification is advantageous for any project manager seeking to work internationally or seeking a role with an international organisation.

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