Ideal for those who are new to project management and want to understand the language and principles of project management.
Exam questions over a one hour period.
believe that taking an APM qualification will add value to their career.*
Gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession.
Learn the fundamental principles of project management.
No prior knowledge or experience is required
Ideal for those with some project management knowledge and want to further their knowledge to manage and control projects.
Knowledge based qualification
out of 16
Questions must be answered.
Gain a broad understanding of cost planning.
Learn the fundamental principles and importance of leadership.
Gain knowledge and techniques behind good negotiation.
For existing project managers who want to progress their career and prospects.
Assesses your capability
with 4 scenario based questions
3 core and 1 elective modular exam
Learn the importance of professionalism and managing others
Learn the fundamentals of governance in project management
Gain a thorough understanding of project planning and control
The APM ChPP credential is the most advanced project management accreditation available.
of delivering projects, programmes, portfolios etc
of current project methods and practices
in the project management profession
Stand out in the job market with an enhanced CV
Increased understanding to help you work more effectively
Assurance for clients of high standards and ethical practice
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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.
|APM PMQ 6-Week Virtual||6 Weeks||From £1,250.00||07 Sep|
|APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Classroom||2 Days||From £465.00||08 Jun|
|APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Distance Learning (Including Exam)||6-8 hours on-line||From £325.00||Elearning|
|APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Classroom||4 Days + Online Exam||From £990.00||29 Jun|
|APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Classroom - Aspect Partner||5 Days||From £1,650.00||Register interest|
|APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Distance Learning (Excluding Exam)||40-80 hours||From £300.00||Elearning|
|APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Prep and Exam||1-Day||From £550.00||05 Jun|
|APM-PFQ (BoK7) Study Guide||From £50.00||Elearning|
|PFQ Study Guide||From £50.00||Register interest|
|PMQ (BoK7) Study Guide||From £50.00||Study Guide|
|Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner - Aspect Partner||5-Day||From £1,499.00||14 Sep|
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:
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.
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.Get in touch
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 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.Get in touch