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Belfast

About the Training

Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and is an easily accessible city with good transport links to mainland UK, the rest of Europe and a range of international destinations.

We deliver Bespoke Training Courses on client premises in Belfast and across the UK. We also offer live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning courses for project managers.

May 09
APM PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
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May 10
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
pmq
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
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May 13
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
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May 16
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
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May 28
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
ppq
4 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
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Jun 11
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
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Jun 11
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Jun 14
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
pmq
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Jul 03
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
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Jul 15
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
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Aug 05
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Aug 19
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Aug 19
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
ppq
5 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 03
New APM PMQ Resit Worksop
4 days, 09:00 AM BST - 01:00 PM BST
  • £950.00 excl. VAT
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Sep 12
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 16
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 18
APM PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 30
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
ppq
4 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Oct 09
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Oct 14
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Nov 11
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM GMT - 05:00 PM GMT
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
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Nov 13
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Nov 18
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
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Instructor Info

Here is some information about just one of our trainers who conducts courses in Belfast. All of our trainers conduct courses across the country. For more information on all of our trainers see our Trainers page

 

Paul Naybour

CEng, MBA, BSc(Hons), MAPM, MIET

A project management consultant with particular expertise in the analysis, process development, and implementation of change program management, risk management, earned value management, commercial project management and bespoke project management training development and delivery.

Key achievements: 

Undertaken business and project management process review & implementation, developing bespoke process solutions, particularly in the areas of project, program, risk & business management. Paul has significant experience training and mentoring/coaching project management staff for British Nuclear Fuels, Network Rail, Arcadis, Turner and Townsend, Mace, Strachan and Henshaw, Carillion, Halcrow, Parsons Brinckerhoff. Lend Lease Project Consulting, Winterthur Life, Lloyds TSB, AMEX, Dstl, QinetiQ and Wilson Bowden.

Excellent
4.8
Great course provider and great trainer Tyrone, have learnt so much in 5 weeks!
Highly recommended Parallel Project Training. Carmen is a fantastic trainer, she is able to guide you through the training in a friendly and welcome manner, she takes the qualification and puts it into bite size chunks to make it digestible over the 5 weeks. Thanks for all your help!
Would highly recommend using Parallel Project Training. They have supported me in my journey to achieving my APM PMQ.The presentations and podcasts that they provide are informative and easy to understand. Compared to other training providers they are also one of the cheapest around.
Excellent course and really well led by Tyrone. Great method of getting the key information across and really informative.
APM PMQA well run and thought through course. The online portal, with videos and learning material was a great benefit along side the teams sessions.Our trainer, Carmen, was very knowledgeable and helpful. She put time aside to help answer questions, review work of our allotted sessions which was really appreciated.A slight frustration for me was that the paper work didn't always match the slides we were looking at, and the study guide arrived after our first days learning. But overall a very well run course.Many thanks,Richard
Amazing course and highly recommended. Carmen was very knowledgeable and easy to understand in order to pass the APM PMQ exam.
Excellent training delivered by Paul Naybour; would recommend to anyone pursuing APM qualifications
I can highly recommend Parallel Project training for the preparation of the APM certification. The trainer are highly skilled and take huge effort in working with each individual to prepare for the exam (Thank you Carmen for you huge support and going the extra mile!). Their online platform includes very helpful videos and their prep questions trains you well for the assessment criteria.Absolute worth it!
I complete the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification through online webinars and exam. The learning materials were high quality and delivery was very professional. The tutor was extremely well prepared and use analogies, case studies and real world examples to help make the course engaging.If you want to get an APM Fundamentals Certificate and your company uses the APM system for project management, then this course is a good introduction. However, the content is largely about the APM words for different aspects of project management and you are tested, not on your PM skill, but your ability to remember a specific set of terminology. This led to a lot of "teaching to exam" rather than developing any skills. This course lacks depth and does not develop Project Management skills.
I completed the APM qualification 5 days over 5 weeks and I found this to be better way due to work commitments etc. Our trainer Carmen was very knowledgeable and I found the first 4 days of the course very beneficial. Unfortunately the final day which was used for revision didn't suit my learning style and I came away feeling more unprepared. Instead of going over all the content we have already learnt and answering any questions we just kept going over 'possible' questions and answers which really didn't work for me. I also found the exam questions to be very different to the ones we have spent time on practicing, so again seemed like a waste.
Attended the APM PFQ training & certification - One of the best trainings I have been in, the instructor (Jan Underdown) was very knowledgeable on the subjects due to her immense real-life experience in project management, very articulate and took time to ensure everyone understood the concepts.
Parallel Project Training provide a well-structured course, enabling an in depth understanding of project management methodologies, structures and challenges to overcome. The tutor (Jan Underdown) balanced the course well and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The online service is exceptional!
Would highly recommend this course. Very well led, Jan skill fully balanced the breadth of syllabus in a pace that was manageable for the 5 week course.
Brilliant. Great support and presented very well
The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course was very chaotic to say the least. The training provider spent way too much time making kitchen analogy to illustrate structural breakdown and then ended up rushing through the rest of the course and I feel like she missed important bits that we were asked about in the exam.
Took the virtual APM PMQ 6-week course with Paul Naybour. The course was conveniently timed to fit around the day job. Paul is hugely knowledgeable and supportive, teaching both PM principles and exam technique. Highly recommend to others with or without previous project management experience.
Fantastic quality training by excellent tutors. Highly recommended.
Parallel training is an exemplary company, from the customer service, to the study material, and the course itself.Fully recommend, thank you Michelle and Paul.
I heartily recommend Parallel's APM PMQ 8 week virtual course. Its not an easy exam, however the tutors at Parallel ensure you have the knowledge and tips to pass. The tips and advice on how to pass the exam were invaluable and compliment the online lessons, text books, podcasts and homework.
I've done the self study course for the APM PMQ certification. The study guide from parallel was pretty comprehensive and sample exam questions and answers really help in rounding out the full understanding of the exam. They also provide podcasts and video lessons.And they mark your sample answers on their online platform.I've had 2 webinars with Paul and he was really helpful at explaining how to answer the exam questions and great at running the webinars (quite funny too). In the end I passed my PMQ and would recommend this provider. But to anyone doing the course it is quite difficult if you do it as self study. I would definitely advise to go for a tutor led course if possible.
Excellent service provided. The trainers are qualified and well informed. I would recommend.
Very Professional and supportive organisation - coached me through my ChPP and I passed!
Very professional and thorough preparation given to me as part of a successful ChPP application process to the APM. Thank you for the support and guidance in the overall process.
I took an APM PMQ course through Parallel in the past few weeks and I was very happy about the quality of the training material (varied and suitable for all kinds of learning. There were videos, podcasts, printed material). I was especially impressed by the ability of the instructor, she was engaging, organized and super efficient, which helped me as well with my mental organization for the exam.Highly recommended!
Paul Naybour is an amazing tutor and explained the concepts very well and given continued support through out the course duration. The 6 week course of APM PMQ helped quite alot to manage office work, personal life balance and course study. The weekly assignments through out the course study helped to understand the contents much better. Thank you so much for all your help.
I have just completed the PMQ qualification over 10 weeks. I found studying using this format really beneficial as it gave more time to really understand the content and prepare for the exam. I would recommend Parallel Training to anyone who is looking for a training provider to study the APM qualifications with.
The training was fantastic but the mock up didn't help at all.The exam questions are way more difficult.I completely disagree with the statement on the APM page: "No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification".
Good training service offered for professionals. Would 100% recommend.
Great packages available and very well ran with lots of useful feedback throughout. Highly recommended and yes I'll be back for more :)
I'm always sceptical about online reviews of companies but the reviews for Parallel Project Training convinced me to opt for them and I'm very glad I did. The course trainer, Michelle Greaves, was excellent and delivered the online course extremely well. I did the PMQ spread over three weeks to give myself more time to absorb the information. It was well paced, clearly communicated and she used real world examples to help you understand the concepts you were learning. She made the sessions very inclusive in a way that enabled her to check our understanding and to pick up any areas we needed to focus on. From the beginning of the course she guided us in terms of exam technique and how we needed to answer questions which was very helpful for someone who's not taken an exam in over 20 years! The speed with which she turned around our practice assignments was impressive and her feedback really helped with understanding what needed improvement. I'd definitely recommend the company and, in particular, choosing a course delivered by Michelle!
Thanks John for all the support and training provided, I am pleased to comment the delivery method was excellent and all via on-line. I appreciated the fast turnaround of feedback, coaching and support provided throughout the process. I would strongly recommend this to others.
Great course, provided in a professional and easy to navigate platform with forums to ask questions and feedback.
Parallel Project training were employed by my employer to support me through the ChPP application. Great support through what could have been a challenging and complex process. All carried out virtually which saved a lot of travel time.
Achieved by ChPP accrediation first time...with excellent support from PPT. Thanks
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About Belfast

About Belfast

Located on the eastern coast of Northern Ireland, Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland. Standing on the River Lagan, it is the largest city in Northern Ireland and was for a time during the 19th century the largest producer of linen in the world, something which earned the city the nickname “Linenopolis”. The city was also the birthplace of RMS Titanic and has a museum dedicated to the ship and its shipbuilder.

Belfast is an easily accessible city which has good links with mainland UK, the rest of Europe, and a range of international destinations.

Belfast has 2 airports, Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport. Both of these are just a short drive away from the city centre and are serviced by all the major budget airlines in addition to a good number of the larger ones. There are regular bus services from the airport to the city centre, or by taxi it will take around 30 minutes.

Belfast is easily accessible from Scotland, England and the Isle of Man by sea with superfast ferries that can make the journey in around 1 hour. This is a great travel option for those who do not like to fly or anyone who would prefer to bring their own vehicle with them.

For anyone arriving by road, travel between Dublin and Belfast is very easy. There are 21 buses a day with a journey time of around 2 hours (who knew they were so close!). The Motorway and toll road connect the 2 cities and there are also 8 trains a day between Dublin and Belfast – also with a journey time of around 2 hours.

Where to Stay

With the majority of project management courses lasting a couple of days, you will want to book a room in a nearby hotel and Belfast has plenty of four star hotels to choose from.

Clayton Hotel, 22 Ormeau Ave, Belfast BT2 8HS

A 6 minute walk from the station, this hotel is incredibly centrally located, making it a great base for attending training courses and also exploring the city. Guests at the hotel are able to take advantage of the onsite parking  and there are very good transport links from very close to the hotel. All of the rooms are modern and bright with all the amenities you would expect from a 4-star hotel. The hotel has meeting rooms which are available to hire and a business centre with computer stations for those individuals who may need to stay in touch with the office whilst attending a training course. As a spa hotel the Clayton also offers a good range of spa options for guests.

Ten Square Hotel, 10 Donegall Square S, Belfast BT1 5JD

With an airport pickup service, this city centre hotel is a great choice for those arriving by air. There is onsite parking however it is limited and there is an additional charge. The hotel has 2 restaurants and 2 bars offering plenty of choice for guests. There is free wifi throughout and the hotel also has a number of meeting rooms available for hire. For anyone who is looking to explore Belfast during their stay there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel and so are a number of places of interest.

Titanic Hotel, The Titanic Quarter, 8 Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT

For something a little different, why not try the Titanic Hotel in the Titanic Quarter of the city? The hotel is a short drive from the city centre and near to both the train station and local bus routes, there is also onsite payable parking for guests. This is a luxury hotel in an unusual location, with an incredibly contemporary interior. The Titanic Quarter is home to some fantastic eateries and of course just a short walk away from Titanic Belfast where the famous ship of the same name was built.

Things To Do

Whilst you stay in Belfast for a couple of days you are sure to want to see some of that fantastic Irish hospitality and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and traditional pubs with live music in the area to help you experience it.

Restaurants

Ireland has something of a reputation for fantastic food, in particular seafood and dishes making good use of fresh local ingredients. It is home to not just one but three restaurants with a Michelin star, and also a number of Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to eat.

The Muddlers Club in Warehouse Lane (BT1 2DX) is located in the Cathedral Quarter. This is a modern, uncluttered restaurant with a very vibrant open kitchen. The menu is thoroughly modern with an occasional nod to the more classical dishes. Quality local ingredients are prepared simply to showcase the best that Ireland has to offer in some unusual and at times fusion dishes.

Eipic on Howard Street (BT1 6PF) offers an intimate and relaxed dining experience. Here, the emphasis is on local and foraged ingredients with dishes featuring some unusual flavour combinations The restaurant has an impressive wine cellar and offers wine pairing that are a little unusual with their dishes.

Describing itself as modern British in style, OX on Oxford Street (BT1 3LA) is the third of the Michelin star restaurants in the centre of Belfast. Again, the emphasis is on fresh local produce with a particular focus on the use of seasonal ingredients.

For a more relaxed dining experience in Belfast why not try one of the many eateries offering traditional Irish fayre.

No visit to Belfast is complete without a quick stop in one of the many pubs you will find here. Opt for one with live music and there really is no better way to spend your evening. Nightlife in Belfast is loud, intoxicating and almost certainly fun.

If you prefer something a little more cultural then there are plenty of theatres in Belfast offering a wide range of shows and plays and you will also find plenty of music concerts as well.