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Birmingham

About the Training

Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is a very centrally located city in the UK that benefits from a great transport network.

We deliver Bespoke Project Management Courses on client premises in Birmingham and other locations right across the Midlands. We also offer live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning courses for project managers at all stages of their careers.

Feb 26
APM Project Risk Management Level 2
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Free
Ordnance Survey View
Registration not available
Mar 07
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Classroom
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
Online 2-day APM PFQ View
Mar 15
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
Exam Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Mar 27
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Apr 03
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Classroom
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
Online 2-day APM PFQ View
Apr 19
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Apr 22
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
4 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Apr 25
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
May 09
PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
Online View
May 10
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
Online View
May 13
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
May 16
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Classroom
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
Online 2-day APM PFQ View
May 28
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
4 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Jun 11
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Classroom
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
Online 2-day APM PFQ View
Jun 11
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Jun 14
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Jul 03
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Aug 05
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Aug 19
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
5 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 12
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 18
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
4 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Oct 09
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Nov 13
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Nov 18
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View

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Instructor Info

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

 

Jan Underdown

DMS, MCMI, MBILD, MAPM

Jan has over 20 years’ experience in project and change management via consultancy, training and education, having started her career within human resource management in the hospitality industry during the eighties.  During this time Jan developed, implemented and managed Trainee Management Programmes for the De Vere Group of hotels.

Key Achievements:

Developed project/programme management career paths, together with supporting competence based role descriptions.   Developed and implemented a range of competence frameworks (technical and behavioural) together with different forms of assessment for Halcrow, Logica and Land Registry.  Has managed the CMI’s Diploma in Programme and Project Management, a competence based qualification. 

Assisted APM Group with prototyping and roll out of their PRINCE2 Professional Qualification (assessment based competence) and has been signed off as a Moderator/Evaluator.  Jan is also an APM Practitioner Qualification Assessor.

Jan’s project management career evolved through managing the development and implementation of EN ISO9001 Quality Management standards across a wide variety of business sectors including ports authorities, Southampton Cargo Handling and Poole Harbour Commissioners, Dorset Chamber of Commerce, Parkstone Grammar School and FR Aviation (Cobham Group), where she assisted their change from AQAP1.  Jan developed and managed the Dorset Quality Club which assisted several SMEs in gaining relevant accreditations.  Her main interest was the implementation of standards within the service sector with emphasis on Total Quality Management and Customer Service.

Sam HillsSam Hills ★★★★★ 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.AaronAaron ★★★★★ Excellent course and really well led by Tyrone. Great method of getting the key information across and really informative.Richard NurseRichard Nurse ★★★★☆ 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,RichardRico CraigieRico Craigie ★★★★★ Amazing course and highly recommended. Carmen was very knowledgeable and easy to understand in order to pass the APM PMQ exam.Tom MurphyTom Murphy ★★★★★ Excellent training delivered by Paul Naybour; would recommend to anyone pursuing APM qualificationsNosherwan AliNosherwan Ali ★★★★★ 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!Ben DoughtyBen Doughty ★★★★☆ 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.Christopher GreenChristopher Green ★★★☆☆ 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.Thomas MadathiparampilThomas Madathiparampil ★★★★★ 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.Nicola EvansNicola Evans ★★★★★ 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!Leigh HaywoodLeigh Haywood ★★★★★ 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.Amanda LAmanda L ★★★★★ Brilliant. Great support and presented very wellMartyna MasiewiczMartyna Masiewicz ★★☆☆☆ 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.Rebecca UnwinRebecca Unwin ★★★★★ 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.Jon CumminsJon Cummins ★★★★★ Fantastic quality training by excellent tutors. Highly recommended.Mr JonesMr Jones ★★★★★ 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.Cam WoodhouseCam Woodhouse ★★★★★ 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.Karolis SerenasKarolis Serenas ★★★★★ 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.Saad JanjuaSaad Janjua ★★★★★ Excellent service provided. The trainers are qualified and well informed. I would recommend.Victoria OddieVictoria Oddie ★★★★★ Very Professional and supportive organisation - coached me through my ChPP and I passed!Richard SayellRichard Sayell ★★★★☆ 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.Costanza BellingeriCostanza Bellingeri ★★★★★ 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!siris sirissiris siris ★★★★★ 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.Ben HeathBen Heath ★★★★★ 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.Deborah MottaDeborah Motta ★★★☆☆ 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".Irine CheptooIrine Cheptoo ★★★★★ Good training service offered for professionals. Would 100% recommend.Shane MussellShane Mussell ★★★★★ Great packages available and very well ran with lots of useful feedback throughout. Highly recommended and yes I'll be back for more :)Sharon HerkesSharon Herkes ★★★★★ 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!Heather MccraeHeather Mccrae ★★★★★ 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.T TilaT Tila ★★★★★ Great course, provided in a professional and easy to navigate platform with forums to ask questions and feedback.Rob MashfordRob Mashford ★★★★★ 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.Mike FossMike Foss ★★★★★ Achieved by ChPP accrediation first time...with excellent support from PPT. ThanksOkunrin MetaOkunrin Meta ★★★★★ The instructor is very methodical, the delivery method was online and it worked very well (fist time online for me). The instructors are very accessible too. overall experience was very pleasant.Daniel PollittDaniel Pollitt ★★★★★ The support provided by John at Parallel Project Training was excellent, exceeding my initial expectations. They adopt a very personalised approach that really focused on my development.js_loader
About Birmingham

About Birmingham

Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is a very centrally located city in the UK that benefits from a great transport network. Project management training in Birmingham is a perfect choice and the city is, of course, well known for being the home of Cadbury World, The Bullring Shopping centre and as a manufacturing powerhouse.

Transport

Centrally located in the middle of the UK, you would imagine that Birmingham would be easy to get to and you would be right. The city is home to Birmingham Airport (formerly Birmingham International Airport), this is located just a few miles from the city centre and linked by the free-to-use monorail system to Birmingham International Station. The station itself offers links to stations all over the country with regular trains to Glasgow, Manchester and London to name just a few of the larger destinations.

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK motorway network and linked by the M5, M6, M40 and M42. The M1 is just 30 minutes away and the M6 Toll Road also offers another popular travel solution. Birmingham is also home to Spaghetti Junction. Sometimes referred to as Gravelly Hill Interchange, this is one “attraction” many visitors to the area prefer to avoid.

The city centre itself has a very good bus, tram and train network making it easy to get around. Walking and cycling around the city centre are also popular.

Where to Stay

Accommodation is an important consideration when attending a project management training course and a well located hotel will allow you to get the rest you need in order to give your full attention to the training sessions.

Edgbaston Park Hotel (53 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RS)

This hotel is one of two that are a part of the University of Birmingham and is located 2 miles outside the city centre. It has only been open for a relatively short time but is one of the most popular 4 star hotels you will find in the Birmingham area. It is a modern hotel with a contemporary feel, free Wi-Fi and cutting edge conference and meeting room facilities. If you are travelling by car this hotel is ideal as it has onsite parking for guests and is outside the clear air zone.

Jury’s Inn Birmingham (245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ)

Centrally located Jury’s Inn is just a short walk from Birmingham New Street station, it also benefits from 200 onsite parking spaces. This is a substantially sized hotel that is part of a well known hotel group. All of the modern rooms are stylishly decorated. The hotel has a number of conference and meeting rooms making it a good choice for hosting a training course.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham (2 Bridge St, Birmingham B1 2JZ)

Centrally located near Birmingham New Street station the hotel is located in the clean air zone, which is something worth considering if you plan to drive here. The local bus and train service is excellent so getting around is easy. The hotel offers incredible views over the city and is incredibly stylish and modern with all of the facilities you should need when away from home. There is an onsite business centre for those who want to catch up with a little work and the meeting room facilities are ideal for hosting training courses with large or smaller groups.

Meeting rooms

All of the hotels we have featured in our guide offer excellent meeting room facilities. However, it is often nice to have a change of scenery when you are away on training in Birmingham and there are plenty of alternative meeting rooms.

NRC Birmingham

The National Resource Centre is a hub for meetings, and events and offers a staggering 11,000 sq. ft of facilities over 2 floors. This is a brand new facility based in the heart of Birmingham and as such offers incredible facilities that are suitable for a range of meeting types and is particularly suited for in person training courses. Part of the Aston Cross Trade Park the NRC is located at 4th Floor Aqueous II Aston Cross Business Village, Chester St, Birmingham B6 5RQ.

Regus

Regus specialise in hiring meeting and business spaces out all over the country. They have a good selection of different venues available in the centre of Birmingham. All of their facilities are well equipped, serviced and have all of the modern equipment you might need to run a highly productive project management training course.

Things To Do

Whilst participating in face-to-face classroom training in Birmingham you will probably find yourself with some free time in the evenings. Here are just some of the things that the city has to offer.

Restaurants

Birmingham is known as the birthplace of the Balti – a fusion dish that rose to fame during the 1980s and 1990s, and just like Manchester, Birmingham has its own cluster of Indian restaurants. Known as the Balti Triangle, this area is located to the south of the city centre and includes Stoney Lane, Ladypool Road and Stratford Road. This is certainly an area worth exploring if you are looking for excellent curry.

If you are looking for somewhere where the A-listers hang out then head over to The Mailbox and Brindleyplace where you will find the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill. The youngest chef to ever receive three Michelin stars, this celebrity chef chose to hand his stars back to Michelin in 1999. If you prefer to stay in the city centre, then try the incredibly popular Fumo; their stunning Italian food has been attracting celebrities since they first opened.

Adams on Waterloo Street has often been voted as the best restaurant in Birmingham. This Michelin star restaurant offers contemporary fine dining with a somewhat eclectic twist.

Entertainment

If live music is your thing, then make sure that the O2 Institute is on your list. Considered to be one of the top live music venues in the UK. The original building opened in 1908 and for the last 30 years the O2 Institute has been host to some very big names including Pink Floyd and the Arctic Monkeys.

Birmingham is also home to the famous Everyman Theatre, the Birmingham Hippodrome and the Birmingham Symphony Hall, which offer a diverse range of entertainments.