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Cardiff

About the Training

Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and also its capital. Located on the south coast of Wales, Cardiff is the eleventh largest city in the United Kingdom and home to Cardiff University. It is also famous for being the city that is home to the most castles in the world.

We deliver face-to-face Bespoke Project Management Courses in Cardiff  and other locations in Wales. We also offer live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning training courses.

Feb 26
APM Project Risk Management Level 2
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Free
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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 Cardiff. 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 Cardiff

About Cardiff

Cardiff is the largest city in Wales and also its capital. Located on the south coast of Wales, Cardiff is the eleventh largest city in the United Kingdom and home to Cardiff University, one of the top five universities for research excellence. Cardiff is also famous for being the city that is home to the most castles in the world, the most famous of these, Cardiff Castle, is almost 2000 years. The city is an ideal location for attending training courses with plenty of venues, suitable accommodation, great transport links and places for some downtime when you’re not studying.

Transport

The city and surrounding areas are serviced by Cardiff Airport which is located 13 miles to the west of the city centre. The airport offers direct flights to 50 destinations and over 900 connecting flights. Good public transport links make getting from the airport to the city centre very easy too. There is a mainline train station in Cardiff which links the city to London with trains every 30 minutes for a journey that takes just under 2 hours. There are also direct trains to Birmingham, Manchester and a number of other big cities and towns. By car, Cardiff is accessible using the M4, which runs through the north of the city and links it directly with central London and just 3 hous. From the North of England, the Midlands and Scotland, Cardiff is accessible via the M6, M5 and the M50/M4.

Where to Stay

With most in-person professional training courses lasting for a few days, it is a good idea to find some local accommodation near to where your course is being held. Cardiff has some fantastic hotels that make the ideal base.

Jury’s Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Pl, Cardiff CF10 3UD

The Jury’s Inn in Cardiff is located right in the heart of the city and easily accessible by public transport. The hotel has self-parking for all of its guests and is participating in the Green Tourism Programme. The rooms are a very good size and all benefit from free Wi-Fi which is also available in the public areas of the hotel as well. The hotel also has a number of onsite meeting rooms that offer the ideal location for running a project management training course for a number of participants. It is also within easy walking distance of a number of the different attractions that the city has to offer.

Clayton Hotel, St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1GD

Just a three-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station the Clayton Hotel is a very convenient hotel to use as a base for attending a training course. This is a large city centre hotel with 216 rooms and all of the modern amenities you would expect. Off-site parking is available but due to the city centre location of the hotel it is at an additional cost. The hotel has 7 meeting rooms and a computer station making it a popular choice with those individuals who want to keep in touch with the office whilst they are away.

Future Inns Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff CF10 4AU

If you prefer a hotel that is not located right in the heart of the city then the Future Inns Cardiff Bay hotel is a great choice. Just 1 mile outside the centre it is easy to get to but far enough from the hustle and bustle of the main centre for a bit of rest and relaxation. The hotel has free onsite parking, including some wheelchair accessible parking spaces, and electric vehicle charging points. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the bay so expect some stunning views as well as all of the facilities you would expect from a 4-star hotel of this size and reputation.

Meeting rooms for training courses

All of the hotels we have mentioned benefit from large meeting room facilities that can host training courses. Whilst some people like to stay and do their training in the same hotel, it is understandable that others want to separate the two, especially on intensive training courses. Cardiff has plenty of alternatives available when it comes to meeting rooms.

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Regus, Falcon Dr, Cardiff CF10 4RU

Regus have 3 different locations within Cardiff, offering meeting rooms that are ideal for hosting project management training courses. Apart from the Cardiff Bay facility at Falcon Drive there is also a location at Cardiff Gate Business Park on the outskirts of the city in a stylish building with 4 meeting rooms equipped with all of the facilities you might need for a training session. Plus a facility at Brunel House in the city centre just a few minutes’ walk from the train station and conveniently placed for lunch time eating options. All Regus spaces are fully equipped with the latest modern technology.

Clockwise,  2 Fitzalan Rd, Cardiff CF24 0EB

Another company who specialises in fully equipped meeting rooms that are ideal for a range of training courses, is Clockwise. Their meeting rooms are fully equipped and benefit from Creston video conferencing systems and modern surroundings.

Things To Do

If your training course lasts more than a couple of days you may want to take advantage of some of the opportunities that Cardiff has to offer.

Restaurants

When it comes to restaurants, Cardiff has plenty to choose from with an emphasis on seafood and menus that showcase local Welsh ingredients as well as a range of different international cuisines.

If you are looking for somewhere a little special, then Home in Penarth just a few miles outside Cardiff City Centre is the perfect choice. This 1 Michelin Star restaurant is a family run venue offers a stunning array of modern dishes that make the most of stunning local produce. Their cheese board is a particularly well thought out showcase for local foods. They gained their addition to the Michelin star list in 2022.

There are a further 7 restaurants in Cardiff that are mentioned in the Michelin restaurant guide as worth visiting, offering a range of different tastes from Spanish to Indian, Classic British dishes to those with a more modern twist.

Entertainment

St David’s Hall in Cardiff Bay host a range of musical concerts and extravaganzas throughout the year, ranging from classical music to pop music. Tickets for weeknight performances are very reasonably priced and could be the perfect end to a rewarding training course.

Cardiff is also home to a range of pubs, bars and clubs, just like any great city, offering a range of options for those looking for some entertainment in the evening.