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Derby

About the Training

Derby was originally a market town during the industrial era, but grew in popularity and in the 19th century became a centre of the Rail Industry in Britain. In 1977 it was granted city status.

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

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
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Jun 14
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
pmq
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
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Jul 03
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Jul 15
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Aug 05
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Aug 16
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
pmq
1/2 day prep plus 1/2 day exam
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
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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
APM PMQ Conversion Workshop
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
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Sep 16
APM PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
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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 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
Oct 25
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
pmq
Exam Prep and Exam
  • £600.00 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
Online View
Nov 11
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 Derby. All of our trainers conduct courses across the country. For more information on all of our trainers see our Trainers page

 

Gemma VareGemma Vare ★★★★★ Great course provider and great trainer Tyrone, have learnt so much in 5 weeks!Grace BillsGrace Bills ★★★★★ 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!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. Thanksjs_loader
About Derby

About Derby

Derby can be found on the banks of the river Derwent in the county of Derbyshire. Whilst the city has had a cathedral since 1927, it wasn’t until 1977 that it was granted city status. There has been a settlement in the area dating back as far as the Romans, with the area having a rich history that can be traced through the Anglo-Saxons and then the Vikings. Whilst the original Derby was a market town during the industrial era, it grew in popularity and in the 19th century, it became a centre of the Rail Industry in Britain.

Derby is famous for being the site of the world’s first factory. The Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site is now a museum with over 50,000 artefacts and a 300-year history.

As locations go, Derby is very centrally located, which makes it an excellent destination to access from all directions. Getting here by car is easy. The city centre is just a 15-minute drive from junction 24 of the M1, which connects the city to London in the South and Leeds in the North. Derby is also accessible via the A6, A50, A38 and the A52. The bus station in Derby, which is centrally located, is part of a regular National Express route.

East Midlands Airport is the closest airport to Derby and is serviced by flights from other cities within the UK and also some European cities. The journey from the airport to Derby centre is just 19 miles by car, and there are regular buses and trains connecting the two, with journeys taking between 35-45 minutes.

Getting to Derby by train is another good option, with 35 trains per day between London and Derby for a journey that takes around 93 minutes. From Nottingham, Leicestershire and Birmingham, the train journey takes less than 30 minutes.

Where to Stay

Where to stay

If your project management course in Derby will be taking place over a couple of days, and most of them will, then you will need to find a hotel that you can use as a base for the duration of your course. There are plenty of good quality hotels available in Derby.

Holiday Inn Riverlights, an IHG Hotel (DE1 2AY)

Right in the heart of Derby is this thoroughly modern hotel with its own onsite fitness centre. 8 miles from East Midlands Airport and just a short walk from the nearest train station, the hotel is well placed in terms of accessibility. Due to its city centre location, it should be noted that there is no parking at this hotel. Therefore,  it may not be the right choice for anyone bringing their own vehicle. The hotel benefits from an excellent onsite restaurant and also offers a comprehensive selection of business facilities for its guests.

The Stuart Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western (DE1 2QR)

This stunning hotel is located on a leafy street just a 5-minute walk from the train station and a 15-minute drive from the airport. The hotel offers private onsite parking, including accessible parking, at an additional daily cost. This is a thoroughly modern hotel offering a good range of facilities for disabled guests. There is a bar and restaurant on site, and special dietary requirements are catered for. The hotel also has a number of meeting rooms which can be hired for use for project management training.

Derby Mickleover Hotel, BW Signature Collection (DE3 0XX)

Just a short drive from the city centre, you will find this level 3+ sustainability hotel, which has access to its own private parking. As you might expect from a hotel on the outskirts of the city, it is a reasonable distance from Derby train station, so perhaps a better option for those looking to get to Derby using their own vehicle. The hotel has free WIFI throughout and also meeting rooms onsite that can be booked for use during your stay. In addition to the restaurant in the hotel, there are also a couple of local restaurants within walking distance of the hotel itself.

Things To Do

Whilst you stay in Derby, you may want to consider exploring the local area, and there are certainly plenty of things for you to consider doing.

Restaurants

Derby has a fantastic selection of restaurants offering a good range of different options depending on what sort of food you like.

If you are looking for a fine dining option, then unfortunately, there are no restaurants in Derby that currently hold a Michelin star. However, on the outskirts of Derby, you will find Darley’s (DE22 1DZ),  an award-winning restaurant  (AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence, Traveller’s Choice Award winner – 2022). The restaurant is also mentioned in the Michelin guide and is praised for both its creative and generously proportioned dishes as well as its stylish décor, so may be worthy of consideration.

Voted amongst the most popular places to eat in Derby by locals are a good selection of Asian and Indian-influenced restaurants, including Nicco Restaurant and Bar (DE24 8SQ), which offers a contemporary Indian menu and Ebi Sushi (DE22 3SJ), which is amongst the best Sushi restaurants you will find anywhere in the UK.

Entertainment

Derby has a great nightlife scene that has something for everyone. With bars, clubs and a wide selection of venues offering live music, there is always something musical going on in the city centre. For those who prefer something a little quieter, there are three cinemas and five theatres offering a range of plays from Shakespeare to more modern theatre, musicals and even rock opera.

For something completely out of the box, why not consider taking part in one of the many Derby ghost walks that are organised within the city centre? Taking in a number of the different attractions that the city has to offer, you will be regaled with tales of murder and witchcraft told by expert guides. Perhaps a good way to round off your evening after a ghost walk is with a visit to one of the many pubs you will find in Derby, where you should be able to sample one of the locally brewed beers.