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Edinburgh

About the Training

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a compact city steeped in history with a medieval Old Town and a Georgian New Town. It has been named as one of the top 25 beautiful cities of the world.

We deliver Bespoke Project Management Courses on client premises in Edinburgh and other locations in Scotland. 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 Edinburgh. All of our trainers conduct courses across the country. For more information on all of our trainers see our Trainers page

 

Carmen Campos

A project management consultant with expertise in APM courses and bespoke project management training development and delivery. Carmen is passionate about project management and supporting project professionals in their learning and development journey. She fully understands the demands and dedication required to successfully obtain APM qualifications and coaches individuals at all levels from PFQ and PMQ right up to ChPP level. Prior to becoming a training consultant, she had 14 years’ experience managing multinational complex engineering projects for several industries such as global chemical manufacturing, wind energy, welding inspection, and automation technologies for bioprocessing and laboratory applications.

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering
  • APM ChPP Chartered Project Professional
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PFQ)
  • APM Member
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 Edinburgh

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, located on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. This hilly, rather compact capital is steeped in history with a medieval Old Town and a Georgian New Town that is not only elegant in nature but has several public gardens and plenty of neoclassical buildings. Edinburgh Castle is a dominant feature in the city skyline and an important part of Scottish History. The city has recently been named as one of the top 25 beautiful cities of the world, and it isn’t hard to see why, with its cobbled streets and rather striking architecture being one of the things that it is famous for. The other is, of course, its Whisky walks and tours!

Edinburgh Airport is located to the west of the city. Travel to the city centre is easy via public transport. There are regular tram and bus services, and also by taxi. The airport connects Edinburgh to other locations within the UK and also to a number of other global locations.

Waverly station is at the end of the main line in Edinburgh, and there are regular direct trains from London to Edinburgh. Depending on the train and route taken, the journey takes between 4 hours 10 minutes and 5 hours 30 minutes. There are also direct trains from a number of other cities in the UK, including Manchester. This journey will take a little over 3 hours. There are also National Express coaches from most major UK cities to Edinburgh. These terminate at the city centre bus station which is ideally placed for many local hotels or public transport links depending on where you need to get to.

Edinburgh is also easy to reach by road. The M8 connects it to Glasgow to the west, the A1 connects Edinburgh to London, and the M6 is the major route towards Edinburgh from the North of England.

Where to Stay

With many project management courses lasting several days, it is necessary to book some accommodation locally. Edinburgh is a fantastic city to spend a couple of nights in and you will find plenty of great hotels here.

Village Hotel, 43-44 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 3NL

A 10-minute drive from Edinburgh Castle you will find the Village Hotel, Edinburgh. This large hotel has good-sized modern rooms across a number of floors. There is onsite parking available at a small additional cost and a range of different places to eat within the hotel. There are also meeting rooms at the hotel, which can be booked for training courses. The hotel is part of the Green Tourism Programme, which measures its impact on the environment.

Marriott Hotel, 111 Glasgow Rd, Edinburgh EH12 8NF

The Edinburgh Marriott Hotel is just a 7-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport and close to public transport links which connect it to the city centre. The hotel offers everything that you would expect from a Marriott group member, with spacious modern rooms, a fitness facility and a number of onsite dining options. There is a business centre with computer stations and 12 meeting rooms of different sizes which can be hired at an additional cost.

Courtyard by Marriott, 1 – 3 Baxter’s Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AF

If you want a hotel that is centrally located in Edinburgh, then you can’t get much closer than the Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh. Public transport links go from right outside the hotel, and it is just a short walk to a number of restaurants and things to do. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre and all of the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this calibre. The hotel has a business centre and meeting rooms making it ideal if you need to keep in touch with the office.

Things To Do

You are certain to want to take advantage of the range of opportunities that Edinburgh has to  offer during your stay here for your project management training course.

Restaurants

Scotland has some great produce to offer, and it’s no surprise that there are plenty of restaurants in Edinburgh serving some incredible food. There are five restaurants in Edinburgh with a Michelin star and a number more with a mention in the Michelin guide. If you are looking for fine dining, then it is worth taking a look at the likes of The Kitchin. Based in Leith at 78, Commercial Quay, EH6 6LX, this restaurant is a little distance from the centre however its simple unfussy menus which only use necessary ingredients for each dish are well worth the journey.

Another Michelin-star restaurant that is well worth the trip is also found in Leith. Heron (at 91A Henderson St, EH6 6ED) is a husband and wife-run restaurant that was founded in 201. They serve menu that has a strong focus on local seafood and other local Scottish ingredients and flavours. The restaurant has an open kitchen and a friendly atmosphere.

If you prefer something closer to the centre of the city, then you will find plenty of other types of cuisine available.

Entertainment

With Edinburgh Castle located in the heart of the city, it is one place that you will want to try and find a few minutes to visit. Whilst you may not be able to go into the castle at night, it makes a spectacular point of interest when it is fully lit up in the evening. The city is steeped in history, and a walk along the royal mile is something that you can do at any time of the day.

There are plenty of bars and pubs in Edinburgh’s city centre serving craft beers accompanied by live music. Alternatively, if you like live music, then there are plenty of options in the city centre with clubs, and The Playhouse often plays host to visiting West-end musicals.

Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the world, and there are plenty of evening ghost walks to join, including the underground ghost walk, which is not for the faint of heart. For a slightly less scary but no less unusual evening activity in Edinburgh, the zoo often holds evening events where you can see the animals in a completely different light.