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Leicester

About the Training

Leicester is a city well known for its culture, arts and heritage and is home to Leicester Cathedral, where the body of King Richard III was reinterred in 2015. With plenty of places of cultural interest and a thriving shopping district, it has something for everyone.

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

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 Leicester. All of our trainers conduct courses across the country. For more information on all of our trainers see our Trainers page

 

Lisa Hawkins

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 Leicester

About Leicester

Located in the East Midlands region, Leicester is a city well known for its culture, arts and heritage. It is home to Leicester Cathedral, where the body of King Richard III was reinterred in 2015 and also the ruins of Leicester Castle, where the King spent many of his last days. With plenty of places of cultural interest, and a thriving shopping district, Leicester has something for everyone. It is also the birthplace of veganism, so those who follow a plant-based diet are certainly sure to be well-catered for in the city.

Centrally located in England, Leicester is incredibly accessible. There are two airports within close proximity, Birmingham Airport (37 miles away), which is accessible by train and East Midlands Airport (20 miles away), which is linked to Leicester. There are frequent Skylink buses too, making getting here from other locations within the UK and also many European cities very easy.

Getting to Leicester by road is also very easy for those who prefer the convenience of their own transport. The M1 passes through the city, whilst the M69 and M5 offer great access for anyone travelling from Wales, Birmingham and the South West.

There is a National Express coach service to Leicester and the journey from London takes just 3 hours. There is also a service called Flixbus which operates in the city and offers services to many major cities, including Manchester and London.

Leicester is on a direct train line with London, with trains taking just 66 minutes. There are also good train links to Sheffield, Derby, Loughborough and then onwards to other areas of the country.

Where to Stay

Many project management courses take place over a couple of days, which means it can be necessary to book some local accommodation. Leicester has plenty of great hotels to choose from with some very good facilities.

Hotel Brooklyn Leicester – LE2 7QS

Just 1km from Leicester station, the Hotel Brooklyn Leicester is a centrally located, contemporary hotel. Unfortunately, the hotel does not have much available on-site parking. However, its central location does make it a good choice for anyone who prefers to leave their car at home. The hotel has all of the amenities that you would expect from a 4-star accommodation choice and several options for onsite eating. There is also no business suite however, the rooms are well-equipped, and there is free Wi-fi throughout.

 

Novotel Leicester – LE1 4JS

The Novotel Leicester couldn’t be more centrally located, it is just 50 yards from the heart of the city. It does have onsite parking; however, this comes at an additional charge. The hotel offers meeting facilities as well as some business facilities, and it is also very close to the St Martins House Conference Centre, making it the ideal choice for training courses. The hotel has attained Travel Sustainability level 1, which means that they are working toward becoming more sustainable. They are also a Travel Proud certified location.

Leicester Marriott Hotel – LE19 1SW

Just minutes away from the M1, you will find this large yet stylish hotel. All of the rooms include workstations, and the executive-level rooms also offer free wifi. There is private, payable, parking onsite and also electric vehicle charging points – the hotel has been awarded level 3 Travel Sustainability for their significant commitment towards being more sustainable. Whilst the hotel offers a range of different restaurants, there are also several restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel as well as a number of local attractions. The hotel also has a business centre and several meeting rooms.

Things To Do

If you are staying in Leicester for a couple of days, then you will want to take advantage of some of the many sites and places to eat that the city has to offer.

Restaurants

Bistros, Indian and Asian Restaurants, Mediterranean cuisine – Leicester is a city with a fantastic range of restaurants with something to suit every palate. For those visitors to the city looking for something a little special, Leicester is also home to a Michelin-star restaurant, John’s House.

Located on Stonehurst Farm in Mountsorrel (LE12), the restaurant has 1 Michelin star and is run by John, with his brother Tom running the farm that supplies much of the produce. This makes it a truly special field-to-table style of restaurant. The farm supplies a range of meats, vegetables, fruit and herbs for the restaurant and the style of food served is modern, with a real emphasis on the quality of these fresh and incredibly local ingredients.

There are four other restaurants in the vicinity of the city that merit a mention in the Michelin Guide, including Stag and Hounds (Borough on the Hill LE14). This village pub has a Bib Gourmand mention, and its weekly changing menu specialises in the more traditional fare with an emphasis on clean flavours and local ingredients.

Entertainment

If you find yourself with some free time during the day, then you will find plenty of historical places of interest within Leicester that are well worth a look.

When it comes to evening entertainment, you will also find plenty to occupy you. From cocktail bars to traditional pubs and those serving craft beer and cider, there are plenty of places to grab a drink, many of which offer a range of live music options as well.

The O2 Academy (LE1 7RH)  is arguably the best place to go for live music. Situated on the grounds of the university, this is the largest music venue in the city and has hosted some very well-known acts over the years, including Blondie, Bastille and Funeral for a Friend.

For theatre buffs, there is The Curve Theatre (LE1 1SB), where you will find big-budget glitzy productions and Kilworth House Theatre, which is an open-air venue which is about 30 minutes from the centre but well worth the journey. The theatre is set in stunning landscaped grounds near a wooded glade. To combat the often inclement weather, there are overhead sails to protect the audience from rain.