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Manchester

About the Training

Thanks to its substantial transport network, Manchester is easy to get to. It has its own airport which offers excellent transport links to the city centre. There are two major railway stations in the city centre and it is also served by good motorway links.

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

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
Online View
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
Online View
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
Online View
Sep 12
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 16
APM PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
Online View
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
Online View

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Instructor Info

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

 

Paul Naybour

CEng, MBA, BSc(Hons), MAPM, MIET

A project management consultant with particular expertise in the analysis, process development, and implementation of change program management, risk management, earned value management, commercial project management and bespoke project management training development and delivery.

Key achievements: 

Undertaken business and project management process review & implementation, developing bespoke process solutions, particularly in the areas of project, program, risk & business management. Paul has significant experience training and mentoring/coaching project management staff for British Nuclear Fuels, Network Rail, Arcadis, Turner and Townsend, Mace, Strachan and Henshaw, Carillion, Halcrow, Parsons Brinckerhoff. Lend Lease Project Consulting, Winterthur Life, Lloyds TSB, AMEX, Dstl, QinetiQ and Wilson Bowden.

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 Manchester

About Manchester

Located in the North-West of England, Manchester is a thriving commercial hub and one of the biggest cities in the country. As a location to attend a project management training course, Manchester has everything that you could possibly need.

Transport

Thanks to its substantial transport network, Manchester is easy to get to. It has its own airport which offers excellent transport links to the city centre and a number of venues in the nearby vicinity. There are a number of different railway stations located in the centre of the city, such as Manchester Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly. It is also served by some great motorway links, including the M60 ring road, M56, M62, M602, M66, M67 and M6; all of which make it very easy to access no matter where you are travelling from.

tram in Princess Street in Manchester

Once in Manchester itself, travel is also easy thanks to the great bus, train, and tram network. The Manchester Metrolink is a tram/light rail system with almost 100 stops and is the longest such system in the UK.

Where to Stay

Whether you are looking for a city centre hotel or something a short distance away from the location of your training course, Manchester is home to plenty of very good hotels.

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

At just 0.3m from the centre of Manchester this 4 star hotel is ideally located for great transport links, and within easy travelling distance of everything that a big city like Manchester has to offer; from restaurants to theatres, arenas to shops. It has all of the modern amenities you would want when attending a training course with its own onsite business centre allowing you to keep in contact with your office.

Hotel Indigo – Victoria Station

Located right in the centre of Manchester, this hotel is perfect if you want somewhere you will also be able to do a little sightseeing from. It is conveniently placed for Manchester Airport and just a 2 minute walk away from Manchester Victoria railway station. With its 24 hour business centre it makes a great base for attending a city centre training course.

Hotel Football

For those arriving in Manchester by car then a hotel that is a little way from the centre of the city is more suitable as it will have more parking availability. Hotel Football is a very modern hotel located very close to Old Trafford and a short journey from the city centre. The hotel has its own meeting rooms and is also highly accessible for any guests requiring wheelchair access.

Meeting rooms

Many of the big hotels in Manchester have meeting rooms that can be hired for training purposes; all of the hotels mentioned above offer a range of different meeting rooms available for different lengths of time. For convenience you may prefer to stay in the hotel where your course is being held.

Regus

Training course may also be held in sites like Regus, such as the one at St James Tower, which offer city centre locations as well as those that are within easy travelling distance of the centre. They even have meeting space really near Manchester Airport. All of their spaces are well equipped and thoroughly modern making them a really great place to attend any form of training course.

The Science and Industry Museum

The Manchester Science and Industry Museum has a newly refurbished meeting room with all of the facilities that you should require for a training course. If you are lucky enough to attend a training course here you will find a setting a little more unusual than normal, and it is centrally located in the heart of Manchester. There are plenty of eateries within walking distance but the venue also provides onsite catering.

thestudio

Located in the Northern Quarter of the city thestudio offers a thoroughly modern selection of meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology making them a great option if you are attending a training course here. You can find it at 51 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN.

attending a training course in Manchester UK

Things To Do

While attending a face-to-face classroom course in Manchester, the chances are you’ll have at least a little down time. Why not check out some of what the city has to offer?

Restaurants

One thing that Manchester is not short of is restaurants. In fact, it is a veritable melting pot of just about every cuisine that you could think of. Whether you are looking for an up-market burger restaurant, Japanese food, Indian food, Italian or some of the best curries you will find in the North-west (just a few miles out of the centre is the world famous “Curry Mile” in Rusholme where you will find around 70 different restaurants).

If you want to eat somewhere a little more well-known then head to Rosso, where plenty of the celebrities eat, or Adam Reid at the French – the first Manchester restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star, which it held from 1974-1977. For a restaurant with a current Michelin start (the only one in Manchester) try the avant-garde menu at Mana, which is located at42 Blossom St, Ancoats, M4 6BF.

Entertainment

There are plenty of bars and clubs in the city centre or why not consider visiting one of the many theatres in Manchester centre or checking out what is on at the AO Arena (you may need to book these in advance).

If you are looking for things to do during the daytime after completing your project management course, the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry is full of interesting exhibits. The Manchester Museum, and its famous dinosaur skeleton, is currently closed for a substantial restoration project, so if you want to visit check on the status of these works before heading in that direction.

A short way from the city centre is the Salford Quays complex which is the new home of the BBC in the North-west and there are often outdoor art installations to see in the vicinity.