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Milton Keynes

About the Training

Milton Keynes was a new town created in the 1960s by the government in response to the need for more new houses. As part of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations it was awarded the status of a city on 15 August 2022.

We deliver Bespoke Training Courses on client premises in Milton Keynes and right across the UK. We also offer live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning courses for project managers at all stages of their careers.

May 09
APM PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
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May 10
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Resit Webinar and Exam
pmq
Webinar Friday, Exam Monday
  • £600.00 excl. VAT
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May 13
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
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May 16
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • £775.00 excl. VAT
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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
Online View
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
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Jul 15
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
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Aug 05
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 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
New APM PMQ Resit Worksop
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 Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM BST - 05:00 PM BST
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
Online View
Sep 18
APM PPQ Resit Workshop
1 day, 09:00 AM BST - 04:30 PM BST
  • £300.00 excl. VAT
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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
Nov 11
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
pfq
2 days, 09:00 AM GMT - 05:00 PM GMT
  • £815.00 excl. VAT
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Nov 13
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Programme
pmq
5 Weeks + Exam
  • £1,650.00 excl. VAT
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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 Milton Keynes. 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
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4.8
Great course provider and great trainer Tyrone, have learnt so much in 5 weeks!
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!
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.
Excellent course and really well led by Tyrone. Great method of getting the key information across and really informative.
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,Richard
Amazing course and highly recommended. Carmen was very knowledgeable and easy to understand in order to pass the APM PMQ exam.
Excellent training delivered by Paul Naybour; would recommend to anyone pursuing APM qualifications
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Brilliant. Great support and presented very well
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.
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.
Fantastic quality training by excellent tutors. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service provided. The trainers are qualified and well informed. I would recommend.
Very Professional and supportive organisation - coached me through my ChPP and I passed!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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".
Good training service offered for professionals. Would 100% recommend.
Great packages available and very well ran with lots of useful feedback throughout. Highly recommended and yes I'll be back for more :)
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!
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.
Great course, provided in a professional and easy to navigate platform with forums to ask questions and feedback.
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.
Achieved by ChPP accrediation first time...with excellent support from PPT. Thanks
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About Milton Keynes

About Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes was a new town created in the 1960s by the government in response to the need for more new houses. As part of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations it was awarded the status of a city on 15 August 2022.

It is situated in the Southeast of England and is now amongst the most economically productive areas in the UK. The city which recently celebrated 50 years since it was first created as a new town, is famous as the home of the Open University which was established in 1969. Because Milton Keynes has been created rather than grown over the decades it has a very good transport infrastructure making it easy to access and a great base for project management courses.

Transport

Planned with accessibility in mind Milton Keynes is just a 50-minute ride away from Luton Airport which is easy to get to from destinations within the UK, Europe and even a few that are a little further afield. Transport and great links were top of the list when Milton Keynes was built and as a result, getting here on public transport really couldn’t be simpler. The station has direct train links to both London and Birmingham as well as a number of other major cities in the UK. The M1 runs right past the city offering links to London in the South and Leeds and Sheffield in the North. Whilst in Milton Keynes visitors will find it very easy to use public transport thanks to the comprehensive service that is on offer.

Where to Stay

Most project management courses can last for several days, so it is a good idea to find some local accommodation. Milton Keynes

Mercure Hotel, The Approach, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes MK8 8LY

A part of the Mercure hotel chain the Mercure Milton Keynes is a recently refurbished hotel with a contemporary feel. The hotel is incredibly well situated just off the M1 making it a great choice for those who are visiting by car. There is free onsite parking and there are also a very good number of electric car charging points. The rooms feature all of the amenities that you would expect from a four-star hotel and some clever little touches as well like black-out blinds in all of the rooms. The onsite business centre makes it possible to stay connected with the office whilst attending your training course.

Double Tree by Hilton, Stadium Way W, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST

Built as part of the Milton Keynes Stadium complex the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel is a large modern hotel with plenty of facilities and rooms with something to suit every guest. The hotel boasts a staggering 17 event and conference spaces so if you don’t want to move too far to conduct your project management training course this should be ideal. As you will find with most of the hotels in Milton Keynes there is plenty of free onsite parking and it is also very conveniently situated for access to everything that Milton Keynes has to offer.

Jurys Inn, Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2HP

Just a short walk from the train station the Jurys Inn Milton Keynes is a modern hotel with large rooms, featuring working stations as well as all the amenities you might expect. The hotel does not have its own parking however there is a public car park adjacent which is suitable for use by guests of the hotel. The hotel does offer business facilities however there is an additional charge for their use.

Meeting rooms

All of the hotels we have mentioned have good-sized meeting room facilities that can be hired for training courses. If you prefer to separate your accommodation and training between two locations, then you may want to make use of one of the companies that specialise in meeting room hire to find something suitable.

Venuescanner

Venuescanner has a range of different meeting room options available for Milton Keynes, the Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre in MK7 has a number of different sizes of rooms available from those that are suitable to accommodate smaller project management training courses to larger rooms with sufficient space for more people. All of the rooms are available to hire fully equipped with the latest in appropriate technology to suit your training requirements.

Regus

Another company specialising in meeting rooms, Regus have 3 facilities in the area, the first two are in the centre of Milton Keynes itself whilst the third is located in Milton Keynes Village which is just on the outskirts. Midsummer Court in the centre of Milton Keynes is a contemporary building with floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a light and bright working environment that is perfect for your project management training course.

Things To Do

When your project management training course lasts for several days, you may want to check out some of the things that Milton Keynes has to offer.

Restaurants

Caribbean, Japanese, Italian, Turkish, Milton Keynes has all of these different cuisines and more so you are certain to be able to find a restaurant that will catch your eye

Whilst the area around Milton Keynes may not have any Michelin star restaurants, yet, it does have 3 that the Michelin inspectors have deemed worthy of a mention in the most recent guide The Pilgrim (25 High St, North Marston, MK18 3PD) is an old-fashioned pub, their menu relies heavily on traditional home cooking, not only do they use local sustainable suppliers but also vegetables that they grow in their own garden. Eileen’s by Steve Barringer (86A Dunstable St, Ampthill, MK45 2JP) is a tiny restaurant with just 8 tables and a menu that changes every couple of months The food often focuses on just one or two seasonal ingredients, preparing them in a number of different ways. The final restaurant is Paris House (Woburn Park, MK17 9QP), where the menu has subtle Asian influences and uses taste and texture combinations that enhance each dish.

Entertainment

With a range of bars, pubs and clubs on every street in the centre of Milton Keynes you may want to try something a little different during your evenings in the town. Head over to Snozone at Xscape on Marlborough Gate. This is a small indoor ski centre with an artificial ski slope that is perfect for a little bit of out-of-season practice. Snozone is open until quite late most evenings so makes an unusual evening activity.

The Stables Theatre is another alternative you may want to consider for your evenings in Milton Keynes. This 400-seat auditorium is host to around 350 concerts per year with some incredibly well-known acts taking place as well as some up-and-coming bands.