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Northampton

About the Training

Northampton is one of the largest towns in England and there has been a settlement here since the Bronze Age. There is very easy access by road with the M1 running past the west of the town, connecting it to Sheffield in the North and London in the South – both in around 2 hours.  There is also an extensive network of trains and buses connecting Northampton to other towns and cities.

 

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 Northampton. 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 Northampton

About Northampton

A town in the East Midland region of England, Northampton is situated on the river Nene. It is one of the largest towns in England and there is archaeological evidence to suggest that there has been a settlement, in one form or another, on the site since the Bronze Age. Northampton is famous for its shoe industry which spans back several hundred years. Two-thirds of the 70 million items of footwear required during World War One were made by local shoemakers thanks to the area’s thriving tanning industry.

How to get to Northampton

If you’re attending a training course in Northampton, you will find that it is easy to get to via a number of different transport options. There is no airport in Northampton itself, but the nearest ones are Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham airports. Luton is 40 miles from Northampton and has good connections to cities within the UK and also many Eastern European cities, and there are 33 daily buses connecting Northampton to Luton. East Midlands airport is 58 miles from Northampton and has connections to many major European cities. The best way to get to Northampton from East Midlands airport is by road with the journey taking just under an hour. Birmingham airport is the largest of the three closest airports and has connections to countries all over the world. There are regular buses and trains connecting Birmingham airport to Northampton with journey times for both taking under 1h 20mins.

Getting to Northampton by road is also an easy option, with the M1 running past the west of the town, connecting it to Sheffield in the North (2hrs) and London in the South (2 hrs 5 mins). There is also a good system of A roads connecting Northampton to other local towns and further afield via the motorway. Northampton is currently undertaking an extensive programme of investment that will see the installation of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the town.

 

Where to Stay

With face-to-face project management courses in Northampton often scheduled to take place over several days, you may need to find somewhere to stay in the local area. Fortunately, Northampton has a great selection of hotels to choose from. Here are some of our favourites:

Holiday Inn Northampton West (NN7 4LP)

Located just a couple of miles from the M1, this hotel, which is located just outside Northampton, is easy to access by car and has a good amount of free public parking onsite. There is a good sized restaurant in the hotel offering a range of meal options. There is also a business centre and meeting rooms available for guest use, making this a great choice for anyone who might want to keep in touch with the office whilst they are away. It is also a good option for a venue for project management training courses.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Northampton (NN4 7HW)

Located just off junction 5 of the M1, this modern hotel has all of the amenities that you might expect from a hotel in the Marriott group. There is an onsite fitness centre for guests to use as well as a restaurant and a bar. The hotel offers a good amount of free onsite parking with accessible parking options available. The hotel has travel sustainable level 3+ which means that it has taken considerable measures to improve its sustainability. The hotel offers a number of business facilities all of which are available to guests at an additional cost.

Hilton Northampton Hotel (NN4 0XW)

Just 10 minutes from the centre of Northampton, this large modern hotel with plenty of onsite parking. It is important to note, however, that there is a daily fee. In addition to all of the usual amenities you would expect from a hotel of this calibre, there are a good number of local points of interest close by that are well worth a visit for those guests who get the chance. Charged WiFi is available in all of the rooms and the hotel has meeting room facilities available to hire.

 

Things To Do

Northampton is a welcoming town that has plenty to offer to its visitors in terms of entertainment too.

Restaurants

There is a good range of restaurants in Northampton offering plenty of different dining experiences for visitors to the area. There are also pubs offering traditional meals, as well as some that offer something a little more refined. With French brasserie style restaurants, Italian and even Caribbean food on the menu, there is something to suit every taste.

Whilst there are no Michelin star restaurants in Northampton itself, Evas in Castle Ashby has been deemed worthy of a mention in the Michelin Guide. Find it at The Falcon, Castle Ashby NN7 1LF – just a short 14 minute drive from the town centre. The restaurant creates outstanding dishes that showcase local produce sourced from gamekeepers and nurseries working within the Castle Ashby estate.

Within Northampton itself The Stuffed Olive (Wellington Road, NN1 4EB) offers a superb range of Mediterranean food with a particular emphasis on fresh ingredients and plenty of fish dishes.

For those who are looking for something a little spicier, the Caribbean Dutchpot (Abington Square, NN1 4AE) offers an exciting menu.

Entertainment

There are several theatres within the town centre all offering a very different selection of performances and music events. Royal & Derngate (Guildhall Road, NN1 1DP) is a theatre complex consisting of two theatres and a cinema. Here, you will find a good range of different evening shows with something for everyone.

In addition to the usual pubs you might expect to find in a town centre, you will also find cocktail bars and craft beer venues.

If, however, you are looking for something a little different to try in the evening, then why not head to Trapp’d (Connaught Street, NN1 3BP)? They offer a series of escape room adventures that are challenging, fun and great for a little additional teamwork.