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Plymouth

About the Training

Plymouth is an ideal location for project professionals based in the South West to attend a face-to-face project management course.

Alternative learning options include our live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning for those who prefer to study at their own pace. We also have over 15 years’ experience delivering off-the-shelf or Bespoke Training Courses on client premises.

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
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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
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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
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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 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
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Instructor Info

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

 

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 Plymouth

About Plymouth

A port city in southwest England, Plymouth is known not only for its maritime heritage but also its historic Barbican district with its cobbled, narrow streets. The National Marine Aquarium (PL4 0LF) is found in Sutton Harbour and is home to a wealth of marine wildlife.

Plymouth is also the base for the Royal Navy and home to the most extensive naval base anywhere in western Europe. With its golden sandy beaches, it is a popular seaside destination for many families, and it has plenty of museums and history to keep people busy on rainier days.

Plymouth is incredibly accessible via a good number of different routes. The nearest airports are Bristol, Newquay and Exeter. They all have good connections with other cities within the UK and also some of Europe. There is a direct bus from Bristol airport to Plymouth with a journey time of around 2hr 30 mins, or National Express coach link from Exeter to Plymouth (2hr 10 mins) from Newquay. However, a short taxi journey is required before onward travel by bus or train.

Due to Plymouth’s coastal location, some train journeys may require a change, but there are services that connect the city with London (3 hrs) and Manchester (5 hrs 15 mins) and then further afield.

Getting to Plymouth by road is a popular option with most driving routes coming via the M5 and then merging with the A38. The journey will take around 4 hours from London, 4hrs 30mins from Manchester and just 2 hrs 30 mins from Cardiff. The M6 and then the M5 connect Plymouth to Edinburgh with a journey time of around 7hrs 30 mins

There are also regular ferries from both France and Spain for international visitors attending project management courses in Plymouth.

Where to Stay

With project management courses in Plymouth often scheduled to take place over several days, it can be a good idea to look for somewhere to stay in the local area to make things easier. Plymouth has a great selection of hotels available.

Leonardo Hotel Plymouth– Formerly Jurys Inn (PL4 0AZ)

A short walk from the railway station, this hotel is located in the heart of the city and not too far from the seafront. The hotel offers all the amenities that you would expect for a 4-star hotel from a reputable chain and there is payable onsite parking, with discounts available. The hotel has a number of meeting rooms which would make a good venue for a project management training course. There are a number of different dining options available within the hotel.

Copthorne Hotel Plymouth (PL1 1AR)

Located a 5 minute walk from the railway station, this is a good sized hotel connected to a shopping centre. It offers modern rooms with fantastic amenities. There is onsite chargeable parking, which is very reasonably priced, particularly when compared to other similarly located hotels. There are 2 onsite dining options with plenty of options, catering to a range of dietary requirements. The rooms all have free Wi-FiI as do most of the public areas.

Crowne Plaza Plymouth an IHG Hotel (PL1 2HJ)

Set in the Barbican district of Plymouth, this is a large hotel in an incredible location. As with most of the big hotels in a big city like Plymouth the onsite parking is payable, and limited.  It is, however, a short walk from the railway station. The hotel has a well equipped fitness centre, a swimming pool and a sauna There is a business centre for guests’ use and a number of meeting rooms which can be hired.

Things To Do

Plymouth is a vibrant and incredibly welcoming city with plenty to offer. When you have some free time from your project management course in Plymouth, the following may be of interest.

Restaurants

Fresh produce, incredible locations and views – when it comes to dining out, Plymouth really does have it all. No matter what type of cuisine you are looking for, from the more traditional fish and chips to Asian dishes and modern gourmet dishes, Plymouth has something for everyone.

Acleaf (Boringdon Hill, Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 4DP) is the proud holder of a Michelin Star. The restaurant which is located in the stunning Boringdon Hall Hotel, which dates back to the time of the Doomsday book specialises in dishes that use prime seasonal ingredients. The dishes are modern but understated using flavours that are European. The Michelin Guide particularly recommends their sauces and desserts.

Barbican Kitchen (Plymouth Gin Distillery, 60 Southside Street, Plymouth, PL1 2LQ) is one of the Plymouth restaurants that has warranted a mention in the Michelin Guide, although it does not yet hold a star. They offer a more informal, yet no less elegant style of dining, in the Plymouth Gin Distillery. The menu offers simple dishes with a significant nod to classic comfort food, and an emphasis on ensuring that vegetarian dishes are on a par with their meat dishes to ensure a fantastic dining experience for all guests.

Whilst there are plenty of restaurants in Plymouth, the city is incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike so booking is advised for almost all eateries where possible.

Entertainment

Whilst there are plenty of pubs and bars in Plymouth there are also a good range of evening options available that do not involve drinking.

There are 2 cinemas within Plymouth, Cineworld (PL4 0FE) and Vue (PL4 0LG) showing all of the latest releases. For those who prefer live entertainment there is a fantastic selection of theatres where you will find a very diverse range of plays, musicals and shows available all year round.

For something completely different, why not book an hour session at one of the Axe throwing centres that you will find in Plymouth (surprising as it may seem there are in fact 3 companies offering axe throwing in the city). The Celtic Tossers (PL1 1SD) offer sessions up to 9pm and these include expert instruction to help you have the most, yet safest, fun possible.

If Axe throwing feels a little too dangerous for you then why not try ten pin bowling at the Barbican Leisure Centre (PL4 0LG)?