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Portsmouth

About the Training

Portsmouth is well known for its maritime heritage and historic dockyard and is a great location for attending face-to-face project management courses.

In addition to face-to-face courses we offer a live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning if you prefer to study at your own pace and timescale. We also have over 15 years’ experience delivering 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
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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 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
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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
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
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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 Portsmouth. All of our trainers conduct courses across the country. For more information on all of our trainers see our Trainers page

 

Jan Underdown

DMS, MCMI, MBILD, MAPM

Jan has over 20 years’ experience in project and change management via consultancy, training and education, having started her career within human resource management in the hospitality industry during the eighties.  During this time Jan developed, implemented and managed Trainee Management Programmes for the De Vere Group of hotels.

Key Achievements:

Developed project/programme management career paths, together with supporting competence based role descriptions.   Developed and implemented a range of competence frameworks (technical and behavioural) together with different forms of assessment for Halcrow, Logica and Land Registry.  Has managed the CMI’s Diploma in Programme and Project Management, a competence based qualification. 

Assisted APM Group with prototyping and roll out of their PRINCE2 Professional Qualification (assessment based competence) and has been signed off as a Moderator/Evaluator.  Jan is also an APM Practitioner Qualification Assessor.

Jan’s project management career evolved through managing the development and implementation of EN ISO9001 Quality Management standards across a wide variety of business sectors including ports authorities, Southampton Cargo Handling and Poole Harbour Commissioners, Dorset Chamber of Commerce, Parkstone Grammar School and FR Aviation (Cobham Group), where she assisted their change from AQAP1.  Jan developed and managed the Dorset Quality Club which assisted several SMEs in gaining relevant accreditations.  Her main interest was the implementation of standards within the service sector with emphasis on Total Quality Management and Customer Service.

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 Portsmouth

About Portsmouth

A port city and naval base, Portsmouth can be found on the south coast of England. It is a popular tourist destination for those with an interest in the history of the Royal Navy and large ships. It is home to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and Mary Rose; the Tudor ship is conserved in the dockyard museum.

Portsmouth is a busy cross channel ferry port with regular sailings to France and Spain and also the start point for cruises run by a number of cruise operators.

Whilst Portsmouth does not have an airport of its own, Southampton International Airport is just 22 miles away and connects to other UK cities the Channel Islands and destinations in France and the Netherlands. Gatwick and Heathrow are around 60 miles away, and offer connections further afield. There is a direct train connecting Gatwick and Portsmouth whilst the journey from Southampton airport to Portsmouth takes just 50 minutes.

Portsmouth is connected by a comprehensive railway network to cities and towns along the South coast and beyond. There are direct services to London (2 hrs 10 mins), Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff and Bath with onward connections to other UK destinations.

There are excellent road connections in Portsmouth with the A3 connecting to London (1hr 30 mins) and the A27/M27 linking to the motorway network. The city has plenty of electric charging points for those arriving in electric vehicles and whilst there is a Clean Air Zone restriction in place, this does not currently apply to private vehicles.

Where to Stay

As a significant tourist destination for those beginning cruises, Portsmouth is home to some fantastic hotels for project management course attendees too. With the majority of project management courses in Portsmouth lasting a few days, it is a good idea to secure appropriate accommodation nearby. Here are a few to consider.

Village Hotel Portsmouth, PO6 3FR

This eco-certified hotel is located just a short walk from Portsmouth Cosham railway station, and a 22 minute drive from Southampton airport. All of the rooms offer free Wi-Fi and workstations making this a great choice for anyone who needs to keep in touch with the office. Payable self-parking is also available as well as a good number of accessible parking spaces. There are bookable meeting rooms in the hotel, perfect for project management courses and all of the usual amenities you would expect.

Stattons Hotel & Restaurant, PO5 2NE

Located close to the station and very close to the beaches, this stunning hotel was refurbished in 2020. This is a good option for anyone coming by car. The hotel offers a number of parking options; both payable and free. The hotel offers a good range of dining options too, including both vegetarian and vegan menu options. There are no meeting rooms or additional business facilities at the hotel. However, it is well placed for exploring the local area and even offers bike hire.

Portsmouth Marriot Hotel, PO6 4SH

A 3 minute drive from Fareham, Portchester station the Portsmouth Marriott hotel is a large hotel with all the amenities you would expect from a 4-star hotel. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas and payable Wi-Fi in the rooms. On site parking is payable due to the central location of the hotel. It boasts 11 meeting rooms and a 24-hour business centre, which is handy for those who may need to contact the office whilst on a project management course in Portsmouth.

Things To Do

Portsmouth has plenty to offer and you are sure to have some free time in the evenings so why not make the most of your stay.

Restaurants

From modern British cuisine to classic cuisine, Portsmouth and its surrounding areas offer a total of 5 restaurants that appear in the Michelin Guide.

Cassons (Arundel Road, Tangmere, PO18 0DU) offers rustic surroundings and a classic menu with bold flavours and a thoroughly modern approach. The portions are a good size, and they also have regular gourmet evenings.

36 on the Quay (47 South Street, The Quay, Emsworth, PO10 7EG) is a little different from some of the restaurants in the Michelin Guide. This cosy quayside cottage offers an intimate dining experience with a difference. The menu offers modern dishes with a variety of different textures and flavours. Their desserts are particularly spectacular.

If you prefer something a little more classic then the Horse & Groom (East Ashling, PO18 9AX) is an elegant restaurant with a range of dishes that include some fantastic pub classics.

Thanks to its status as a major port city, Portsmouth itself is a melting pot of different cuisines so if you would prefer something that is a little more accessible and closer to the city centre then you are certain to find something to suit your taste. From traditional steak or fish and chip eateries to Turkish, Tapas and Indian restaurants you really will be spoilt for choice.

Entertainment

Gunwharf Quays (PO1) may be a popular shopping area during the day but in the evening, they are the ideal place to visit with a wide variety of bars, clubs and venues for music and dancing. There is also a casino in the vicinity for those who fancy a little gaming.

If you want to take in a performance of some kind during your stay in Portsmouth, then the Guildhall (PO1 2AB) offers a diverse selection of performances and concerts including comedy acts and even professional wrestling events. Alternatively, the heritage-listed Kings Theatre (PO5 2QJ) plays host to a number of travelling musical theatre events throughout the year.

No trip to Portsmouth is complete without a trip to the Spinnaker Tower Comedy Club (PO1 3TT). This iconic building hosts up and coming and well known comedians throughout the year with an ever changing events programme. The tower’s deck is a must as well offering some spectacular views across the city to one side and out across the water to the other.