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Sheffield

About the Training

The fifth largest city in the UK, Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire in the eastern foothills of the Pennines. It has plenty of hotels and good transport links, making it a great location to attend a training course.

We deliver Bespoke Training Courses on client premises in Sheffield and right across the UK. We also offer live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning courses for project managers in any location.

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
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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 Sheffield. 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 Sheffield

About Sheffield

The fifth largest city in the UK, Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire in the eastern foothills of the Pennines. The city has a rich industrial history, and around 1740, it was here that the crucible method for making steel was invented. This led to Sheffield becoming the hub for steel which it supplied to the rest of the world for engineering and toolmaking. In more recent years, it has become synonymous with sport and is home to the oldest football club in the world. It is also the venue for the World Snooker Championship and is the UK’s first National City of Sport. It has plenty of hotels and good transport links, making it a great location in the North of England to attend project management courses.

Sheffield is not only in the heart of the UK but also has superb road and rail networks. Whilst it doesn’t have its own airport, it is within roughly a 1-hour drive from 3 international airports, Manchester Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport and Nottingham East Midlands Airport. Manchester Airport is the largest of these and offers the largest number of worldwide connections. It is possible to then travel to Sheffield either by car, taxi or using one of the many rail connections.

Via rail, Sheffield is just 2 hours from London whilst Edinburgh is a 3-hour 30-minute train journey. Trains leave from London St Pancras International Station and depart every 30 minutes for most of the day. There are hourly trains from Manchester as well, which also connect Manchester International Airport to Sheffield City Centre with a journey time of just under an hour. From Birmingham, the journey by train takes just over an hour. For those who prefer to travel by coach Sheffield is connected to other major cities across the UK by National Express coach.

For anyone preferring to travel by road, Sheffield is linked to both the north and south of the UK by the M1, to Hull by the M18 and to much of the rest of the country via a series of larger A roads. It is very easy to get to from all directions, and the Clean Air Zone currently in operation in the city centre does not apply to private cars.

Where to Stay

It is common for project management courses to last for a few days, so unless you are very local, finding good accommodation will be necessary. Sheffield has a good range of 4-star hotels to offer.

Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station Rd, Sheffield S4 7YE

Just 0.5 miles from the rail station, the Crowne Plaza is a good-sized hotel with modern décor throughout and plenty of facilities, including an onsite gym, a business centre and a range of different-sized meeting rooms which are ideal for use as training rooms. There is also plenty of free onsite parking, making this a good choice for anyone coming by car. Its city centre location makes it easy to get around Sheffield and also sample some of the local restaurants.

Leonardo Hotel, 119 Eyre St, S1 4QW(formerly Jurys Inn)

A thoroughly modern hotel located within close proximity to both the rail station and the coach station, the Leonardo Hotel also has payable onsite parking. The rooms are all a very good size with room to work, and there is free wifi throughout. The hotel doesn’t have a business centre, but guests have access to fax/photocopying facilities, and there are also a number of meeting rooms that can be hired. In addition to the onsite restaurant, there is also a coffee shop and a bar for added convenience.

Leopold Hotel, 2 Leopold St, S1 2GZ

If you prefer a hotel that is a little different then the Leopold hotel, which is just 750 yards from the train station is a stunning older building. Built in 1800, the hotel retains much of its old-world charm whilst being fully modernised and decorated inside in a very modern style offering all the comforts you might expect. There are meeting rooms within the hotel which can be booked for training courses.

Things To Do

During your stay in Sheffield, you may want to take advantage of the local area and everything that it has to offer, from restaurants to entertainment.

Restaurants

Within the centre of Sheffield, you will find a wealth of restaurants offering cuisines from around the globe; Chinese, Italian, Caribbean, Japanese, Thai, Lebanese and, of course, British, to name just a few. Surprisingly there are no Michelin-star restaurants in Sheffield. The last one lost its star in 2015, and despite the city having many wonderful establishments gaining another star seems to be rather an elusive chase.

There are, however, a number of restaurants that are featured in the Michelin Guide having earned a Michelin Plate or a Bib Gourmand. If you are looking for fine dining, the Joro (294 Shalesmoor, S3 8US) offers a menu that is a mixture of British, New Nordic and Asian food. The Old Vicarage (the former holder of the Michelin star we mentioned) serves innovative modern food and is a popular destination. It is located at Ridgeway Moor, S12 3XW.

Entertainment

Sheffield has plenty to offer by way of entertainment, so whether you just want a quiet evening with a glass of your favourite beverage or prefer to take in a show, you are certain to find something to suit.

Those who love a good beer are sure to enjoy a trip to The Sheffield Tap. This heritage pub is found inside a stunning Grecian architecture part of Sheffield railway station (find it at 1b Sheaf Street, S1 2BP. They offer a great range of craft ales and beers as well as their own Tapped Brew Co beer from their on-site microbrewery.

Sheffield is home to the oldest comedy club in Yorkshire, The Last Laugh Comedy Club (at Barker’s Pool, S1 2JA), or if music is more your thing, then The Leadmill (at 6 Leadmill Rd, S1 4SE), Sheffield’s oldest music venue, is the place to be. The likes of Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics and George Ezra have all played here. It’s a unique space showcasing some of the best bands and plenty of new and upcoming artists as well.