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Southampton

About the Training

As a major port city, Southampton has great transport connections, not only on a regional level but also on a national and international level too, making it an accessible choice for face-to-face project management courses.

We also offer live Virtual Classroom or Distance Learning courses and 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
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 Southampton. All of our trainers conduct courses across the country. For more information on all of our trainers see our Trainers page

 

John Bolton

ChPP CITP PMP

John is an extremely experienced project and programme manager and an accomplished trainer and published author in a range of project management disciplines. He has worked in numerous industries across the world, including travel and transportation, education, health, construction trades, military, science and research and local and central government. He has had responsibility for multi million pound budgets and a project & programme management practice with c30 staff. Since 2005 John has been at the forefront of project manager development, training and education being the owner of Parallel Project Management Limited a leading provider of these services across industry and geographic sectors.

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 Southampton

About Southampton

Southampton is a city port located in Hampshire. It is just 80 miles southwest of London and 20 miles to the west of Portsmouth. It is amongst the most populous cities in the south of England. With a rich maritime heritage, the city naturally has a significant focus on sailing, watersports and ocean racing. As one of the most important ports in the UK, Southampton is also a major cruise ship port and was shortlisted as one of the 2025 UK City of Culture locations. Housing the only geothermal Power Station in the UK, Southampton has some of the lowest emission levels of CO2 you will find anywhere in England, making it a very popular destination for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors.

As a major port city, Southampton has exceptional connectivity not only on a regional level but also on a national and international level too, making it an accessible choice for project management courses, with individuals travelling from most locations.

The train station in Southampton is served by a number of train operators offering direct connections to a wide range of cities across the country with trains to London taking around 1 hour 20 minutes, Birmingham 2 hours 30 minutes and Manchester around 4 hours 7 minutes. There are also good train links to London Gatwick Airport.

Southampton International Airport is located just a short distance from the city centre: 6 minutes by train and 20 minutes by bus. It is a popular destination for those travelling from many UK cities as well as the Channel Islands, Italy, Spain and France. Both London Heathrow and Gatwick offer good direct train links to Southampton for those coming from other destinations.

In addition to all of this, Southampton has excellent road links, with the M3 offering easy accessibility from London and the M27 providing a direct link between Southampton and Portsmouth. The city also has a good National Express link and can be reached by ferry from France, Spain and the Isle of Wight.

Where to Stay

As many project management courses in Southampton will take place over several days, it can be a good idea to look for suitable local accommodation to make life easier. There is no shortage of four-star hotels in Southampton offering a superb range of amenities.

Moxy Southampton (SO15 1BA)

At just 850 yards from the nearest train station and a short 8km drive from Southampton Airport, the Moxy Southampton is a very accessible hotel. It also offers offsite parking at an additional cost for those guests who prefer to bring their own vehicles. The hotel has reached level 2 in sustainability and is also a Travel Proud hotel, making it a very welcoming environment. There are business services available to guests at the hotel, including a number of meeting rooms that can be hired, and guests can benefit from the onsite bar and restaurant, which serve a wide range of food and beverages.

Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton (SO30 3XH)

Overlooking the cricket ground, this hotel boasts thoroughly modern rooms that have been decorated to a very high standard. As you would expect from a property in the Hilton hotel group range, this hotel has all the amenities you would expect and has made considerable steps to ensure its sustainability. There is free onsite parking,  is just 2 miles from Southampton Airport and about 1 mile from the nearest railway station. The hotel offers photocopying and business facilities for those guests who may need to stay in touch with the office during their stay.

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour (SO15 1AG)

This hotel is well placed for Southampton’s main railway station and a short distance from the airport. There is also onsite payable parking available, although this is limited, so must be booked in advance. Many of the rooms in the hotel offer stunning sea views or vistas of the city’s medieval walls. This is a spa hotel with a range of spa facilities, a swimming pool and a fitness centre available to guests. The hotel also offers a good range of business services.

Things To Do

Whilst you stay in Southampton for a couple of days, it is well worth exploring the local area, and there is certainly plenty to keep you occupied.

Restaurants

The diverse culture of  Southampton is reflected in its superb range of restaurants. Here, you will find everything from chain restaurants to good pub grub, small bistros to restaurants worthy of a Michelin star.

Whilst there are not currently any Michelin-star restaurants in Southampton, it may only be a matter of time before that changes. Hartnett Holder & Co (SO43 7FZ)  is a beautiful restaurant in the city serving classic and refined Italian dishes. The restaurant is run by chef patron Angela Hartnett who was awarded a Michelin star whilst at the Connaught in London. She currently holds a Michelin star for her restaurant Murano (in Mayfair), so you are sure to be in very safe hands. The restaurant features a daily changing menu with plenty to surprise and delight the palate.

There are several other restaurants in Southampton and the surrounding areas that have also merited a mention in the most recent Michelin guide, so when it comes to fine dining, you will be spoilt for choice. AO on London Road is well worth considering. It is run by Daniel Rogan, son of chef Simon Rogan of L’Enclume (a 3 Michelin star restaurant in Cumbria).

Entertainment

Whilst you are in Southampton, you may also want to see what the city has to offer in the evenings. Whilst you will find all the usual pubs and clubs that you would expect in a city of this size, Southampton also offers a wealth of more cultured options for a night out.

The city is packed with art galleries, venues where you will be able to listen to live music from a range of genres, museums and theatres, including the Mayflower Theatre, where you can expect to see everything from Opera to Comedy and West End productions to Musicals.