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APM Classroom Courses and Online Learning

APM qualifications and training courses are designed to meet the needs of project managers throughout their careers, incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills. The APM qualification structure is designed to provide insight and knowledge, and to enhance the skills-base of project management professionals.

Focus offers APM courses across the UK. We currently provide accredited APM training in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newbury, Newcastle, Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Woking and Wokingham. There are also options to study APM Qualifications via virtual classroom attendance, onsite training at your premises as well as flexible eLearning methods.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most popular APM training courses?

The most popular APM courses include the APM Introductory Certificate, Fundamentals of Project Management and APMP. The Introductory Certificate is designed for anyone looking to start a career in project management or wanting to understand the principles of project management. No prior knowledge or experience in project management is required.


APMP is the qualification that will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge of what is required to manage a successful project and is the benchmark qualification for anyone embarking on a project management career, or looking to add project management to their portfolio of skills. Each course includes both accredited APM training and the corresponding APM exam.

What APM qualifications and certification tracks are available?

The Association for Project Management (APM) represents and promotes the interests of project management professionals.  Training courses are based around its highly regarded publication, the APM Body of Knowledge. There are 5 levels in the APM qualification hierarchy, starting with the introductory certificate. More details are available here

What types of APM training do you offer?

Our comprehensive APM classroom course schedule is supplemented by in house APM training and distance learning delivery options. APM in house training is a convenient and cost-effective study method for organisations looking to train a group of delegates. The training is delivered onsite, at your premises which avoids travel and accommodation costs. Our online APM courses let you study in your own time and are usually the least expensive study option is you are self-funding or restricted by budget.

Are there any fast track options or APM courses bundles available?

If you have already achieved PRINCE2 practitioner accreditation then there is a fast track course option for those wishing to also achieve APMP status. This is an intensive 3 day course ensures a comprehensive understanding of the APM Body of Knowledge to consolidate your project experience and understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology.

Are there any complimentary or related courses?

Alongside our range of APM courses, we have an extensive range of alternative and complimentary project management training and qualification options. These include PRINCE2 courses, MSP Courses, Agile & Scrum Training as well as PMI qualifications.


We also offer a range of personal development and software application training to ensure you have the skills to excel in your career. This includes a number of Leadership & Development courses such as people management, communication skills and budgeting as well as introductory and advanced training for popular software packages like Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office.

Why should I book APM training with Focus?

We specialise in project management and IT training and we work with a number of expert trainers in order to offer APM training in locations across the UK. We are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and we have already delivered a range of training to well-known organisations, including Barclays, Bath & NE Somerset Council, Birmingham City University, Bristol Water PLC, Central Manchester Hospitals, City of London, Newcastle Building Society, Sheffield Hallam University and Transport for London.

What other training requirements can Focus help with?

We have an extensive range of  courses suitable for business, IT and project professionals. This includes training in the areas of Prince2, MSP, APM, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft Project and Software Testing.

Our most popular courses include Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, MSP Practitioner, ITIL Foundation and ISTQB Software Testing Foundation. Contact a member of our sales team today to discuss your requirements.

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