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APMG Managing Benefits Foundation

Included in the cost of the course are:

  • Pre-course preparation pack
  • Official publication 'Managing Benefits'
  • Access to the online Atrium
  • Access to ProjectCoach service
  • Printed course material
  • Examination fee

Learning Objectives

The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Managing Benefits guidance to be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a portfolio, programme or project management team charged with realizing the benefits of a change initiative.

The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Managing Benefits Practitioner qualification.


Delegate Profile

This course is suitable for individuals with a role in ensuring optimal use of stakeholder funds including change leaders (e.g. SROs and directors), change initiators (e.g. strategic planners), change appraisers & evaluators (e.g. business case developers), change enablers and change support staff.

Course Content

During the three days, there will be a combination of formal presentations, group and individual exercises enabling delegates to gain an understanding of the following topics.

  • What is Benefits Management?
  • Principles
  • Benefits Management Cycle
  • Skills and Competencies
  • Documentation
  • Roles
  • Responsibilities

Exams & Certification

The foundation exam, taken at the end of the course consists of:

  • Questions booklet containing 50 questions
  • Pass mark is a total of 25 or more out of a possible 50 (50%)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Multiple choice, closed book.

Typically pre-course preparation will require 2-3 hours of study.


Typically pre-course preparation will require 2-3 hours of study.

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