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Project Planning & Control Foundation and Practitioner Online (including exams)

Overview

The APMG International Project Planning and Control™ Foundation course is based on the APM Publication Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control: The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.

The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organisations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects. Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.

This course with give guidance for practising and aspiring planning and controls professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.

What does the course cover?

The APM PSM&C guide and its associated training have been developed not in academic isolation – but with many years of on the job experience.

The guide is written in plain English – so even if this is your first experience in the field of planning and controls you should feel comfortable reading, understanding and working towards success.

You will gain:

  • Understanding of minimum standards and best practices
  • Guidance on how to comply with Works Information requirements laid out in contracts
  • Learn lessons from a wide base of delivery organisations
  • Benefit from a broad perspective of experienced controls practitioners

Is the course right for me?

Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control is a comprehensive guide for anyone involved in planning, scheduling and controlling projects. Written to be accessible to all levels – from student to senior project managers – it gives practical guidance on all planning aspects of preparing to undertake a project, executing a project, controlling its delivery to budget, time and quality, and delivering it safely.

Online learning is a great way to study and our e-learning courses are interactive and engaging.

Studying for your qualification online is a viable option for so many project managers:

  • Learning is completely flexible to suits your busy schedule
  • The interactive online course consists of voice-over and animation to keep you engaged throughout the learning
  • You can access it anywhere in the world and take your exam online at a time that suits you best
  • The Foundation e-learning will take around 10 hours to complete and includes a mock exam simulator with over 200 past questions so you can really test yourself before going for the real exam
  • Our pass rates are well in excess of the national average (nearly 100%!), there is really no reason you should fail!

What's Included

  • 12 months access to course - please note that the course and the exams must be completed within this timeframe
  • APMG Project Planning & Control Foundation and Practitioner examinations
  • Project, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control handbook 

Foundation exam

  • Multiple Choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Practitioner exam

  • Complex Multiple Choice
  • 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 3 hour duration
  • Open-book (Project Planning & Control guide only)

More Information

Benefits for your organisation 

  • Technical competence of team members
  • Improved quality of schedules leading to more certainty in project delivery
  • Greater predictability of project forecasting and success
  • Higher levels of integration between controls functions i.e. cost and time.

Benefits for you

  • Understanding of minimum standards and best practice
  • Guidance on how to comply with Works Information requirements laid out in contracts
  • Learn lessons from a wide base of delivery organisations
  • Benefit from a broad perspective of experienced controls practitioner

This course is delivered by Training Byte Size, an accredited training provider with APMG

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