This course contains all the required training and materials to fully prepare you for the Foundation & Practitioner examinations, in just five days.

5 days, 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Virtual Classroom
  • London
  • United Kingdom
Presented by Gary McGaffney
  • £1,195.00 excl. VAT


Become a successful Project Planning & Controls Practitioner that can demonstrate they have achieved the knowledge and skills to apply the tools and techniques to work successfully in a Project Support Office or Planning & Controls Team.

What is the Project Planning & Controls qualification?

Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’ It provides guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

Effective planning and control requires an understanding of a clear project definition, supported by a robust approach to planning the project. This, in turn requires the selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques which are supported by rigorous monitoring for effective proactive control. A sound basis for effective record keeping will facilitate the understanding of lessons learned which supports continuous improvement, thus adding value to organisational aspirations and objectives.

This course provides delegates an introduction to the tools needed and how they are applied to become an effective project planner and work successfully in a Project Support team environment.

Who is this qualification for?

Planning Managers & Engineers.
Project Control Managers & Engineers.
Cost Engineers.
Project Managers.

How is it assessed?

The Foundation Exam sat on Day 3, the format is:

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

The Practitioner Exam sat on Day 5, the format is:

  • Objective 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)

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, you will learn…

  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project

  • The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques

  • The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project

  • The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle

  • The approaches and key products used to gain a clear definition of a project

  • The scheduling techniques and appropriate presentation of the outputs

  • The management of risk in the planning, execution and evaluation of a project

  • The practices and data used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project


There are no formal pre-requisites for attendance of this course.