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Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) Level 1 Foundation Course

Here at Training Bytesize we tailor your CP3P journey to you; so what ever level you would like to complete we will create a bespoke learning package.

The APMG PPP Certification Programme was developed by the APM Group International. Training ByteSize has put more people through the Certified PPP Professional exams than any other training provider – you can be assured of the best learning experience no matter where you are in the world.

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Course Details

Level Introductory
Pre-requisites None
Accreditation APM Group
Exam format Multiple choice questions
Exam duration 40 minutes
Exam pass mark 50%
Our pass rate 98%

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What does the CP3P Level 1 Foundation Course cover?

The CP3P Level 1 Foundation Course is aimed at those working at a basic level of PPP implementation, with little or no prior experience, as well as those with an interest in PPP’s. It aims to standardise their knowledge of the PPP process and terminology, as described in the PPP Guide.

The CP3P Level 1 Foundation Course course will enable you to recall, recognize and demonstrate understanding of the established procedures, roles and institutional responsibilities that determine how the Government selects, implements and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide, including terms used, process sequences and roles involved.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the basic features and ideologies of PPP project finance
  • Explain the major sources of PPP project funding, its benefits and limitations
  • Explain how to set up a new PPP Framework or, where an existing framework is in place, what to look for to make sure it is effective
  • Describe the Phases in the PPP Process: Identifying Projects and Preparatory Activities, Appraising the Project, Structuring the Procurement Process and the Contract, Tender and Award, and Managing the Contract

Governments around the world now understand that public-private partnerships (PPPs) can be an important option to help meet infrastructure and basic service needs while contributing to a reduction in poverty. By bundling construction and service delivery, PPPs offer the possibility of improved accountability, greater innovation, and long-term efficiencies.

However, to get the hoped-for benefits of PPPs, public sector officials and managers need to develop and maintain skills and capacities to identify, assess, and procure PPPs – and, once the project is up and running, to manage the contract and regulatory requirements.

The Foundation certification is a pre-requisite for one or both of the next two certifications; the Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) Level 2 Preparation and the Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) Level 3 Execution.

If a candidate sits all three exams and completes them successfully, they can be awarded the CP3P Professional credential from APMG.

Is the CP3P Level 1 Foundation Course right for me?

Specialists involved in all phases of PPP projects – including public sector employees, advisors, and financial and legal experts, among many others – will benefit tremendously from pursuit of the CP3P credential. Individuals possessing the credential signal their expertise in PPP practice, which gives organisations employing these qualified professionals greater credibility in the marketplace by demonstrating the technical competence of those assigned to PPP initiatives.

  • The new qualification standardises best practice across the globe
  • Provides a road map or method through managing PPP projects
  • Ensure you are aligned with acknowledged standards in PPP
  • Learn the common language of PPP so the whole supply chain uses a uniform language
  • Be recognised as a leader in promoting standards in PPP
  • Work in an established and structured approach with supporting templates
  • Includes elements of finance to help with procurement
  • Ideal for construction projects

The benefits are better working practices and common standards and knowledge across the organisation and supply chain. Ad hoc training costs are reduced significantly, and the option of online and workshop training, gives flexibility to all potential students.

What is the format of the CP3P Level 1 Foundation exam?

At the end of the Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) Level 1 Foundation course you will take a 40-minute exam to test your knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide so you are in a position where you feel comfortable acting as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. This will enable you to participate in a team environment and move on to implementing the process.

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

Why study your CP3P Level 1 Foundation Course with Training ByteSize?

As experts in delivering project management training through a range of study styles, your success is key to our success. We understand how people learn, we know how to train people to pass exams, we employ the best trainers and specialise in small class sizes to help you get the best from your investment. So, if you’re looking to enhance your project management skills and ensure you pass first time, Training ByteSize is a name you can trust.

As a family run business, project and programme management training is in our blood, and so is innovation. Our founders have been part of the industry since the 1990’s, specifically founding Key Skills and developing the world’s first accredited e-learning course for PRINCE2.

Today we are proud to continue with world firsts; with second generation Victoria at the helm, she had led Training ByteSize to ensure were the first company to develop and deliver e-learning options for accredited courses including Business Analysis Foundation, ITIL4, and AgilePM.  When we say we’re experts in project management training, we really do mean it.


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Students can ask questions using a headset, webcam or a chat window, and get their questions answered, just like in a traditional classroom. Questions can be lined up and answered at intervals, without interrupting the teacher’s flow of thought. There is no difference in the level of interaction – in fact distractions are significantly reduced because of this way of teaching. Our trainers have a minimum of 10 years training experience, plus have previously run and managed live projects, so have real-life experience they bring to the virtual session.

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