Foundation Training Course

Learn how to implement effective planning, monitoring & control for increased chances of project success with Project Planning & Control online, classroom, and blended training courses

Get qualified from £499+vat


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 practicing and aspiring planning and controls professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.


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Exam type
50 multiple choice questions / 40 Minutes

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From £499

You can study this course and take the exam entirely online wherever in the world you are based.


From £1495

We offer an open course schedule in locations around the UK.
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If you have more than 5 people looking to attend the course then it may be more cost effective for us to come to you.

Project Planning and Control Foundation Course Syllabus

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 organisationss
Benefit from a broad perspective of experienced controls practitioners

Will Project Planning and Control Foundation be right for you?

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.

Project Planning and Control Foundation Exam Format

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

Why study this course with Training Bytesize?

We’ve been in the Project Management training space for over 20 years and we strive for the highest quality learning experience teamed with outstanding customer service.

You have choice when it comes to choosing who you study with and we would be honoured if you chose us. From the moment you pick up the phone or submit a web enquiry you will be in the trusted hands of one of our qualified training advisors who have done most of the courses themselves!

As a family business we care about your custom and we build our business on partnerships and shared outcomes – An enjoyable learning journey coupled with the desire for you to pass your exam first time.

We train across multiple industry sectors from Nuclear, Transport, Utilities, Education, Public Sector, Private Sector, Aerospace, Corporate, Construction, Finance and many others so we understand your language.

Project Planning and Control Foundation Course Feedback

The trainer was very engaging and combines theory with practical examples. Very impressed on how so many pages (a book) could be covered in 3 days and yet feel like we actually went through it in detail. Would recommend this to others who wanted to get an overview in project risk, control and management

The trainer was engaging and new his subjects well. The facilities were excellent

Trainer excellent. Superb delivery and knowledge. Course content good and well structured

The trainer is very knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions posed. He put us at ease and used anecdotes and examples from real life situations from his own extensive experience in the field. Great insight into a subject I thought I already knew

The trainer is an excellent trainer and balances well the text book and real life situations. It really helps that he has valuable experience in the subject area

Superb trainer. Good course content. Course well-paced and delivered

The feedback from the PPC course has been excellent with many of them giving the trainer praise for his delivery of the course

Very good course – a lot to think about and good examples of best practice to take back to the work place

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.

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 organizations
Benefit from a broad perspective of experienced controls practitioners

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