PPM Project, Planning & Control™ Combined (Foundation & Practitioner)

Course Code: Q5ClaProj572



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Removing uncertainty during project delivery

The combined  PPC course will support you on your journey to understanding and applying effecting planning tools and techniques as well as discovering how best to assert control in projects.  Projects naturally carry with them a level of uncertainty and this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage and remove uncertainty during project delivering according to APM best practice.  

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WR1 - Worcester, WR1 3EE




WR1 - Worcester, WR1 3EE







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Who is this course for

This course will support Planning Managers & Engineers, Project Control Managers & Engineers, Cost Engineers, Project Managers and business change professionals who wish to gain the certified APM Project Planning and Control Foundation qualification.

You will learn how to

  • Understand the approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project.

  • Use the approaches and techniques to plan and close a project.

  • Understand the selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques and appropriate presentation of the outputs.

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

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

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


There are no pre-requisites for taking the Project Planning & Control Foundation examination. Candidates must pass the PPC foundation exam before undertaking the PPC practitioner examination.    

Benefits for you as an individual

By the end of this course you will have gained the tools needed to become an effective project planner. The course prepares you for the APMG Project Planning and Control Foundation and Practitioner exams; these qualifications are widely recognised in all industry sectors.    

Benefits for your organisation

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the standards that can be set by organizations against a common text. This will support your organisation in achieving value for money from your projects, as well as assuring a set standard that can be tailored to suit your organisations' needs that will, in turn, support a culture of best practice.

  • Business Case
  • Scope Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Dependency Management
  • Handover and Closeout
  • Types of Schedule
  • Building the Schedule
  • Critical Path Method
  • Time Analysis
  • Duration Estimates
  • Resources
  • Communicating the Schedule
  • Schedule Narrative
  • Schedule Review
  • Project Baselines and Baselining Principles
  • Performance Reporting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Resource Monitoring
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Cost Control
  • Short-term Planning
  • Change Control
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Record Keeping
  • Project Definition
  • Critical Path Analysis Constraints
  • Estimating & Resourcing
  • Earned Value Management
  • Managing Risk

Additional Exam Information


  • Multiple Choice

  • 50 questions per paper

  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%

  • 40 minutes duration

  • Closed-book


  • Complex Multiple Choice

  • 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question

  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%

  • 3 hours and 20 Minutes duration

  • Open-book (Project Planning & Control guide only)


Pre-course and post-course support is available on Quanta Learn, our e-learning portal. 

You will receive the Project, Planning & Control textbook on the first day of your course or if attending virtually prior to your training.

Important Information:

Please note, there may be a small amount of evening work to complete such as further reading or working though sample exam papers.

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