Change Management Combined (Foundation and Practitioner)

The complete Change Management qualification in a week

This APM Group accredited course is based on The Effective Change Manager's Handbook (first edition) edited by Richard Smith and others. It is designed to help change management practitioners to define and practise change management successfully, offering practical tools, techniques and models to support any change initiative.

The course concentrates on four main areas: Change and the Individual, Change and the Organisation, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement and Change Management Practice.

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The above prices include an exam fee of £264.00

Purpose of this course

The purpose of this course is to help those involved in managing change through learning relevent application, techniques, checklists and frameworks. It is intended to address the needs of those who carry out the work of managing change, even if it is not their job title.

Who is this course for

The course will be of use for those that are responsible for introducing a change or for those affected by it. Those involved in project, programme and portfolio management will benefit from attending as the course offers approaches that complement, and would make more likely the success of, project, programme and portfolio management approaches.

You will learn how to
  • Assess the impact of the "change curve" on individuals
  • Consider the motivations of individuals
  • Consider the learning needs of those affected by change
  • Use metaphors to assess types of organisations
  • Describe and use change management models
  • Identify and plan for roles in change management
  • Assess the organisational culture
  • Identify emergent change
  • Identify and exploit drivers of change
  • Consider the effect of a vision on change management
  • Understand project management in overview
  • Identify, map and segment stakeholders
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders
  • Use different communication channels
  • Use facilitation techniques
  • Assess the impact of change
  • Build readiness for change
  • Prepare for resistance
  • Build team effectiveness
Benefits for your organisation

In today’s climate change is essential to business success. Having people who can reduce the risk of failure or delay during periods of organisational transformation are a valuable asset. Having qualified people who can gain support from staff and instil confidence in the change management programme is essential to the success of any change programme and thus business.

Benefits for you as an individual

Your will have an improved ability to manage the reactions of change, learning how people react to change and ultimately being able to see change through to successful business transformation.  You will also know how to take people through the various phases of transition and lead change more effectively with less resistance and more support.

Change and the Individual

Stages of Kubler-Ross' "change curve"
Planning for transisition
Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Statisfaction and growth
Types of individual (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
The roots of learning theory
Learning process and learning styles
Training planning

Change and the Organisation

How we think about organisations: Morgan's metaphors
Model of the change process, including Kotter, Senge and Lewin
Key roles in organisational change
what we mean by "organisational culture"
Emergent change: complex adaptive and complex responsive systems
Drivers of change
Developing vision
Understanding the project environment

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Techniques for stakeholder identification, mapping and segmentation
Managing relationships and mobilising stakeholders
Effective communication including two-way communication and cognitive biases
Communicating change including use of symbols and metaphors
Lean and rich communication channels
Developing a communication strategy and plan
Facilitation techniques

Change Management Practice

Indentifying change impacts
Increasing motivation to change
Preparing for resisitance
Levers (e.g carrot and stick)
Reinforcing systems: Vicious and virtuous circles
Building team effectiveness


Desirable although not essential is previous experience of change management.  Knowledge of project and programme management is also useful but again not essential.

Pre-course work required

Pre-course preparation is required, along with some evening work during the course.

Pre-Course material will be sent to you 1-2 weeks before the start of the course. Please allow 5-8 hours study time to complete.

The course book will be issued on the first day of the course.

More about the exam

On the third day of the course there is the 1 hour multiple choice closed book Foundation exam.  A score of 30 out of 60 (50%) is required to pass.


On the last day of the course there is a 3 hour objective, restricted open book, objectively tested exam.  A pass mark of 40 (50% is required to gain the Change Management Practitioner qualification.

Quanta will issue your exam results to you via email.

Exam Fee

About the Lead Trainer

Alex knows his project management inside out, currently teaching PRINCE2®, Change Management and APM PMQ courses. He’s a real advocate for Quanta business games knowing that being part of a live scenario is by far the best way to get to grips with project management.