Project and Programme Management Courses

Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation

  • Length 3 days
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

This Foundation course usually runs consecutively with PPC Practitioner as a five-day Combined course at a reduced price.

Planning, monitoring and control are critical aspects of project management. Implemented effectively, project success rates can increase dramatically. Implemented poorly, project scope, schedule and costs can quickly overrun. Until now, there has been very little guidance for practicing and aspiring planning and control professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.

Our Project Planning & Control certification scheme has been developed in partnership with the Association for Project Management (APM) and is based on their guide Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.

The guide is APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors. It is an output of their Planning, Monitoring & Control Specific Interest Group (SIG) and is based on practitioner experience from both customer and supplier perspectives.

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.

Individuals undertaking training will gain an understanding of effective planning & control standards, and best practice.

This course is offered by Lumify Work, an Affiliate of Synchrony, an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) of The APM Group Ltd.

This course pricing includes a voucher for the Project Planning & Control Foundation Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. A practice exam paper is provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation. The exam is:

  • 40 minutes

  • 50 multiple-choice questions

  • Closed book – no other materials are allowed

  • Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain certification

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What you’ll learn

Be an informed member of a Project Support Office or Planning & Control team.

Project Planning & Control guidance and training will:

  • Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution

  • Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and control functions

  • Be a practical and scalable companion to any project control professional

  • Enable effective capability growth for delivery organisations

APMG International at Lumify Work

APMG International is an award-winning Examination Institute. APMG accredits professional training and consulting organisations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers. APMG has a global reach, with regional offices located around the world.

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Who is the course for?

Project Planning & Control guidance, training and certification is aimed at a variety of key project management roles including:

  • planning managers and engineers

  • project control managers and engineers

It will also benefit other roles including:

  • cost engineers

  • project managers

  • project support team members

Course subjects

The key things you will learn:

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

  • 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


This course has no prerequisites.

Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

  • Contact hours: 21 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 21 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM®)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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