Change comes about in various forms within organisations due to many factors including projects, team restructuring, business analysis identifying different ways of working, company mergers, and outsourcing. No matter how big or small, they all need to be facilitated with Change Management to ensure a successful result.
The purpose of the APMG Change Management Foundation qualification is to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Change Management to work as an informed member of a team working on an organisational change initiative. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.
The purpose of the APMG Change Management Practitioner course is to ensure a student has sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor Change Management guidance in a given organisational change situation. Upon completion of the course a student should, with suitable direction be able to start applying the Change Management approaches and techniques to a real change initiative. Their individual Change Management expertise, complexity of the change initiative and the support provided for the use of Change Management approaches in their work environment will all be factors in the Practitioners success.
The APMG Change Management 2015 (Foundation and Practitioner) qualification is designed to provide a robust foundation of knowledge for anyone involved in organisational change initiatives. Upon completion of this combined qualification students will have the knowledge and understanding necessary to contribute constructively to teams specifying, developing, implementing, and sustaining change initiatives.
The qualification is based upon the Change Management Institute’s (CMI) Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK) “The Effective Change Manager”. The book provided as part of courseware is “The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook”.
This course pricing includes vouchers for the Change Management Foundation Exam and Change Management Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.
The Foundation exam is:
50 multiple-choice questions
Closed book – no other materials are allowed
Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain certification
The Practitioner exam is:
Objective testing multiple-choice questions
Open book (The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook and the Candidate Guide to Examinable Text) only
Requires 50% pass to attain certification
It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.