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APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation Online

This fully accredited elearning helps you prepare for the APMG International Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation examination.

Course overview

About the course

This qualification supports the publication of APM's guide, 'Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control - The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.' It offers universal guidance for project planning and control across industries. The Foundation-level qualification assesses your understanding of the guidance to work effectively in a project support office or project planning and control team.


It is expected to take approximately 14 hours to complete this learning.

By the end of this learning, you should understand:

  • 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

​The following modules are included in this course:

  • Overview of PPC Foundation
  • Definition 
  • Planning
  • Scheduling 1
  • Scheduling 2
  • Scheduling 3
  • Monitoring and control 1
  • Monitoring and control 2
  • Exam simulator
  • 12 months online access to accredited ILX PPC Foundation e-learning
  • PPC Foundation mock exam revision tools
  • Full ILX tutor support

Optional extras

  • PPC official manual
  • PPC Foundation exam - Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor
  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

The exam is not included with this product however it is available as an optional extra.

The PPC Foundation exam is taken online via remote proctor. For more information about how to take your exam and the technical requirements, please click here. 

Exam format

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book
  • Planning Managers & Engineers
  • Project Control Managers & Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Managers

There are no formal pre-requisites for taking the Foundation exam.

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