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

Unlock your potential in project management with the APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Practitioner E-learning course! Elevate your career by gaining a globally recognized certification that demonstrates your expertise in project planning and control. 

Course overview

About the course

Project Planning & Control supports the publication of the APM's guide, ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’

It provides guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors. A successful Practitioner candidate will have demonstrated that they have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of the tools and techniques to allow them to work successfully in a Project Support team environment.


It is expected to take approximately 17 hours to complete this learning.

By the end of this course, you should be able to use, interpret or assess:

  • The approaches and key products used to gain a clear definition of a project
  • The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project
  • The scheduling techniques and appropriate presentation of the outputs
  • The management of risk in the planning, execution and evaluation of a project
  • The practices and data used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project
  • Introduction and overview
  • Part 1: Definition
  • Part 2: Planning
  • Part 3: Scheduling – 1
  • Part 3: Scheduling – 2
  • Part 4: Monitoring and control – 1
  • Part 4: Monitoring and control - 2
  • 12 months online access to accredited ILX PPC Practitioner e-learning
  • PPC Practitioner exam - Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor
  • Full ILX tutor support

Optional extras

  • “The Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk” manual
  • 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

Important: Please note you will require a copy of the “The Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk” manual for the learning and exam. This is not included in the cost of the course. Should you wish to purchase the manual you can add it to your shopping cart.

The PPC Practitioner 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

  • Complex multiple choice
  • 8 question paper with 10 marks available per question
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • 200 minute (3 hrs 20 mins) duration
  • Open-book (Project Planning & Control guide only)

This course would benefit:

  • Planning Managers & Engineers
  • Project Control Managers & Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Managers

It is recommended that a Practitioner candidate has a minimum of three years’ experience in a planning and monitoring role. In addition, you must have passed the PPC Foundation exam prior to undertaking the Practitioner examination.

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