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APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation and Practitioner Online Plus Pack Online

Unlock your potential  with the APMG International Project Planning & Control™ (PPC) Foundation and 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

The 'Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost, and Risk.' guide offers invaluable insights and best practices for project planning and control, making it relevant to a wide array of industries and sectors. The Foundation-level qualification evaluates your grasp of this guidance, enabling you to effectively contribute to a project support office or project planning and control team. A successful Practitioner candidate is required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practical application of tools and techniques, thereby equipping them to excel in a Project Support team environment.

Duration

It is expected to take approximately 31 hours to complete this learning.

By the end of this learning you should be able to understand , interpret and assess the following:

  • 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 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.

​The following modules are included in the Foundation elearning course:

  • Overview of PPC Foundation
  • Definition 
  • Planning
  • Scheduling 1
  • Scheduling 2
  • Scheduling 3
  • Monitoring and control 1
  • Monitoring and control 2
  • Exam simulator

​The following modules are included in the Practitioner elearning course:

  • 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 Foundation & Practitioner e-learning
  • Mock exam revision tools
  • Full ILX tutor support
  • PPC Foundation and Practitioner exams - Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor
  • “The Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk” manual

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. 

Optional extra

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

Exam format

Foundation

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed-book

Practitioner

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

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