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

If you want the interactivity of a classroom environment, but you still want the flexibility of studying from home, then our virtual courses are just the thing! 

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.

The Foundation-level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Project Planning & Control guidance to be able to act as an informed member of a Project Support Office or Project Planning and Control team.

What is virtual classroom training?

ILX’s virtual instructor-led training combines the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our virtual courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner.


This is an intensive three-day course that prepares you for the PPC Foundation examination. The training is conducted via a virtual training environment. You need to ensure that you can satisfy the technical requirements that can be found on our website here.

By attending this course, 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 covers the following modules:

  • Planning & scheduling
  • Breakdown structures
  • Dependency management
  • Handover and closure
  • Scheduling
  • Types of schedules
  • Building the schedule
  • Critical path analysis
  • Time analysis
  • Duration estimates
  • Resources
  • Communicating the schedule
  • Project baselines and baselining principles
  • Performance reporting
  • Variance analysis    
  • Resource monitoring             
  • Earned value analysis (EVA)               
  • Cost control              
  • Short-term planning               
  • Change control
  • Forensic analysis        
  • Record keeping

This is an intensive three-day virtual course that includes:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The cost of the PPC Foundation examination (must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase)
  • The Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk manual

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 exam is taken online via remote proctor. Two weeks prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You then have a choice you can either:

  • Book a suitable time after your virtual classroom event has finished to undertake your exam


  • We currently allocate exam time within the virtual classroom event. So that you can book directly, we will advise you of recommended exam timings as part of the candidate guidance — this is issued three weeks prior to course commencement

Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam.

Exam format

The format of the Foundation exam is as follows:

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

This course would benefit:

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

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


There is mandatory pre-course work that must be under taken prior to attending the course. In addition, whilst attending there will  be some exam preparation evening work.

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