The PM4AHD course runs for 9 days over a 6-week period, and offers the opportunity to acquire a professional project management qualification from the Association for Project Management, the Chartered body for PM in the UK. The course is set within the world of affordable housing property development & regeneration.
The course offers the opportunity to acquire a professional project management qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM). It is set within the world of affordable housing development & regeneration.
It is an intensive and demanding course with 100–120 hours of studying, depending on experience. Approximately 60 hours of that is classroom-based & virtual learning (9 days), so candidates will need to devote 40–60 hours of self-study to the course. About 15-20 hours will be homework over the period the course runs. Approximately 25–45 hours of pre-course study is required. This should start mid-summer, to be ready for the course in the autumn.
The course is aimed at staff with two to five years of experience of delivering affordable housing projects.
Project Management Theory
The syllabus covers formal project management skills from project inception to closure. It covers the professional tools and techniques used in project planning, control and delivery. It is relevant for members of both New Business and Delivery teams. Successful candidates obtain a professionally recognised qualification, the PMQ. A list of the PMQ syllabus topics is set out at the bottom of this webpage or can be downloaded here.
Project Management Practice
These exercises require students to use the knowledge they have acquired in the Theory section to plan and control a case study based on a real affordable housing scheme.
This is a blended course mixing classroom and virtual delivery. There are two classroom sessions: one at the start of the course to allow everyone to meet one another, and the other at the end of the course for final revision and exam. In between there are 4 days of virtual delivery, on the Wednesday and Thursday of each week to maintain momentum.
Classroom dates (NCVO, London)
Classroom dates (NCVO, London)
Remotely invigilated virtual exam, to be taken independently:
You should expect to do 1–2 hours private study each evening during the study periods, consisting of completing mock exam questions and revision. You should also expect to undertake planned revision and submit answers to mock exam questions between the study periods, requiring approximately 7–10 hours work each week. Our tutors will provide on-line feedback to answers to examination questions that you submit.
Our experience shows that exam success is directly related to:
The main assessments are:
You will be expected to study these in your own time. The self-study time needed is approximately 40–60 hours:
Applicants must have:
For applicants who do not already hold the PFQ, HATC runs this 2-day course regularly.
Successful students will obtain:
All of our courses can be tailored to your organisations' requirements and delivered in-house for your convenience