Become a professionally-recognised Project Manager!
Equally suitable for New Business and Delivery staff in Development & Regeneration teams
The PM4AHD course offers the opportunity to acquire a professional project management qualification from the Association for Project Management. The course is set within the world of affordable housing property development & regeneration.
It is an intensive and demanding course, and candidates will need to hold the APM’s Introductory Certificate in Project Management. HATC will run an Introductory Certificate course in the run-up to this course, for candidates who do not already hold the Certificate. For details of our next Introductory Certificate course, click here.
The course is aimed at staff with two to five years of experience of delivering affordable housing projects.
Successful students will obtain:
- A recognised professional qualification in project management – APMP: the Foundation Certificate in Project Management. This is awarded by the Association for Project Management, the main professional body for project management in the UK & Europe;
- An HATC Certificate covering the application of the project management skills learned in a series of case studies.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20th September 2013.
To apply complete the Booking Form at the bottom of this webpage.
The PM4AHD course focuses on two specific areas:
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 APMP. A list of the APMP 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.
Study Periods: 9 days in total over 3 study periods, with a one-week gap between each study period i.e. 3 days / week off / 3 days / week off / 3 days.
Planned dates are as follows:.
|Period 1:||11th – 13th November 2013 (Mon – Wed incl)|
|Period 2:||25th – 27th November 2013 (Mon – Wed incl)|
|Period 3:||9nd – 11th December 2013 (Mon – Thurs incl)|
The sessions will be delivered from 9.00 until 13.00 & 13.30 until 16.30 each day.
Our expectations of you
Students will be expected to:
- review 2 books (see below) and some targetted reading from our Student Handbook before the course starts,
- study in your own time (self-study period is approximately 20 hours depending upon experience and previous level of knowledge)
- complete and submit mock APMP exam questions as evening homework during the study periods, and between study periods.
You should expect to do 1 – 2 hours private study each evening during the study periods, consisting of completeing mock exam questions and revision. You should also expect to undertake planned revision and submit answers to mock exam questions between the study periods. Our tutors will provide online feedback to answers to examination qustions that you submit.
Our experience shows that exam success is directly related to:
- whether the pre-course reading has been undertaken, and completed sufficiently in advance of the course that the ideas and concepts have had an opportunity to begin to settle;
- whether students use the opportunity to submit mock exam questions – this helps the tutors give targetted and helpful feedback;
- the amount of time that students put into revision and exam answers.
Please remember that this course finishes with an exam, and that success is directly related to the amount of work undertaken.
Pre-course reading - we recommend:
We also recommend that students begin this reading as soon as possible – it takes time for new concepts and ideas to settle, and the patterns to appear i.e. understanding to emerge.
Applicants must have 2- 5 years experience of delivering projects within the affordable housing sector.
Students should hold the APM’s Introductory Certificate in Project Management. For applicants who do not already hold this Certificate, HATC runs this 2-day course regularly. PM4AHD students are eligible for a 25% discount off the cost of the Introductory Certificate course. For more details click here.
This course is intensive, with a lot to learn. However, it is within the ability of the great majority of HA Development and Regeneration staff who want to move beyond the Introductory Certificate and are prepared to work hard over the course period.
Course fees and costs
The PM4AHD course fee is £2,250 plus VAT. This includes APM exam fees. Students may also need to spend £50+ on additional project management books or have access to them from libraries.
The course fee equates to £250 plus VAT per day. This is approximately half the cost of comparable one-day or two-day courses, or other courses offering a professional qualification.
The main assessments are:
The Foundation Certificate (APMP) examination: This is set and marked by the Association for Project Management (APM). The APM is the main professional body for project management in the UK. Successful candidates will attain the professional qualification APMP. Assessment for the APMP part of the course will take place at the end of Week 3. Other assessments in the form of mock APMP exam questions coursework will also be set during the course, as described above.
The Project Management in Practice exercises: This will be undertaken by the students in groups throughout the study weeks.
Candidates who are successful in both assessments will attain a Certificate from HATC Ltd.
The Course Team
|Andrew Drury||Course Leader||Overall responsibility for the course; runs the PM Practice sessions. Point of contact when on-site.|
|David Atkinson||APMP lecturer and Fellow of the APM||Delivers the PM Theory sessions. Sets mock exam questions and marks students’ answers. Co-assessing the Practice sessions|
|Amanda Somers||Course Administrator||Initial contact point for bookings, course administration and when students are off-site.|
Shelter Training, Unit 13, City Forum 250 City Road, London EC1V 2PU
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To apply to join the Project Management for Affordable Housing Development course, complete the form below:
10 study days plus home-study of approximately 20 hours.
|Topic Ref||Topic Name
|2.1||Project Success & Benefits Management|
|2.4||Project Management Plan|
|2.5||Project Risk Management|
|2.6||Project Quality Management|
|2.7||Health, Safety & Environmental Management|
|3.4||Budgeting & Cost management|
|3.6||Earned Value Management|
|3.7||Information Management & Reporting|
|6.1||Project Life Cycles|
|6.5||Handover & Closeout|
|6.9||Methods & Procedures|
|6.10||Governance of Project Management|