Project Management

Project management leading to the APM Fundamentals qualification
Online Course

About this course

Understand the essentials of project management, its methodology and terminology. Be able to apply project management methodology to your own communications planning and support change projects more effectively. The course will help you understand the nature of projects and how they differ from business as usual.

Course detail

Online course


Multiple choice exam

Study: 1-2 hours per week

Duration: 6-8 weeks

Payment before course starts

Course Features

Self-paced learning

Unlimited tutor support

Lively online discussions

Access to course for a year

Made relevant to communication

Association for Project Management (APM) accredited

What are the course fees?

PR Academy fees: £550 (+VAT)

APM exam fee (optional): £155 (+VAT)

Total with exam: £705 (+VAT)

*VAT will be calculated upon enrolment depending on your location and situation.

14 October 2019


Who’s it suitable for?

New to project management. The course is for all communicators without a qualification in – or little or no experience of – project management.

Internal communicators. You may be supporting a change project and need a better understanding of project management methodology, tools and terminology in order to provide the most effective support. You may be an experienced communicator working on projects or simply juggling competing communication priorities and looking for a way to bring order to apparent chaos.

Change managers. You may be delivering change management but without a grounding in project management.

Learning outcomes

Be able to apply project management methodology to your own projects including managing the scope, identifying and managing both risks and issues, planning and working out the critical path. Know how to use project methodology to manage workloads and deliver on time.

Learn the essentials of budgeting including estimating, monitoring and reporting. Understand the importance of a good business case and the support of a sponsor.

Gain an understanding of the key stages and activities on a project to help you deliver timely and relevant communication in support of change.

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  • Full syllabus
  • Exam information
  • Start dates
  • Reasons to study
APM Project Management for Communicators Course Brochure

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Why get a qualification?

Learning over a period of time results in a deep level of understanding and demonstrates your personal commitment to learning.

Meet your course leader Ann Pilkington

I am passionate about project management and how it relates to communication and change which is why I wrote my book on the topic, ‘Communicating Projects’.

Your questions answered

Online learning enables you to study for your qualification from anywhere in the world. Our courses use a mix of live webinars, online discussion and guided reading which we provide. Our blended learning courses mix online with optional face to face sessions. Your tutor is there to support you and help you to stay on track.
All our courses provide unlimited tutor support. We want to support you every step of the way.
Yes you can. All our courses are available online or you can join us in London. Students study with us from all around the world. Our online courses are available around the clock and any live webinars are always recorded for those in different time zones. Note that all teaching and assessments are in English.
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