This course is to provide a complete understanding of the internationally recognised PMI® approach to project management and to help prepare you to sit the PMP® qualification.

The PMP qualification in project management by the Project Management Institute is internationally recognised. The course will take delegates through the stages of a project, using PMI processes and knowledge areas.

Many global organisations choose PMI as a means to achieve a worldwide project management standard with individuals accredited to a qualification recognised in most countries.

The course content is developed in conjunction with the licensed materials from our partner STS - Sauter Training & Simulation SA, a leading provider of project management training.

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As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Hemsley Fraser has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria.
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The course is intended for people working in any industry and who are responsible for the management of projects. It is also designed for individuals wishing to become familiar with the PMI’s approach to project management or intending to take the PMP qualification.

The examination is not included within the course. All delegates wishing to sit the PMP examination must register directly with the Project Management Institute and once registered and approved by the PMI attend a Prometric centre to take the exam. We recommend that you sit your exam no more than six weeks after attending this preparation course.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Finalise your preparation for the PMP examination
  • Satisfy the 35-hour formal project management training requirement for future professional certification with the PMI.
  • Understand and apply 'A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge' (PMBOK® Guide).
  • Know when and how to use project management tools and techniques.
  • Understand the inputs and outputs of the project processes.
  • Understand how project processes and knowledge areas are interrelated.
  • Understand the importance of the nine knowledge areas to the success of the project.

PMBOK® Guide and the project management framework

Introduction to the knowledge areas and processes

  • Project management process groups
  • Project integration management
  • Project scope management
  • Project quality management
  • Project time management
  • Project cost management
  • Project risk management
  • Project human resource management
  • Project procurement management
  • Project communications management
  • Professional responsibility

Access E-learning

  • Continued exercises using the e-learning software including the X-AM PMP software enabling you to practise exam style questions and receive feedback on your answers

Tips and techniques for passing the PMP, including a four-hour mock examination

Additional reading

We recommend PMP® Exam Prep, ninth edition by Rita Mulcahy to assist with your preparation for the PMP exam.

A modular and blended version of this course is also available, see this page for more details.

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This course provides you with the 35 contact hours of project management education required to take the PMP examination for Project Management Professionals.

However, delegates wishing to take the exam must hold EITHER:

1. Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) with a minimum of five years/60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience*
2. Four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or global equivalent) with a minimum three years/36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience*
3. Bachelor's or post-graduate degree from a Global Accreditation Centre (GAC) accredited program (bachelor’s degree or master's or global equivalent) with a minimum of two years/24 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience*


Taken over five days, the course covers the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide. Tests and exercises will be held throughout the course to help you assess your learning and absorb knowledge.

The course includes manuals and the PMBOK® Guide material, and access for four months to the PMBOK® Guide 6th edition e-learning software and X-AM PMP preparation software. Completion of the fully blended course will enable candidates to claim up to 65 contact hours.