APMG - Change Management Foundation and Practitioner PCM® certification



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25.7.2024 (Thursday)


Get two APMG Change Management certifications in just three days - 40% faster than traditional training. 

You'll sit both the Foundation and Practitioner exams as part of the programme.

On this accelerated course, you'll study the recently refreshed Change Management curriculum (V3), aligned to the Change Management Institute’s accreditation.

The APMG Change Management course has been developed in partnership with the Change Management Institute, it is designed to help organisations and their people manage the impact of change. They provide techniques to effectively plan and implement successful transformation initiatives. 

 This certification is ideal for project, programme, change, department and operational managers involved in organisational change.

On this course, you’ll learn the knowledge, proven methods and techniques to: 

  • Unlock resistance to change.

  • Provide effective support and motivation to individuals and teams to embrace change.

  • Draw from a range of professional approaches to implement change smoothly and effectively.

  • Identify and engage with key stakeholders throughout the change process to gain support.

  • Speed up the implementation of change programs.

  • Highlight their contribution as change professionals to initiatives.

The APMG Change Management certification complements process-driven methods like PRINCE2® and MSP®.

The Change Management Institute have agreed to offer a complimentary 2-month membership to candidates who have passed one of the Change Management examinations (applicable to exams for both versions of the scheme).

This APMG Change Management course is provided in conjunction with Creative Consulting and Training Ltd, an APMG accredited training organisation

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Four reasons why you should sit your Change Management course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Change Management trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your Change Management course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass Change Management first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study Change Management with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass the first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course the first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9 am – 5 pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day of quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in the Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 135,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts



  • Structured approaches you can use to shape a change initiative.

  • How to 'read' the organizational context for change.

  • Human responses to change and techniques to help people adapt.

  • Sources of resistance to change and ways to work effectively with these.

  • Factors affecting people's motivation during changes and how to encourage support for change initiatives.

  • How teams can facilitate successful organizational change and how line leaders, sponsors, change managers and change agents can best work together.

  • How to identify stakeholders and engage effectively with them.

  • Essential communication principles to support change initiatives.

  • Ways to assess change impacts across the organization.

  • How to select and effectively utilize key metrics for evaluating change.


  • Levers to help embed change and ensure its sustainability.

  • Strategies to manage learning and development in support of change.

  • A framework for coaching colleagues, including listening and feedback techniques.

  • Core insights into handling conflict during periods of change.

  • Approaches to facilitate collaborative design of change.

Exam Track

Change Management Foundation Exam:

  • Format: Multiple choice

  • Passing Score: 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%

  • Duration: 40 minutes

  • Closed Book 

Change Management Practitioner Exam: 

  • Format: Objective testing based on a case study scenario 

  • Number of questions: 5 sections of 16 marks each

  • Passing Score: 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%

  • Duration: 2.5 hours 

  • Restricted open book: The APMG Change Management Study Guide

The validity period for all APMG exams will be limited to 12 months from the booking date. Requests to reschedule within this period will be accepted in the usual way, but extensions beyond this period will not be possible.

What's Included

  • APMG accredited courseware
  • The APMG Change Management Study Guide

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


We recommend that you are familiar with change management concepts, and the basic functions of change management within an organisation.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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