APMG-International PPS™

The APMG-International PPS™ is aimed at those senior managers who sponsor programmes and projects (Sponsors). This includes those who have been made accountable as individuals for a specific programme or project (Senior Responsible Owners).

The qualification certifies that these managers are equipped with the knowledge and understand the skills needed to lead a successful delivery of policy or strategy, or to lead an initiative or deliver to a target.

About The Course

The Programme and Project Sponsorship course from ILX Group has been developed to provide a clear understanding of what is required of the Programme and Project Sponsor. Not only does it address the key question, ‘What should I be doing?’ but also ‘What is an appropriate level of my involvement?’ and ‘What should others be doing for me?’.

Course Syllabus

Module 1
The Role of the Sponsor

  • What should we do?
  • Why are we doing it?
  • What do I need?
  • What will stop me?

Module 2

Working with People

  • Who and how?
  • Identifying and overcoming resistance
  • Communication and rapport
  • Building the right team

Module 3
Identifying & Establishing a Programme/Project

  • The Environment
  • What is the Target?
  • How can I be sure we can deliver?

Module 4
The Delivery Journey

  • Staying in control
  • Is it good practice or not?
  • Am I being told all I should?

What’s Included

  • Paper based exam

Target Audience

This programme has been designed for anyone who is sponsoring or is about to become the sponsor of, and accountable for, a Change Programme or Project.
This programme is applicable to any organisation wishing to ensure that their business change leaders have a comprehensive understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It would be particularly relevant to:

  • Senior Responsible Owners
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Executives
  • Programme Directors
  • Departmental Directors


  • Objective testing
  • 65 questions per paper
  • 65 marks required to pass (out of 100 available) – 65%
  • 90 minutes duration
  • Closed book

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