Principles of Change Management Foundation & Practitioner - PMPCMFP

This 5-day accredited course provides delegates with a thorough grounding in the Principles of Change Management and introduces the APMG Practitioner Level Change Management Handbook. The course also gives delegates the opportunity to demonstrate that they can apply the principles through a scenario based examination.

Experiencing change is inevitable. Maybe it's been a new boss with new ideas, a new job or a new project you have taken on. Or perhaps you are facing new challenges because of changes in the economic or legislative environment in which you operate. Whatever the cause, making sense of change and peoples' reactions to it can be difficult. Why is the beneficial change you want to introduce so often subject to resistance from various quarters? How can you make change easier? This course will help you to understand how to support individuals, teams and organisations through that change. It will also consider the attributes required of effective leaders to support successful change.


The course covers the following topics in both the Foundation and Practioner elements

  • Managing change and the individual
  • Managing change and the team
  • Managing change and the organisation
  • Leadership and change

Examinations are also included in the course

  • APMG Principles of Change Management Foundation examination (a 1 hour multiple choice paper) at 3pm on the third day of the course
  • APMG Principles In Change Management Practitioner examination. (a 3 hour partial open book multiple choice scenario based examination) taken on the last day at 12.30pm

The APMG issue e-certificates on successful completion of your examination(s). Should you want to obtain a paper certificate this can be purchased direct from the APMG.

APMG-International Change Management is a trade mark of The APM Group Limited.

  • £ 2,410

    Guide Price Per Delegate

  • Dates & Locations Available

  • London

Course Information

The course will be right if you:

  • have been tasked to plan a change initiative within your organisation but need ideas on what it's important to think about so that you can increase the chances of the initiative being successful.
  • are leading a team that is experiencing change and want to understand how the team can maximise its contribution during the change process.
  • are a project or programme manager who wants to introduce change via a project or programme but needs some ideas about how to handle the 'people side' of things.
  • are an individual who is impacted by change and wants to gain a greater insight into the change process to help you adapt to changes that are coming your way.
  • are looking for an understanding of the theories and models put forward by leading experts in the field of change management.
  • would like your learning accredited through a formal qualification (APMG Principles of Change Management Foundation and Practitioner)

Pre-course reading

Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 10 hours working through the pre-reading.

If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact your Account Manager or theConnect 2 Courses Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273 or

Please note

  • You must bring signed photo ID with you on any APMG exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam. You must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found here on the APMG International website.
  • During the course you will asked to provide written permission which enablesConnect 2 Courses to pass on your pass mark to your employer.

Foundation level (days 1, 2 and 3)

  • understand how to support people learn what they need to during change
  • appreciate different approaches to change management and their implications for supporting individuals through change
  • understand why people react as they do and how delegates can help individuals through the change process
  • appreciate why teams are important in change
  • understand what factors contribute to team success
  • understand how teams change and develop and so help delegates to deliver improvements in team performance
  • identify key metaphors describing how organisations change and how these can help delegates plan appropriate action during change
  • understand what assumptions people may have about organisational change
  • formulate an integrated model of the change management process and how this can help delegates to introduce successful change within an organisation
  • know what key areas need to be considered are when planning organisational change
  • understand the difference between management and leadership
  • identify different leadership styles and their effects on the change process
  • understand the important role leaders have to play in change management
  • begin to develop a healthy response to the demands of change management leadership

Practioner level (days 4 and 5)

  • consider the use of coaching and feedback as tools to support individuals through change
  • demonstrate their understanding of the application of these principles through a scenario based sample examination question
  • be aware of a number of techniques that can be used to support teams participating in change
  • demonstrate their understanding of the application of these principles through a scenario based sample examination question
  • understand the barriers organisations face in achieving successful change
  • demonstrate their understanding of the application of these principles through a scenario based sample examination question
  • understand the importance of stakeholder management and have an appreciation of the use of stakeholder analysis tools which can support effective leadership of change
  • demonstrate their understanding of the application of effective leadership through a scenario based sample examination question

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