This ground-breaking specialist course provides a comprehensive and practical view of the strategies, competencies required, and tools and techniques available to design, set up and deliver effective and integrated project assurance in organisations.
The course will provide confidence to stakeholders that projects in the portfolio will achieve their scope, time, cost and quality objectives, and realise their benefits.
It emphasises an approach of ‘learning by doing’, which sees delegates using a case study from end-to-end, enabling the doing of the right projects in the right way, and allowing opportunities to develop certain key soft skills relevant to Project Assurance Practitioners, such as giving and receiving feedback.
The Assurance Practitioner course was designed and developed by recognised Assurance Practitioners and is aimed at individuals who have exposure to a P3CM setting (Portfolio, Programme, Project, and Change Management), and want to gain additional knowledge and experience on the discipline of project assurance.
Course Agenda & Assessment
The course syllabus is aligned to the Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge 6th Edition, which offers a balanced view across the many facets that relate to the project management profession. The course also draws upon specialist relevant project assurance content such as the APM’s Measures for Assuring Projects and best practices from the Cabinet Office’s Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), including guidance on the OGC’s Gateway Reviews.
The independent assessment conducted by the APM on this course, assures delegates that the course is unbiased, inclusive, and current, in that it touches on industry trends as well as established ways of working.
Packed with practical exercises, discussion and real world guidance, this course will transform your understanding of Assurance. Specific topics include:
Introduction to Integrated Assurance
The Principles of Integrated Assurance
The Organisational Landscape of Integrated Assurance
The Dimensions of Integrated Assurance
The Levels of P3 Integrated Assurance
Integrated Assurance Review Types
Integrated Assurance Review Types
Integrated Assurance Tools and Techniques
Developing an Integrated Assurance Model
Implementing the Integrated Assurance Plan
At the end of Day-2 delegates sit a 1-hour multiple choice examination.
Successful candidates are awarded an APM Certificate recognising their achievements
What our Delegate Say
“The environment allowed for networking and sharing best practice throughout each part of the course. The Wellingtone Trainer was very personable and interacted well with the group.”
“It was good to understand the full breadth of the subject, there was good engagement. It has given me a good understanding of next steps.”
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
“Pleased to know what we have in place aligns. Lots of areas to think about to bring in line with best-fit practice.”
“Lots to think about and take back to the company. Loads of new concepts but also reinforced some of what we already do which was very useful. Overall enjoyable.”
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
“The course has sparked many ideas to take back to the workplace. It is a little daunting, but it has provided me with a good structure to work from.”
Office for National Statistics
“There were lots of tools and techniques to take away from this course. Definitely improved my knowledge in assurance.”
“How knowledgeable and engaging the Trainer was. The topics were discussed clearly and put into context that I understood.”