PPS® Programme and Project Sponsorship (inc exam) — A 2 day course

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The APMG PPM Sponsorship Qualification 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.

The certificate aims to be methodology independent and uses generic terms as far as possible.

Please Note: The course is delivered as four modules of ½ day duration, which can be completed as 2 full days in one sitting or 4 separate ½ days.


After completing this course the student will be able to:


The Role of the Sponsor

The Sponsor Working with People

Identifying and Establishing a Programme/Project

The Delivery Journey

PPS® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce.

Suitable For

The PPS course has been developed specifically for existing or aspiring Programme or Project Sponsors, also known as Senior Responsible Owners or Project Executives.


Whilst there is no prescribed reading list for the qualification, it is assumed that delegates are familiar with Cabinet Office Best Practice Guidance together with their any internal PPM framework used by their organisation.


APMG PPM Sponsorship exam takes place at 13.00 on the afternoon of the second day. The examination is 1 hour and 30 minutes:

Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on any APMG exams (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 on the APMG International website.