Approved Training Organisations (ATOs)

The ATOs offer both public and private / in-house services for APMP accreditation. We encourage you to contact them directly to discuss your specific individual, team or corporate requirements.


The approval process involves a thorough scrutiny of all aspects of the training company and requires their participation in a train-the-trainer programme. The approved training organisations and their course trainers are regularly monitored to check the quality and content of the training provided.
Some ATOs provide public courses, others run specialist in-house courses; please contact them directly or check their websites for information and availability.

Novare Consulting

Novare Consulting has a reputation for being one of the most respected providers of Project Management Consultancy and Training solutions in the market today. We are Portfolio, Programme and Project Management specialists and use this expertise to support our clients by helping them create winning proposals using best practice guidance from APMP.

Please contact our Training Team to find out more.

Shipley Wins

Shipley has been an Approved Training Organisation for the APMP since the launch of the Approved Training Programme in April 2006. Since then Shipley has prepared over 800 people for the APMP Foundation Exam. Shipley’s worldwide presence provides Foundation training in the UK, Europe, India, USA, South Africa and the Middle East. We have approved trainers in all our locations, providing flexible delivery of in-house or open workshops. Shipley’s Tony Birch and Cathy Day are both APMP Fellows.
Shipley’s APMP Foundation Level Accreditation one day workshop is an intensive workshop that provides candidates with an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the competency areas tested by the APMP. Preparation for the Foundation exam is through a series of leader-led discussions and structured exercises. Candidates have the opportunity to sit ‘representative exam papers’ to confirm their understanding of the best practices tested in the Foundation Exam.

Sixfold International

Sixfold now has a range of courses planned for London, Manchester and in Reading.
Sixfold has created a course for the Foundation examination using the very latest APMP best practice that is designed to deliver immediate improvements to your skills and processes. This draws on Sixfold’s Sales Improvement programmes over 30 years to companies as diverse as Unisys, Midland HR and HP. We also advise purchasing organisations on best procurement practice, which gives us a unique perspective. Moreover, Sixfold has developed its own “Secret Weapon” to help delegates tackle the examination more easily.
Sixfold’s instructors are able to bring real life experience to the Foundation level course and make the day truly interactive. On completion, candidates will be fully prepared to pass the exam and will understand how to use their knowledge to improve their performance in the workplace.
Please call 01227 860375 for more information or click here to see the latest course date schedule.

Strategic Proposals

Over the past ten years, we’ve helped over 2,000 candidates to pass APMP’s Foundation Level exam, and over 200 to gain their Practitioner certification. We’re recognised for our high-impact training, and our programmes have won APMP UK’s prestigious ‘People Development’ award in each of the past three years - for Capita, Vodafone and (in 2016) WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. Our trainers (led by Jon Williams, a Fellow of both APMP and the Royal Society of Arts) regularly roll up their sleeves to win live deals – in the public and private sectors, in the UK and beyond – as well as delivering our courses.
Our one-day Foundation and Practitioner sessions in London, Manchester and Edinburgh can be booked online.

Baachu Scribble

Baachu is the trusted advisor to many of the UK's largest business services companies. We specialise in outsourcing growth – strategy, business development and business winning capabilities.

Baachu Scribble, is our exclusive online learning hub for bidding professionals with up-to-date bidding tactics and strategies. Baachu Scribble’s APMP Foundation level e-learning course equips you with everything needed to ace the APMP Certification exam. The course examines various aspects of proposal writing and covers each of 31 APMP foundation subjects thoroughly in mobile friendly bite size videos and chapter quizzes. Baachu's APMP Foundation course is structured to be intensive requiring a commitment of at least 7 hours per week. The course runs over 4 weeks backed by Q and A webinars, peer group support, mock exams, final Baachu certification exam and few surprises. Baskar Sundaram (Our lead trainer, APMP 2017 40 under 40 award winner ) has trained over 100 people and has led 40+ bids securing £5bn in new business across UK, Europe and Asia.

Let us Train and Equip YOU to become the smartest bidder in your sector.

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