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Programme and Project Sponsorship (PPS)

  • For aspiring and practising Programme and Project Sponsors
  • Provide effective programme and project management leadership
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become an expert Risk Management Professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors

    Programme and Project Sponsorship

    The Programme and Project Sponsorship qualification is designed for individuals seeking to excel in the role of a programme or project sponsor: it serves as a guide, equipping you with the necessary skills to effectively support and oversee programmes & projects in your organisation.

    The flexible framework of the Programme and Project Sponsorship qualification is widely recognised and applied across industries, making it a best practice for programme and project sponsorship. It provides you with the tools and techniques to effectively manage risks, engage stakeholders, and ensure the successful delivery of programmes and projects.

    If you are a professional seeking a certification that will enhance your ability to manage and support programmes and projects, the Programme and Project Sponsorship qualification is an ideal choice. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the role of a programme or project sponsor and drive success in your organisation.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs (plus an exclusive AI Tutor Bot for round-the-clock questions)
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • Your Exam Simulator will prepare you for your official exam by providing all the conditions for sitting and passing your exam successfully, as well as your end-module quizzes
    • A Simulated Project Assignment gives you the opportunity to virtually shadow a Project Manager and gain real-world, practical experience
    • Your Student Community Forums give you the opportunity to share questions, ideas, and knowledge with other professionals studying this certification
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 12-month access to the PPS Foundation Course
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with notes and study queries
    • A professional, industry-oriented CV rewrite
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities



    Course: Programme and Project Sponsorship (PPS) Certification
    Vendor: APMG International
    Course prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification.
    Study time: 20 – 30 hours
    Key learning objective: You will learn about the role of the sponsor, the sponsor working with people, identifying & establishing a programme/project, and the delivery journey.

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is partnered with ILX, a verified APMG International Accredited Training Organisation (ATO), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    This certification is accredited by the APM Group, otherwise known as APMG International: a leading accreditation and exam institute.

    Certification expiry
    This qualification does not have an exam available which means once completing the qualification, you will receive a Completion Certificate – this does not expire and is thus a fantastic building block for your sponsorship portfolio.

    We are an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the UK’s most esteemed learning providers

    Our courses have been developed in collaboration with industry-leading experts and are created by ITonlinelearning for you, exclusively.

    Programme and Project Sponsorship

    What You Will Learn

    You will learn about the role of the sponsor, the sponsor working with people, identifying & establishing a programme/project, and the delivery journey.

      Role of the Sponsor

      You will learn the essential aspects of the sponsor’s role. By the end, you will be able to identify the key objectives of the sponsor, understand the reasons behind their involvement, determine the necessary resources, and recognise potential obstacles that may hinder their effectiveness.

      Working With Others

      You will focus on developing effective interpersonal skills and working collaboratively with people. By the end of this module, you will be able to identify key stakeholders and collaboration approaches, overcome resistance and address challenges, enhance communication and establish rapport, as well as build the right team.

      Identifying & Establishing

      You will learn to navigate the process of identifying and establishing a programme or project. By the end of this module, you will be able to assess the project environment, define the target objectives, and ensure the feasibility of successful delivery. This will enable you to make informed decisions and confidently move forward with the programme or project.

      Delivery Journey

      You will focus on maintaining control throughout the delivery journey. By the end of this module, you will be able to ensure effective control, assess good practices, and seek comprehensive information. You will be equipped with the skills to effectively stay in control, evaluate practices, and ensure comprehensive information flow throughout the delivery journey of the programme or project.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, Linkedin profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Sponsorship is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Project Sponsor

      Programme Sponsor

      Portfolio Manager

      Programme Office Manager

      Why Choose ITonlinelearning?

      Customer-Approved Service since 2007

      You will benefit from our perfected learning & development formula by enjoying support that forms the crux of our values and mission. Our TrustScore of 4.9 has remained consistent with thousands of 5-star reviews, so we’re happy to report that our customers agree.

      An Endorsed Qualification & Reputation

      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

      View Our Success Stories

      Our TrustScore maintains a steady rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars for excellent service, but don’t take our word for it.

      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £41.6K /

      per year

      Programme Office Manager

      £51.1K /

      per year

      Programme Sponsor

      £67K /

      per year

      Project Sponsor

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      PPS Certification
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      The Project and Programme Sponsorship (PPS) Certification is a recognised qualification that validates individuals’ expertise in fulfilling the role of a sponsor for programmes and projects, equipping them with the skills to provide strategic direction, ensure successful delivery, and maximise value within organisations.

      The Project and Programme Sponsorship (PPS) certification is designed for professionals who are involved in or aspire to be involved in the role of a sponsor for programmes and projects. It is suitable for individuals who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in providing strategic direction, ensuring successful delivery, and maximising value within organisations.

      As of the 1st of September, 2019, the PPS Certification does not have a corresponding examination and so you will be required to see the training through to completion.

      Completing the Project and Programme Sponsorship (PPS) certification will provide you with specialised knowledge and skills in programme and project sponsorship, enhancing your career prospects and opening up new opportunities. This certification validates your expertise and demonstrates your ability to effectively support and oversee initiatives within organisations.

      This qualification does not have an exam available which means once completing the qualification, you will receive a Completion Certificate – this does not expire and is thus a fantastic building block for your sponsorship portfolio.