Change Management Foundation

Earn your APMG International Change Management Foundation certification with Good e-Learning!

Change management is an essential element of business optimization, both for individual projects and wider organizational strategies. Developed in collaboration with the Change Management Institute (CMI), the APMG Change Management framework provides a clear overview of the purpose and benefits of change, transition, and transformation management, as well as the roles involved.

This course will fully equip you not only to pass the APMG Change Management Foundation certification exam, but also to begin applying your new knowledge in practice. Kickstart your change management training today!

The course covers the complete Change Management Foundation syllabus and includes everything you need to pass the Change Management Foundation exam.

However, it doesn’t include a copy of the Change Management Core Manual. This can be purchased from the APMG Bookstore.

An Introduction to this Change Management Foundation Course

Learning Objectives

Module zero introduces you to the course’s main features, as well as the learning plan, aims, objectives, and structure.

It also offers a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, white papers, and links to download essential digital copies of the framework publications. It also contains some of the most frequently asked questions about the Change Management qualification.

Module 1: What is Change Management?

Learning Objectives

Module 1 offers an overview of change management as a process, describing each stage that must be completed when attempting to introduce adjustments to an organization.

Module 2: Identifying Change 1: Strategy & Drivers

Learning Objectives

Module 2 examines the models used to understand organizations and organizational change. It goes into detail on exactly what drives ‘change’ and how strategies can be designed and implemented in a way that helps initiatives succeed.

Module 3: Identifying Change 2: Culture Roles & Vision

Learning Objectives

Module 3 takes a look at ‘organizational culture’ and how it affects change. It also examines many of the key roles within the change process, along with the benefits of having a clear vision of change benefits for any organizational change initiative.

Module 4: Plan the Change

Learning Objectives

Module 4 looks at the key concepts of change planning. Students gain insight into how to measure impact, how to prepare individuals and organizations for change, and how to plan for and deal with resistance.

Module 5: Change & the Individual

Learning Objectives

Module 5 examines how individuals are affected by change. It also looks at how education and motivation can support individuals as they encounter and integrate organizational evolution.

Module 6: Stakeholder Engagement

Learning Objectives

Module 6 looks at ‘stakeholder engagement’ and explains how to ensure different stakeholders remain engaged and satisfied throughout the change process.

Module 7: Communication

Learning Objectives

Module 7 explains the importance of establishing communication requirements in a change strategy. Students learn how to plan and execute communication throughout the change process.

Practice Exam Simulators

Learning Objectives

The course features two practice papers for the Change Management Foundation examination, both provided by APMG. Students are encouraged to fully familiarise themselves with the course modules before attempting the practice exams.

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the Change Management Foundation exam. Successfully passing the exam will also entitle students to sit the Change Management Practitioner exam.

This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply)

Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. Change Management exams are invigilated by ProctorU on behalf of APMG International.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected]. Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2 working days but please allow up to 5. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

Change Management Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions
  • There is a time limit of 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 50%: you must get 25 out of 50 questions correct

What is APMG Change Management?

APMG International’s Change Management framework is designed to help businesses, managers, stakeholders, and teams to understand, instigate, and enable successful transformation initiatives.
It is based on the ‘Effective Change Manager’s Handbook’, which is aligned with the Change Management Institute’s (CMI) ‘Change Management Body of Knowledge (CMBoK)’.

How does Change Management work?

The framework provides practices, tools, and techniques for effectively managing change. These are designed to empower individuals to not only bring about effective transformation but also to convince team members, stakeholders, and other actors of the value of supporting initiatives.

How can Change Management benefit businesses?

In the modern world of business, expectations and requirements are constantly evolving. In order to remain competitive, a business must be prepared to embrace change, whether in terms of technology, management practices, regulations, or anything else. The APMG Change Management framework equips organizations to take full advantage of opportunities for evolution and growth. Not only that, but it can also create cultures that are permanently supportive of transformation initiatives.

Who can use Change Management?

Change Management training is relevant to a number of potential students. These can include project managers, transformation managers, senior responsible owners, business change managers, program managers, operational line managers, business stakeholders, and teams involved in transformation initiatives.
The syllabus does not focus on a specific business model, industry, or location. As a result, the framework can be adopted by virtually any organization.

How valuable is Change Management training?

APMG Change Management training offers a variety of benefits to both individuals and wider businesses. For a practitioner, certification can unlock new responsibilities and higher-paying roles. For a business, investing in training can make teams far more efficient, focused, and successful. This, in turn, can optimize the benefits of transformation initiatives.

Why is Change Management so popular?

The ability to evolve has become key to surviving in the modern world of business. This has led to an increase in demand for certified change management professionals. The APMG Change Management syllabus is also based on the world-class expertise and decades of experience offered by the Change Management Institute (CMI).

What is the APMG?

APM Group (AMPG) International is an examination and accreditation body that oversees a number of highly popular certification schemes.

What do I need to know about the Change Management exams?

The Foundation certification exam features four sections and 50 multiple-choice questions. The exam is closed-book, and students have 40 minutes to complete it. To pass, students must score at least 25 marks out of a possible 50 (50%).

The Practitioner certification exam features four objective testing questions, each worth 20 marks, based on a case study that will be provided. Students have 2.5 hours (150 minutes) to complete the exam. The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook may be used, and the exam is restricted open-book. To pass, students must score at least 40 marks out of a possible 80 (50%).

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Managers and team members involved in organizational change who want to understand the APMG Change Management framework’s best practices and how to apply them in real-world organizations
  • Anyone wishing to gain valuable practical insight into managing change
  • Anyone looking to make team and organizational change management a part of their career
  • Anyone looking to open up new networking and career opportunities, as well as higher-paying management roles
  • Anyone seeking to pass the official APMG-International Change Management Foundation exam on their first attempt

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The distinctly human side of change management
  • The concept of change management and when it can be required
  • Knowledge, theories, and techniques used to support change
  • How to contribute to and guide change project teams
  • How to instigate change within both individuals and organizations
  • How to provide motivation and support for teams and individuals exposed to change
  • How to manage the stakeholder engagement process
  • Communication and engagement
  • The impact of change on individuals, teams, organizations, and change leaders, as well as how they can affect it
  • Everything required to pass the APMG International Change Management Foundation certification examination

Why should you take this course?

  • Obtaining the APMG International Change Management Foundation qualification can help learners unlock significant networking and career opportunities
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training course provider
  • Good e-Learning offers world-class support for both technical queries and course content
  • We offer each student 6 months of access, a FREE exam voucher (T&Cs apply)
  • Passing the foundation level exam will qualify you for the Change Management Practitioner exam
  • This course is fully accredited by APMG International

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