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Bid Team Training & the New APMP Foundation Course

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Training is critical for bid and proposal specialists looking to continually enhance their skills. April 2016 brings the UK’s first open course for the updated version of APMP Foundation Course.

To date, over 6,000 bid and proposal specialists worldwide have attained formal certification from APMP. Following extensive research into current best practice by a team of leading experts in the profession worldwide, the Association’s syllabus has just been refreshed. It includes new competencies – such as proposal graphics and virtual teams – as well as significantly updated material for the rest of the course.

APMP Foundation Course Updated

There’s a brand-new APMP Study Guide and Glossary – replacing the old Proposal Guide textbook – and a new set of exam questions. For those attending a course to prepare for the exam (by far the best way to pass), there’s also a completely new set of course slides to help you to study the necessary material. As a result, participants should pick up a wide range of good ideas to sharpen their proposal processes, as well as gaining a recognised certificate to demonstrate their professional credibility to colleagues.

If you’d like to be one of the first to pass the new version of APMP Foundation, our partner Strategic Proposals is running a course in central London on 1st April. This is priced at £535 + VAT per head, including the training, exam, Study Guide, Glossary and printed course materials, as well as refreshments and lunch on the day. (You need to be a member of APMP to quality for this rate, and that costs $150 via APMP’s website). Further courses will take place on 8th July and 8th September.

The course is presented by Jon Williams, a Fellow of APMP; many of you will have seen Jon’s sessions at conferences, and will know that he’s recognised for his engaging style of presenting.

If you’re interested in registering, please contact one of the team on 0208 9732461.

The APMP syllabus is a great grounding in good practice bid processes. However, it doesn’t allow for detailed work to build your proposal writing – something many organisations see as an even higher priority in terms of improving quality and hence win rates. Bid Solutions offer award-winning in-house courses to help with that. Again, please ask us for details on 0208 9732461 or, enquiry@bidsolutions.co.uk