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Classroom Training

At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

Onsite Training

Our Onsite training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

IOnsite courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of Onsite training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
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Managing Benefits® Training

Managing Benefits® training is all about transmitting guidance of benefits management principles, processes, and approaches, for the purpose of boosting return from investment. Managing Benefits® is appropriate for managers and professionals based in a wide range of sector and industry types.

Managing Benefits® Training Courses

Managing Benefits® Foundation & Practitioner

 5 Days

Managing Benefits® Foundation

 3 Days

Managing Benefits® Practitioner

 2 Days

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Benefits Management and Business Acceptance

 3 Days

Managing Benefits® training allows delegates to explore the principles, practices, and methods of benefits management. The vast scope of Managing Benefits® means it is suitable for managers deriving from all fields, employed in a great variety of business types. All of our Managing Benefits® training courses are accredited by APMG, hence is an approved and credible benefits guidance framework. The significance of Managing Benefits® within organisations is profound, because benefits are the motivation for investing funds in change schemes.


With Managing Benefits® training, delegates will be introduced to benefits management, namely what it is, why it is important, and how misinterpretations can impact its effectiveness. An overview of the seven principles of Managing Benefits® will be covered, as will the practical implementation of these principles in the workplace. Likewise, the Benefits Management Cycle comprised of five practices and their application will feature within our training courses. Also, delegates will receive guidance on how to initiate benefits management processes, and how to maintain progress following its execution. Managing Benefits® is designed to accompany current best practices in project, programme, and portfolio management. It integrates existing benefits management into one collection, whilst building on the precise performances focused on increasing benefits.

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Managing Benefits® training courses are divided into two levels: Foundation and Practitioner. We offer these training courses separately, or as one combined course that enables delegates to acquire both Foundation and Practitioner certifications by only taking one course.


Managing Benefits Foundation and Practitioner

The Foundation and Practitioner course is five days long. The Foundation section provides delegates with a basic understanding of benefits management principles, methods, systems, roles, responsibilities, and records. Delegates will need to sit a Foundation examination before progressing onto Practitioner. The second part of this combined training course will focus on the Practitioner material. Practitioner will determine whether the delegate’s knowledge of benefits management is strong enough to tailor and implement the guidance to real workplace situations. Delegates will also need to complete a Practitioner level exam in order to acquire the Foundation and Practitioner certification. All exams will be taken during the week of the training course, Foundation normally on day three and Practitioner on the final day. The Knowledge Academy also provides Foundation and Practitioner Managing Benefits® training courses individually (see below).


Managing Benefits Foundation

The Foundation only Managing Benefits® training course is three days long. The course will cover benefits management definitions, scope, aims, and how to succeed with the framework. The seven principles and five practices will be explained, as will the key duties and responsibilities. What comprises benefits management documentation will be explored, and the implementation of the framework itself will be touched upon. Delegates will need to take a Managing Benefits® Foundation examination at the end of the training course in order to acquire the certification.


Managing Benefits Practitioner

The Practitioner only Managing Benefits® training course is two days long. The course will confirm whether or not delegates have the required knowledge to adapt and apply benefits management to real workplace scenarios. By the end of this Practitioner course, delegates will be able to plan benefits management implementation, select and tailor principles, and recognise activities that need to be undertaken in order to fulfill roles and responsibilities. As well as this, delegates will be able to analyse benefits management examples, deciding on resolutions to given problems that arise. Delegates are required to sit a Managing Benefits® Practitioner exam on the final day of the training course to gain the certification.

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Managing Benefits® certifications are very useful for individuals as they enhance career prospects by paving the way for promotion opportunities. Such qualifications can enable individuals to pursue change roles, like Change Leaders, Change Initiators, and Change Implementers. Hence, Managing Benefits® certifications can greatly boost earnings. Aside from these career-based benefits, Managing Benefits® training strengthens the professional proficiencies of individuals in terms of their ability to apply benefits management tools and techniques. Individuals will possess an extensive knowledge and understanding of the seven principles that underpin benefits management approaches. These seven principles allow individuals to determine what processes produce the most profitable benefits. 


Further benefits of Managing Benefits® training for individuals include:

  • Ability to determine costs and benefits for the purpose of achieving business aims

  • Predicting realistic benefits

  • Create business cases that focus on business problems and objectives, and outline paths to success

  • Become familiar with benefits management definitions and terminology

  • Know what is needed to achieve higher return on investments

Managing Benefits® training is valuable for businesses and employers as the courses are appropriate for all change initiatives within any sector or project type. This means all organisations can implement benefits management and reap the advantages from doing so. Ultimately, businesses have nothing to lose if they implement processes learnt from Managing Benefits® training. Managing Benefits® enables organisations to realise benefits for the purpose of development, regarding clients, investors, revenue, and productivity. As well as this, organisations will acquire the ability to display more profitable practices by better utilisation of resources. This strengthens an organisation’s potential to preserve skilled and dedicated employees who may attract shareholders.


Further benefits of Managing Benefits® training for businesses and employers include:

  • Enhanced return on investment

  • Greater benefit realisation

  • Maintain benefits for a longer period of time

  • Strengthened confidence from funding bureaus, meaning they are more likely to provide funding for changes

  • Possess a business-wide appreciation of project and programme benefits

  • Ability to produce and assess benefits

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Managing Benefits® Training FAQs

Yes, all our Managing Benefits training courses are accredited by APMG (Accrediting Professional Managers Globally).
Yes, there are exams for both Foundation and Practitioner certifications. Exams are included with the selected training course.
Yes, delegates will receive a pre-course reading pack, taken from the official APMG Managing Benefits® manual. They should read Chapter 1 (Introduction), Chapter 2 (What is Benefits Management?), Chapter 3 (The Benefits Management Principles), and the Glossary. We recommend you complete this reading to maximise your chances of success.
Delegates must be familiar with: The Benefits Management model (page 9), seven principles, and five practices, nine themes that are present throughout (pages 8-10). Furthermore it will be beneficial to understand and be able to recite the key characteristics of benefits management success (page 10) and understand the difference between output, outcome, capability, and benefit (table 2.1, and page 17) and provide own examples. (All page numbers are extracted from the official APMG Managing Benefits® manual).
Our Managing Benefits® courses are designed for Change Leaders/Directors, Change Initiators, Change Implementers, Change Appraisers and Analysers, and Change Support Staff.
Yes, delegates will be set around 2 hours of homework per day.

Why choose Managing Benefits® Training?

  • Increases return on investment

  • Enhanced productivity, hence efficiency savings

  • Meets legal demands to sustain business functions

  • Delivers a viable contribution to business objectives and concerns

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of main benefits management concepts

  • Attain competitive advantage by acknowledging project and programme benefits

Need training delivered to you?

We can offer exceptional deals on in-house/on-site training at a location of your choosing for a number of your staff. Enquire to learn about our offers.

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Trusted & Approved

Our Managing Benefits® training courses are accredited by APMG

Resources Included

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience

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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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