As CPM you'll be responsible for leading study teams in the management of budgets, timelines and study conduct. You'll oversee the quality and scientific integrity of the trial to ensure patient safety, data credibility and compliance within governing rules and regulations.

I think one of the most important features of the course was getting to learn from experts in the field. Even this anecdotal information taught me a lot about the best standards and how I need to conduct myself as an efficient CPM.

Jacob Lawman, CPM course graduate


Online instructor-led course

3 weeks, 2 sessions per week for 3 hours each day
Training days:
Saturday and Sunday
Training time:
From 9:30 am

Sat 11th – 26th May 2024

Sat 14th – 29th Sept 2024

Sat 18th Nov – 01st Dec 2024

Sat 08th – 23rd Feb 2025

Sat 10th – 25th May 2025

Sat 13th – 28th Sept 2025

Face to face

3 full consecutive days, approx 8 hours each day
Citadines Hotel, 94-99 High Holborn London WC 1V 6LF

Mon 08th – 10th April 2024

Mon 22nd – 24th July 2024

Mon 14th – 16th Oct 2024

Mon 27th – 29th Jan 2025

Mon 21st – 23rd April 2025

Mon 21st – 23rd July 2025

Receive your industry recognised certification at the end of the course and your learners reference manual!

As a CPM you'll require:

  • A BSc. degree in Life Sciences, Public Health or another related discipline
  • A background in clinical trial development at a Contract Research Organisation (CRO), pharmaceutical company or another medical environment
  • Previous role in clinical trials, e.g. clinical research associate (CRA), senior clinical project assistant (CPA) or associate clinical project manager (ACPM)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise and manage resources to bring to successfully completion of specific study or project goals
  • An ability to contribute to solutions affecting cross-functional matrix teams


If you are looking to enter the field of clinical research, this CPD accredited 3-day course is for you. It will provide you with a comprehensive insight into trial objectives and create an effective project plan. Considerable attention is given to the critical stages of planning, setting up a clinical trial and setting clear and realistic milestones.

This course examines key trial stages and guides you along with the key activities you will need to carry out at each stage.You'll have hands-on practice using project management tools that you would use in the role as well as learning vital techniques for effective project management. All your interactive learning will be within the context of the regulations and rules governing clinical trials with activities being based on real case studies and scenarios.

For information on the intermediate or advanced level CTA course, please send us an email at or book a consultation with us.

What will be covered in this course?

This module will look at:

  • What is a clinical trial project?
  • What is clinical trial management?
  • What are the objectives and scope of a clinical trial?
  • How to develop a clinical trial plan
  • How to effectively plan, set up and manage a clinical trial
  • How to manage budgeting and financing of a clinical trial
  • What clinical trial project management tools to employ
  • Useful clinical project management techniques
  • How to communicate with stakeholders

You will also be guided through some real-life practical training that you will experience on the job.

  • Scenario-based training
  • Review the life cycle of a marketed drug
  • Group workshops
  • Review and practical use of clinical trial plan templates
  • Video: A Day in the Life of a Clinical Project Manager

Very good course. The course was very useful with a vast amount of information that has been simplified in a good way. Enjoyed the workshops.

Dr Rehab Elkadri, Biomedical Researcher, London

Who is the course designed for?

If you are a Clinical Research Associate who is transitioning into your first project management role, or an Associate CPM who has been promoted; this modular training is specifically designed for you.

You may be a CPM going from a CRO to a pharmaceutical CPM role, or a regional Clinical Trial Manager who is transitioning to a global CPM. This is an excellent starter course, that will equip you with the skills to conduct your role to manage the budgets, milestones, timelines, and quality of the clinical trials that you lead.


Dr. Lia Hunter

With a BSc in Chemistry, PhD in Organic Chemistry and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Biotechnology at Cambridge University, Dr Lia Hunter's career has spanned 30 years in clinical research. Founder and Director of both CGX Training and Clinnovate Ltd, Dr Hunter has worked for and with world-renowned pharmaceutical organisations, including Pfizer, Biogen, Takeda and AbbVie.

Donna-Marie Donalds

Donna-Marie Donalds’ career has spanned more than 20 years. Starting as a CRA for the Thrombosis Research Institute in 2001, she has since worked with the likes of Johnson & Johnson, Covance and Sanofi-Aventis. She is currently the Managing Director of QC Monitoring Solutions while freelancing as a clinical research consultant. Donna-Marie is also Head of Training and the innovative course creator at CGX Training.


We want to help you get the clinical trial training you need!
Spread the cost with 3 budget-friendly payments or receive a 10% discount when you pay all in one go! Receive 20% off of any communication skills course when you purchase a CTA, CRA or CPM course.
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The responsibility can feel overwhelming, so here at CGX Training we have specifically designed a hands-on course full of real-world scenarios so you have the confidence and practical knowledge to manage situations efficiently without the guesswork.

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