The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) provides you with the knowledge you need to strengthen your effectiveness as a project manager.
This intensive APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
will sharpen your skills as a project manager. Once you have passed the associated exam you will be awarded a professional qualification that is recognised worldwide.
The syllabus is based upon the Body of Knowledge (BoK), 7th
edition. The sessions will include discussions, exercises, case studies and example questions.
Given the intensive nature of the syllabus the course will involve at least two hours of study each evening.
PMQ is a knowledge-based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management. Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. PMQ is a qualification recognised both nationally and internationally, giving candidates a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) covers all knowledge areas from the APM BoK. Knowledge of these areas is considered fundamental to the professional management of projects.
The course duration is five days, typically starting between 9-9:30am, and finishing between 4:30-5pm. The exam is taken on the next working day following the course.
There is some pre-course reading which is highly recommended. This will be provided at least two weeks before the course. Attendees may find it helpful to reserve time in their schedules for this reading in the week or two prior to the course. The amount of time required for this will vary depending on the individual, however the average would be around 15 hours. There are about 180 pages in the pre-course manual.
During the course, attendees will be asked to do some exam preparation each evening.
All participants will be registered to undertake the three-hour exam on the next working day following the course. This is an online exam and can be taken at home or other suitable quiet location.
If you hold the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification you have already been assessed against 12 of the 37 topics covered by the PMQ Qualification. This means you qualify for exemptions in the exam and can sit a two-hour instead of a three-hour exam.
About the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is the flagship qualification of the Association for Project Management. Tens of thousands of project managers have chosen to obtain the internationally recognised IPMA (International Project Management Association) Level D certification
Who should attend?
This qualification is suitable for engineers and non-engineers involved in managing projects in any industry already using some formal project management processes and methods.
Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, and although this is not absolutely essential, we recommend a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a project environment.
How will I benefit?
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
• Apply the principles of project management to your project.
• Demonstrate your competence as a project manager.
• Explain the benefits of project management to your organisation.
• Confidently sit the APM Professional exam with a clear understanding of what is required to pass.
What is assessed?
The PMQ syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management and covers 37 knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.
How is it assessed?
There is a three-hour online examination where candidates must answer 10 from 16 questions derived from all 37 syllabus topics. The assessment is taken under exam conditions.