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Project management

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Widely recognised, the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a more effective project manager.

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Widely recognised, the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a more effective project manager.

Widely recognised, the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a more effective project manager.

A rigorous and intensive qualification, the APM Project Management (PMQ) will sharpen your skills as a project manager and enhance your career prospects. Once you have passed the associated exam you will be awarded a professional qualification that is recognised worldwide.

The syllabus is based upon the new Body of Knowledge (BoK), 7th edition. The sessions will include discussions, exercises, case studies and example questions, making it very practical and highly interactive. This method has proven to be the most effective in ensuring that you are well equipped to pass the exam. Likewise, for those who only want the knowledge (and have little desire to be certified), you’ll find the content stimulating and relevant.

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 areas from the newest version of the APM BoK (Body of Knowledge). Being fully conversant with each of these areas is considered fundamental to the professional management of projects.

Given the intensive nature of the syllabus, the course requires at least two hours of study each evening, with personal feedback given by the tutor the following day.

The course lasts five days, starting between 9-9:30am and finishing between 4:30-5pm.

All participants will undertake the online exam in the classroom on the final day of the course. In order to sit the exam, you will be required to bring a laptop with you.

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 PMQ exam with a clear understanding of what is required to pass.

Please note the following:

Mandatory pre-course work

Please note there is some pre-work which must be completed prior to attendance and forms an essential part of the course. 

This will be provided in an interactive eLearning format and it's expected that it will take approximately 4 hours to work through, so you must ensure you are able to schedule enough time to complete it before the course. 


During the course, attendees will be asked to do some exam preparation each evening. This must be submitted to the tutor that evening, and feedback will be given the following day so that you can course correct, fill knowledge gaps, and ensure that you are well-equipped for the final exam.

About the exam

All participants will undertake the three-hour online exam in the classroom on the final day of the course. In order to sit the exam, you will be required to bring a laptop with you.    


PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 and can sit a two-hour instead of a three-hour exam. Contributes 35 CPD hours.

Contributes 35 CPD hours

"The tutor, clearly has a lot of knowledge and expertise around the subject and has a great delivery technique”

Elio Giordano - Johnson Matthey

Key topics

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.

About the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

There is a growing recognition of the value that competent and capable project
professionals can offer, with accreditations becoming increasingly mandated. Recognised globally by leading organisations, APMP brings many benefits: organisations can achieve competitive advantage and improved project delivery through a highly skilled and qualified project management community. Other benefits to the organisation include:

• Increased likelihood of project success.
• Enhanced recognition of project management capability.
• Visible investment in staff.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: E and C

  1. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

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  • Duration:
    5 days
  • Location:
    London, Coventry
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    E, C

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