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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) provides you with the knowledge you need to strengthen your effectiveness as a project manager.

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
£2,200.00 Plus vat
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£2,420.00 Plus vat


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), 6th 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, an finishing between 4.30-5pm. The exam is taken on the afternoon of the final day.

Pre-course reading
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.
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 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.
Contributes 35 CPD hours

Very good and informative course. I can take the methods learnt and implement in my role as a project manager.

Paul Skelton Houlder Ltd

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 written paper 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’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

  • Andy White

    An experienced and professional Project Management Skills Trainer with experience across a range of market sectors. Involved in a number of projects covering the design and implementation of business systems and training solutions within a number of organisations.

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  • Duration:
    5 days
  • Location:
    Warwick, London
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  • UK-Spec:
    E, C

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27 Apr - 1 May 2020
14-18 Dec 2020

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