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APMP Training courses

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APM (APM), on behalf of APM

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official APM PMQ exam

APM PMQ Course Outline

The course is a five-day workshop, with the exam taken on the final day. Teaching is a combination of instructor-led training and practical exercises, designed to relate each subject area to a work-based scenario.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Management of People
  • Project Initiators
  • Planning Tools
  • Scope Management
  • Extended Project Lifecycle
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Starting up a Project Conception
  • Management Systems
  • Organisation and Structure
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Organisations
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Handover and Closeout
  • Benefit Realisation Review

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Who Should Attend this APM Training Course?

Our PMQ courses are for anybody interested in project management.

Prerequisites

This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.

This course does involve some pre-course reading which will be provided. This is to ensure that candidates gain an optimal level of understanding. 

APM PMQ Course Overview

APM Project Management Qualification (Association for Project Management - PMQ) holders demonstrate that they have an exceptional understanding of project management principles and how to successfully monitor and control a project. This 5-day course will provide you with everything you need to achieve the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). A core focus is placed on project management concepts and processes in line with the Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge and PMQ syllabus, including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, and leadership. By the end of this course, candidates should be able to apply this new knowledge to projects within their workplace.

PMQ is recognised both nationally and internationally as a premier Project Management qualification and the perfect indication of Project Management competency. Because of this, individuals who have earned this qualification will be rewarded with improved job prospects and enhanced earning potential. Learn more about how PMQ can help you in your career by visiting our APM Careers page.


What is PMQ?

PMQ is a knowledge-based qualification that demonstrates general knowledge in all areas of project management. The PMQ syllabus covers a wide breadth of topics, from the essential management tools required to monitor and control a project through to the wider context in which the project is being managed in terms of social and environmental issues, finance, organisation, procurement, and people management. PMQ is provided by APM (Association for Project Management), the largest professional project management body in Europe.

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What's included in this APM Training Course?

The following is included in this course:

  • APM PMQ Examination
  • APM PMQ Pre-course material
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam information.

  • Type: 10 Essay based questions to be selected from 16, each question is worth 50 marks
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 275/500 (55%)

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accredited by

APM (APM), on behalf of APM

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official APM PFQ Exam

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Course Outline

During this 2-day course, delegates will produce various documents required to plan, monitor and control any project. There will be ample opportunity to discuss their findings, their understanding of the processes and their approach to Project Management. Throughout the workshop additional information will be given to ensure candidates cover the objectives of each session. Individual exercises will also be used to consolidate the subjects taught.

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Project Management Approach
  • Project Context
  • Project Organisation Structure
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Reporting and Reviews
  • Detailed Planning
  • Networks
  • Estimating
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Gantt Chart
  • Introduction to Programme Management
  • People Management and Teams
  • Documentation
  • Business Case
  • Project Management Plan
  • Methods and Procedures
  • Risks
  • Issues
  • Change/Configuration Management
  • Quality
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Breakdown Structures

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Who is this APM Training Course for?

This course is aimed at those who wish to learn the foundation, basic structure, and terminology of project management. 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required for this APM PFQ course. No prior experience or knowledge of project management is required. 

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Course Overview

This 2-day, APM accredited, Project Fundamental Qualification is an introductory course for those looking to launch their project management career. It is specifically designed to offer a fundamental base for project management terminology and it serves as a foundation for further APM training and certification.

No prior experience or knowledge is required as the workshop aims to give you a broad and thorough understanding of the principles of project management. An examination is included at the end of the course. 

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What's included in this APM Training Course?

The following is included in this course:

  • APM PFQ Examination
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Exam Information

There is an assessment at the end of the second day of the course. Passing this assessment will ensure that you are PFQ certified.

  • Type: 60 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 36/60 (60%)

The assessment will cover the following core principles of Project Management:

  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Communications
  • Quality Management
  • Teamwork
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Issue Management
  • Handover
  • Reviews

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accredited by

APM (APM), on behalf of APM

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official APM PPQ Exam

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Course Outline

APM PPQ is made up of core and elective modules. Candidates must study and take an exam for three core modules and one elective module from the list.

Core Modules

Module 1: Professionalism and managing others

  1. Promote the wider public good in all actions, and act in an ethically and legally appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of project teams and the organisation.
  2. Develop and manage teams
  3. Identify, address and resolve differences between individuals and/or interest groups
  4. Empower and inspire others to deliver successful change initiatives

Module 2: Planning & Control

  1. Identify and monitor risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement responses to them, and respond to other issues that affect change initiatives
  2. Prepare and maintain schedules for activities and events for change initiatives, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
  3. Develop, implement and update resource allocation plans (other than finance) for change initiatives, taking account of availabilities and scheduling
  4. Develop and agree budgets for change initiatives, and control forecast and actual costs against budgets
  5. Consolidate and document the fundamental components for change initiatives: scope; schedule; resource requirements; budgets; risks, opportunities and issues; and quality requirements

Module 3: Governance

  1. Establish and maintain structures that define clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for the governance and delivery of change initiatives, and that align with organisational practice
  2. Manage stakeholders, taking account of their differing levels of influence and of their particular interests
  3. Establish and manage reviews, during and after change initiatives, which will inform governance of the change initiatives, by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies and continuing relevance
  4. Establish protocols to alter change initiatives, implementing the protocols when necessary, and updating configuration documentation
  5. Prepare, gain approval of, refine and update business cases that justify the initiation and/or continuation of change initiatives

Elective Modules

Module 4: Project Management

  1. Prepare and maintain definitions of the requirements of a project
  2. Determine the most appropriate solution to satisfy requirements within the context of a project’s objectives and constraints
  3. Secure the provision of resources needed for a project from internal and/or external providers
  4. Agree contracts and statements of work for the provision of goods and/or services, monitor compliance, and manage variances
  5. Develop, maintain and apply quality management processes for project activities and outputs

Module 5: Programme Management

  1. Identify, define, evaluate, plan, track and realise the business benefits of change initiatives
  2. Plan the integration of the outputs of a project or outcomes of a programme into business as usual, addressing the readiness of users, compatibility of work systems and the realisation of benefits
  3. Plan and control the finances of related projects and business as usual activities in a programme, as a means of driving performance and as part of the organisation’s overall financial management
  4. Prepare and maintain an overall schedule for resource use across projects in a programme, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, and which sequences outcomes in order to enable the efficient realisation of benefits
  5. Evaluate frameworks and methodologies used to ensure that the management of programmes will be comprehensive and will be consistent across different projects
  6. Ensure that information from related projects is valid through independent assurance, and that the programme is likely to achieve its aims

Module 6: Portfolio Management

  1. Recommend how financial and other resources should be allocated amongst projects, programmes and business as usual activities in a portfolio
  2. Ensure that information from related projects, programmes and business as usual activities in a portfolio is valid through independent assurance, and that the portfolio is likely to achieve its aims
  3. Plan and control the finances of projects, programmes and business as usual activities in a portfolio as a means of driving performance and as part of the organisation’s overall financial management
  4. Prepare and maintain an overall schedule for resource use in related change initiatives in a portfolio
  5. Evaluate frameworks and methodologies used to ensure that the management of change initiatives will be comprehensive and will be consistent across a portfolio

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Who should attend this APM PPQ Training Course?

The course is aimed at anybody who works in project, programme or portfolio management. 5-6 years of project experience is recommended.

Prerequisites

You must hold APM PMQ certification or equivalent to attend.

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ Course Overview

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) holders demonstrate their comprehensive capabilities in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios. Our 5-day course provides everything needed to successfully complete the APM PPQ exam and gain this valuable and highly respected certification. The qualification covers both the core and specific competencies required of project professionals, providing a comprehensive assessment of project management skills, knowledge and experience. Gaining the qualification requires the passing of three core modules and one elective module, allowing candidates to choose whether to specialise in and assess specific skills in either project management, programme management or portfolio management.

What is APM PPQ?

APM PPQ (Project Professional Qualification) is developed by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession. It is an examination-based qualification that assesses capability in managing and delivering projects, programmes and portfolios. PPQ is the highest level of project qualification APM offers after the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). It is designed for project professionals with 5 to 6 years of experience.

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What's included in this APM Training Course?

This course includes:

  • APM PPQ Examinations
  • Certificate

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APM PPQ Exam Information

Each APM module is assessed by a 3-hour exam consisting of four scenario-based questions. Delegates will take three core exams plus one elective exam of their choice from a selection of Project Management, Programme Management or Portfolio Management.

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accredited by

APM (APM), on behalf of APM

Online Instructor-led (4 days)

Classroom (4 days)

Online Self-paced (32 hours)

Official APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Exam

PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Course Outline

There are 73 assessment criteria that are covered for PMQ certification – 26 of these are covered by PRINCE2® Practitioner. Therefore PRINCE2® practitioners shall only be examined on the remaining 47 assessment criteria. Below are the aim and learning objectives for the PMQ for PRINCE2 practitioners course:

  • Structure of organisations and projects
  • Project life cycle
  • Project contexts and environments
  • Governance and structured methodologies
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Planning for success
  • Scope management
  • Schedule and resource management
  • Procurement
  • Project risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management 

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Who should attend this APM Training Course?

PMQ is suitable for those in the project management sector.

Prerequisites

You must have a valid PRINCE2® Practitioner certification in order to enrol on this PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioner training course.

APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Course Overview

APM Project Management Qualification (Association for Project Management - PMQ) holders demonstrate their exceptional understanding of project management principles and how to successfully monitor and control a project.

PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification exhibits a delegate’s thorough understanding of project management principles as well as the application of those principles to any project. This overlap between the two methods has been recognised by the APM and thus a condensed, shortened version, of this normally 5-day course, is available. 47 assessment criteria are assessed instead of the usual 73. The exam and the course are shorter.

This 4-day course will provide you with everything you need to achieve the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). A core focus is placed on project management concepts and processes in line with the Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge and PMQ syllabus, including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, and leadership. By the end of this course, candidates should be able to apply this new knowledge to projects within their workplace.

PMQ is recognised both nationally and internationally as a premier Project Management qualification and the perfect indication of Project Management competency. Because of this, individuals who have earned this qualification will be rewarded with improved job prospects and enhanced earning potential.

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PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Exam Information

This shortened PMQ exam is completed on the fourth and final day of the course. The exam is:

  • Written essay style exam questions
  • 2 hours duration
  • Delegates have a choice of 6 essay-style questions from a possible 10
  • Closed book
  • The paper recognises prior learning for registered PRINCE2 Practitioners
  • Papers are marked by the APM and results are usually available 6-12 weeks after the exam

What's included in this APM Training Course

The following is included in this APM for PRINCE2® Practitioner course:

  • The PMQ Examination
  • Pre-course material
  • The Knowledge Academy Manual
  • Experienced Project Management Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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APM PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners Exam Information

This shortened PMQ exam is completed on the fourth and final day of the course. The exam is:

  • Type: 6 Essay based questions to be selected from 10
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 55%

​Papers are marked by the APM and results are usually available 6-12 weeks after the exam

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

Yes, all our APM courses are accredited by APM, the Association for Project Management.
Mileage for individual study varies, but our APM PMQ courses last 5 days, and our APM PFQ courses last 3 days.
There are number of options available after studying for the APM Project Management Qualification. With more project management experience, you could go on to study PMP®, the gold standard in project management certification. Or to learn more about a popular framework, you could study PRINCE2®, the UK public sector’s project management methodology of choice. APM PMQ also opens up a route to further APM study, such as APM Professional Qualification (PPQ), or APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ). With a minimum of 7 years’ experience, you could also apply to register as an APM Registered Project Professional, which recognises skills in leadership.
APM qualifications are earned through the sitting of exams. APM PFQ is assessed by a 60-question, multiple-choice exam, while the exam for APM PMQ is three hours, with multiple question formats. A shorter version of the exam is available for registered PRINCE2 Practitioners which lasts two hours and has fewer questions. As an APM Accredited Provider, our APM courses include the exams in the course fee.
We recommend the APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide, which has been specially created by APM to help delegates pass the exam and learn how to manage projects effectively.
Please see our APMP Training courses available in Australia
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The price for APMP Training certification in Australia starts from AUD2495.

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