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APMP Training

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Our APM (APM) course is accredited by 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

Our APM (APM) course is accredited by 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

Our APM (APM) course is accredited by APM

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Classroom (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official APM PPQ Exam

APM Project Professional Qualification PPQ 2nd edition Course Outline

APM PPQ syllabus is made up of 3 Units which have various learning outcomes, which are listed below.

APM PPQ Units:

Unit 1 - Delivering project through effective leadership and management.

Within this unit delegates will be learning the follow outcomes:

  • Provide visionary leadership for a project.
  • Establish and develop teams to achieve project aims and objectives.
  • Maintain an engaged and constructive team through a positive approach to conflict management.
  • Resolve problems taking a logical approach to the problem-solving process.
  • Make decisions which support the objectives of a project.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to achieve a project’s objectives.
  • Negotiate effectively with stakeholders to achieve a project’s objectives.

Unit 2 - Delivering projects through effective governance and oversight

Within this unit delegates will be learning the follow outcomes:

  • Establish and maintain the governance structure of a project to ensure alignment to organisational practice.
  • Use information to inform reviews and help manage deviations from project plan.
  • Manage change control processes and protocols.
  • Manage stakeholder influence, interest, and engagement for the benefit of a project.
  • Deliver the intended benefits of a project.

Unit 3 - Delivering projects through effective planning and control

Within this unit delegates will be learning the follow outcomes:

  • Manage project costs within agreed budgets which supports management of a project.
  • Respond to risk to minimise threats and increase opportunities.
  • Respond to issues in a way that supports the management of a project.
  • Develop and implement and integrated plan to support the management of a project.

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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 2-day course provides everything needed to complete the APM PPQ 2nd edition 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

The assessment is based upon the learning outcomes and assessment criteria specified in the APM Project Professional Qualification 2nd edition Syllabus.

The Professional Qualification 2nd edition assessment is of 2 hours 35 minutes in duration and consists of three assessment elements:

  • Scenario assessment.
  • Oral exam.
  • Written report.

It is based on a pre-seen case study, the context of the case study is sent to candidates four weeks prior to their assessment date.

Requires that candidate to take on the role of the project manager in the pre-seen case study.

Pass Mark:

There are 90 marks available across the assessment.

The pass mark is 60% (54/90) of the available marks across all three elements of the Assessment.

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Our APM (APM) course is accredited by 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.
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