APM PMQ Overview

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course Outline

The APM Project management qualification (PMQ) syllabus is based upon the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. Throughout this 5-day training course you will gain a broad level understanding of project management knowledge to be able to participate in projects from individual level to large organisational projects.

Module 1: How Organisations and Projects Are Structured

  • Differentiate between Permanent and Temporary Organisation Structures
  • Way in Which an Organisational Breakdown Structure is Used to Create a Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Role and Key Responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Responsibilities of the Project Manager and the Project Sponsor Throughout the Project
  • Describe Other Roles Within Project Management
  • Describe the Functions and Benefits of Different Types of Project Office
  • Why Aspects of Project Management Governance are Required?

Module 2: Project Life Cycles

  • Differentiate Between Linear, Iterative and Hybrid Life Cycles
  • Why Projects are Structured as Phases in a Linear Life Cycle?
  • Differentiate Between a Project Life Cycle and an Extended Life Cycle
  • Role of Knowledge and Information Management to Inform Decision Making
  • Benefits of Conducting Reviews Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Why Projects May Close Early?

Module 3: Situational Context of Projects

  • Differentiate Between Projects and Business as Usual
  • Differentiate Between Project Management, Portfolio Management and Programme Management
  • Relationship Between Programmes, Projects and Strategic Change
  • Where the Use of Programme Management May be Appropriate?
  • Where the Use of Portfolio Management May be Appropriate?
  • Tools and Techniques Used to Determine Factors Which Influence and Impact Projects
  • Impact of the Legal and Regulatory Environment on Projects

Module 4: Communication within Project Management

  • Benefits to a Project of a Communication Plan
  • Relationship Between Stakeholder Analysis and an Effective Communication Management Plan
  • State Factors Which Can Positively or Negatively Affect Communication
  • State Sources of Conflict Within a Project
  • Ways in Which Conflict Can be Addressed
  • How to Plan and Conduct Negotiations?

Module 5: Principles of Leadership and Teamwork

  • How Leadership Impacts Team Performance and Motivation
  • Change Leadership Styles to Effectively Support the Management of a Project
  • Characteristics and Benefits of Effective Teams and Teamwork
  • Factors Which Impact the Leadership of Virtual Teams
  • Which Influences the Creation, Development and Leadership of Teams?

Module 6: Understand Planning for Success

  • Importance of a Business Case Throughout the Project Life Cycle
  • What’s Meant by Benefits Management
  • Investment Appraisal Techniques Used by a Project Manager
  • Information Management Process
  • Factors Which Would Typically be Reported on to Help Ensure Successful Project Outcomes
  • Relationship Between the Deployment Baseline and the Development of a Project Management Plan in Linear and Iterative Life Cycles
  • Importance of Producing a Project Management Plan
  • Typical Contents of a Project Management Plan
  • Approaches to Producing Estimates
  • Reasons for and Benefits of Re-estimating with Project Life Cycle
  • Relationship Between Stakeholder Analysis, Influence and Engagement
  • Importance of Managing Stakeholder Expectations to the Success
  • Why a Project Manager Would Use Earned Value Management?
  • Interpret Earned Value Data
  • Benefits of Using the Interpretation of Earned Value Data
  • Role of Contingency Planning in Projects

Module 7: Understand Project Scope Management

  • Scope in Terms of Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits
  • How to Establish Scope Through Requirements Management Processes?
  • How to Manage Scope Through Configuration Management Processes?
  • Different Stages of a Typical Change Control Process

Module 8: Schedule and Resource Optimisation

  • Ways to Create and Maintain a Schedule
  • Differentiate Between Critical Path and Critical Chain as Scheduling Techniques
  • How Resources are Categorised and Allocated to a Linear Life Cycle Schedule?
  • How Resources are Categorised and Allocated to an Iterative Life Cycle Schedule?
  • Differentiate Between Resource Smoothing and Resource Levelling.
  • Differentiate Between Cost Planning for Iterative Life Cycles and Cost Planning for Linear Life Cycles

Module 9: Understand Project Procurement

  • Purpose, Typical Content and Importance of a Procurement Strategy.
  • Differentiate Between Different Methods of Supplier Reimbursement
  • Differentiate Between Different Contractual Relationships.
  • Supplier Selection Process

Module 10: Risk and Issue Management of Project Management

  • Explain Each Stage in a Risk Management Process
  • Proactive and Reactive Responses to Risk
  • Benefits of Risk Management
  • Key Aspects of Issue Management

Module 11: Quality in the Context of a Project

  • What’s Meant by Quality Planning?
  • Differentiate Between Quality Control and Quality Assurance

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Who should attend this APM PMQ Course?

The APM PMQ is a widely recognised qualification in Project Management, designed to provide a broad understanding of the principles and core concepts of Project Management. The following professionals can benefit from this course:

  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Leaders
  • Functional Managers

Prerequisites of the APM PMQ Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this APM PMQ Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Project Management concepts can be beneficial. 

APM Project Management Qualification (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?

Project Management Qualification (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 PMQ Course?

  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Examination
  • World-class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • APM PMQ Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam Information

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Exam assesses participants' understand the concepts and principles of project management. This certification focuses on providing individuals with a experience in project management knowledge and terminology. 

  • Type of Questions: Essay based 
  • Total Questions: 16
  • Number of Marks: 50 marks
  • Pass Mark: 55%
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed Book

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Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led APM PMQ. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's APM PMQ, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's APM PMQ. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led APM PMQ sessions.


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What our customers are saying


PMQ (Project Management Qualification) is an APM (The Association for Project Management) project management qualification that allows candidates to engage and actively be involved with projects of any size, complexity, or from any industry.
Yes, all our APM courses are accredited by APM, The Association for Project Management.
We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware including presentation slides and exam guidance, official certificates, and refreshments.
Yes, the course includes the APM PMQ exam.
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.
You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.
You will be trained in the latest edition; this will be the seventh edition. If you require more information, give us a call or email.
The price for APM PMQ certification in the United Kingdom starts from £3795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM PMQ.
Please see our APMP Training courses available in the United Kingdom
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Our APM training courses are fully accredited by APM (Association for Project Management)


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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