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Our APM course is accredited by APM

Online Instructor-led (5 days)

Classroom (5 days)

Online Self-paced (40 hours)

Official APM PMQ exam

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.

  • 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.

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how organisations and projects are structured.
  • Understand project life cycle.
  • Understand the situational context of projects.
  • Understand communication within projects management.
  • Understand the principles of leaderships and teamwork.
  • Understand planning for success.
  • Understand schedule and resource optimisation.
  • Understand project procurement.
  • Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management.
  • Understand quality in context of a project.

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Who Should Attend this APM Training Course?

The APM Project Management Qualification is Intended for those wishing to achieve a comprehensive level of project management knowledge to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. This APM PMQ course it is the ideal next step for anyone holding the APM Project Fundamentals (PFQ) qualification.

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 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 Training Course?

The following is included in this course:

  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Examination.
  • APM Project Management Qualification (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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Our 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 many opportunities to discuss their findings, their understanding of the processes and their approach to Project Management. Throughout the course 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

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand project management and the operating environment.
  • Understand project life cycles.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within projects.
  • Understand project management planning.
  • Understand project scope management.
  • Understand resource, scheduling, and optimisation in a project.
  • Understand project risk and issue management in the context of a project.
  • Understand quality in the context of a project.
  • Understand communication in the context of a project.
  • Understand leadership and teamwork within a project.

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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 course 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 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

Domain 1: Delivering Projects through Effective Leadership and Management

Module 1: Provide Visionary Leadership for a Project

  • Evaluate Ethical, Flexible, Inspirational and Collaborative Approaches
  • Project’s Strategic Goals
  • High-Performance Teams

Module 2: Establish and Develop Teams to Achieve Project Aims and Objectives

  • Tools, Techniques and Leadership Behaviours
  • How to Respond to Changes in a Project’s Environment?
  • Develop And Maintain an Effective Team
  • Role of Monitoring and Feedback
  • Relationship Between Performance Management, The Team Development Cycle, and Motivation to the Success of a Project
  • Evaluate the Usage of Conflict to Improve Individual and Team Performance.

Module 3: Maintain an Engaged and Constructive Team through a Positive Approach to Conflict Management

  • Why and How to Act with Objectivity, Impartiality and Honesty
  • Analyse Appropriate Actions
  • Evaluate Ways to Address Challenges, Issues and Conflict
  • Maintain an Awareness of Challenges, Issues, and Conflict

Module 4: Resolve Problems Taking a Logical Approach to the Problem-solving Process

Module 5: Make Decisions which Support the Objectives of a Project

  • How to Maintain Decision-Making Hierarchies?
  • How Decision-Making Relates to the Organisation’s Governance Structure?
  • Logical and Recognised Approach to Decision Making

Module 6: Communicate Effectively with Stakeholders to Achieve a Project’s Objectives

  • Analyse Ways Appropriately Communicate with Stakeholders
  • Evaluate Ways in Which to Communicate Throughout a Project
  • Effective Verbal Communication

Module 7: Negotiate Effectively with Stakeholders to Achieve a Project’s Objectives

  • How to Effectively Negotiate with Internal Stakeholders?
  • How to Effectively Negotiate with External Stakeholders?

 

Domain 2: Delivering Projects through Effective Governance and Oversight

Module 1: Establish and Maintain the Governance Structure of a Project to Ensure Alignment to Organisational Practice

  • Evaluate Appropriate Structures and Hierarchies for a Project
  • Why and How to Establish Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships within a Project
  • Establish and Maintain the Reporting Hierarchies and Structure During the Life of a Project

Module 2: Use Information to Inform Reviews and Help Manage Deviations from a Project Plan

  • Key Stages in a Project-Based Life Cycle
  • Importance of Aligning Reviews with Organisational, Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  • Analyse Situations and How to Resolve Them
  • Reasons for Accurately Documenting Deviations from a Project Plan

Module 3: Manage Change Control Processes and Protocols

  • Implementation And Maintenance of Change Control Process
  • Determine The Impact on a Project’s Scope and Objectives
  • Implement And Manage Approved Changes to a Project
  • Why and How Trends Analysis is used to Add Value?

Module 4: Manage Stakeholder Influence, Interest and Engagement for the Benefit of a Project

  • Techniques to Determine Stakeholder Power, Influence and Interest
  • Develop and Implement a Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan
  • Monitor and Amend a Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan
  • Evaluate Relevant Feedback from Stakeholders
  • Why and How to Provide Relevant Stakeholders with Financial Reports

Module 5: Deliver the Intended Benefits of a Project

  • Importance of Confirming the Intended Benefits
  • Develop a Benefits Management Strategy
  • Importance of Prioritising the Achievement of Benefits
  • Create a Benefits Realisation Plan
  • Evaluate Ways to Maximise Achievement of the Planned Benefits

 

Domain 3: Delivering Projects through Effective Planning and Control

Module 1: Manage Project Costs within Agreed Budgets Which Supports Management of a Project

  • Cost Tracking Tools and Techniques
  • Importance of Cashflow and Cashflow Forecasting
  • Establish Cost Trends and Monitor the Financial Performance
  • Importance of Cost Analysis and its Role
  • Importance of Completing all Financial Transactions

Module 2: Respond to Risks to Minimise Threats and Increase Opportunities

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Risk Identification and Analysis
  • How to Record and Plan Responses to Risks
  • Why and How to Implement Appropriate Responses to Risks
  • Importance of Reviewing How Risks Were Managed

Module 3: Respond to Issues in a Way that Supports the Management of a Project

  • Why And How to Record and Plan Responses to Resolve Issues
  • How to Implement Appropriate Responses to Issues?
  • Importance of Reviewing How Issues were Resolved During a Project

Module 4: Develop and Implement an Integrated Plan to Support the Management of a Project

  • Document the Outcomes of a Project’s Planning Process
  • Fundamental Components of Scope, Schedule, Resource, Budgets, Risks and Quality
  • Purpose of an Integrated Plan
  • Why And How to Monitor the Progress of a Project?
  • Why and How to Adjust an Integrated Plan?

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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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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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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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