APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
What is the APM Project Management Qualification?
The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) has been developed by the APM (Association for Project Management), the chartered body for the project profession.
This course uses the APM Body of Knowledge 7 (BoK7), which contains the concepts, terms and activities that make up current best practice in the profession, candidates will gain an in-depth understanding of how the many elements of project management interact. They will return to work with a better idea of how to improve the chances of their projects delivering valuable outputs, on time and on budget.
APM PMQ Overview
Who is the PMQ Qualification for?
This is a challenging 5 day course. There is a lot of material covered in a short amount of time (4 days). The exam, taken on day 5, is a 3 hour written paper and we strongly recommend that learners complete some pre-reading before they arrive. For more information about the APM PMQ exam read our previous article on, Tips for Passing the APM PMQ Exam. The reward for all this hard work is an internationally recognised qualification that is very well respected by other project professionals. If you have had some exposure to projects then this will be an advantage as you will probably be familiar with some, if not all, elements on the syllabus.
Successful candidates that have at least 3 years of project experience will be able to apply for full membership of the APM. This allows them to write 'MAPM' after their name. This is quite a compelling reason to go the for the PMQ, particularly if you are trying to decide between this course and others such as PRINCE2.
Download the APM Project Management Qualification Syllabus here for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
Download a sample chapter from the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition.
Download the APM glossary of project management terms.
APM PMQ Benefits
Here are just a few benefits the APM Project Management Qualification offers you and your organisation:
- Manage projects successfully
- Enhance your career prospects
- Know what is required to handle projects
- Improve your project management knowledge
- A globally respected qualification that is used around the world
- Understand how the elements of project management fit together
Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered
Successful completion of this course will mean you will be awarded the Project Management Qualification (PMQ).
APM PMQ Online Exam
The APM PMQ exam is a three-hour written exam where delegates must answer 10 from the 16 questions.
If you are a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner, you will take a two-hour written paper exam and must answer 6 out of the 10 questions. The exam is completed online via the APM remote live invigilator. Your results will be confirmed via email within 6-10 weeks from APM.
Click here for a PMQ sample exam paper.
Click here for PMQ exam techniques.
Course Resit Policy
We have a ‘FREE course resit policy’ for anyone who unfortunately does not pass their exam, all we require is that you pay for your exam resit. You can then attend the next PMQ course for FREE!
Please contact your course organiser to discuss.
APM (Association for Project Management) is the largest professional body for project management in Europe and has chartered status.
What This Course Includes
This price includes course registration and exam registration, course materials and, if successful in the passing the exam, an official PMQ certificate.See dates & book
- Virtual ClassroomInstructor-led course
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- This is a virtual course with a live instructor. It includes interaction and group-work to embed learning. We encourage use of cameras, and have regular breaks to maintain freshness and engagement.
From £1,350.00 excl. VAT
- Small Classes
- Free Course Resit
- Exam Included
- APM Certificate
- 3 Year Certification
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The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a challenging course aimed at those who already have some project management knowledge. If you are currently working in projects but want to have more confidence in what you are doing, or are an experienced project manager that wants to have an internationally recognised qualification to reflect your industry expertise, then consider this course.
There are no entry requirements for this course. However, the PMQ is the ideal next step for anyone holding the APM Project Fundamentals (PFQ) qualification. Anyone with another project management qualification such as PRINCE2®, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) or Management of Risk (M_o_R®4) will also find that they are familiar with some of the topics in this course.
By the end of the course, learners will be prepared for the exam and feel more confident managing and supporting projects back in their workplace.
If you want more qualifications then the next step would be to work towards the APM Project Professional Qualification.
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