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APM Project Management Qualification


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If you’re working in project management, the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a great benchmark on which to build your portfolio of skills. It covers all aspects – ranging from individual assignments to large capital projects. And if you want the ease of learning at your own pace and in your own time, then our new e-learning APM PMQ course is exactly what you need.

The e-learning provides a detailed explanation of all the required syllabus topics for the PMQ examination, an internationally recognised knowledge-based qualification (IPMA Lvel D, SCQF Level 7), that enables you to understand the breadth of skills required to successfully mange a project undertaking.


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Course Overview

The syllabus for the The APM Project Management Qualification is based upon the APM Body of Knowledge which encompasses all areas of project management including strategic and commercial considerations, together with the technical, organisational and people management skills required to participate effectively in project management.  Areas covered include:

  • Context of project management
  • Planning and strategy
  • Executing the strategy
  • Techniques
  • Business and commercial
  • Organisation and governance

We have divided each of the syllabus topics into zones, and the topics covered within each zone are shown below:

Green Zone – Getting Going

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management

Blue Zone – Background

  • Project life cycles
  • Project context

Pink Zone – People & Projects

  • Stakeholder management
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Conflict management

Purple Zone – Planning

  • Scope management
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Earned value management
  • Budgeting and cost management

Red Zone – Stop & Think

  • Requirements management
  • Project success and benefits management
  • Procurement
  • Negotiation
  • Governance of a project
  • Health, safety and environmental management

Orange Zone – Information Management & Reporting

  • Information management and repairing

Target Audience

The course is designed for individuals from both the public and private sector. It is for people working in the management of projects, ranging from individual assignments through to those working on large capital or change projects. This includes:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Support Office Staff

Candidates would benefit from having a minimum of two years relevant practical experience of project management.


  • The e-learning provides increased control and visibility of progress and achievement
  • Improves ability to plan and manage projects
  • Increases personal confidence in dealing with project matters
  • e-learning is proven to increase retention of learning and is accessible from any location

APM Project Management Qualification Examination

The e-learning for the required syllabus topics for the PMQ examination will take approximately 27-30 hours to complete.  You can then attempt the sample examination questions.  The APM recommends between 70-80 hours preparation for the PMQ examination.

The exam is of 3 hours duration and you are required to answer 10 out of 16 questions.  The pass mark is 55%.

When you are ready to sit the exam please contact us and we will direct you accordingly.  The cost for this exam is an additional £490 plus VAT.

NOTE: The APM Project Management Qualification Examination must be taken with 12 months of purchase of this course.


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Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]

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