APM Project Management Qualification – PMQ


Exeter – Devon, Bristol, Gloucester or onsite at your premise.

About the Course

The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in project management. APM PMQ is an internationally recognised knowledge based qualification (IPMA Level D) that enables individuals to demonstrate their knowledge for successful delivery of projects.

Designed for

  • Project Managers requiring formal best-practice project management training.
  • Prospective work package managers, project managers or other key project personnel looking to develop their project management career skills.
  • Project Managers wishing to attain a formal, and widely recognised, project management qualification.


Attendees would benefit from possessing some good basic project management skills, or from attendance on the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification course.

Ideally a minimum of 6 months actual experience of working on a project would also be beneficial.

Pre-course Preparation:

Event preparation materials will be provided to delegates in advance of the course. 5-10 hours preparation is required to complete the pre-course study.

Course Approach

This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM approved trainer. All trainers have practical experience of projects. Practical sessions are on an individual and team basis and feature throughout the event. The examination is taken on day five and the results are usually available within eight to ten weeks.

Course Objectives

The key objectives of this course are to:

  • Appreciate business processes and lifecycle mod- els for projects and project management.
  • Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts.
  • Contribute to the development of the business case.
  • Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods.
  • Use a systematic approach to analysing and plan- ning a project.
  • Consider and apply appropriate conflict manage- ment and negotiating techniques.
  • Appreciate the project context and actively man- age the project stakeholders.
  • Apply work breakdown structures and map re- sponsibilities.
  • Appreciate the context and relevance of project change control processes.
  • Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques.
  • Prepare for the APM PMQ examination.

Course Documents and Exam Information

The following course material is included for this event.

  • APMP Event Preparation material
  • APMP Reference text book
  • APMP Course Handbook


The APM PMQ exam is a three hour, ‘closed- book’, essay style paper. In this paper, candi- dates must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%.

APM PMQ – Course Content

Project Management in Context

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management
  • Project context
  • Project sponsorship
  • Project office

Planning the Strategy

  • Project success and benefits management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management plan
  • Project risk management
  • Project quality management
  • Health, safety and environment management

Executing the Strategy

  • Scope management
  • Scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Change control
  • Earned value management
  • Information management and reporting
  • Issue management


  • Requirements management
  • Estimating
  • Configuration management

Business and Commercial

  • Business case
  • Procurement

Organisation and Governance

  • Project Lifecycles
  • Handover and closeout
  • Project reviews
  • Organisation structure
  • Organisational roles
  • Methods and procedures
  • Governance of project management

People and Profession

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation


Courseware and manual, certificate of achievement, refreshments and lunch are all included in this course.

To Book

For more information or to book onto our APM Project Management training course please contact us on 01392 824 022 or email training@amesolutions.co.uk.

If there is an Project Management course that is not listed on our site, that you are interested in attending then please let us know and we can arrange one to one training onsite with our Trainer.

You can see a full list of our training courses here.

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