The APM Project Management qualification (PMQ), is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how all elements of project management interact and how your project fits into your strategic and commercial environment. This course is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge version 7.
This course includes the PMQ examination, and all course material to prepare you fully for your exam.
The PMQ is aimed at anyone with pre-existing project management knowledge, and it is the ideal next step for anyone holding the APM Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ).
By actively participating in this course, you will learn about the following:
Understand how organisations and projects are structured
Understand project lifecycles
Understand the situational context of projects
Understand communication within project management
Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
Understand planning for success
Understand project scope management
Understand schedule and resource optimisation
Understand project procurement
Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management
Understand quality in the context of a project
Ideally, to attend this course you should have:
some pre-existing project management knowledge, or
passed the APM Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ)
If you do not have either of the above requirements, we suggest you book onto the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PMQ).
You will receive some pre-course reading. Please complete this pre-course reading in full to get the most out of your course. Everyone learns differently yet we would advise spending 10 hours on your pre-course reading.
This course covers provides comprehensive coverage of the PMQ syllabus aligned to the Body of Knowledge 7. The PMQ syllabus contains:
11 learning outcomes (above)
73 assessment criteria, the specific topics you are required to know
The PMQ syllabus showing full topic coverage is available on the APM Website
The way our course is structured is that it follows a lifecycle approach, rather than following the sections in the PMQ syllabus. Our structure enables you to understand how the tools, skills and techniques are applied at each phase of a project.
A full breakdown of subject areas is provided below:
Projects and project management
Programme and portfolio management
Temporary structures (matrix, functional and project)
Lifecycles (including: linear, iterative and hybrid life cycles)
Success and Benefits
Deployment baseline (the Project Management Plan)
Progress monitoring and reporting
You will sit your PMQ examination in the afternoon of day 5. Some details about the PMQ examination:
3 hours 15 minutes duration
Short essay-style questions
Choose 10 questions from 16
Each question is worth 50 marks, so 500 marks in total
Pass mark is 275 (55%)
Your course includes preparation for your examination. This includes undertaking mock examination questions, and answer reviews. Questions will also be set to be completed in the evening, and you can expect to spend approximately 1-2 hours per evening on this additional work. Please ensure you can dedicate time to this evening work.
Photographic identification is required to sit your PFQ exam. Examples include:
You are required to show the invigilator your photographic identification, failure to do so will mean you will not be allowed to sit your exam
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