APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification)

Classroom based course with study materials, tutor support and exam included

SPOCE Project Management


£2,099 inc VAT
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40 Hours, Full-time
APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
32 CPD points / hours
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Hallmark Hotel - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset,
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SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London,
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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. PMQ is an internationally recognised knowledge-based qualification (IPMA Level D) that enables individuals to demonstrate their knowledge for successful delivery of projects.


APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
32 CPD points / hours


The APM PMQ - Project Management Qualification (formerly APMP certification) 5-day Project Management course takes delegates from entry to management level qualification.

Becoming APM accredited?

By being accredited under the APM training route you are setting yourself a clear pathway to obtaining a potential chartered status, as APMP / APM PMQ qualification is a prerequisite for this. The APM (PMQ) 5-day course covers both APM entry and management level accreditation.

APM project Management Qualification (PMQ) - Formerly APMP project management qualification APM PMQ – 5-day classroom course

The APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ – formerly APMP course) is a 5-Day classroom course. It is equivalent to IPMA level D and SCQF level 7 in project management accreditation. This is the ideal next step for candidates that already hold the APM PFQ qualification as this expands on the entry level APM qualification by providing a practical application to the concepts learned in PFQ. However APM PFQ is not a pre-requisite for this APMP Course/APM PMQ Qualification.

General content for the APM PMQ course

The 5 - day SPOCE APM PMQ course is a much more practical application of project management techniques and takes a closer look at the strategy and commercials involved, such as: conflict management, cost management, sponsorship, value management, negotiation, leadership teamwork and procurement.

The APM PMQ Exam / APMP Exam

10 questions (from a choice of 15) for this 3-hour exam which will be sat at the end of the 5-day course. If candidates have ever been PRINCE2® Practitioner qualified then they can opt to take a shorter, 2-hour APM PMQ exam for PRINCE2® Practitioners.

APM (APMP certification) training and the route to chartered status

The first step to having chartered status is to become an APM member. This, in itself, does not qualify you for chartered status, but it is part of the qualifying process. To apply for chartered status, you need to be a member of the APM. In turn, to become a member of the APM, you need to be APM PMQ qualified.

Achieving APM project management chartered project professional status

Once a member, you can apply for APM chartered status. The entry process is a rigorous peer review, CPD (Continuous Professional Development) commitment and adherence to a strict code of professional conduct.

The benefits of APM Project Management accreditation

Sitting your 5-day APM PMQ course with SPOCE provides you with a clear and progressive structure for your project management career. The benefits are many but the three most primary are:

Reliability - with SPOCE Project management you can guarantee world class support and training to take you through your qualification and future career.

Reputation – for APM, the accolade of becoming a chartered body is a hard won honour and for SPOCE with our 25 year history, a reputation for being one of the longest standing training organisations in the industry.

Recognition – the one and only route to achieving chartered project professional status is by becoming APM accredited. Chartered status is kudos for project management as an industry and you as an individual.

The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) / APMP UK is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in project management.

This course is designed for:

  • Those with existing project management experience who wish to enhance their project management knowledge and prepare for the APMP / APM - PMQ qualification. In particular ...
  • Project Managers requiring formal best-practice project management training.
  • 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.

APM PMQ/APMP Course Objectives

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models 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 planning a project.
  • Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques.
  • Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders.
  • Apply work breakdown structures and map responsibilities.
  • Appreciate the context and relevance of project change control processes.
  • Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques.
  • Prepare for the APMP practitioner exam / APM - PMQ examination.

APM PMQ/APMP Course Content

This five-day intensive course covers the PMQ Certificate syllabus, including the following topics:

  • Structure of organisations and projects
  • Project life cycle
  • Project contexts and environments
  • Governance and structured methodologies
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Schedule and resource management
  • Procurement
  • Project risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management

APM PMQ/APMP Approach & Exams

This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM approved trainer, with the focus of preparing for the APM PMQ Examination. 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.

Are there any pre-requisites?

Attendees would benefit from possessing some good basic project management skills, or from attendance on the APM PFQ course. A minimum of 6 months actual experience of working on a project would also be recommended and extremely beneficial.

Pre-course Preparation

Extensive event preparation materials will be provided to delegates in advance of the course. This includes the APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide. Approximately 10 hours preparation is required to complete the pre-course study.

What examinations are taken on the course?

APMP Exam / APM - PMQ Certificate Exam: This exam is a three-hour closed-book essay-style paper. In this paper, candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%.

This APM PMQ/APMP course is a 5 Day Instructor-led classroom training course that could lead to potential employment in the Project Management industry. This APM PMP /APMP course is available in London, Bournemoth and other locations in the UK, it is also available as Virtual Training.


6-months' Project Management experience



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