APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
30.0 Hours Formal CPDUse 50 Coins
The dynamic nature of today’s projects highlights the need for proactive management of people, strategy and approach, combined with sound commercial and project management techniques. This internationally-recognized knowledge-based qualification enables you to demonstrate the breadth of skills required to successfully manage a project.
The Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course builds on the fundamentals established in more foundation project management courses, to prepare you for attaining an internationally recognised qualification (IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7). It is designed to allow you to demonstrate understanding of all elements of project management, from how the elements interact to how your project fits into your strategic and commercial environment.
Refine your project management skills by applying recognised best practice approaches, and further your career by successfully deploying the key techniques and management strategies to your projects.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for individuals from both the public and private sector, working in the management of projects, ranging from individual assignments through to those working on large capital or change projects.
Are there any pre-requisites?
It is recommended that those wishing to undertake the course have a minimum of two years’ relevant practical experience of project management. Typically, we would expect you to have some pre-existing project management knowledge – ideally, although not required, through the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ).
The syllabus is based on 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.
- Project management
- Programme management
- Portfolio management
- Project life cycles
- Project context
- The project management plan (PMP)
- Stakeholder management
- Project office
- Conflict management
- Scope management
- Resource management
- Earned value management
- Budgeting and cost management
- Requirements management
- Project success and benefits management
- Governance of a project
- Health, safety and environmental management
- Quality management
- Risk and issue management
- The business case
- Information management and reporting
All elements of the learning will be supported with exam-style questions and sample answers, and exercises that bring out key learning points and reinforce the learning of the core material. Supporting materials included a PMQ mock exam simulator, and additional downloadable revision and self-assessment tools to ensure you are prepared to sit the examination.
In purchasing this course, you will receive 6 months’ online access to the above course materials.
End of Course assessment
On completing all parts of the course, you will receive an RICS Certificate of Completion.
If you are seeking the formal qualification:
On completing the course you will be required to apply for the exam directly with the APM Group. On passing the exam you will receive the formal APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). The format of this closed book written exam requires candidates to answer 10 out of 16 questions within 3 hours. A score of 55% or higher is required to pass. Please note that the exam must be taken within 12 months of purchase of this course.