APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a knowledge based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management. Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. PMQ is a qualification recognised both nationally and internationally giving candidates a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.
The PMQ syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management and covers 37 knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.
The course is designed for individuals from both the Public and Private Sector including those 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 Office Personnel; Project Team Members; Recently appointed Project Officers. Candidates would ideally benefit from having a minimum of two years relevant practical experience of Project Management.
This is an intensive five day tutor-led training event, followed by a separate examination event. This will include evening work to consolidate the learning completed each day.
The APM Project Management Qualication examination comprises:
- Three hour duration
- Essay based questions
- Answer 10 from 16 questions
- 55% required to pass
For current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners a two hour paper that recognises prior learning may be chosen. In this paper candidates must answer six from ten questions derived from just 25 or 37 topics.