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APM re-brand their Qualifications for 2017

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

New for 2017, the APM (Association for Project Management) has updated the names of its qualifications. You may already have started to see the new names and acronyms being used at the end of last year, as training organisations began to make changes to their websites and marketing material.

The reason behind the change is that APM have launched a new qualification offering a further developmental step for those who wish to advance their project management careers. This new qualification, known as the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) provides a further step for progression in project management qualifications. In line with the new qualification and to demonstrate the line of progression, the Introductory Certificate (APMIC) and APMP have been renamed. APMIC is now known as APM Project Fundamentals Qualification or PFQ and APMP becomes the APM Project Management Qualification or PMQ.

The re-branded and extended qualification suite opens up a coherent and progressive career path to the project management community, guiding candidates and employers from the ‘fundamentals’, through ‘management’ to ‘professional’ levels of understanding. The core value of the qualifications; the assessment criteria, learning outcomes and training models remains unchanged.

According to the APM, their qualifications “provide a long term investment in a candidate’s professional development as they look to take their careers in new and exciting directions.” In our experience here at BMC, those who hold an APM qualification can certainly demonstrate to their employer, clients and suppliers that they are a skilled and committed project professional. At present BMC offer the first two of these qualifications, i.e. the PFQ (formerly APMIC) and PMQ (formerly APMP) but watch this space for the introduction of the new PPQ!

If you would like any further information about APM qualifications or any of these course, please get in touch and our experienced team will be delighted to help you.