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APM Project Management
Qualification (PMQ)

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About the course

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), is a knowledge based qualification that enables candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management and understand how the various elements interact. It builds upon knowledge gained in the Project Fundamentals Qualification, or PFQ, and develops candidates’ understanding of how their projects fits into their strategic and commercial environment.

When selecting your course date and booking the course online, please select the course code APMPMQ (not APMPMQP2, which is for PRINCE2 Practitioners). Bristol courses are run by Bristol Management Centre and are ELC eligible.
London, Milton Keynes and Reading courses are run by one of our ASPECT partners and venue details will be given upon booking. They are not ELC eligible. The codes for these will end with “PP”.

** BMC are extremely proud of our pass rate for this course – 84% over the last 3 years (2017-2019) on our public scheduled courses (15% above national average*). **

*Source: APM Annual Report

January 2020 – “Gary was very supportive and delivered an excellent course.” “The material was communicated in a really accessible way by a very personable trainer. Thank you.”
“Already recommended the course to colleagues – excellent!”
October 2019 – “Loved that Gary added context e.g. examples of projects he’d worked on. Really great learning style.”
“Well paced and varied enough to be engaging throughout.” “BMC is a great environment to come and learn, friendly staff and Gary is a great instructor.”
September 2019 – “Very content, Gary is a very enthusiastic instructor.” “Gary was excellent once again. Thoroughly enjoyed the course.”
August 2019 – “Fantastic! Gary Wow!!”  “Really good course. I have a better understanding of the framework.”
July 2019 – “Gary is a great tutor and great communicator. Awesome lessons!”
June 2019 – “Amazing instruction. Very useful experience made content easy to learn.”
May 2019 – “An excellent, well structured course, set in context. Great material and mentoring.” “Brilliant delivery and experience throughout.”
April 2019 – “Well taught and informative.” “The course is quite intense but the structure ensures you cover everything. Enjoyable with Gary being a very knowledgeable lecturer.”
March 2019 – “Gary explained everything very clearly and illustrated it with good examples. A very engaging course!”
February 2019 – “Gary is hugely experienced and shares a lot of personal experience/examples which brings the course to life.” “Thanks Gary, you gave me the confidence to have another go!” “Excellent environment for learning.”
November 2018 – “Came to BMC specifically to be taught by Gary (from colleagues’ feedback) – was excellent teaching from him – now considering his other courses!”
“Great course with enjoyable content. Gary ensures that you remember what you need to pass and become a great PM”.
“Gary’s enthusiasm is exceptional and keeps the pace of the course moving. Thank you!” “Excellent quality of training delivery. Memorable. Best course I have been on…ever!”
“Very enjoyable course with a tremendous instructor who knows his subject and delivers it with confidence and clear enjoyment.”


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Who should take the course?

The PMQ is aimed at those looking to add to their portfolio of project management skills. Candidates typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, though this is not essential.

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Benefits – individual?

Upon completion, candidates will be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of project management, which will enable them to participate in projects ranging from individual assignments to substantial capital projects. Candidates will be able to improve techniques in risk assessment, planning and reporting and ‘softer’ elements of project management such as communication, motivation and teamwork.

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Benefits – organisation?

Equipping employees with a fully rounded understanding of what is involved in managing projects aids the development of a committed and highly skilled workforce. The knock-on effect is usually improved project delivery, increased productivity and a more competitive edge. 

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APM PMQ is a single examination at Practitioner level of 3 hours duration, which is taken at the end of the course on Friday afternoon. 

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On successful completion of the associated APM exam (the cost of which is included in the course fee) the APM PMQ qualification is gained. In each case, it is the full PMQ qualification which is awarded. Current holders of PMQ are exempted from the PRINCE2 Foundation examination.

The same course also caters for those who have already qualified as a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner (within the past 5 years), please see the course page for PMQ for PRINCE2. The only difference is the length and content of the Practitioner exam (2hrs rather than 3hrs).

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Key Features

  • The syllabus covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge (6th edition) on all aspects of project management, including: • Budgeting and cost management • Conflict management • Communication • Earned value management • Leadership • Negotiation • Procurement • Sponsorship • Teamwork

A pre-course study pack is sent out by e-mail upon receipt of payment. This represents approximately 20 hrs work in the form of exercises and reading.

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