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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.

** BMC are extremely proud of our pass rate for this course – 90% over the last two years on our public scheduled courses! (as at December 2018) which has been 20% above national average*). **

Recent reviews:
November 2018 – “Came to BMC specifically to be taught by Gary (from colleagues’ feedback) – was excellent teaching from him – now considering his other courses!”
October 2018 – “Excellent trainer, really enjoyed and benefitted from Jo’s style and interaction.”
September 2018 – “Gary is a gifted trainer!” “Outstanding delivery of course content.”
“Had a great week, Gary is very funny and brings good quality to the course.”
August 2018 – “All very good.”
“Excellent for in depth learning about project management.”
July 2018 – “Great location and facilities, excellent instructor.” “Great course with enjoyable content. Gary ensures that you remember what you need to pass and become a great PM”.
“Friendly atmosphere, relaxed, good fun!” “Would highly recommend, very professional.”
“Second course with BMC, will be back.”
June 2018 (2) – “Very engaging – kept attention throughout.”
June 2018 – “Gary is a natural instructor and has a way to bring the subject to life and ensure we were well prepared for the exam.”
“Kept good focus and high tempo, made revision easier than expected as a consequence.”
“Gary’s enthusiasm is exceptional and keeps the pace of the course moving. Thank you!”
May 2018 – “Gary has a great style of teaching, made the group feel very relaxed and engaged.”
April 2018 – “Excellent training style – will recommend to my colleagues who want a career in project management.”
March 2018 – “Gary is the Master! You with me?! Absolutely will recommend.”
February 2018 – “Gary has been the best tutor I have ever had on any course.” “Very enjoyable course with a tremendous instructor who knows his subject and delivers it with confidence and clear enjoyment.”
“Excellent quality of training delivery. Memorable. Best course I have been on…ever!”

*Source: APM Annual Report

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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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Success Series

For delegates wanting to take APM PMQ as part of the Success Series, ‘Success in Project Management – Advanced (APM PMQ)’ should be booked.  Our Success Series involves a three hour exam and gives our delegates the option to work towards a CMI Level 7 (MBA-level) Award at no additional cost to the chosen qualification. All delegates using ELC funding should note that if they select this option, they are required to attempt the Level 7 Award, which involves an element of additional independent study and completion of one assignment of c. 3,000 words, in order to satisfy ELCAS that they have completed the course.

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