APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is the professional qualification from the Association for Project Management (APM). The APM is the chartered body in the United Kingdom responsible for looking after the profession of project management. The PMQ is used in a number of organizations in the UK as a baseline measure for project management competence.

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Course Code: OV-PMP

  • 8 x half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for groups and teams

The PMQ is the professional qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management. The focus of this intensive course is to provide you with a level of knowledge that will enhance your personal effectiveness in project management and give you a worldwide-recognized professional qualification.

The syllabus is based upon the 7th edition of the Body of Knowledge (BoK) and the sessions will include discussions, exercises, case studies and example questions.  Learners will receive the official APM PMQ study guide along with access to electronic resources to assist their learning journey.

Given the intensive nature of the syllabus, the course will involve around two hours of study each evening focussing primarily on sample exam questions and answers. This is designed to prepare learners for the three-hour essay-style examination paper that they will undertake at the end of the course.

The PMQ is a knowledge-based qualification. Successful candidates are able to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. The PMQ is a qualification recognized both nationally and internationally that successful candidates can carry from one job to another or from one industry to another.

The PMQ covers 12 high-level learning outcomes from the APM Body of Knowledge. Awareness of these is considered fundamental to the professional management of projects. The course is fully accredited and approved by the APM  and Hemsley Fraser is an APM accredited training provider.

Suitable for people managing projects in any industry already using some formal project management processes and methods who wish to complete the PMQ examination via an intensive four-day program followed by an exam one week later.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Provide organisations with a proven project management methodology that can allow people to plan, organize and control the successful implementation of projects.
  • Achieve the PMQ, the UK‘s leading project management qualification.
  • Provide practical skills and techniques to help further your career in project management.

 

Learners will be given a copy of the APM PMQ official study guide approximately 4 weeks before the start of the course.  Along with this, they will also receive a pre-course guide and study plan. Our advice is to follow the study plan and do as much pre-work as possible (between 15 and 20 hours of study time), to give you the best chance of success.

Delegates will also need to visit our web-based Learner Portal to complete their course and exam registration. Please note that this course requires some structured self-study during the course to cover the material contained within the exam.

This course is a series of virtual instructor-led sessions as follows:

  • 8 x 3 hours over four consecutive days:
  • 09:30 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 16:30
  • Exam one week later to allow study support and revision time.

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  • Project management
  • Program management
  • Portfolio management
  • Infrastructure
  • Lifecycle
  • Sponsorship

Setting

  • Environment
  • Operations management

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork

Integrative Management

  • Business case
  • Control
  • Information management
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Stakeholder management

Scope Management

  • Benefits management
  • Change control
  • Configuration management
  • Requirements management

Schedule Management

  • Resource scheduling
  • Time scheduling

Financial and Cost Management

  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Investment appraisal

Risk Management

  • Risk context
  • Risk techniques

Quality Management

  • Reviews

Resource Management

  • Contract
  • Procurement
  • Provider selection and management

Interfaces

  • Health and safety
  • Law
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