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APM PMQ 6-Week Virtual

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) was formerly known as the APMP and is designed for those who see project management as a key part of their role. It establishes a solid foundation in project management behaviours, skills, processes and tools in any industry. It is ideal for those with a few years’ experience in project delivery, who are seeking to consolidate a structured method of project management in their company with a best-practice approach from the Association for Project Management.

The syllabus is based upon the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition and provides an overview of the coverage of the qualification. The expanded syllabus content is provided in the form of learning outcomes and assessment criteria. These are structured to reflect teaching approaches in Project Management rather than the sequential chapters of the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition.

Using an integrated approach, this APM-PMQ course gives you the ability to learn in your own way anytime anywhere. Delivered virtually, this programme has six virtual live sessions, exam preparation and a virtual exam. All with an experienced APM-PMQ trainer (using Adobe Connect for the online aspects). It includes our acclaimed distance learning package and a mock exam and takes approximately nine weeks to complete.

We have been offering this approach to corporate clients for a number of years and it has the following benefits over a traditional 5-day course:

  1. Less time out of the office.
  2. A weekly programme of learning with weekly homework and feedback.
  3. More time to study and absorb the course material.
  4. Very high pass rates in the APM-PMQ exam, with over 90% of candidates using this form of training passing.

Included in this course is:

1. Five weekly 2 hour webinars to cover the theory
2. Four sets of homework marked by the course tutor
3. A mock exam (5 from 8 questions) marked by the course tutor.
4. An online exam prep session after the mock exam
5. A face-to-face (where practical, virtual / online where not) exam prep and exam day with your tutor
6. The exam fees are included (*)
7. Our highly acclaimed printed study guide is published in partnership with The Association for Project Management. It is the definitive textbook for preparing for the APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ).
8. Eight online e-learning modules, closely integrated with the study guide.
9. A wide range of MP3 audio podcasts available direct on iTunes or our website.

Online exams are available.

What is the Course Like?

Many people find that the weekly sessions supported by marked homework and a mock exam are a highly beneficial way to study the APM PMQ. Especially is they have busy lives, are unable to travel or are based outside the UK. 

To get the best from this course you will need to set aside 4-5 hours a week to complete self study and do the home work. 

About Us

We are a specialist project management training provider with a global reach. We give all of our clients a personal service, blending traditional and modern learning techniques to deliver a flexible training solution. Our consultants are best in class and are equally at home delivering off the shelf courses or a solution tailored to your specific needs. We have designed this website to give you a flavour of what we do. If you like what you see, please do get in touch to discuss how we can support your organisation.

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Pre-Requisites

There are no prerequisites, but 1-2 experience working in a project environment is helpful in preparing for the exam.  The course includes a comprehensive pre-course study pack. This means that if you are relatively new to project management you can prepare thoroughly for the course before you arrive. 

Course Content

At the end of the APM PMQ course, you will:

  • Gain a recognised qualification from the Association for Project Management to enhance your career prospects as a project professional
  • Be able to apply the principles of project management to your company projects including:
  • Defining the different roles in a project
  • Describing the difference between a project, programme and portfolio
  • Understanding the impact of project context on success
  • Establishing the project lifecycle and its benefits
  • Developing a project business case
  • Preparing a project management plan with the associated baselines
  • Describing the way in which project managers lead and develop teams
  • Describe how to control a project including applying earned value management
  • Explain how to procure external resources
  • Explain how quality can be managed during project delivery
  • Be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully deliver benefits to your organisation through well-managed projects.
  • Explain the benefits of project management to your organisation
  • Confidently sit the APM PMQ exam (formerly APMP) with a clear understanding of what is required to pass

Session Structure: Webinars will run online from 13:00-15:00

Webinar 1: Introduction and overview of APM Approach
Webinar 2: Governance, Communications, Leadership
Webinar 3: Scope and Business Case
Webinar 4: Scheduling
Webinar 5: Risk, Issue, Quality and Procurement
Mock Exam Deadline
Webinar 6: Exam Prep
On-line Prep and Exam : exam taken online approx 2 weeks after completing Webinar 6

Pre-Reading

To get the best from this course you will need to set aside 4-5 hours a week to complete self study and do the home work. 

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