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APM Practitioner Qualification Assessment

This APM PQ assessment event is designed to provide the individual with an international qualification that recognises their competence and capability in project management.This assessment event is designed to provide the individual with an international qualification that recognises their competence and capability in project management. 

The Practitioner Qualification is an International Project Managers Association (IPMA) Level C qualification and assesses capability, i.e. the appropriate application of those knowledge areas as defined by the APM Body of Knowledge.

This Qualification is the only project management qualification in the UK that actually assesses the capability of a project manager.

Target Audience

Project managers interested in gaining a recognised qualification of their project management capability. Also managers who have had experience in responsible leadership functions on projects, or perhaps as a team leader of a significant part of a larger project.

Two days of continuous assessment commences lunchtime on day 1 and finishes lunchtime on day 3. Due to the intensity of the assessment it is strongly recommended for candidates to be residential as there will be evening work required.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will have demonstrated their ability to manage non-complex projects from start to finish.

Pre-Requisites

Delegates must satisfy one of the following criteria for project management knowledge:

APMP Certification

or

Able to demonstrate good familiarity with the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) and have passed an equivalent qualification such as PMP®, ISEB Certificate in Project Management, Open University Project Management Module M865. Alternatively, delegates should have a good foundation knowledge of project management, supported by evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Course Content

The assessment consists of 2 days of continuous assessment commencing typically at lunchtime on day one and finishes at lunchtime on day 3. Due to the intensity of the assessment this event is strictly residential as there will be evening work required.

The event can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Individual work: You will be expected to answer written questions based on a case study and a question regarding current issues in project management.
  • Group work: Working in groups you will be observed discussing and solving problems related to the case study.
  • Interview: Candidates will be interviewed by their assessors.

This qualification assesses a candidate’s ability to apply project management skills and techniques to a noncomplex project, or to assist in a more complex project. It will be assessed against 30 criteria, demonstrating that they can analyse, identify, and understand issues and information surrounding a non-complex project.

Exams & Certification

Delegates will attend an Assessment Centre for 2½ days. During that time, they will be assessed as follows:

Group work (observed)
Delegates will carry out group exercises to discuss and solve problems relating to a case study.

Individual work
Delegates will provide written answers to questions based upon the given case study and will also provide a written answer to a question on a topical issue in project management related to their own experience.

Interviews
All delegates will be interviewed individually.

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