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APM Project Management Qualification (Formerly APMP)

Course Details

Name APM Project Management Qualification (Formerly APMP)
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Location:
Edinburgh
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£1299.00 +vat
was £1395.00
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Overview

The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly recognised as an indicator of competence in project management. APM qualifications are aligned to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Four-Level-Certification system, where the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification is recognised at IPMA Level D. 

This five-day intensive course provides delegates with comprehensive knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification examination (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition).

It will enable delegates to:

  • Understand all elements of the APMP syllabus
  • Get to grips with the specific examination language
  • Learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the management structure by which projects operate
  • Explain the structure of project lifecycles
  • Examine contexts and environments in which projects are delivered
  • Define governance of project management and the use of structured methodologies
  • Plan and manage communication in the project environment
  • Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
  • Apply project management planning for success
  • Describe project scope management
  • Define and develop scheduling and resource management
  • Prepare for effective project procurement
  • Apply risk management, quality management and issue management
  • Recognise the links between configuration management and change control

Pre-Requisites

This course is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers with at least two years project experience. Delegates should have experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.

Pre-Course Reading

This is an intensive five-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake around 15 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared. 

Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials.

Course Content

The APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification course follows the syllabus provided by APM, which is built around the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. The course provides delegates with a detailed understanding of the underpinning tools, techniques and principles that are fundamental to successful project delivery.

The course is intensive and therefore delegates are expected to undertake revision work in the evenings to prepare for the examination that will be taken at the end of the course. The additional work required during evenings will comprise consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is integral to the course and delegates should expect to spend two to three hours each evening on these activities.

Contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered

  • Organisation, sponsorship, infrastructure
  • Life cycle models, extended life cycle, phases and stages
  • Operations management, programme management, portfolio management, project environment, Health and Safety
  • Governance of project management, role of structured methods in project governance

Communication within project management

  • Importance of effective communications, communications within projects, communications plan
  • Conflict management, negotiation
  • Leadership, motivation, leadership styles
  • Characteristics of teams and teamwork, creation, development and management of teams

Planning for success

  • Use and contents of the business case, benefits management, investment appraisal
  • Information Management
  • Planning process, project management plan, estimating techniques
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project control
  • Scope management, requirements management, configuration management, change control
  • Time scheduling, Critical Path Analysis, Gantt charts, resource scheduling, Resource Smoothing and Levelling
  • Budgeting and cost control

Specific Techniques

  • Procurement in projects, procurement strategy, contracts and contractual relationships, provider selection and management
  • Risk and issues, risk management and issue management processes, delegation and escalation
  • Quality Management, quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, continual improvement, quality reviews

Edinburgh

Description:

This Edinburgh training centre, situated at the Gyle, has excellent transport links and is close to Edinburgh airport. All delegates are provided with lunch on-site.

 
Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.

Location:

Edinburgh Training Centre
32 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

 

Directions:

Rail

There are two rail stations within 10-minutes walk of the centre:

Edinburgh South Gyle Station

Edinburgh Park

 

Driving


Directions from M8

From the M8 continue to the Hermiston Gait Junction, and take the slip road onto the A720
At the Gogar roundabout, take the third exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right

 

Directions from A90 ~ Forth Road Bridge

After leaving the Forth Road Bridge continue straight on to the A90
At the Barnton Junction move into the right lane
At the traffic lights go right onto the A902, and go straight across the next roundabout
Follow the road down to the traffic lights at the Maybury Junction and go right onto the A8. Comet and the Gyle Shopping Centre will be on your left
Take the slip road just before the Gogar roundabout, passing around the shopping centre
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Directions from A8 ~ Edinburgh Airport

Leave the airport and join the A8
Continue until the Gogar roundabout and take the second exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Car parking

Limited free car parking is available at the centre on a first come, first served basis.

 

This is an intensive five-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake around 15 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared. 
Delegates will be provided with pre-course work prior to attending the course. This will include access to APMP eLearning pre-work. The eLearning is designed to help delegates prepare effectively the APMP course. On the first day of your course you will also be given hard-copy materials to aid your learning.

Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-course materials.

APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification Examination

Extensive examination practice and feedback is included in the workshop. The APMP examination is normally scheduled for 13:00 on the final day of the course.

Key exam information:

  • 3 hours duration
  • Closed-book
  • 10 essay-based questions to be selected from a total of 16. Each worth 50 marks
  • Candidates are required to achieve a minimum of 275 marks out of 500 (55%) to pass

Please note: delegates must bring photographic identification with them on the exam day (e.g. passport, driving license, company secure access card, student card) as it is an examination requirement to present it to the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams.

By successfully passing the APMP examination candidates can choose to further develop their knowledge and understanding by preparing for the APMPQ Assessment Centre (IPMA Level C).

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