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APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Online


Training for the Project Professional Qualification (PPQ), is delivered through a series of blended self-study modules, with an examination-based qualification that assesses your capability in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios.

Covering the core and specific competences project professionals require across all areas of the profession, PPQ is the most comprehensive assessment of professional project management.

What's Included

Please be advised that the PPQ is done over a period of time and delegates will receive 24 months access to the online materials. 

Please note that the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) examinations are not included with this package. Should you wish to take the exams, please contact us for further information and pricing.

More Information


The APM Project Professional Qualification is aimed at any project professional either:

  • Working in project, programme or portfolio management
  • Holding the APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent
  • Looking to become a Full Member of APM
  • Looking to achieve the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard via route 1

What are the benefits?

  • Achieving the full APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) provides eligibility for APM membership and a recognised route (Route 1) to becoming a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP).
  • The PPQ also provides you with structured personal development to help you advance your career whilst engaging more effectively and confidently with peers, clients and employers.
  • The Elective module structure helps you develop the right skills for you, whilst demonstrating your commitment to delivering successful projects, programmes and portfolios

Course Content

To achieve the APM Project Professional Qualification, candidates are required to pass 4 modules in total. Each module concludes with a three-hour, written examination where the candidate must apply their knowledge to a simulation project embedded within the exam paper.

Each module takes approximately 30 hours to complete. Although mostly self-paced learning, the package includes access to support from a tutor when required, as well as access to the APM sample paper for each exam.

The package includes the following modules:

1) Professionalism & Managing Others: Promote the wider public good in all actions, and act in an ethically and legally appropriate manner in dealings with stakeholders and members of project teams and the organisation
Develop & manage teams

2) Planning and Control: Identify and monitor risks and plan and implement responses to them. Prepare and maintain schedules for activities and events for change initiatives. Develop, implement and update resource allocation plans and budget

3) Governance: Establish and maintain structures that define clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for the governance and delivery of change initiatives. Manage stakeholders

4) Project Management: Prepare and maintain definitions of the requirements of a project. Secure resources and agree contacts and statements of work. Agree, maintain and apply quality management processes

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