APM Project Management Qualification
(APM PMQ)

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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
What’s covered…
Cost Management

Gain a broad understanding of Cost Planning.

Leadership

Learn the fundamental principles of Leadership.

Negotiating

Gain knowledge and techniques behind good Negotiation.

Assessment
3 Hour Exam 3
Hour
Exam
Multiple Choice Questions 10
out of 16

Questions must be answered.

What is The APM PMQ?

The APM PMQ was formerly known as the APMP and is designed for those who see project management as a key part of their role within their organisation. It is an internationally recognised qualification that establishes a solid foundation in project management behaviours, skills, processes and tools, and is suitable for implementation in any type of industry. It is ideal for those people who have a few years’ experience in delivering projects, who are seeking to consolidate a structured method of project management in their company. It is based on a best-practice approach from the Association for Project Management, which is the chartered body for the project profession.


APM Accredited
Parallel Project Training is an APM accredited training provider, ensuring you receive the best professional project management training available.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • FeaturesGain a recognised qualification from the Association for Project Management to enhance your career prospects as a project professional
  • FeaturesBe 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 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
  • FeaturesBe equipped with the practical skills and knowledge to successfully deliver benefits to your organisation through well-managed projects.
  • FeaturesExplain the benefits of project management to your organisation
  • FeaturesConfidently sit the exam with a clear understanding of what is required to pass

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Upcoming Public Courses APM Project Management Courses (PMQ)

Feb 10
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Feb 17
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May 19
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Jun 05
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How Can I Study And What’s Included?

Virtual Classroom CourseSelf Paced LearningExam Prep and Exam Day
Cost £1650 £300 £550
Delivery method5 Days of Virtual Training1 Day Prep and Exam
Exam included Features Yes No Features Yes
Learning resources Features e-Learning Portal Features e-Learning Portal
Printed learning materials Features Study Guide Features Study Guide
Other learning materials Features Podcasts Features Podcasts
Exam resources Features Practice Online Exam Papers Features Practice Online Exam Papers Features Practice Exam Papers
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WHAT TOPICS WILL THE COURSE COVER?

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Course Introduction
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Situational Context of Projects
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Organisations and Project Structures
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Project Lifecycles
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Communications
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Negotiation Skills
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Leadership and Teamwork
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Scope Management
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Planning for Successful Outcomes
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Scheduling and Resource Management
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Risk Management
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Quality Management
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Procurement
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Exam Prep

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How to Pass The APM PMQ Exam in 3 Hours

Exam based on the 7th Edition of the Body of Knowledge.

The list and describe questions are no longer used in the BoK7 exam. We have a new course on how to pass the APM Project Management Qualification focused on exam technique. This is ideal for

1. People preparing for the PMQ who just want a quick refresh on the exam technique.
2. People who are re-siting a BoK7 exam and need to improve exam technique
3. People who are converting from BoK6 to BoK7 exams.

The course only costs £50 plus VAT and is available for instant access.

What is The Exam Like?

This is a three-hour exam and with 10 questions from a choice of 16. The mark required to pass is 55%. The results are published in 10 to 12 weeks. 

The examination is sat using an Online Proctoring service, provided by the APM. To sit the exam, you will need a PC/Laptop, Microphone, Webcam, a smart phone and a stable internet connection.  

We are also able to arrange classroom exams for corporate groups, so please contact us for more details of this. 

The course ran in a relaxed and considered environment. Good mixture of characters and professions. Excellent venue. Topics covered at good pace. Instructor Adrian showed excellent depth in his knowledge with easy to understand practice examples. I will personally recommend course, venue and instructor.

Karl Wellburn – Project Engineer, Section Engineer at Doosan Babcock

What’s Included in the Distance Learning Package?

For the e-learning course, Parallel worked in partnership with the APM to write the official study guide for this qualification. Our e-learning course is presented by the authors of the study guide (John Bolton and Paul Naybour). As with our APM PMQ classroom course, we include a wide range of learning materials, providing with you with a flexible approach to your study. You can study in print, on-line, or as you travel in the car or the train.

  • FeaturesThe Project Management Qualification study guide written by Parallel Project Training
  • FeaturesEight on-line e-learning modules which are closely integrated with the study guide
  • FeaturesTwenty-five podcasts which you can download and listen to as you travel
  • FeaturesAn on-line tutor support via our study group
  • FeaturesA full sample exam paper

If I Study Remotely, How Do I Take the Exam?

Once you have completed the course, listened to all of the podcasts and feel confident to take the exam, you need to purchase and register on one of our Preparation and Exam days. These exam days can be sat in person in a classroom environment, or online via an online proctor. The exam format will be the same for both exam formats, and the marking scheme is also unchanged.

As part of the preparation day you will work closely with a tutor (either through an online webinar or face-to-face in a classroom where possible and appropriate) to practice exam technique, some typical questions and timing of answers. You will also have the opportunity to work through topics with the tutor that you are maybe feeling less confident about. You will then sit the exam in the afternoon of the same day.

These classroom exam events are hosted every month in various locations across the United Kingdom including Reading and London, or you can book onto an online exam day which are also hosted once a month.

The online portal has strict requirements for the version of the web browser you can use, the webcam set up and the speed of your internet connection. So please read the guidance below before booking an on-line exam. Specific details and guidance can be found here:  Taking APM PMQ Classroom Course and Exam.

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Sample Content: Video Lectures

These are provided as short bite-size presentations of the course contents given by the authors of the study guide (John Bolton and Paul Naybour). They cover all the areas required in the syllabus, plus other elements of project management, and are fast paced and engaging. Topics included are:

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Project Management Principles
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Project Concept
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Issue Management

Sample Content: Case Study Episodes

During the course we will follow a new project manager, called Jayne, as she seeks to apply project management to her first project. You will meet the rest of her team, including the sponsor and venture capitalist, Zac Shallow, the IT manager, Karim and the operations manager Colin. In twenty-two short episodes you can follow Jayne each step of the way during the project life cycle. Watch as she:

  • FeaturesSorts out the roles for the project including the project sponsor and user.
  • FeaturesPrepares and presents a case for the project.
  • FeaturesWorks with the team to define the project plan.
  • FeaturesManages the risks and issues that emerge along the way
  • FeaturesDeals with changes introduced by the project sponsor.

This case study brings the application of project management to life with realistic and easy to understand scenarios.

Sample Content: Reflection Exercises

During the course we also invite you to consider the implications of what we have learned and how you can apply these lessons to the projects you manage on a day to day basis. For example:

  • FeaturesConsidering the questions we would ask a sponsor at a start up meeting?
  • FeaturesConsidering the success factors, benefits and KPI for the case study project and how these apply to your project?
  • FeaturesAnalysis of the different stakeholder’s in a project?
  • FeaturesConsidering the best structure for a project plan?
  • FeaturesConsidering how to respond to a risk or and issue?

The aim of these reflection exercises is to help you think about the ways in which you can apply the key learning points from the course to the projects you manage, of might manage, in your day-to-day situation.

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Technical Requirements and Compatibility

Our e-Learning system will support the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9+, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Safari on iPhone iOS 8+ (iPhone 4s through current), Safari on iPads with iOS 8+ (iPad 2 through current) and Chrome on Android. We do not support IE8 which is no longer supported by Microsoft. For the exam you will need a web cam as well.

How Long Can I Access my Training for?

You will gain access to our e-Learning System for six months, but if you need to extend the access for a further six months at any time then please do get in touch. There is no time limit on you taking the exam so we would encourage anyone who would like to take it but is not yet fully prepared to to extend their access. There are many reasons why the initial period may not be long enough and if you have already put effort into studying it is well worth the effort to gain this professional accreditation that can boost your own career prospects and help you deliver projects more successfully and consistently for your company. Note that under some circumstances we may need to ask for a small additional payment to cover any change in the exam fees.

The Definitive Guide To Project Management Qualifications

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