APM Project Professional Qualification

  • APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Feature

    3 Days training for £900 (plus VAT)

  • APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Feature

    Based on the new 2nd Edition

  • APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Feature

    Builds on the APM Project Management Qualification

  • APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Feature

    Leads to Full Membership of the APM and Chartered Project Professional route 1

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
What’s covered…
Gain a broad understanding of project management.

Learn the importance of professionalism and managing others

Learn the principles of project management.

Learn the fundamentals of governance in project management

No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Gain a thorough understanding of project planning and control

3 Hour Exams 3
Must Pass

Scenario assessment, oral exam and a written report.

What is the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)?

If you already work in the project management field then you will have heard of the suite of professionally recognised qualifications from the UK-based Association for Project Management (APM). These professional project management qualifications cover a range of different experience levels from the novice project manager up to those with many years’ experience managing complex projects who can achieve Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status.

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

Build on your existing knowledge

The APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ), from the Association for Project Management (APM), builds on the knowledge gained in the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). It leads to direct entry as a full member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM). It is also a recognised assessment route for Chartered Project Professional (ChPP). This means that you demonstrate your up-to-date knowledge of current practices and methods of project management. As such, you can follow route 1 (professional practice, CPD and ethics) to Chartered Status. 

Demonstrate your project management capabilities

The APM Project Professional Qualification (APM PPQ) version 2 (updated August 2020) incorporates a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills that demonstrate candidates project management achievements, and this qualification specifically assesses capability in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios.

It is an assessment that covers both general and specific skills that professionals require across all areas of project management. It sits as a new qualification at a higher level than the APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ) (formerly the APMP) and below the gold standard Chartered Project Professional status.


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Upcoming Public Courses APM Project Professional Courses (PPQ)

Oct 31
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
3-day PPQ with exam prep follow up
Session information
PPQ Workshop
Tue 31 Oct 09:00 GMT – Thu 02 Nov 16:30 GMT
PPQ Pre-exam Catch Up
Wed 15 Nov 09:00 GMT – Wed 15 Nov 12:15 GMT
  • £990.00 excl. VAT
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The course is divided into three modules. Each module includes:

Module 1 – Effective leadership and management
Module 2 – Governance
Module 3 – Planning and control

Reasons to take the APM Project Professional (PPQ) Course

  • Provide visionary leadership for a project
  • Establish and develop high-performing project teams
  • Approach conflict in a positive and constructive way
  • Use structure problem-solving to resolve difficulties
  • Take effective decisions to support project delivery
  • Adopt different strategies to communicate with stakeholders
  • Approach stakeholders and negotiation in line with the interest of the project
  • Align the project government structure to organisational practice
  • Maintain control of the project
  • Implement an effective change control process
  • Identify and track the benefits of the project
  • Adopt a structured approach to managing the budget and actual cost for the project
  • Manage risk to maximise opportunities and reduce threats
  • Manage issues in a proactive and effective way
  • Prepare and apply a project management plan for the delivery of the project

How Can I Study And What’s Included?

We are offering our PPQ course via a 3 day virtual training programme. This is supported by our own PPQ study guide and provision of sample scenario questions, as we aim to provide everything you need to pass your PPQ assessment. We design all of our courses to cater for a wide range of learning styles, and aim to provide a variety of learning resources.

What Does the Assessment Involve?

The APM PPQ assessment is built up of 3 parts;

Our PPQ package does not include the assessment fees. To book your assessment you will need to contact the APM directly, or visit the APM at apm.org.uk/qualifications-and-training/project-professional-qualification-ppq/

Technical Requirements and Compatibility

Our e-Learning webinars are conducted via Adobe Connect. Upon registering for your course, you will be sent a link to the meeting room. You can access the Adobe meeting room either through your browser or by downloading the Adobe Connect App. We recommend you download the App to access the meeting room as we have found this enables a more stable connection. You are invited to enable your webcam and microphone in order for the tutoring sessions to be 2 way and more engaging.

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