APM Project Professional Qualification

The APM Project Professional Qualification is an advanced qualification for project professionals looking to demonstrate their project management capabilities and advance their career. It covers core competencies for planning, controlling and managing complex projects.

From £950

Aimed at: Existing project managers

Assessment: Written and interview

Teaching type:

  • Live online course
  • In-house classroom

Your study options
Parallel offers a range of study options for the APM PPQ course. Whether you are an individual looking for training or a corporate client with large groups of candidates, we have an option to suit you.


Virtual classroom

Open to the public, these courses are suitable for anyone looking to gain the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ). Our live 3-day virtual classroom courses get excellent feedback and are led by our experienced project management trainers. Parallel PPQ training doesn’t just involve sitting and listening to the trainer talk for 3 days – you will be encouraged to participate in discussions and bring your knowledge and experience to practical examples and practice assessments.

Corporate solutions

We have more than 15 years’ experience delivering APM PPQ training courses for corporate clients. We can provide dedicated virtual training for your team to help them achieve the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ).

Course overview

The APM PPQ builds on the knowledge gained in the APM 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) status. You will be required to 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.

The APM PPQ 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.

practical exercise APM PMQ training course

What topics are covered

The course is divided into 3 modules.

group of people learning basic project management skills

1 – Effective leadership and management

This module covers effective leadership and conflict management techniques alongside team development and management strategies. It also examines approaches to problem solving and decision making. Stakeholder management is also included, alongside negotiation techniques.

assessing project risks

2 – Governance

This module considers the importance of establishing governance processes, including defining roles and responsibilities. It covers review processes, establishing protocols to alter change initiatives and managing the project to deliver the intended benefits.

project manager reviewing project scope

3 – Planning and control

This module focuses on those areas which require the most planning and control. It covers preparing and baselining budgets, controlling costs, risk management and preparing a project plan which covers scope, resources, risk, and quality criteria.

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
Paul Naybour, CEng, MBA, BSc(Hons), MAPM, MIET, Business Development Director

The PPQ is a fascinating course to teach. We have had some excellent conversations about how we could apply project management to a case study. There is no right answer, and it’s very interesting to see the different approaches to the case study proposed by the different teams. It is especially useful for people to consider projects outside their day-to-day experience.


Google reviews


Read more about managing complex projects

Scroll to Top