Course 3. PPQ Qualification

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) Excluding Assessment

The Project Professional Qualification from the Association for Project Management is the next steps after the APM Project Management Qualification. It is ideal for project managers seeking to become a full member of the APM (MAPM) or progress toward Chartered Project Professional following route 1 (recognised assessment). This course includes the coaching necessary to prepare for the APM PPQ assessment. The assessment itself is booked directly with the APM via their website.
From £900.00
Mon 09:00 - 16:30
6 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
  • PPQ Workshop

    Mon 19 Aug 09:00 BST - Wed 21 Aug 16:30 BST

  • PPQ Pre-exam Catch Up

    Tue 17 Sep 09:00 BST - Tue 17 Sep 12:15 BST

  • 1-hour mock interview within this slot

    Mon 23 Sep 09:00 BST - Tue 24 Sep 16:30 BST

Mon 09:00 - 16:30
5 weeks
  • £1,250.00 excl. VAT
  • PPQ Workshop

    Mon 30 Sep 09:00 BST - Wed 02 Oct 16:30 BST

  • PPQ Pre-exam Catch Up

    Mon 21 Oct 09:00 BST - Mon 21 Oct 12:15 BST

  • 1-hour mock interview within this slot

    Mon 28 Oct 09:00 GMT - Tue 29 Oct 16:30 GMT


This course includes

1) A three-day coaching which session builds on the knowledge acquired in the APM Project Management Qualification and forms a bridge to Chartered Project Professional and full membership of the APM. 

2) A pre-exam catchup workshop which helps you to analyse the case study used for your assessment 

3) A 1-hour mock verbal assessment. The actual slot for which will be arranged by your tutor. 

This course is a tutor-led virtual 3-day coaching session with a small group of similar project managers. The sessions take place 2-3 weeks before the APM advertised assessments days so that you can book your assessment to follow on from the coaching. We recommend booking the assessment directly with the APM via there website, so the cost of the assessment is not included in this course. Dates and slots for assessment are advertised on the APM website here


Topics Covered

Unit 1 – Delivering projects through effective leadership and management, including:

  • Leadership
  • Teamworking
  • Conflict management
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision taking
  • Communication 
  • Stakeholder management
  • Negotiation

Unit 2 – Delivering projects through effective governance and oversight, including:

  • Governance
  • Information Management
  • Change control
  • Stakeholder influencing and engagement
  • Benefits management

Unit 3 – Delivering projects through effective planning and control, including:

  • Cost management
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Issue management
  • Integrated planning

Learning outcomes

The learning objectives for this course are to:

  • Provide visionary leadership for a project.
  • Establish and develop teams to achieve project aims and objectives
  • Maintain an engaged and constructive team through a positive approach to conflict management.
  • Resolve problems taking a logical approach to the problem-solving process.
  • Make decisions which support the objectives of a project.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to achieve a project’s objectives.
  • Negotiate effectively with stakeholders to achieve a project’s objectives.
  • Establish and maintain the governance structure of a project to ensure alignment to organisational practice.
  • Use information to inform reviews and help manage deviations from a project plan.
  • Manage change control processes and protocols.
  • Manage stakeholder influence, interest and engagement for the benefit of a project.
  • Deliver the intended benefits of a project.
  • Manage project costs within agreed budgets which supports management of a project.
  • Respond to risks to minimise threats and increase opportunities.
  • Respond to issues in a way that supports the management of a project
  • Develop and implement an integrated plan to support the management of a project.

What is included in this course?

The three-day training course includes

  • 12 webinars over a 3-day tutor led course in which you will work through the content with a tutor with real project management experience, completing practice questions and exercises.
  • A PPQ study guide written by Parallel Project Training.  This study guide is delivered once you book the course so that you can start your preparation in advance.
  • Sample scenario questions and answers.
  • An exam prep follow-up 6 weeks after the original course, by which time you should have booked your exam 

The pre-exam day will guide you through the assessment criteria and encourage you to think about how you would apply these to the case study used for the exam. We will not give you answers to the assessment criteria but encourage you to think about each assessment criterion and how it can be applied to the case study. 

3) 1-hour a mock interview is based on the assessment criteria and includes the scenario and oral questions. 

The PPQ assessment is not included in this course and we recommend booking it directly with the APM. The cost of the assessment, with a remote proctor, is £705 plus VAT ( from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022).


To participate in this course, you must have either:

1) Passed the APM PMQ exam.

2) Completed the Parallel APM PMQ distance learning course and passed the mock exam.

If you hold other project management qualifications such as PMP, MSP or PRINCE2 Practitioner, please call us to discuss your suitability for this course.


We offer multiple options for payment;

1. Credit / Debit Card

2. Payment via invoice. During checkout for your course, select 'Offline Payment'. You will then receive an invoice from which you can pay. If you wish to add a Purchase Order number to your order, please enter this when prompted at checkout.


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