APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

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Summary

APMP (IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7) - The APM Project Management Qualification - is a knowledge based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management. Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment.
APMP is a qualification recognised both nationally and internationally giving candidates a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.

What are the entry requirements?

The APMP certificate is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, although this is not essential. The primary focus of this intensive course is to prepare you to successfully pass the examination.

What subjects will I study?

• Structure of organisations and projects
• Project lifecycle
• Project contexts and environments
• Governance and structured methodologies
• Communication
• Leadership and teamwork
• Planning for success
• Scope management
• Schedule and resource management
• Procurement
• Risk and issue management
• Quality management

By the end of this course you will be able to have acquired the level of understanding in the above topics needed to pass the APMP Certificate.

How will I learn?

A mixture of pre course reading and work followed by classroom based lectures prior to the exam.

How will I be assessed?

There are two examination routes for the qualification:
A three hour paper where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions or for current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners a two hour paper that recognises prior learning. In this paper candidates must answer six from ten questions. Full details of the examination process can be found in the guidance notes.

What opportunities will this lead to?

This is the second in the APM suite of professional project management qualifications and should be your validation as a project management professional.

How long is the course?

The course runs for six days. There is a significant amount of pre-course work for this course which includes reading the APMP Study Guide (provided). This will be sent out prior to the course and it is important this is worked through as much as practicably possible prior to the course to enhance your chances of passing the end of course exam.

Are there any additional costs?

None (reading materials/revision books and exam fees all included in cost.)

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