APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
This is a knowledge based qualification covering the 12 core elements of project management. By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how your projects fit into your strategic and commercial environment. The nationally and internationally recognised PMQ gives you a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.
The PMQ qualification is the perfect choice for those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. It would be beneficial to have been working in a project environment for 2 years or more.
This course is most suitable for the following roles:
- Project sponsor
- Project manager
- Team manager
- Project assurance
- Business analyst
- Test manager
- Any others for whom projects represent a significant proportion of their activity.
If your role is not on the list above but you would like a career in project management, then please consider attending our PFQ course prior to the PMQ. It would also be of benefit to gain some work experience in project management before you undertake the PMQ. If you would like to discuss your circumstances then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Should you take the PMQ or PFQ?
If you have significant experience working in a project environment then the PMQ option may be at the right level for you. With little or no experience, it will be of benefit to attend our PFQ. Here are a few facts to help you with your decision:
- Duration: PFQ (2 days) PMQ (5 days)
- Exams: PFQ (1 hour multi-choice) PMQ (3 hour written essay assessing your breadth of knowledge)
- Comparisons: PFQ (PRINCE2 Foundation) PMQ (PRINCE2 Practitioner)
- Cost: PFQ (£649+vat ) PMQ (£1449+vat)
Watch the video: Simon the PMQ course trainer talks about what you should expect from the course.
Still unsure, take a PMQ Assessment check
Download and complete our PMQ self assessment spreadsheet. Attempt all questions, scoring your answer with either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. If your overall average score is greater than or equal to 2.5 it would indicate you’re ready to undertake this project management qualification. It’s a guide for you, and if you have any questions please contact us.
The PMQ exam
There will be homework each night with questions relating to the topics covered during the day. Please set aside enough time to answer the questions in the time you’ve been given. The 3 hour PMQ exam answers need to be handwritten, therefore, it is a good idea to start writing again in preparation! One tip is to re-write the APM book of definitions. For more detailed tips about the exam please go to our PMQ exam tips and advice pages.
A typical PMQ course
Our courses are structured but informal. Dress code is smart casual. During the course you will be encouraged to ask questions and join in discussions – the more you are involved the more you will gain. There will be a maximum of 12 delegates on your course.
A recent PMQ course at the IPSO FACTO training centre, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire.
If you have four or more delegates who need this or any of our other courses; we can offer a tailored solution to meet your needs. Courses can be held at one of our training venues or on-site using a suitable room. We can provide all equipment and training materials and this is a cost effective way to deliver your training. Please contact us for more information.
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- Lunch and refreshments – let us know if you have any special dietary needs.
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- Exam fees
- Certificate on completion of course/exam
Book a place on this course
Once you’re happy with the course outline, select a course location and date from the drop down lists. Click “Make enquiry button”, and complete the form. If you’re a training manager and have more than one delegate for the course please include this and any other information in the box provided.
We will email you with a detailed acknowledgement of the course and reserve a place(s). In addition, we will invoice you and include our terms and conditions.
On receipt of payment we will post pre-course reading material to prepare you for the course, and include joining instructions and a video link of how to find us.
Read our PMQ blogs and downloads
PMQ exam tips – Improve your chances of passing the PMQ exam.
PRINCE2 or PMQ – Differences between the two courses.
APM Qualifications – Which qualification is right for you.
APM Course options – Three courses to choose from.
APM Brochure – download to view course options.
2017 Project Management Salary Survey – APM salary survey.