APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
ELC provider number: 4030
[Approved by MOD]
PMQ Project Management Qualification
This is a knowledge based qualification that will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge in all areas of project management. You will learn how elements of project management interact and how your projects fit into a strategic and commercial environment. The PMQ is recognised both nationally and internationally, giving you a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.
You’re considering a civilian career in project management and have worked in a project environment for two or more years.
You’re looking for a higher level qualification than the PFQ that can be used over a wide range of business categories.
Lower Tier: Total cost: £1,739 | Personal contribution: £739 | ELC contribution: £1000
Higher Tier: Total cost: £1,739 | Personal contribution: £347.80 | ELC contribution: £1,391.20
ELCs are available in two tiers. For more information about ELCAS funding please go to website: www.enhancedlearningcredits.com
Important: cost differences
Important: There maybe differences between the advertised course cost on our website, and that on the ELCAS website for the same course. A difference in cost is recognised and accepted by the resettlement team because they can’t always keep up with course changes. However, when completing your resettlement form you must inform your resettlement officer that the “Training Provider course costs have increased, and the ELCAS course costs are out of date”. They will then be able to enter the correct course cost into the system.
Portsmouth Resettlement officers: (02392) 724254 or 724570
The exam is normally taken on the final day of the course – on the afternoon of day 5.
There will be homework each night with questions relating to the topics covered that day. Please set aside enough time to answer the questions in the time you’ve been given. It’s a good idea to start writing again, to prepare for the exam. 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.
The PMQ is a classroom based exam only, with two exam paths:
- Path 1 – 3 hour written exam
- Path 2 – 2 hour written exam if you are PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified
Should you take the PMQ course
This course is intensive, especially if you have little project management experience. You will receivet pre-course reading materials including the official APM Study Guide prior to the start of the course. The more you read and absorb, the easier you may find each topic. There will be self study each night including sample exam questions based on topics you’ve covered that day. The following morning your answers are evaluated and guidance provided where necessary. However, don’t be put off! Our trainer will be there to assist and this is a worthwhile, recognised project management qualification. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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. See spreadsheet for more details. 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. If you have any questions after completing the assessment form, please contact us. This is just a guide.
A typical PMQ course
Our PMQ courses generally include a mixture of resettlement and civilian business candidates, with a varied range of knowledge and experience. The course is structured but informal always starting at 9am and finishing between 4 and 5pm. There will be two 15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon and approximately 45 minutes for lunch. Dress code is smart casual. Free parking is available at the front of the building. During the course you will be encouraged to ask questions and join in discussions, and the more you get involved with the course the more you will get out of it. Their will be between 6 and 12 delegates on your course.
- Podcasts to support evening revision
- Lunch and refreshments – let us know if you have any special dietary needs.
- All training materials
- Exam fees
- Certificate on completion
Book a place on this course
Step 1: 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. Note our ELCAS number 4030, course title(s), course date(s) and course location (Southampton) for your resettlement forms.
Step 2: We’ll email you with a detailed acknowledgement of the course(s), and reserve a place for you. In addition, we’ll invoice the costs including your contribution, and include our terms and conditions.
Step 3: On receipt of your payment contribution, we’ll email joining instructions and a video link of how to find us. Your pre-course materials will then be posted.