PrintDURATION: 5 or 10 days
|TIME: 09:00 to 17:00 GMT|
Our PMQ (APM Project Management Qualification) is an ideal course for those who have at least two years project management experience or are PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified. The PMQ is recognised both nationally and internationally, giving successful candidates a recognised qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another. Courses at our Southampton-Solent venue (M27, Junction 9).
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.
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:
This 5-day course is intensive, especially if you have little project management experience. You will receive 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.
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.
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.
Pre-course materials, course manuals and lunch with refreshments are not part of your ELCAS funding.
Detailed information for individual courses or bundles
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. Your pre-course materials will then be posted.
Link to Full Membership of the APM: https://www.apm.org.uk/membership/full-member/