ELCAS: PMQ – APM Project Management Qualification Workshop

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    TIME: 09:00 to 17:00 GMT

    Enhance your career prospects with a PMQ. This qualification demonstrates a knowledge in project management behaviours, skills, processes and tools. It provides successful candidates with a qualification that is highly recognised in the business community. Choose either Live Online Virtual classroom or standard classroom.

    About ELCAS: PMQ – APM Project Management Qualification Workshop

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    ELCAS APM PMQ Qualification

    ELCAS provider number: 4030

    APM Accredited Training Provider

    About the APM PMQ Qualification

    This APM PMQ Qualification will compliment any of the other ELCAS funded qualifications. The course is run online using Teams and training is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced IPSO FACTO training consultant. Our team will support you throughout your entire journey and offer help whenever its needed.

    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.


    Target audience

    You’re considering a civilian career in project management and have worked in a project environment for two or more years. Or, you’re looking at the next level qualification after passing your APM PFQ exam.

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    Preparing for your APM PMQ qualification and exam

    Your trainer will support you throughout the course and prepare you for your exam. The information below is key to what the APM examiners want from you.

    Should you take the PMQ course

    This 5-day course is intensive, especially if you have little project management experience. 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.

    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.

    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. Training is delivered throughout the week with a mock exam on Friday afternoon. Your PMQ exam can now be taken when you’re ready. All what you have to do is email IPSO FACTO with the date and time you want to take the exam, from home or work.

    ELCAS funding includes

    • Training
    • PMQ Exam
    • Course Materials

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    Book a place on this course

    Step 1:   Read the course outline, select 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.

    Course Aims

    • To gain a project management training for resettlement into civilian life
    • To understand the APMs 12 core topics outlined in the course content
    • To pass the PMQ exam

    Course Objectives

    By the end of this level you will be able to:
    •  Apply knowledge of project management techniques in your projects
    •  Demonstrate an understanding of how projects fit within the organisation’s operations
    •  Understand the impact of the organisation’s structure on your projects
    •  Help plan a complex project
    •  Apply techniques such as risk analysis and quality control on your projects
    •  Recognise appropriate ways of leading, motivating and dealing with people in the project team
    •  Balance the required level of control against the need for efficiency

    APM PMQ Qualification course content

    Organisation and project structures

    • types of organisation structures
    • organisational breakdown structure
    • role and key responsibilities of the project manager
    • responsibilities of the project manager and project sponsor
    • users, project team members and the project steering group/board
    • different types of project office

    Project life cycles

    • project life cycle and project life cycle phases
    • projects structured as phases
    • project life cycle and extended life cycle
    • processes for sharing knowledge and lessons learned
    • reviews throughout the project life cycle

    Contexts and environments

    • projects and business as usual
    • project management, portfolio and programme management
    • programme management and strategic change
    • challenges a project manager may face working within a programme
    • use of portfolio management
    • environmental factors affecting projects
    • tools and techniques used to assess a project’s context
    • legislation applicable to projects

    Governance and structured methodologies

    • governance of project management
    • project management methodologies
    • standard project management methodologies


    • contents of a project communication plan
    • benefits of a project communication plan
    • effective communication in managing different stakeholders
    • factors affecting communication
    • conflict within the project life cycle
    • negotiations

    Leadership and teamwork

    • leadership qualities
    • principles and importance of motivation
    • impact of leadership on team performance and motivation
    • styles of leadership within a project
    • effective teams and teamwork
    • creation, development and management of teams

    Planning for success

    • a business case and its importance during the project life cycle
    • authorship and approval of the business case
    • benefits management
    • payback, IRR and NPV as investment appraisal techniques
    • information management system
    • a project reporting cycle
    • project management plans
    • contents of a project management plan
    • authorship, approval and audience
    • estimating techniques
    • re-estimating through the project life cycle
    • stakeholder management processes
    • managing stakeholders expectations
    • earned value calculations and management

    Scope Management

    • scope in terms of outputs, outcomes and benefits
    • manage scope
    • stages of change control
    • change control and configuration management
    • a change control process

    Schedule and resource management

    • creating and maintaining a schedule
    • techniques depicting a schedule
    • software scheduling tools
    • categories and types of resources
    • resources and schedules
    • resource smoothing and resource levelling
    • budgeting and cost control


    • a procurement strategy
    • supplier reimbursement
    • contractual relationships
    • supplier selection process

    Risk and issue management

    • a risk management process
    • risk as a threat or opportunity
    • project risk management
    • risks and issues
    • risk and issue escalation

    Quality management

    • quality management
    • quality planning, quality assurance, quality control
    • quality management process

    Video about the APM PMQ qualification

    Link to Full Membership of the APM: https://www.apm.org.uk/membership/full-member/

    Useful links

    Link to IPSO FACTO on the APM website
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