PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners

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    TIME: 09:00 to 17:00 GMT

    Our 5-day PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners course includes a 2 hour exam paper that recognises prior learning. The PMQ is a highly regarded qualification in project management that is recognised both nationally and internationally.

    Our courses take place at our Southampton-Solent venue which is conveniently located between Southampton and Portsmouth.

    About PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners

    PMQ for PRINCE2 practitioners

    APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners

    If you’ve completed the full PRINCE2 ® course and passed both Foundation and Practitioner exams you are entitled to take the shorter 2 hour APM PMQ exam, instead of the standard 3 hour exam. Its because the APM recognises those who have taken and passed the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification and recognises prior learning. In this paper you must answer six from ten questions that will not include subjects already covered in PRINCE2.

    More about the APM PMQ from the APM website. If you’re not sure about which qualification to choose have a look at our list of project management qualifications.

    Target Audience

    You have a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification, and an understanding of a project management method. You now want to expand your knowledge and include a wider range of highly relevant project management topics. See list of additional topics below.

    Assessment Form

    If you are considering joining this course please complete the assessment form.

    Exempt from your exam

    You will be exempt from 12 topics in the PMQ syllabus already covered in your PRINCE2® Practitioner course. All PMQ topics will be covered in the course, so this maybe an opportunity for you to either reinforce your understanding of these topics, or take a break when those topics are being covered. You can discuss your options with the trainer at the start of the course.

    Additional PMQ topics not included in your PRINCE2 course

    • Budgeting and cost management
    • Conflict management
    • Communication
    • Earned value management
    • Leadership
    • Negotiation
    • Procurement
    • Sponsorship and teamwork

    APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners exam options

    There are two exam options for the PMQ qualification:

    A three hour exam where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 syllabus topics. “If you’re not PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified”.


    A two hour exam that recognises prior learning for current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners. In this exam, you must answer six from ten questions covering 25 topics. “You will be asked to provide proof of your PRINCE2 Practitioner status when you book onto the course”.

    Course Includes

    • Pre-course study material
    • APM Study Guide
    • APM PMQ Manual
    • Exam Fee
    • eCertificate on passing the exam

    Course Aims

    • To provide a good grounding in relevant areas of project management for PRINCE2® Practitioners
    • To understand the APMs Body of Knowledge
    • 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 for PRINCE2 Practitioners course Syllabus

    This course is exactly the same as the full APM PMQ. Its recommended that you sit the entire course. On completion you will have a choice of exams.

    A detailed syllabus will be provided for PRINCE2 Practitioners at the start of the course, showing topics not included in the 2 hour exam.

    View a full APM PMQ Syllabus

    1. Understand how organisations and projects are structured

    2. Understand project life cycles

    3. Understand the situational context of projects

    4. Understand communication within project management

    5. Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork

    6. Understand planning for success

    7. Understand project scope management

    8. Understand schedule and resource optimisation

    9. Understand project procurement

    10. Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management

    11. Understand quality in the context of a project

    Preparing for the APM PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners 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.

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