PMQ for PRINCE2 ® Practitioners – APM Project Management Qualification

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Price (ex vat): £1345
PrintDURATION: 5 days
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 – APM Project Management Qualification

PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners

The APM recognises those who have taken and passed the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification. PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners is a 5 day course with a 2 hour exam paper that recognises prior learning. In this paper you must answer six from ten questions that will not include subjects already covered in PRINCE2.

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. Please also see target audience for the PMQ course.

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

PMQ exam options

There are two exam options for the PMQ qualification:

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


A two hour paper that recognises prior learning for current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners. In this paper, 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

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

Useful Links

PMQ Exam page 1

PMQ Exam page 2

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Aim & Objectives

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

Course Content

1. PM in Context

1.1 Project Management

1.2 Programme Management

1.3 Portfolio Management

1.4 Project Context

1.6 Project Office

2. Planning the Strategy

2.1 Project success and benefits management

2.2 Stakeholder management

2.7 Health, safety and environmental management

3. Executing the Strategy

3.1 Scope management

3.2 Scheduling

3.3 Resource management

3.4 Budgeting and cost management

3.6 Earned value management

3.7 Information management and reporting

4. Techniques

4.1 Requirements management

4.3 Estimating

4.6 Modelling and testing

5. Business and Commercial

5.4 Procurement

6. Organisational and Governance

6.1 Project life cycles

6.7 Organisation structure

6.10 Governance of project management

7.  People and the profession

7.1 Communication

7.2 Teamwork

7.3 Leadership

7.4 Conflict management

7.5 Negotiation

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