The APM Project Management qualification (PMQ), is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how all elements of project management interact and how your project fits into your strategic and commercial environment. This course is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge version 7.
This course includes the PMQ examination, and all course material to prepare you fully for your exam.
The PMQ is aimed at anyone with pre-existing project management knowledge, and it is the ideal next step for anyone holding the APM Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ)
By taking this course you will achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.
By passing the PMQ exam, you will achieve an internationally recognised qualification.
According to the APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2019:
QA are a market leader in the PMQ, training thousands of people every year with market-leading pass rates. QA offers PMQ training in a format that suits you:
The PMQ exam is also available online, for added convenience.
APM PMQ is not an introductory qualification and APM expects candidates to possess a minimum of 2 years' experience in managing projects.
If you don’t have this experience, we suggest you book onto the APM Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ).
APM Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ).
APM expects that PMQ candidates undertake somewhere in the region of 56 hours’ study prior to their exam. To help you prepare for your course, you’ll receive a comprehensive list of activities that:
These activities are an essential part of your PMQ learning and will take around 20 hours. Learners who complete all activities in full will gain much more benefit from their course and will be better prepared for the PMQ exam.
Proof of Identification
Photographic identification is required to sit your PMQ exam. Examples include:
You are required to show the invigilator your photographic identification – failure to do so will mean you will not be allowed to sit your exam.
If you are taking an online exam, we advise you to familiarise yourself with the remote invigilation exam platform. The following documents can be found on the APM website:
Online examinations: what to expect
Step-by-step guide to your new candidate experience
Online invigilation FAQs
APM rules and regulations for remote invigilated examinations
User guidance: Taking a remote invigilated examination
If you are a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner, you are eligible to sit the PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners examination. Please take a look at our course that leads to this qualification: PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners
Reasonable Adjustments Policy
The exam provider allows additional time for candidates who have a disability. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Failure to advise QA and provide evidence when requested, may result in the additional support not being offered via the policy. QA Exam Administration can be contacted by email email@example.com or by phone +44(0)1793 696162.
Any other assistance
If you require any other assistance to attend your course, please get in contact and we will do everything we can to make your time at QA comfortable. Please contact your account manager, or via one of the options below:
0345 757 3888
By attending this course, you will:
This course covers provides comprehensive coverage of the PMQ syllabus aligned to the Body of Knowledge 7. The PMQ syllabus contains:
The PMQ syllabus showing full topic coverage is available on the APM website.
The way our course is structured is that it follows a lifecycle approach, rather than following the sections in the PMQ syllabus. Our structure enables you to understand how the tools, skills and techniques are applied at each phase of a project.
A full breakdown of subject areas is provided below:
You will sit your PMQ examination in the afternoon of day 5. Some details about the PMQ examination:
Your course includes preparation for your examination. This includes undertaking mock examination questions, and answer reviews. Questions will also be set to be completed in the evening, and you can expect to spend approximately 1-2 hours per evening on this additional work. Please ensure you can dedicate time to this evening work.
Join our public courses in our Istanbul, London and Ankara facilities. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.