APM Project Management Qualification

Entry Requirements

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English and maths - and hold of a minimum of 120 UCAS points (or equivalent).

Experienced project managers will be considered on an individual basis, please get in touch if you would like to discuss entry qualifications with us.

This qualification is part of the Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Standard

What's Involved

The Project Management Qualification (PMQ), is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession. Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. PMQ is an internationally recognised qualification.

The APM Project Management Qualification is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.

Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, and it is the ideal next step for anyone holding the APM Project Fundamentals (PFQ) qualification.

The PMQ, formerly known as APMP, syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge, including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.

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Course Assessment Method

A three hour paper where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions.

What's Next

Successful candidates can progress to the APM Project Professional Qualification, to develop their skills in working in project, programme or portfolio management, and those looking to achieve the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard.

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Course Information
Qualification Type: Generic code to identify ILR programme aims
Level: Level 4
Awarding Body: NCFE
Academic Year: 21/22
Start Date: August 2021

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