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The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the Chartered body for the Project Management profession.

The course is delivered by a blended learning approach of dedicated workbooks, online tutorials and home-based exam.


This includes Course Workbook, Tutor Support, Tutorials, an APM reader and the APM PMQ Exam.

Course Information

Candidates will study for 5-10 hours per week with support from an online tutor and web-based lectures. An internet enabled PC with broadband and smartphone is necessary for this course and exam.

The exam will be held online, at home, when the candidate is ready, normally 6-12 weeks from their start of learning. NB the exam can be earlier if the candidate can dedicate more study time per week.

Tutorials are held every Tuesday and Thursday (7pm to 9pm) via Zoom and cover one module of the twelve in the syllabus. These tutorials are available for download.

Who is it for?

APM PMQ is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge enough to participate in projects at all levels.


Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, although this is not essential.

Course Content

The APM syllabus assesses twelve areas of project management including budgeting and cost management, conflict management, communication, earned value management, leadership, negotiation, procurement, sponsorship and teamwork.  There are 12 modules

  1. The Structure of Organisation and
  2. Projects
  3. Project Life Cycles
  4. Project Environment and Context
  5. Governance
  6. Communication
  7. Leadership and Teamwork
  8. Planning for Success
  9. Scope Management
  10. Schedule and Resource Management
  11. Project Procurement
  12. Risk and Issue Management
  13. Quality Management

Assessment is via a three-hour exam. Delegates must answer 10 of the 16 questions. This is held online at the candidates’ home.

The course covers exam preparation and practice.

The cost of the course is £1199.00

This includes Course Workbook, Tutor Support, Tutorials, an APM reader and the APM PMQ Exam.

Enrolment is ongoing. Places are available.