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APM PMQ Training Courses

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)  is for those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. PMQ is for anyone who has worked within project management for two to four years, or who has recently taken on project management responsibilities. 

The PMQ training may be gained via one of two main routes - online or distance learning.  Both classroom and blended learning (a mix of distance and face to face classroom learning) are suspended until social distancing measures are relaxed.  For all versions, we now use the online APM examination. 

This online examination is held when the delegate is ready. Delegates need to ensure that there is adequate time available:

  • to carry out any required reading before the training starts, and
  • to study and revise before the examination, and
  • to fully understand the examiners requirement that the candidate's answers reflect both knowledge AND understanding.

Delegates should start their studies before arranging a date for the online workshop and examination.

APM PMQ Courses

PMQ Online Learning plus online exam

Study at home or at work with this online PMQ course; training is by webinar and the APM examination is online.  

Note that delegates should read the Study Guide and listen to the podcasts BEFORE attending the flipped-learning interactive webinars.

The online learning management system that we use is called Moodle, which is the same system employed by many of the top universities in the UK and overseas. Moodle allows students to access course materials, gain feedback, contact tutors, upload work, see marks and much more, all by logging in to their very own online account.

The course fee is £1199 + VAT. It includes the four mornings of training, the examination workshop, the APM exam fee and the online support via MOODLE.


PMQ Distance Learning plus online exam

This version is for those who prefer to study the MSC APM PMQ Study Guide and video podcasts on their own, without the training webinars. The examination-preparation webinars are held online on Friday afternoons every two weeks. The online examinations are held on Monday mornings every two weeks.  The course fee is £849 + VAT and includes the online APM examination fee.



Project Management Advanced Course

The training is divided into two parts: explaining the syllabus topics and exam preparation/revision. The first part (four days) concentrates on the required knowledge, and the second part (a one-day examination workshop) develops understanding of the material - the links between topics - that is an essential component of an examination answer.  The APM online examination is taken when the delegate is ready.

Cost is only £1499 + VAT (including APM examination fee).


PMQ with PRINCE2 Classroom - SUSPENDED

This is designed for those who are PRINCE2 Registered Practitioners as the examination recognises prior learning from PRINCE2 in 18 of the 67 PMQ topics. The training is the same as in the full version of the PMQ.

Delegates may pay a fee of £1389 + VAT and attend any of our modular PMQ courses in London Westminster - this is a reduction of £110 on the normal PMQ fee. 


Open PMQ Courses - When?

Online training courses in the morning using the new BoK7 syllabus are normally scheduled  at fortnightly intervals.

These online courses do not contain filmed versions of a classroom lecture. Instead they contain eight 75-minute flipped-learning webinars tailored for online learning; these supplement the 36 training podcasts available online.

Online examination workshops are normally scheduled every fortnight on Friday afternoons - these are booked after the course starts - their cost is included in the overall course fee. Thus one can take the workshop on the day after the training finishes or defer to a later Friday.

The APM online PMQ examination will be available normally every fortnight on Monday mornings (ten days after the workshop); alternative dates may be arranged if necessary.

When social distancing measures are relaxed sufficiently by the Government, the MSC intends to restart classroom courses held in Westminster, London. The date will depend on availability of transport as well as the venue. Until that time, we will continue the full programme of online courses.

Delegates who register on a distance-learning PMQ course may upgrade later to online or (when available) to the classroom version by paying the difference in fees.

Discounts for unemployed or furloughed

This new training support scheme from the MSC aims to help those unemployed or furloughed as a result of COVID-19. It provides more affordable access to improving or updating project management knowledge and understanding.

400 people across the UK will be given course discounts for, either the Online Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or Online Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ). They will be available initially until 31st July 2021.

The discount for the online PFQ is £200 reducing the course fee to £299 + VAT; for the online PMP it is £400 reducing the course fee to £799 + VAT.


These discounts are available to UK residents regardless of age, educational background or previous qualifications; those persons, who as a result of COVID-19, have been furloughed or made redundant from 1 April 2020 onwards.

How to apply

Prospective course delegates are asked to complete the full application form for their chosen course.

Separately, applicants should email the MSC ( to apply for the course fee discount. Applicants are asked to state which eligibility criteria they are categorised within and upload proof of their eligibility.