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    • The APM PMQ course in London, Westminster costs £1449 + VAT; this includes the APM Examination Fee.
    • A course consists of:
      • four days/modules of training; a one-day examination workshop, followed next afternoon by the three-hour examination.
    • The course is normally taken on two days per week over three weeks.  This flexible format is convenient for those who cannot take a whole week off work and allows much-needed revision time before the examination.  
    • The 300-page MSC PMQ Study Guide is built around the 73 assessment criteria in the APM syllabus (2014) - on which the exam questions are based.  The Guide contains at the end of the relevant chapter, 49 current and past questions from APM Sample Papers.
    • Thirty six MP4 video podcasts are available - see the slides, hear the tutor.
    • The examination-preparation workshop discusses question selection from an MSC Specimen Examination Paper of 16 questions.  These questions and a further 16 additional questions are tackled to develop the required understanding sought by the examiners.
    • Tutor experienced in project management and with fourteen years experience of presenting APM courses.
    • Tutor available throughout the course to deal with e-mailed queries.

Course Summary

PMQ is the qualification for anyone who has worked within project management for up to two years, such as project office personnel, team members, or recently appointed project officers, or for anyone who has recently taken on project management responsibilities as part of their job.  The five-days of training are followed on the sixth day by the three-hour written essay-based examination paper. 

PMQ is a knowledge-based foundation-level qualification enabling participation in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.  It is aligned to Level D - the lowest level of the International Project Management Association (IPMA) certification programme - the Certified Project Management Associate.  Thus the qualification is recognised worldwide.

The fee covers five days of training, refreshments (including lunch each day of training), the APM examination fee, a 300-page Study Guide, additional course material which includes a copy of all slides used, access to the video podcasts. 

This qualification allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management in order to assist in the management of projects. Candidates with this qualification will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact. They will also be able to understand how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment.

All delegates are advised that the course requires a total of 60 hours study - only half of which is made up by the training sessions.  At least 10 hours study is recommended prior to the course.

Course Outline  (as followed by the MSC PMQ Study Guide)


Session 1 - Project, Programme and Portfolio (P3) Management, Common Causes of Project Failure.

Session 2 - Project Life Cycles, Infrastructure - Project Offices, Methods

Session 3 - Project Environment, and Risk Management

Session 4 - Requirements Management, Stakeholder Management, Success and Benefits Management, Business Case

Module 2: DELIVERY I

Session 5 - Project Management Plan, Estimating

Session 6 - Scope Management I:  Scope Definition and Management, Requirements Management

Session 7 - Scope Management II: Change Control, Configuration Management

Session 8 - Schedule Management: Time scheduling, Resource Scheduling  


Session 9 - Accounting and Procurement

Session 10 - Earned Value Management

Session 11 - Quality Management and Legal Matters

Session 12 - Reviews, Information Management and Reporting, Communications


Session 13 - Organisational Structure, Roles, Governance of Project Management

Session 14 - Leadership

Session 15 - Teamwork

Session 16 - Negotiation and Conflict Management


Examination technique, Question selection, Revision paper, Additional questions.

Further details such as syllabus, candidate guidance notes and a sample paper can be downloaded from the APM website.

Course duration and Venues

The couses are presented in a modular format; two days per week - the examination is on the last day or may be deferred to a later date.

Venue is Broadway House in London Westminster, SW1H 9NQ


Payment is required by cheque, credit card or bank transfer before registration is confirmed.

APM Examination Fees (wef 1st April 2019)

These are included in the course fee. 

Level of membership


Non member

£407 + VAT

Student, associate or full member of APM

£307 + VAT

Re-sits £285; Cancellations £204.

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Cost: £1449 (inc exam) +VAT

Duration: Five days training plus examination


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Five days training plus examination
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