The APM Project Management Qualification (SCQF Level 7) is a knowledge-based qualification which enables you to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management. You'll be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how your project fits into your strategic and commercial environment.
The qualification will cover the following:
- Protect environment, portfolio, programme and project management
- Organisational structures and roles
- Business cases, lifecycles and stakeholder engagement
- Project management plans and communication
- Risk and issue management
- Knowledge and information management and procurement
- Conflict management and negotiation, leadership and teamwork
- Scope management, estimating, schedule and resource optimisation
- Exam prep day and mock exam
The course is followed by a 3-hour online exam.
Completion of the qualification will provide you with a breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management, including:
- budgeting and cost management
- conflict management
- earned value management
The APM-PMQ exam is an online three-hour exam paper with an additional 15 minutes reading time at the start, where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions. The cost of the exam is included in the course price. The exam can only be taken online, using your own webcam and microphone (valid ID required) which allows you to take the exam at home or your office at a convenient time without the need for a physical invigilator. Subject to availability – we would recommend booking your exam at least 3 weeks in advance.
You'll typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge. It’s the ideal next step for anyone holding the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM-PFQ).
This is an online course which you take from the comfort of your home or on your work computer. You will need the following technical setup: Any recent Desktop/Laptop/Tablet with internet connectivity and based on a modern operating system (Windows8®,Windows7®, Windows Vista®, MAC OSX, Linux, iPad iOS 7, Kindle Fire, Android based Tablets) with a latest version of the Web Browser viz. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, (Safari on MAC OSX). It is recommended that you download the Adobe connect app before logging in.
If you are interested in taking the course online, please register your interest through the ‘Register Interest’ button on the right hand side of this page, and we will contact you with the information you need to start your training journey.