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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Training Course

Learn How To Succeed In Your Project Management Career


Our 5-day APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) training course will provide you with everything that you need in order to achieve the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

Effective project management skills are becoming increasingly important. Organisations need good project managers, at all levels, to successfully deliver the change projects that will enable the business to adapt, grow and achieve its strategic objectives.

Purple Griffon will help you to build on your existing knowledge, introduce you to concepts of Project Management and understand the structure of a project.

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is an internationally recognised qualification, which can be carried from one job to another, or from one industry to another.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
5 Days
£1999Excl. VAT

Course Outline

The key objectives of the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course are:

Context and Governance

The governance and setting of a project will heavily influence how it is managed. This section will cover topics such as:

  • The difference between project and operational work
  • Programme and portfolio management
  • Project team roles
  • The governance of a project across its life cycle

Concept Phase

It is essential that the need for a project is identified and understood before its viability can then be judged. This may involve:

  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Creating a business case
  • Assessing project success and benefits
  • Procuring resources and contract management

Definition Phase

The definition phase is often where the project manager is most heavily involved and we look at a structured approach for planning the project - both in terms of what needs to be done and also how it will be done.

  • Requirements and scope management
  • Schedule and resource management
  • Budgeting and cost management

Development Phase

Putting the plan into action will require the project manager to undertake many of the following actions.

  • Project control, including cost control through earned value management
  • Manage information and reports
  • Risk and issue management
  • Health and safety
  • Quality management
  • Change control and configuration management

Managing the Team

No project is successful without an engaged and committed team. This requires the project manager to utilise a number of interpersonal skills.

  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Build and lead the team

Project Handover and Closure

Formal closure of a project will help ensure that the deliverables are handed over in a structured manner and that the team and the organisation has reviewed and learned from the performance on the project.

  • Project handover
  • Project reviews


During the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) training course, you will learn how to:

  • Explain the internal and external contextual factors that influence the management and execution of projects.
  • List and describe the key activities that are undertaken in each phase of a generic project life cycle:
    • Concept
    • Definition
    • Development
    • Handover and closure
  • Explain the interpersonal skills that are practiced by the effective project manager

About the Course

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) training course at our London and Bristol venues is a mixture of input and practical sessions with the focus of preparing for the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) examination.

Who Should Attend

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course is suitable for anyone who would like a career in Project Management or looking to add Project Management to their skill set.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled & Knowledgeable Tutors
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Examination
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • Improve marketability, efficiency and profitability by supporting staff.
  • Win business through information research and management, planning, development and sales orientation.
  • Encourage retention of staff through competency-based recruitment and promotion.
  • Assess the tangible impact made by Proposal Managers.
  • Help to grow a flexible and adaptive workforce across the business and provide a common set of standards for business acquisition.

Individual Benefits

  • Prove personal ability and impact to an organisation through the use of best practice in proposal management.
  • Demonstrate a current, proven and independently assessed record of proposal management.
  • Build strategic partnerships and encourage continuous learning and innovation.
  • Improve client management and negotiation planning skills.
  • Identify relevant suppliers and partners needed for a proposal to succeed and communicate requirements through effective meeting management.


The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is advanced and we advise that you should have extensive Project Management experience or already have completed the following training courses:

APM Fundamentals Of Project Management (PFQ)

PRINCE2® Combined Foundation & Practitioner


You will be given comprehensive precourse materials that will be provided in advance of the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) training course.

Exam Overview

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Examination:

This exam is a three-hour closed-book essay-style paper. In this paper, you must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no professional qualification credits attached to this APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) training session.


APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Next Steps

Our 4.5 day PRINCE2® 2017 Combined Foundation & Practitioner training course will introduce you to PRINCE2® and provide you with a practical understanding of the method that you can use to manage a project and pass the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner exams.


Congratulations! Once you have passed the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) exam, you will be awarded the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) and have a great understanding of the Project Management arena.

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