APM (PMQ) is a knowledge based qualification. Successful candidates go on to use the knowledge gained to work more effectively on both large and small projects. APM Project Management is recognised in many industry sectors as the basis for a complete understanding of project management.

  • Achieve a professional, recognised project management qualification that enables you to deliver your company's projects effectively and efficiently
  • Enable you to develop the people management skills essential in the delivery of projects
  • Access to the extensive project management body of knowledge containing best practice guidelines to facilitate project success
  • Projects are professionally managed and delivered
  • Provide both you and your organisation with excellent project management knowledge and skills to deliver project on time and within budget
  • You have the opportunity to become a full member of The APM, which is currently undergoing approval to become a chartered professional body

APM PMQ is taught in a classroom and delivered over four days (Monday to Thursday). The following Friday there is a study and exam preparation day and the exam (a three hour essay-based paper) takes place a week later.

Pre-course preparation work is sent out 2-3 weeks before the course start date and it is essential that this is completed prior to attending the course. There is a significant amount of self-study required and we strongly recommend delegates attend the study day a week prior to the exam to ensure they are adequately prepared to sit the exam.


Scheduled open courses run on a regular basis at our purpose built training facility, Carnegie Conference Centre, in Dunfermline with on-site hotel accommodation available if required.

In addition, closed courses tailored specifically for teams, can be delivered on-site at client premises throughout the UK or at Carnegie Conference Centre.

The following will be covered:

  • Project management in context
  • Planning and strategy
  • Executing the strategy
  • Techniques
  • Business and commercial
  • Organisation and governance
  • People and profession

This course uses the APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide, providing an easy and complete reference document with a definitive explanation of each syllabus topic in simple language. The study guide is written specifically to be easy to understand. It explains the topics in the PMQ syllabus using a consistent set of language and avoiding unnecessary and complex jargon. The main benefit of this approach is that it provides thorough coverage of the knowledge required for each area of the syllabus.

  • There are no formal entry requirements
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers who wish to demonstrate their acquired knowledge. The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is not a pre-requisite
  • PRINCE2 Practitioners sit a shorter 2 hour exam
  • Diploma in Programme and Project Management
  • MS Project
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) for Managers responsible for multiple projects
  • Diploma in Programme and Project Management
  • MS Project
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) for Managers responsible for multiple projects
  • 4 day course plus 1 day study/exam preparation plus exam £2,295

Included in the price of the course are:

  • Joining instructions and pre-course preparation pack
  • Printed course material
  • Examination fees
  • Daytime refreshments