PRINCE2® 7 and APM PMQ Complete Learning Path


PRINCE2 provides a structured approach to managing projects at a high level, from project initiation to delivery and closure. Whereas the APM PMQ is more focused on the management of a project lifecycle and the elements, including risk and change management, that come together to ensure the successful implementation of a project.

Together, these certifications will equip an aspiring project manager with the necessary method, tools and techniques to lead successful projects while considering the broader strategy and context of their organisation. 

Who will benefit

PRINCE2 and APM PMQ qualifications are beneficial for anyone who wants to improve their project management skills, particularly those who are responsible for managing projects within an organization or working in a project management role.

Course overview

This learning pathway will help prepare you for the following exams:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner 
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Course highlights

The following is included:

  • 12 months online access to our accredited:
    • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner learning
    • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) learning
  • The cost of the APMPMQ and the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams must be taken online via remote proctor
  • The official PRINCE2 manual (digital)
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulators
  • PRINCE2 process map (digital)

Optional extras

  • The official PRINCE2 manual (hardcopy)
  • The official PMQ manual (hardcopy)
  • PRINCE2 process map (hardcopy)

Please note: Optional extras are available to purchase at an additional cost in the basket.

  • Digital official manual: You will be sent an email invitation within 48 hours of your purchase to register on the Peoplecert portal. Once registered you will be able to access the digital version of your manual. Please note: There is a 5-year limitation in accessing your eBook.
  • Hardcopy official manual: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy official manual as an optional extra your manual will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.
  • Hardcopy process map: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy process map as an optional extra it will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.

Exam information

The format of the PRINCE2 7 Foundation exam is as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 60 minutes
  • Closed book
  • 60% pass mark (36/60)

The format of the PRINCE2 7 Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • 150 minutes
  • 70 (part) questions, each worth 1 mark
  • 42 (part) questions correct to pass the exam
  • Open book (The PRINCE2 7 official book, should be used but no other material is allowed)

The format of the APM PMQ exam is as follows:

  • Three-hour duration
  • Answer 10 from 16 questions
  • 55% required to pass

Exams are taken online via remote proctor. You will be sent an email invitation with more information shortly. You are responsible for booking your own exams at a date and time of your choice. For more information about how to take your exam and the technical requirements, please click here.

Recommended experience/qualifications

There are no formal pre-requisites for the PRINCE2 Foundation examination however you must have passed Foundation prior to undertaking the Practitioner examination.

It is strongly recommended that those wishing to undertake APM PMQ would benefit from having a minimum of two years relevant practical experience of project management.

Skills covered

The following are the module names within each of the e-learning courses.

PRINCE2 7 Foundation elearning:

  • Course overview
  • Projects, principles, practices, and processes 
  • People 
  • Processes and practice quiz 
  • Practice:  
    • Business case 
    • Organizing 
    • Plans 
    • Risk 
    • Quality 
    • Issues 
    • Progress 
  • Processes:  
    • Starting up a project 
    • Initiating a project 
    • Controlling a stage 
    • Managing product delivery 
    • Managing a stage boundary 
    • Closing a project 
    • Directing a project 
  • Process model walkthrough 

PRINCE2 7 Practitioner elearning:

  • Course introduction 
  • Principles 
  • People 
  • Practice: 
    • Business case 
    • Organizing 
    • Plans 
    • Quality 
    • Risk 
    • Issues 
    • Progress 
    • Case study 
  • Processes: 
    • Starting up a project 
    • Directing a project  
    • Initiating a project 
    • Controlling a stage 
    • Managing product delivery 
    • Managing a stage boundary 
    • Closing a project 
  • PRINCE2 walkthrough 


  • Structure of organisations and projects
  • Project life cycle
  • Project contexts and environments
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Planning for success
  • Scope management
  • Project roles
  • Estimating
  • Schedule and resource management
  • Earned value management
  • Benefits management 
  • Governance
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Procurement
  • Project risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Business case
  • Information management and reporting
  • Requirements management, change control and configuration management

The PMQ e-learning provides a detailed explanation of all the required syllabus topics for the PMQ examination. It will take approximately 27-30 hours to complete, and once completed you can attempt the sample examination questions and undertake private study with the APM Body of Knowledge. We recommend that you set some time aside over a period of four to six weeks to complete the work. Please be advised the APM recommends between 70-80 hours preparation for the PMQ examination.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of the PRINCE2 7 Foundation elearning you should:

  • Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2
  • Understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • Understand the importance of people insuccessful projects
  • Understand the PRINCE2 practices and how they are applied throughout the project
  • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project

By the end of the PRINCE2 7 Practitioner elearning you should:

  • Understand how to apply the PRINCE2 principles in context
  • Understand how to apply effective people management in successful projects
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2 practices in context
  • Understand how to apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2 processes in context

By the end of the APM PMQ learning delegates should:

  • Understand how organisations and projects are structured
  • Understand project life cycles
  • Understand the situational context of projects
  • Understand communication within project management
  • Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Understand planning for success
  • Understand project scope management
  • Understand schedule and resource optimisation
  • Understand project procurement
  • Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management
  • Understand quality in the context of a project
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