APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) 7th Edition classroom

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is an internationally-recognised knowledge-based qualification that enables you to satisfy the needs of modern-day projects, by fully participating in undertakings ranging from individual assignments to large capital projects. It is the benchmark qualification for anyone embarking on a project management career, or looking to add project management to their portfolio of skills.


About the course

This is an intensive five-day tutor led training event with the PMQ exam on the afternoon of the last day.The course has been fully accredited by the APM. This course is aligned to the new APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition.

Please be advised the APM recommends between 70-80 hours preparation for the PMQ examination.


This is an intensive five-day course that prepares you for the PMQ examination.


All potential delegates need to undertake a free online project management assessment. This will confirm suitability and readiness for your chosen course and exam. Please watch the APM Learner Suitability video accessible here and then complete the assessment. If following the results of your assessment you have any questions regarding your suitability or readiness, please email contactus@ilxgroup.com and we will discuss this with you.

Candidates attending the professional programme would benefit from having a minimum of two years relevant practical experience of project management as this is not an entry level qualification.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course delegates will -

  1. Understand how organisations and projects are structure
  2. Understand project life cycles
  3. Understand the situational context of projects
  4. Understand communication within project management
  5. Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
  6. Understand planning for success
  7. Understand project scope management
  8. Understand schedule and resource optimisation
  9. Understand project procurement
  10. Understand risk and issue management in the context of project management
  11. Understand quality in the context of a project

This is an intensive five-day course which includes:

  • All accompanying course material (hardcopy)
  • Online pre-course
  • APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition (hardcopy)
  • The cost of the PMQ examination (must be taken online via remote proctor 12 months of purchase)

What's covered?

  • 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

Target audience

This course is designed for individuals from both the public and private sectors, including those working in the management of projects ranging from individual assignments through to those working on large capital or change projects. Individuals will typically have some pre existing project management knowledge as this is not an entry level qualification.

This qualification could appeal to those within the following job roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Project office personnel
  • Project team members
  • Recently appointed project officers

This includes:

  • Project Managers
  • Project office personnel
  • Project team members
  • Recently appointed project officers

By the time you attend this course you must have completed all the mandatory online pre-course. The APM recommend between 70-80 hours preparation for the exam, the online pre-course is designed to take approximately ten hours to complete. In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be examination preparation evening work.

You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course prior to attending your classroom course. Review the technical requirements for the online learning here.

How do i access my pre-course?

You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course within 48 hours of your confirmed booking.

Review the technical requirements for the online learning here.

Exams are taken online via remote proctor. Two working days prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You will then be able to book a suitable time after your classroom event has finished to undertake your exam. For more information about taking your exam including the exam rules and regulations and to check the technical requirements please click here. 

Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam(s). 

Exam format

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

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