The PPQ is an examination-based qualification that assesses your capability in delivering professional projects. The assessment is based on a pre-seen case study and is divided into three parts: a scenario assessment, an oral exam assessment and a written report. The syllabus for this qualification details the learning outcomes and assessment criteria that you need to demonstrate throughout the assessment. The syllabus for this qualification is aligned to the APM competence framework, the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition and the role profiles for a Project Manager.
ILX can provide support for cohorts of delegates that wish to prepare for the formal APM PPQ examination.
We have divided our support offering into three parts:
To meet the requirements of the assessment, you should be able to draw on a broad range of knowledge established through experience and personal development. Topics include governance, leadership, virtual teams, communication, conflict, team development/ management, engagement and influence.
This qualification is aimed at existing Project Managers or those within a control function of a large project or programme who have 3 or more years’ experience of working in noncomplex projects. This is not a knowledge-based qualification, it is about demonstrating the ability to apply existing knowledge to a given project.
This qualification assumes a knowledge level of the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). The PCAT knowledge self-assessment carried out as part of our support workshop is to check this level of knowledge and provide revision only for those areas that will be most useful in taking this qualification.
If you do not meet the above knowledge and experience requirements, we suggest you look at the Project Management Qualification (PMQ) as a step to build your knowledge and look to gain more experience in a project environment before you attempt the Project Professional Qualification.
Please be advised the APM recommends approximately 70 hours preparation for the PPQ examination.
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The purpose of the ILX support process is to:
The APM Project Professional Qualification is aimed at any project professional either:
There are three elements to the APM Project Professional Qualification, and these are based on a pre-seen case study. The elements will address the assessment criteria detailed in the syllabus.
The scenario and oral examination will be conducted by two assessors using a virtual meeting application.
The report element will be held under examination conditions using APM’s Qualification Platform, Surpass, and will be remotely invigilated using ProctorExam. Details regarding the technical requirements and a copy of the APM rules and regulations relating to exams are available here.
1. Scenario assessment: The scenario assessment is a role play situation, with one of the assessors taking on a specific role and the candidate taking on the role of project manager. The assessment is based on a new event/information which will impact the project detailed in the pre-seen case study.
You will have 10 minutes preparation time and 20 minutes for the scenario role play.
Each scenario assessment will always cover the following syllabus area:
And one of the following:
2. Oral exam: The oral exam will be conducted by two assessors and will last 50 minutes. All questions will need to be answered as though you were managing the project detailed in the pre-seen case study. The oral exam is worth 40 marks. Four learning outcomes selected across the three units will be assessed.
3. Project report: You will need to produce a project report as detailed in the question you are given. The project report will be based on the pre-seen case study. You will have 60 minutes to produce the report online plus 15 minutes reading time; this will be invigilated. The project report is worth 30 marks. One learning outcome selected across the three units will be assessed.
What is assessed?
To pass you must demonstrate your capabilities in an environment akin to a project professional’s working practices including:
This qualification is aligned to the APM Competence Framework, the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition and based on the role profiles for a project