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Course type:
27–30 hours
Optional add-ons:
APM Body of Knowledge 6th Edition, APM Project Management Qualification exam (online)
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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) E-learning

If you’re working in project management, the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a great benchmark on which to build your portfolio of skills. It covers all aspects – ranging from individual assignments to large capital projects. And if you want the ease of learning at your own pace and in your own time, then our new e-learning APM PMQ course is exactly what you need.

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Course overview

About the course

The ever-changing and dynamic nature of today’s projects highlights the need for proactive management of people, the project strategy and approach, along with the application of sound commercial and project management techniques.This is an internationally-recognised knowledge-based qualification that enables you to understand the breadth of skills required to successfully manage a project undertaking.

What's covered?

The syllabus is based on the APM Body of Knowledge, which encompasses all areas of project management including strategic and commercial considerations, together with the technical, organisational and people management skills required to participate effectively in project management. We have divided each of the syllabus topics into zones, and the topics covered within each zone are shown below:

Green zone – Getting going

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management

Blue zone – Background

  • Project life cycles
  • Project context
  • Reviews
  • The project management plan (PMP)

Pink zone – People and projects

  • Stakeholder management
  • Organisation
  • Project office
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Roles

Purple zone – Planning

  • Scope management
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Earned value management
  • Budgeting and cost management

Red zone – Stop and think

  • Requirements management
  • Project success and benefits management
  • Procurement
  • Negotiation
  • Governance of a project
  • Health, safety and environmental management
  • Quality management
  • Risk and issue management
  • The business case

Orange zone – Information management and reporting

  • Information management and reporting

All elements of the learning will be supported with exam-style questions and sample answers, and exercises that bring out key learning points and reinforce the learning of the core material.


The 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.

Target audience

The course is designed for individuals from both the public and private sector. It is for people working in the management of projects, ranging from individual assignments through to those working on large capital or change projects.

This includes:

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


Candidates attending the professional programme would benefit from having a minimum of two years relevant practical experience of project management.

What's included?


  • 12 months’ online access to our APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course
  • Full tutor support
  • PMQ mock exam simulator
  • Additional revision and self-assessment tools to help ensure you are prepared to sit the examination


Duration of access

  • 12 months’ online access to our APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) course

Optional extras

Optional extras

  • The APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition
  • The APM PMQ online examination

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Frequently asked questions

How do I arrange to take my exam?

For pre-paid examinations: When you are ready to book your exam please email contactus@ilxgroup.com with the following information • Full name • Email address that is linked to your ILX portal • ILX order number We will provide location and date availability and make all the necessary arrangements once your selection has been confirmed. Non pre-paid examinations: Please email contactus@ilxgroup.com so we can advise the latest pricing, location and date availability.

How long is the exam?

The exam duration is three hours.

Can I take the PMQ examination online?

No, this exam is only available as a paper based exam.