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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.


Course overview

About the course

Learning plan

You must review the learning plan for essential details related to this course. It provides valuable information enabling you to fully understand the commitment required to meet the assessment criteria and complete the ILX course.

Course format

This course includes:

  • Online pre-course (Directed Development)
  • Attendance at a five-day classroom course (Guided Learning)
  • 40 hours of ILX learning resources (Directed Development)


Please be advised that the APM recommends approximately 75 hours preparation time for the PMQ examination. You must:

  • Complete all provided online pre-course expected to take ten hours (Directed Development)
  • Attend a five-day classroom course (Guided Learning)
  • Complete 40 hours of additional learning resources to help support exam preparation (Directed Development)

All learning must be completed prior to taking the exam.

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
  • 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
  • All accompanying course material
  • Online pre-course (Directed Development)
  • Attendance at a five-day classroom course (Guided Learning)
  • 40 hours of ILX learning resources (Directed Development)
  • APM Project Management Qualification examination: Must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase
  • APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition (hardcopy)

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

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

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.


By the time you attend this course you must have completed all the mandatory online pre-course. 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.

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