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Course type: E-learning
Delivery: Online

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) 7th Edition with manual and exam Online

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.

This course is aligned to the new APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition.

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. 

Learning plan

You must review the learning plan for sets out to related to this course. It provides valuable criteria for this course ranging from pre-requisites to learning objectives. This is important for you to understand the commitment and time required to meet the assessment criteria.

Course format

This course includes:

  • PMQ accredited e-learning (Directed Development)
  • Attendance at eight, three-hour online revision workshop sessions. These sessions are available online once a month and must be booked in advance (Guided Learning)
  • Over 40 hours of additional learning resources to help support exam preparation (Directed Development)



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

  • The e-learning is expected to take approximately 32 hours.
  • You must attend a minimum of eight online revision workshops which equates to 24 hours.
  • Access to over 40 hours of additional learning resources to help support exam preparation. You must complete a minimum of eight hours but we recommend you complete them all.

You must complete all learning prior to undertaking 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
  • 12 months’ online access to our APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) e-learning course.
  • Access to up to 12 x 3 hour online revision workshops. Minimum requirement, delegates must attend 8 sessions in a 12-month period.
  • Over 40 hours of additional learning resources to help support exam preparation.
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulator
  • APM Project Management Qualification examination: Must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase
  • APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition

The PMQ exam is taken online via remote proctor. 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

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.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

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.

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