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Course type:
Blended learning
15–20 hours plus 3 days
Blended learning
Optional add-ons:
Back-up CD
APM Body of Knowledge 6th Edition, APM PMQ Candidate Guide, APM PMQ GOLD Syllabus, APM PMQ Question and Answer Book, APM PMQ Hand Book, APM PMQ Revision Card Set, Pre course prep doc for APM PMQ GOLD
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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) blended learning

This fully-accredited blended learning contains all of the training and materials you need to attain this qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management. It combines highly interactive multimedia e-learning with an intensive classroom workshop, including practical exercises and exam techniques and the formal examination on the final day.



Course overview

About the course

The e-learning pre-course work is equivalent to a three-day classroom workshop. It combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit your individual requirements. 

The classroom workshop builds upon the e-learning element. You will have access to an expert who will prepare you fully to attempt the examination which is taken on the afternoon of the final day. Ample time is allowed within the workshop for attempting sample questions and feedback.

This product is aligned to The APM Body of Knowledge 6th Edition.

Important Information

By the time you attend this course you should have attempted questions relating to all the subjects covered in the digital learning, using the student notes it is also possible to study the subjects not in the e-learning. The more pre-course work you do, the easier the course will be. If you have not completed any or all of the sessions on the digital learning then the exam will be much more difficult as there will not be time to review these subjects during the course. The APM recommend between 70-80 hours preparation for the exam, the e-learning module is designed to take between 15-20 hours to complete. The workshop will account some of the balance, but you will still be required to commit time to prepare for the exam. In order to prepare sufficiently for the course you will need to spend between one and two hours per day working on the digital learning and sample questions in the weeks/ months prior to the course.

What's covered?

The syllabus is based upon 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.

Areas covered include:

  • Context of project management
  • Planning and strategy
  • Executing the strategy
  • Techniques
  • Business and commercial
  • Organisation and governance

Our e-learning
We have divided the syllabus topics into zones and the topics covered within each zone are shown below: 

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to the course, conventions and terminology
  • Professional qualifications
  • Blended learning approach
  • The examination
  • Key words
  • Hints and tips

Green zone – Getting going

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management

Blue zone – Background

  • Project life cycles
  • Project context

Pink zone – People and projects

  • Stakeholder management
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Conflict management

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

Orange zone – Information management and reporting

  • Information management and repairing

Once you have completed the e-learning you can arrange the workshop element of your learning

The three-day workshop will cover various syllabus topics including:

  • Organisational roles
  • Project sponsorship
  • Project reviews
  • Business case
  • Project management plan
  • Project risk management
  • Issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Change control
  • Configuration management
  • Methods & procedures
  • Handover and closeout



  • 12 months access to our accredited online learning
  • Three-day classroom workshop – must be taken with 12 months of purchase

Target audience

The 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.

This includes:

  • Project managers
  • Project team managers
  • Project team members
  • Project support office staff

What's included?

  • 12 months access to our accredited online learning
  • A copy of the official APM Body of Knowledge
  • Three-day classroom workshop – must be taken with 12 months of purchase
  • Syllabus guide
  • Exam fee – must be taken with 12 months of purchase
  • Full tutorial support while you study

Duration of access

  • 12 months access to our accredited online learning

Exam information

Exam format

On the last day of the course there will be a three-hour examination. Using essay style questions you will have to:

  • Answer 10 questions from 16
  • Achieve an average score of 55% to pass