APM Project Management Qualification
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Business Bradninch Court, Exeter See below. See below. See below. See below. £895 None.

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

Course dates:

·         Mon 09-Sep-19 to 16-Dec-19 17:30-20:30 

·         Fri 13-Sep-19 to 20-Dec-19 09:30-14:30 

·         Tues 14-Apr-20 to 20-Jun-20 09:30-14:30

The Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, that allows candidates to demonstrate understanding of all elements of project management. The APM Project Management Qualification is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. Applicants typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, and it is the ideal next step for anyone who has foundations in project management. PMQ is an internationally recognised qualification, which can be carried from one job to another, or from one industry to another.

·         The exam has a duration of 3 hours.

·         There are 16 questions in the examination paper.

·         Candidates are required to choose and answer 10 questions out of the 16.

·         Each question on the paper is worth 50 marks.

·         The pass mark is 55% of the total available marks – i.e. 275 out of 500.


What topics will I study?

Our Project Management apprenticeship programme, accredited by the Association of Project Managers (APM), aims to transform you into a skilled project manager. The course is designed to improve your project management skills and to enable you to make sound business decisions and thereby manage various industry projects to a successful conclusion. Topics include:

·         Project governance

·         Project stakeholder management

·         Project communication

·         Project leadership

·         Consolidated planning

·         Project Budgeting and cost control

·         Business case and benefits management

·         Project scope

·         Project schedule

·         Project Resource management

·         Project risk and issue management

·         Contract management and procurement

·         Project quality

·         Project context


The APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ):

·         Demonstrates knowledge of all key elements of project management

·         Demonstrates that you are a skilled and committed project professional

·         Provides international recognition by conforming to International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D

·         Is relevant to project management in any industry

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements however the course is aimed at those with prior experience in projects.

English language requirements:

We recommend that anyone taking this course has at least a standard level of English (IELTS 6.5 or CEFR B2/C1) and proficiency in English listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. During the course you will have to deal with a wide range of vocabulary and engage in both formal and informal discussion.

What facilities are there?

Exeter College students have access to all facilities across college. These include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym. Please see our website for more details.

What can the course lead on to?

This course provides an excellent way to build your career in project management and provides the recognition and required knowledge to work on bigger project assignments. Typical job titles associated with the role might include:

·         Project manager

·         Assistant project manager

·         Junior project manager

·         Associate project manager

·         Project team member

Are there any additional costs?

All students completing the qualification are required to purchase the APM PMQ study guide.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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