APM Project Management Qualification

APM Project Management Qualification

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.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Leadership, Management and Human Resources
  • Qualification APM PMQ Qualification
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 42 weeks
  • Start Date 15-Sep-22
  • End Date 19-Oct-23
  • Day Thursday
  • Times 09.30-16.30
  • Fee £1895.00
  • Reduced Fee


  • Course Code *Please see below

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. 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 and stakeholder management, project communication and 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, and project context. APM PMQ is an internationally recognised qualification, which can be carried from one job to another, or from one industry to another. 

Teaching and learning methods

Workshop based teaching and in computer suites for practice sessions. Sessions are delivered by highly qualified industry specialists.

Modules and assessment

The Project Management Qualification (PMQ), 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

Career options and progression

Project management is at the heart of every modern business, so demand for project management skills will never go away. Jobs in project management are extremely diverse and deliver exciting career opportunities. With the APM PMQ qualification on your CV, you demonstrate a level of industry excellence and work-readiness sought after by employers across all industries. The Project Management Qualification (PMQ) may lead to employment as:

  • Project manager
  • Assistant project manager
  • Project officer
  • Project management support
Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade C and above although other relevant or prior work experience may also be considered as an alternative.

Learners will need to have access to a PC with internet connection to access online resources and complete assignments.

Interview with APMQ tutor required.


Professional classrooms with access to IT equipment and variety of books, journals and online resources through the College Learning Resource Centre.

Additional Costs

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

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