APMP Training Course Overview 

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course provides a thorough understanding of Project Management principles, methodologies, and best practices. This 5-day accredited course will cover the essential elements related to topics such as project planning, risk management, budgeting, and stakeholder engagement. 

Delegates can gain a deep understanding of the subject through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises. By the end of the course, they will be well-prepared to apply their newfound knowledge in real-world project environments. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Gain a deep understanding of Project Management principles and methodologies 
  • Develop practical skills in project planning, scheduling, and budgeting 
  • Learn effective techniques for risk management and stakeholder engagement 
  • Enhance communication skills essential for successful project delivery

Prerequisites of the APMP Training Course  

There are no prerequisites for attending this APM PMQ Course.  

Who should attend this APMP Training Course?   

Professionals aspiring to advance their Project Management careers, including Project Managers, Team Leaders, and individuals involved in project planning and execution, will benefit from attending the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course. 

Course Structure   

This 5-day course will be divided into a two-part structure: 

  • The first 3 days will cover the essential materials needed to understand APMP 
  • The last 2 days will cover the essential materials needed to take the APMP Certificate exam 

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APMP Training Course Outline 

Module 1: How Organisations and Projects Are Structured 

  • Differentiate between Permanent and Temporary Organisation Structures 
  • The way in Which an Organisational Breakdown Structure is Used to Create a Responsibility Assignment Matrix 
  • Role and Key Responsibilities of the Project Manager 
  • Responsibilities of the Project Manager and the Project Sponsor Throughout the Project 
  • Describe Other Roles Within Project Management 
  • Describe the Functions and Benefits of Different Types of Project Office 
  • Why are Aspects of Project Management Governance Required? 

Module 2: Project Life Cycles 

  • Differentiate Between Linear, Iterative and Hybrid Life Cycles 
  • Why are Projects Structured as Phases in a Linear Life Cycle? 
  • Differentiate Between a Project Life Cycle and an Extended Life Cycle 
  • Role of Knowledge and Information Management to Inform Decision Making 
  • Benefits of Conducting Reviews Throughout the Life Cycle 
  • Why Projects May Close Early? 

Module 3: Situational Context of Projects 

  • Differentiate Between Projects and Business as Usual 
  • Differentiate Between Project Management, Portfolio Management and Programme Management 
  • Relationship Between Programmes, Projects and Strategic Change 
  • Where the Use of Programme Management May be Appropriate? 
  • Where the Use of Portfolio Management May be Appropriate? 
  • Tools and Techniques Used to Determine Factors Which Influence and Impact Projects 
  • Impact of the Legal and Regulatory Environment on Projects 

Module 4: Communication within Project Management 

  • Benefits to a Project of a Communication Plan 
  • Relationship Between Stakeholder Analysis and an Effective Communication Management Plan 
  • State Factors Which Can Positively or Negatively Affect Communication 
  • State Sources of Conflict Within a Project 
  • Ways in Which Conflict Can be Addressed 
  • How to Plan and Conduct Negotiations? 

Module 5: Principles of Leadership and Teamwork 

  • How Leadership Impacts Team Performance and Motivation 
  • Change Leadership Styles to Effectively Support the Management of a Project 
  • Characteristics and Benefits of Effective Teams and Teamwork 
  • Factors Which Impact the Leadership of Virtual Teams 
  • Which Influences the Creation, Development and Leadership of Teams? 

Module 6: Understand Planning for Success 

  • Importance of a Business Case Throughout the Project Life Cycle 
  • What’s Meant by Benefits Management 
  • Investment Appraisal Techniques Used by a Project Manager 
  • Information Management Process 
  • Factors Which Would Typically be Reported on to Help Ensure Successful Project Outcomes 
  • Relationship Between the Deployment Baseline and the Development of a Project Management Plan in Linear and Iterative Life Cycles 
  • Importance of Producing a Project Management Plan 
  • Typical Contents of a Project Management Plan 
  • Approaches to Producing Estimates 
  • Reasons for and Benefits of Re-estimating with Project Life Cycle 
  • Relationship Between Stakeholder Analysis, Influence and Engagement 
  • Importance of Managing Stakeholder Expectations to the Success 
  • Why Would A Project Manager Use Earned Value Management? 
  • Interpret Earned Value Data 
  • Benefits of Using the Interpretation of Earned Value Data 
  • Role of Contingency Planning in Projects 

Module 7: Understand Project Scope Management 

  • Scope in Terms of Outputs, Outcomes and Benefits 
  • How to Establish Scope Through Requirements Management Processes? 
  • How to Manage Scope Through Configuration Management Processes? 
  • Different Stages of a Typical Change Control Process 

Module 8: Schedule and Resource Optimisation 

  • Ways to Create and Maintain a Schedule 
  • Differentiate Between Critical Path and Critical Chain as Scheduling Techniques 
  • How are Resources Categorised and Allocated to a Linear Life Cycle Schedule? 
  • How are Resources Categorised and Allocated to an Iterative Life Cycle Schedule? 
  • Differentiate Between Resource Smoothing and Resource Levelling. 
  • Differentiate Between Cost Planning for Iterative Life Cycles and Cost Planning for Linear Life Cycles 

Module 9: Understand Project Procurement 

  • Purpose, Typical Content and Importance of a Procurement Strategy. 
  • Differentiate Between Different Methods of Supplier Reimbursement 
  • Differentiate Between Different Contractual Relationships. 
  • Supplier Selection Process 

Module 10: Risk and Issue Management of Project Management 

  • Explain Each Stage in a Risk Management Process 
  • Proactive and Reactive Responses to Risk 
  • Benefits of Risk Management 
  • Key Aspects of Issue Management 

Module 11: Quality in the Context of a Project 

  • What’s Meant by Quality Planning? 
  • Differentiate Between Quality Control and Quality Assurance 

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What ‘s Included

APM PMQ Certificate

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Classroom Training

Face-to-face sessions led by expert instructors, fostering interactive learning experiences and collaboration among delegates.

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Live virtual classes led by experienced trainers, offering real-time interaction and guidance for optimal learning outcomes.

Online Self-Paced Training

Flexible learning at your own pace, with access to comprehensive course materials and resources available anytime, anywhere.

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  • 80 hours course
  • Immediate Access for 90 days
  • Mock exams
  • Exams included, taken online
  • Certificates on completion
  • Case studies
  • Exercise files
  • Personal performance tool
  • 24/7 Support
  • Suits a busy Lifestyle & Independent Learners
  • Train in the comfort of your home
  • Interactive course
  • Compatible on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Scenario based learning
  • Bookmarking ability
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the APM PMQ Course?

The APM PMQ Course is a course designed to equip participants with advanced Project Management skills and knowledge, aligned with industry standards. 

Who is eligible to attend the APM PMQ Course?

The course is suitable for Project Managers, Team Leaders, and professionals involved in Project Management who wish to enhance their skills and advance their careers.

What topics are covered in the APM PMQ Course?

The course covers various aspects of Project Management, including project planning, risk management, budgeting, stakeholder engagement, and leadership. 

How long is the course?

The APM PMQ Course is a 5-day course. 

Is there a prerequisite for attending the APM PMQ Course?

While there are no strict prerequisites, participants are expected to have a basic understanding of Project Management concepts. 

How long is the APM PMQ Exam?

The exam lasts for 3 hours. 

What is the format of the APM PMQ Exam?

The APM PMQ exam is an essay-based exam. 

What is the passing score for the APM PMQ Exam?

Candidates need to score at least 55% in order to pass the exam. 

Is the APM PMQ Certification globally recognised?

Yes, the APM PMQ Certification is recognised worldwide as a benchmark for Project Management excellence. 

How much experience do the instructors carry?

Our instructors are highly qualified and possess 10+ years of experience in their respective fields. 

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