APM Project Management Qualification for PRINCE2® Practitioners

Fast track to the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), previously known as APMP, exclusively for PRINCE2 Practitioners

APM Project Management Qualification or PRINCE2, what is the difference? Which is best? Are two things we often get asked. The truth is neither is better than the other and the best approach is a rounded skill set including both. But at 10 days training that is not always possible until now, as this is a cut down version of the APMP course leading to exactly the same qualification.

Course Code
3 Days
Delivery Style
Course Type
Private Only
Max Delegates
Special Instructions
Candidates MUST hold a current PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate
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Purpose of this course

This fast track course, is exclusively or PRINCE2 Practitioners , recognising this prior learning by taking out the examinable syllabus those topics that have already been assessed within the PRINCE2 exam.

The course will enable delegates to understand all elements of the APM Project Management Qualification syllabus and learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination.

Who is this course for

This course is exclusively or PRINCE2 Practitioners and you will not be able to sit the exam without your PRINCE2 registration number. In addition to this general it is suitable for project managers, and aspiring project managers and those who work in a project environment.

You will learn how to
  • Apply the tools and techniques suggested by the Association of Project Managers
  • Contextualise a project in different environments, such as business as usual, programme and portfolio
  • Use and apply a social roles model
  • Use and apply a situational leadership model
  • Approach conflict in project management in different ways, each suited to a given circumstance
Benefits for your organisation

Attendees gain a fully rounded appreciation of what is involved in managing a project: topics are explored in detail, with the emphasis on what needs to be done in running a project, such as the use of milestone charts and earned value analysis in reporting.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will, by learning 37 syllabus areas, gain a good understanding of what a project is and what a project manager’s job involves. This includes techniques such as risk assessment, planning and reporting and ‘softer’ elements of project management such as communication, motivation and teamwork.

Project Management in Context
  • Project Management
  • Programme Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Context
  • Project Office
Planning and Project Strategy
  • Project success and benefits management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • Information Management and Reporting
Executing the Strategy
  • Scope Management
  • Scheduling
  • Resource Management
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Earned value management
  • Requirements Management Estimating
Business and Commercial
  • Procurement
  • Project Life Cycles
Organisation and Governance
  • Organisation Structure
  • Governance of Project Management
People and Profession
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation
Examination Guidelines
  • Examination structure and tips
  • Group and individual examination practice

Candidates must hold a current PRINCE2 Practitioner certificate, the qualification expires every 5 years so ensure yours is up to date.  If it has run out don't despair, you simply need to attend our PRINCE2 Practitioners Re-Registration course first.

This is an intensive course and it is essential to undertake the prescribed pre-course work and evening work on the course in order to fully benefit from the training.

Pre-course work required

You are strongly recommended to spend 15 hours of pre-course self study. Delegates will also be expected to undertake (guided) private study each evening, of approximately three hours, for the duration of the course.

Pre-course material will be sent to you 4-6 before the start of the course.

More about the exam

You must provide proof of your PRINCE2 Practitioner status, such as your certificate or candidate number, which will be checked prior to you being allowed to book the examination.

Photographic ID is also required for the examination.

Exams for APM PMQ are ran exclusively online using the APM exam system Surplus. For the online exam you will need a laptop using the latest version of Google Chrome, which allows extensions to be added and in addition a smartphone or tablet to act as a second camera view.  You can find out more here.

You will be contacted around 2 weeks before the course start date to ask if you would like to sit the exam on the day immediately after the course or leave a 2 week gap, to allow for extra revision, then sit  the exam.

Exam results will come directly to you from APM.