APMP for PRINCE2® Practitioners

Getting ahead of the pack has never been more crucial to developing a successful career. The Association for Project Management has developed a route to achieving its flagship qualification, APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification, specifically designed for current registered PRINCE2 Practitioners. With a shorter training course and exam, this route will save you time and money.

Book your place now with one of our accredited training providers or download the APM application form and email it to us at qualifications@apm.org.uk.

PRINCE2 Practitioners – get ahead of the pack

APMP develops your knowledge and understanding beyond your learning from PRINCE2, to help you grow into a committed and capable project professional. It prepares you to deliver project success in critical areas such as budgeting and cost management, conflict management and teamwork.

There are 73 assessment criteria from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition examined in the syllabus. As 26 of these are covered by PRINCE2 Practitioner, you will only be examined on the remaining 47 assessment criteria, including communication, earned value management, procurement and negotiation.

View the syllabus, learning outcomes and assessment criteria covered by your examination; now revised to align with the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition

Watch our video to hear about the benefits from three holders of the qualification and three corporate representatives who have embedded it into their organisations.

The benefits of APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification for PRINCE2 Practitioners

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management by gaining The APM Project Management Qualification through a shorter route. Holders display an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. It is recognised both nationally and internationally, giving candidates a qualification that can be carried from one job to the next or from one industry to another.

Benefits to the individual include:

  • Potentially earn up to £10,000 more per year
  • Recognition as an aspiring professional
  • Time-saving, with a shorter training course and exam
  • Increase your career options with a range of employers through an enhanced CV
  • Make a more effective and more valued contribution to projects

There is a growing recognition of the value that competent and capable project professionals can offer, with accreditations becoming increasingly mandated when looking for a new role*. Organisations can achieve competitive advantage and improved project delivery through a highly skilled and qualified P&PM community. This route provides a quicker route to that advantage, by recognising that community's learning from the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.

Benefits to the organisation:

  • The APM Project Management Qualification fills the knowledge gap beyond PRINCE2 Practitioner, further developing your organisation's project management function
  • Increased likelihood of project success
  • Enhanced recognition of your project management capability
  • A shorter training course and exam is cheaper, with staff spending less time out of the office
  • Visible investment in staff

Julian Foster, Programme Director, Heathrow, talks about the organisational benefits of APMP.

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The difference between The APM Project Management Qualification and PRINCE2

Some of the key differences between APMP and PRINCE2 are detailed in the table below. 

APMP: The APM Project Management QualificationPRINCE2
The syllabus addresses 73 assessment criteria from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. (Current PRINCE2 Practitioners will only have to cover 47 assessment criteria)The PRINCE2 syllabus addresses 10 topics, covering all of the Principles, Themes, Processes and the Tailoring of PRINCE2
Assesses the candidate’s breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management, from the strategic and commercial implications of their role, to the technical, commercial, organisational and people management skills required to successfully participate in a project teamAssesses whether the candidate could apply PRINCE2 to the running and managing of a non-complex project within an environment supporting PRINCE2
The exam lasts three hours, in which the candidate must answer ten questions from a selection of sixteen.
Current PRINCE2 Practitioners will only sit a two hour paper, answering six questions from ten
The exam lasts two and a half hours, in which the candidate must answer all eight questions
The exam is closed bookThe exam is open book, i.e. the candidate is allowed access to their own copy of the PRINCE2 manual
The questions require essay-based answers, providing either lists, descriptions, explanations or calculationsUses objective test questions which require a candidate to choose a response to a question from a set of choices, only one of which is correct

How to proceed

There are two ways you can sit the examination;

For further details call the Qualifications team on 01844 271 680 or email us at qualifications@apm.org.uk

*Source:  ARRAS People Salaries and Day Rates Review for PPM Practitioners 2011

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