12 things you should know about APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification
Posted by APM on 25th Sep 2014
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APMP is the flagship qualification of the Association for Project Management. Tens of thousands of project managers have chosen to obtain the internationally recognised International Project Management Association Level D certification.
Here are 12 key facts to help you decide if APMP is the right project manager qualification for you:
- 97% would recommend the qualification to other project management professionals; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
- 86% have enjoyed greater project success, as a result of taking the qualification; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
- 94% said the qualification improved their self-confidence in their project management ability; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
- 90% believe that holding the qualification demonstrates that they have the knowledge to be a competent manager; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
- Earn up to £10,000 more per annum according to the independent ARRAS People Salaries and Day Rates Review for PPM Practitioners 2011.
- “APMP is the bedrock for a project manager’s progression. It’s a good and necessary first step,” says CH2M Hill business development director Alan Macklin CBE.
- 10 out of 16 questions to answer in the APMP examination.
- 100% of the Heathrow project management community look to hold APMP according to programme director Julian Foster.
- 37% of project management professionals believe that APMP is the best indicator of a competent project manager as written in an ARRAS People blog.
- “APMP is part of a structured approach for project managers to continue their development,” says Turner & Townsend’s award-winning senior project manager Sarah Bacsich.
- Level D is the level at which APMP is aligned with the globally recognised International Project Management Association certification system.
- "This course gives people the knowledge required to be able to deliver projects successfully"; hear more from Sharon Street, Head of Project Support at The National Trust and others, in our video.
Above all this 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. Recognised globally by leading organisations, The APM Project Management Qualification also brings benefit to your employer. Organisations can achieve competitive advantage and improved project delivery through a highly skilled and qualified project management community. Other benefits to the organisation include:
- APMP: 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
- Visible investment in staff
APMP is part of a suite of qualifications provided by APM in their commitment to supporting professionals throughout their career. APMP allows candidates to demonstrate an understanding of how all elements of project management interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment.
For current registered PRINCE2® Practitioners, there is a route which recognises your prior learning, with a shorter training course and exam. APM has developed a route to APMP which saves you time and money. You can enhance your professional status through a shorter training course and exam developing your knowledge and understanding beyond PRINCE2®, helping you to grow into a committed and capable project professional.
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