APM Qualifications and training

The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, from courses offering the ‘fundamentals’ of project management through to ‘management’ and ‘professional’ levels of understanding, requiring more advanced learning and assessment. 

 

APM qualifications offer a clear route to achieving both the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) standards, recognising the competence and success of project professionals. 

Qualifications

The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills. 

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

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APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

APM Project Risk Management Single Subject Certificate

The APM Project Risk Management Single Subject Certificate is a qualification which has two levels. It is designed to build on the knowledge gained in the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or similar project management qualifications.

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IPMA Qualifications 

IPMA qualifications are internationally recognised and designed for project professionals at all levels in their careers.

APM are the certification body in the UK for the IPMA and offer the full suite of qualifications.

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Earned Value Management Certification

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project control process based on a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement.

It facilitates the integration of project scope, time and cost objectives and the establishment of a baseline plan for performance measurement.

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Project Planning & Control™

The Project Planning & Control™ qualification scheme supports the publication of the Association for Project Management (APM) guide, Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.

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Benefits of choosing APM qualifications:

Achievement

Incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills, qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offer a progressive structure that demonstrates your project management achievements.

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Recognition

Qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, demonstrate to your employer, clients and suppliers that you are a skilled and committed project professional.

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Knowledge

APM qualifications are developed through the APM Body of Knowledge, using well-established project management knowledge and definitions. 

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APM membership

Qualifications offer routes to individual membership of APM, the chartered body for the project profession. Those obtaining the APM Practitioner Qualification or the APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) are automatically eligible for Full Membership. Those who hold the APM Project Management Qualification and three years’ experience are also eligible for Full Membership.

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Training

The range of training developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, through apprenticeship schemes, degree courses all offered by accredited training providers. APM training offers assurance for those wanting to access project management qualifications.


Degree courses in project management

APM aims to help students and professionals choose education in support of their project management careers. Academic Accreditation identifies courses and modules which are aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

Find out which degree courses and modules currently hold APM Academic Accreditation.

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Apprenticeships

APM, the chartered body of the project profession, believes that apprenticeships are essential to assist the growth of the project management profession. That’s why we’ve teamed up with employers to develop apprenticeship that help to grow and develop talented project managers.

Take a look at the options to see how we can support you in your apprenticeship journey.

Apprenticeships


Project management
career path

Choosing project management as your career is the first step on an exciting career path. 

Project management is not just about being organised. The personality traits of a senior project manager are similar to those of a successful entrepreneur: they take responsibility, they lead and they drive a team to achieve success. 

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Interested in accreditation or becoming a training provider?

APM Accreditation is a widely recognised mark of quality for organisations, training providers and academic institutions. It offers assurance for those wanting to access project management professional development services available. 

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