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APM Qualifications

Our range of project management qualifications are designed to support you throughout every stage of your project management career.

We recognise the importance of keeping qualifications up to date and relevant, so they reflect the knowledge that you have, the work that you do and the skills that you have developed. We provide a progressive structure for your career development to advance your knowledge and grow your skills through a mix of project management tools, techniques and processes.

Our qualifications offers a clear route to achieving the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status, recognising the competence and success of project professionals.

No matter where you are in your career, there is an APM qualification that's right for you.

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APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Continue to build your project management career by achieving a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects of all sizes. Includes PRINCE2® Practitioners.

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APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

Advance your project management career by covering the core and specific competencies required across all areas of project management and demonstrate your capability in delivering projects.

*NEW* APM Major Project Leadership Specialist Certificate

The APM Major Project Leadership Specialist Certificate is an assessment designed to recognise the skills and competences of those who lead major projects, programmes and portfolios. It's aimed at project professionals who have delivered in a leadership capacity on a major project.

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APM Project Risk Management Single Subject Certificate

The APM Project Risk Management Single Subject Certificate is a qualification which has two levels. It's designed to build on the knowledge gained in the APM Project Management Qualification 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.

We 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 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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Why take an APM Qualification and what will I gain?

  • UK and Internationally recognised qualifications which will enhance your CV and earning potential
  • Learn the latest mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills in project management
  • A clear and progressive route to achieving the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard
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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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Training resources

There are many ways to access our range of project management training through apprenticeship schemes and degree courses all offered by accredited training providers. Our training offers assurance for those wanting to access project management qualifications.

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APM Learning

APM Learning is available to fee paying individual members and Honorary Fellows of APM. This online learning platform provides members with access to an array of interactive modules, e-reader guides and reports as well as other digital learning resources.

Apprenticeships (2)

We believe that apprenticeships support the growth of the project profession. That’s why we worked with employers to develop an apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship that develop talented project managers. See how we can support you.

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Degree courses in project management

We aim 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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