10 key features - APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ)

  • It’s for experienced project professionals who can demonstrate an ability to manage a non-complex project.
  • The delegate should typically have at least three years experience and hold either the APMP: The Project Management Qualification or demonstrate a good understanding of the APM Body of Knowledge with relevant Continuing Professional Development.
  • The Practitioner Qualification is aligned with the International Project Management Association (IPMA) at Level C, making it internationally recognised.
  • The qualification is achieved through a residential assessment centre.
  • The candidate will be assessed against 30 criteria.
  • The qualification is assessed in three stages:
    1. Individual work: the candidate will be expected to answer written questions based on a case study and answer a question regarding current issues in project management.
    2. Group work: Working in groups the candidate will be observed discussing and solving problems related to the case study.
    3. Interview: Candidates will be interviewed by their assessors.
  • There are two day preparation workshops available from APM Accredited Training Providers which will provide information on pre-requisites and allow delegates to participate in activities similar to those by which they will be assessed.
  • Those with the APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ) are eligible to become Full members of APM, existing Associate members will be automatically upgraded.
  • Non-members who pass the PQ are eligible to apply for Full membership without further assessment.
  • When applying for APM Registered Project Professional (RPP), holding the APM Practitioner Qualificationn will completely satisfy the requirements for the Complementary Competences and will partially satisfy the CPD requirement.

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