10 key features - Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

  • It is a knowledge based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment.
  • PMQ is aligned with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework at level 7 as well as with the International Project Management Association (IPMA) at Level D.
  • PMQ is a qualification recognised both nationally and internationally giving candidates a qualification that can be carried from one job to another or from one industry to another.
  • PMQ is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.
  • Candidates typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge, although this is not essential.
  • The PMQ syllabus assesses breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition including:
    • Budgeting and cost management,
    • Conflict management,
    • Communication,
    • Earned value management,
    • Leadership,
    • Negotiation,
    • Procurement,
    • Sponsorship,
    • Teamwork.
  • APM Accredited Training Providers allow candidates to study in a variety of formats including in the classroom, online, CD, public and in-house courses.
  • The qualification is a three hour paper where candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions.
  • The APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide is available for those that want to self-study and also for those taking the qualification through an accredited provider. It is available to buy from the APM website.
  • APM recognises those who have taken PRINCE2®. PMQ for PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners is a two hour paper that recognises prior learning. In this paper candidates must answer six from ten questions.

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