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,
Earned value management,
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.