Who are we?

Association for Project Management (APM) is the only chartered body for the project profession, with over 35,000 individual members and more than 500 organisations participating in our Corporate Partnership Programme.

As an educational charity, we are committed to developing and promoting the value of project management in order to deliver improved project outcomes for the benefit of society. There are a number of ways in which you can benefit from what we do, including: our free Student membership, professional qualifications, publications,
research support and events.

We created this guide for students on project management degrees as well as those with an interest in the project profession.

Take the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification with us

The Fundamentals Qualification is a great way to start your project management career. This is an exam-only route, which offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. It is perfect for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession who don’t require training. Our qualifications grow your skillset, enhance your credentials and help you make the career growth you aspire to.

An understanding of project management terminology will always be useful to you, no matter what career path you choose.


Student membership

Having our Student membership on your CV and our digital badge on your LinkedIn profile shows prospective employers that you are serious about your project career. More importantly, it gives you access to networking events with other Student members and emerging project professionals, to increase your knowledge and raise your profile.

As a Student member you'll gain exclusive member access to our latest resources including research, reports and our online library. We publish a range of project management titles that are useful for your studies at a discounted price, including study support guides and titles on specific areas of project management. Check the APM bookshop for more information.

Member benefits:

Digital recognition

Student members receive a digital membership badge to display on social media and CV’s

Emerging professionals network

Exclusive sessions to build networks and knowledge 


Student members receive preferential rates on
our qualifications


Supercharge your network with APM Hub, the new online community platform

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Online resources

We offer resources on all specific project management topics covering related material case studies feature articles blogs and news stories.



Aspire to be chartered

Chartered status tells people that you’re at the top of your game. Becoming a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) should be on your career path.



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