PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners

5 days


As a PRINCE2 qualified project manager, you know all about the UK's leading project management methodology. However, do you want to learn the other skills fundamental to successful project management? The APMP qualification focuses on what makes a real difference to projects such as leading, motivating, managing and building the team, as well as earned value management.

The APM is now introducing a new path to the APMP qualification that identifies the common ground between the PRINCE2 and APMP and only focuses on the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) specifics. This new way of getting APMP qualified will give you the same status as people who qualified via the existing route but this approach will save some considerable time for PRINCE2 practitioners.

The focus of this intensive three-day course is to provide you with a level of knowledge that will enhance your personal effectiveness in project management and give you a professional qualification that is recognised worldwide.

Successful candidates are able to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.

APMP is a qualification that successful candidates can carry from one job to another or from one industry to another.

The sessions will include discussions, exercises, case studies and example questions. This course recognises the prior learning that a PRINCE2 Practitioner has attained and only covers topics from the APM Body of Knowledge that haven't already been assessed within the PRINCE2 practitioner exam.Delegates will be able to understand all elements of the APMP syllabus, get to grips with the specific examination language, and learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination.

The examination consists of a two-hour essay style paper with fewer questions than the existing APMP exam.

The course is fully accredited and approved by the APM, and us as an APM Accredited Training Provider.


Suitable for current PRINCE2 Practitioners managing projects in any industry already using some formal project management processes and methods who wish to complete the PMQ examination via an intensive three-day programme. Please ensure that your PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification was obtained within the previous five years because older certificates do not permit entry into the two-hour exam.

It is also essential that you provide proof of your PRINCE2 Practitioner status such as your certificate, or candidate number which will be checked prior to you being allowed to sit the PMQ shortened examination.

Skills Gained

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the management structure by which projects operate
  • Explain the structure of project lifecycles
  • Examine contexts and environments in which projects are delivered
  • Define governance of project management and the use of structured methodologies
  • Plan and manage communication in the project environment
  • Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
  • Apply project management planning techniques for success
  • Describe project scope management
  • Define and develop scheduling and resource management
  • Prepare for effective project procurement


  • This course is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers with at least two years project experience and hold a current PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification.
  • Delegates should have experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.
  • Pre-Course Reading
  • This is an intensive three-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake around 15 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared.
  • Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. Success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials.

Course Outline

The APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification for PRINCE2 Practitioners course follows the syllabus provided by APM, which is built around the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. The course provides delegates with a detailed understanding of the underpinning tools, techniques and principles that are fundamental to successful project delivery.

The course is intensive and therefore delegates are expected to undertake revision work in the evening to prepare for the examination that will be taken at the end of the course. The additional work required during evenings will comprise consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is integral to the course and delegates should expect to spend two to three hours each evening on these activities.

Contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered

  • Organisation, project office
  • Life cycle models, extended life cycle
  • Operations management, programme management, portfolio management, project environment, Health and Safety
  • Governance of project management, role of structured methods in project governance

Communication within project management

  • Importance of effective communications, communications within projects, communications plan
  • Conflict management, negotiation
  • Leadership, motivation, leadership styles
  • Characteristics of teams and teamwork, creation, development and management of teams

Planning for success

  • Information Management
  • Estimating techniques
  • Earned Value Management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Scope management, requirements management
  • Time scheduling, Critical Path Analysis, Gantt charts, resource scheduling, Resource Smoothing and Levelling
  • Budgeting and cost control

Specific Techniques

    Procurement in projects, procurement strategy, contracts and contractual relationships, provider selection and management

APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification Examination

Extensive examination practice and feedback is included in the workshop. The APMP examination is normally scheduled for 14:00 on the final day of the course.

Key exam information:

  • two hours duration
  • Closed-book
  • Six essay-based questions to be selected from a total of ten. Each is worth 50 marks
  • Candidates are required to achieve a minimum of 165 marks out of 00 (55%) to pass

By successfully passing the APMP examination candidates can choose to further develop their knowledge and understanding by preparing for the APMPQ Assessment Centre (IPMA Level C). The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly recognised as an indicator of competence in project management.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite5 3500 3500 2019-07-22
Manchester3 1419 £1419 2019-07-23
London3 1500 £1500 2019-07-23
London3 1419 £1419 2019-07-23
London3 1419 £1419 2019-09-04
Leeds3 1419 £1419 2019-10-07
London3 1500 £1500 2019-11-11
Birmingham3 1419 £1419 2019-11-18
London3 1419 £1419 2019-12-02
London3 1419 £1419 2019-12-02