APM qualifications are aligned to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) competency levels, and the APMP qualification is recognised as IPMA Level D. This five-day intensive course provides delegates with comprehensive training to prepare them for the APMP examination (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 5th Edition).
It will enable delegates to:
- understand all elements of the APMP syllabus
- get to grips with the specific examination language
- learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination
- This course is for people with at least two years' project experience.
- It is suitable for project managers and aspiring project managers.
- Ideally delegates will have some experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.
- This is an intensive 5-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake at least 15 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared for the workshop. Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course by email. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. If you have not received your pre-reading material within one week of the start of your course, please contact your Account Manager or the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696162 or email@example.com.
If you are also booking on the exam APMPEX-5
you must bring signed photo ID (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in a candidate not being able to sit the exams. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact us. The exam fee is not included in the cost of the APMP course
Delegates will learn how to
- explain the context of Project Management
- plan the project strategy
- execute project plans and strategy
- demonstrate the use of various project management techniques
- define a project Business Case and it's use throughout the life cycle
- design a project's organisation structure and recognise appropriate levels of governance
- communicate with the project team through effective leadership
- understand the examination guidelines
Project Management in Context
- Project management; Programme management; Portfolio management; Project context; Project sponsorship; Project office
Planning and Project Strategy
- Planning and Project success & benefits management; Stakeholder management; Project management plan; Project risk management; Project quality management; Health, safety and environmental management
Executing the Strategy
- Scope management; Scheduling; Resource management; Budgeting and cost management; Change control; Earned value management; Information management & reporting; Issue management
- Requirements management; Estimating; Configuration management
Business and Commercial
- Business Case; Procurement; Project life cycles; Handover & closeout
Organisation and Governance
- Project Reviews; Organisation Structure; Organisational roles; Methods & procedures; Governance of project management
People and Profession
- Communication; Teamwork; Leadership; Conflict management; Negotiation
- Examination structure; 'list', 'state', 'describe' 'explain' meanings; Question structure; Group and individual examination practice
Extensive examination practice and feedback is included in the workshop. Delegates can choose to sit the APMP examination at around 13:00 on the final day of the course. The examination consists of:
- 10 essay based questions to be selected from a total of 16. Each worth 50 marks
- 3 hours
- Candidates require a minimum of 275 marks out of 500 (55%) to pass
Those wishing to take the APMP examination must also book on course code APMPEX-5
By successfully passing the APMP examination candidates can choose to further develop their knowledge and understanding by attending the APMPQ Assessment Centre. The attainment of accreditations offered by professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) is increasingly seen as a recognised indicator of competence in project management. APM qualifications are aligned to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) competency levels, and the APMP qualification is recognised as IPMA Level D.
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