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.

Project management methods, of which PRINCE2® is the paradigm, offer the project manager a tried and tested structure and guidance in support of 'what, when, where and who', with two notable exceptions; PRINCE2® offers limited guidance on 'why' and 'how', in that there are no detailed project management tools and techniques covered as part of the method. This is the remit of the APM Project Management qualification (PMQ) for PRINCE2® Practitioners.

This intensive eLearning course provides learners with comprehensive knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the PMQ for PRINCE2® Practitioners examination (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 7th Edition).

Target Audience

The PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners is specifically designed for registered PRINCE2 Practitioners.

This eLearning course is aimed at anyone with pre-existing project management knowledge who holds a current PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification.

To attend this course you must be a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner. If you are not a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner (either you have not passed PRINCE2 Practitioner or it has lapsed) you should book on the PMQ course.

You will be required to prove you are a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner before being able to sit this exam. Failure to prove your registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status will mean you will not be able to sit your exam.

  1. Understand how organisations and projects are structured
  2. Understand project lifecycles
  3. Understand the situational context of projects
  4. Understand communication within project management
  5. Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
  6. Understand planning for success
  7. Understand project scope management
  8. Understand schedule and resource optimisation
  9. Understand project procurement

This course covers provides comprehensive coverage of the PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners syllabus aligned to the Body of Knowledge 7. The PMQ syllabus for PRINCE2 Practitioners contains:

  • 9 learning outcomes (above). The full PMQ syllabus has 11 learning outcomes, as 2 of them are covered by PRINCE2 Practitioner you will only be examined on the 9 learning outcomes.
  • 47 assessment criteria – the specific topics you are required to know. The full PMQ syllabus has 73 assessment criteria and as 26 of them are covered by PRINCE2 Practitioner you will only be examined on the remaining 47 assessment criteria.

The PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners syllabus showing full topic coverage is available on the APM website.

The way our course is structured is that it follows a lifecycle approach, rather than following the sections in the PMQ for PRINCE2 Practitioners syllabus. Our structure enables you to understand how the tools, skills and techniques are applied at each phase of a project.

A full breakdown of subject areas is provided below:

  • Projects and project management
  • Programme and portfolio management
  • Temporary structures (matrix, functional and project)
  • Governance
  • PMO
  • Implementing strategy
  • Regulatory environment
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Investment decisions
  • Procurement
  • Negotiation
  • Requirements management
  • Scope management
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Resource optimisation
  • Cost planning
  • Information management
  • Knowledge management
  • Progress monitoring and reporting
  • Configuration management
  • Team development
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Conflict management