About this Course

Course code APMPEL
Special Notices

APM eLearning Demo

Examination Practical details:

In order to take your examination you must bring a signed photo ID with you, (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 you not being able to sit the examination. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager, the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273, or examadmin@qa.com

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 the International Project Management Association (IPMA) competency levels, and the APMP qualification is knowledge based and is recognised as IPMA Level D.

This blended learning course provides you with comprehensive, self-paced training to prepare you for the APMP examination, aligned to the 6th Edition of the APM Body of Knowledge, without the additional cost and time requirements associated with attending a traditional classroom based event.

Once purchased, the eLearning, associated exam and clasroomcourse are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have taken your exam and sat your classroom course within this timeframe.

This course will enable you to:

  • Appreciate all 12 learning outcomes and 73 assessment criteria of the APM syllabus for this course
  • Get to grips with the specific examination language
  • Learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination:
  • Practice exam style questions, with topic specific mini quizzes, module level tests and Mock examination.

Written by professional project management trainers with industry leading expertise, and extensive experience of using the APM approach, this is an immersive series of modules which combines tutorials, exercises and practice of essay type examination questions.

The blended package also includes a classroom based APMP - APM Project Management Qualification Examination Preparation Workshop, this is two day intensive workshop to review the APM syllabus and complete the final preparation for the exam.

Price: £1345 plus vat

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for both project managers and aspiring project managers. It is aimed at people who have some experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.

Technical Requirements:

You are advised to check you have the correct technical system requirements to run this eLearning product. The technical requirements are at the following link: http://www.qa.com/training-courses/qa-authored-elearning/qa-authored-elearning-spec

Product registration requires an internet connection.

What’s included

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Exam(s) included

Exam Preparation Aid(s)

Tutor Support


You should expect to undertake at least 35 hours of eLearning in order to be fully prepared for the two day APMP - APM Project Management Qualification Examination Preparation workshop and associated examination.


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

  • Understand how organisations and projects are structured
  • Understand project life cycles
  • Understand the context and environments in which projects can be delivered
  • Understand the governance or project management, and the use of structured methodologies
  • Understand communication within project management
  • Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Understand planning for success
  • Understand project scope management
  • Understand schedule and resource management
  • Understand project procurement
  • Understand risk management and issue management
  • Understand project quality management
  • Be prepared to take the APMP exam


Module One: Course Introduction

Course overview and instructions

Module Two: Project Structure and Governance

Structure of Organisations; Project Sponsorship; Infrastructure (Project Office); Project Life Cycle; Environment and Operations Management; Programme and Portfolio Management; Project Management and Governance

Module Three: Communication and Team Leadership

Effective Communication; Conflict Resolution; Negotiation Skills; Leadership Success; Teamwork Dynamic

Module Four: Planning

Business Case; Benefits Management; Investment Appraisal; Information Management; Planning; Estimating; Stakeholder Management; Law; Health and Safety

Module Five: Scheduling

Scope Management; Requirements Management; Configuration Management; Change Control; Time Scheduling

Module Six: Resource Management

Resource Management and Scheduling; Budgeting and Cost Control; Control; Earned Value Management

Module Seven: Procurement and Risk Management

Contract; Procurement; Provider Selection and Management; Risk Context; Project Risk Management; Risk Techniques; Delegation

Module Eight: Project Quality Management

Quality Management; Reviews

Module Nine: Preparing for the APMP Examination

Examination Guidance; Types of Questions; Exam Hints and Tips

Recommended study period for the eLearning part of this package is approximately 22.5 hours

Classroom Event:

Two day APMP - APM Project Management Qualification Examination Preparation Workshop

Suggested Approach:

You should complete the eLearning in full prior to attending your classroom event. Sample questions are provided on completion of each of the Modules to test your understanding of the topics within.

When you have completed all core modules, sample APMP papers are included for you to practice writing APMP style essay questions. These should be used to prepare for the actual exam, observing the time available for each question, and to identify any outstanding areas of weakness. Re-do the eLearning for any area you are still not comfortable/confident with and remember, tutor support is available.

The two-day event is intended as a revision workshop. When you have completed all of the eLearning modules, you should book and attend the two day intensive workshop to review the APM syllabus and complete the final preparation for the exam (www.qa.com/APMP-3).

This eLearning product includes as classroom based examination:

The APMP exam will be booked at a QA Centre at a time and date most convenient for you.

The examination consists of:

  • 10 essay based questions to be selected from a total of 16. Each worth 50 marks
  • 3 hours duration
  • Closed-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 275 marks out of 500 (55%) to pass

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Delivery Method

Delivery method

Blended learning

Combining different learning methods into a single, seamless programme that exploits the best of each approach.

Total price: £1345

APM Project Management Quallification (PMQ) Blended eLearning with examination

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