The APM (formerly APMP) 5-day Project Management course takes delegates from entry to management level qualification.
Becoming APMP accredited?
By being accredited under the APM training route you are setting yourself a clear pathway to obtaining chartered status as APM PMQ qualification is a prerequisite for this. The APM (PFQ and PMQ) 5-day course covers both APM entry and management level accreditation, as follows:
APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
APM PFQ 2-day entry level
The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) is an intensive 2-day classroom course and is the starting point for individuals wishing to become APMP qualified (SCQF level 6). There are no prerequisites for taking this entry level course but pre-course study (which you will receive on purchasing your course from SPOCE) is recommended.
General content for APM PFQ Qualification
General awareness of project management terminology
The APM PFQ exam
60 minutes, 60 multiple choice questions.
APM project Management Qualification (PMQ) - Formerly APMP project management APM PMQ – 3-day classroom course
The APM Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ – formerly APMP course) is a 3-Day classroom course. It is equivalent to IPMA level D and SCQF level 7 in project management accreditation. This is the ideal next step for candidates that already hold the APM PFQ qualification as this expands on the entry level APM qualification by providing a practical application to the concepts learned in PFQ.
General content for the APM PFQ course
The 3 -day SPOCE APM PMQ course is a much more practical application of project management techniques and takes a closer look at the strategy and commercials involved, such as: conflict management, cost management, sponsorship, value management, negotiation, leadership teamwork and procurement.
The APM PMQ exam
10 questions (from a choice of 15) for this 3-hour exam which will be sat at the end of the 3-day course. If candidates have ever been PRINCE2® Practitioner qualified then they can opt to take a shorter, 2-hour APM PMQ exam for PRINCE2® Practitioners.
APM (APMP) training and the route to chartered status
The first step to having chartered status is to become an APM member. This, in itself, does not qualify you for chartered status, but it is part of the qualifying process. To apply for chartered status, you need to be a member of the APM. In turn, to become a member of the APM, you need to be APM PMQ qualified.
Achieving APM project management chartered project professional status
Once a member, you can apply for APM chartered status. The entry process is a rigorous peer review, CPD (Continuous Professional Development) commitment and adherence to a strict code of professional conduct.
The benefits of APM Project Management accreditation
Sitting your 5-day APM course with SPOCE provides you with a clear and progressive structure for your project management career. The benefits are many but the three most primary are:
Reliability - with SPOCE Project management you can guarantee world class support and training to take you through your qualification and future career.
Reputation – for APM, the accolade of becoming a chartered body is a hard won honour and for SPOCE with our 25 year history, a reputation for being one of the longest standing training organisations in the industry.
Recognition – the one and only route to achieving chartered project professional status is by becoming APM accredited. Chartered status is kudos for project management as an industry and you as an individual.
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.
This course is designed for:
The key objectives of this course are:
This five-day intensive course covers the PMQ Certificate syllabus, including the following topics:
Approach & Exams
This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM approved trainer, with the focus of preparing for the APMP Examination. All trainers have practical experience of projects. Practical sessions are on an individual and team basis and feature throughout the event. The examination is taken on day five and the results are usually available within eight to ten weeks.
Are there any pre-requisites?
Attendees would benefit from possessing some good basic project management skills, or from attendance on the APM PMF course. A minimum of 6 months actual experience of working on a project would also be recommended and extremely beneficial.
Extensive event preparation materials will be provided to delegates in advance of the course. This includes the APM Project Management Qualification Study Guide. Approximately 10 hours preparation is required to complete the pre-course study.
What examinations are taken on the course?
PMQ Certificate Exam: This exam is a three-hour closed-book essay-style paper. In this paper, candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%.
SPOCE delivers accredited training courses across the country. The following is a list of SPOCE's training venues. Residential accommodation (A) can be arranged at our Bournemouth venue. Refreshments (R) are provided at all venues. Lunch (L) is also provided at all venues except London.
Birmingham (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - Strathallan, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Bournemouth - West Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JS
Bournemouth - East Cliff (A,L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AN
Brighton (L,R) - Holiday Inn Brighton Seafront, 137 King’s Road, Brighton, B1 2JF
Bristol (L,R) - Arnos Manor Hotel, 470 Bath Road, Avon, Bristol, BS4 3HQ
Cardiff (L,R) - Jurys Inn Cardiff, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DN
Cambridge (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU
Canterbury (L,R) - Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU
Coventry (L,R) - The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, Coventry CV1 2HG
Exeter (L,R) - Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter EX1 3RN
Fleet (L,R) - GBS Corporate, Ancells Business Park, Oakmere, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2UT
Leeds (L,R) - Mercure Leeds, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 8AG
Leicester (L,R) - Devonshire Place, 78 London Rd, Leicester LE2 0RA
Liverpool (L,R) - Jurys Inn, 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN
London (R) - SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP
Manchester (Stockport) (L,R) - Cheadle House, Royal Crescent, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 3FS
Milton Keynes (L,R) - Hotel Novotel Milton Keynes, Saxon St, Heelands, Milton Keynes MK13 7RA
Newcastle (L,R) - Ramada Encore Newcastle-Gateshead, Hawks Road, Gateshead Quays, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE8 3AD
Nottingham (L,R) - Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS
Norwich (L,R) - Mercure Norwich Hotel, 121-131 Boundary Road, Norwich, NR3 2BA
Oxford (L,R) - Oxford Witney Four Pillars, Olney House, Ducklington Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4EX
Portsmouth (L,R) - Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helens Parade, Portsmouth, PO4 0RN
Plymouth (L,R) - Future Inn Plymouth, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth International Business Park, PL6 5ZD
Reading (L,R) - Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, Bath Rd, Calcot, Reading RG31 7QN
Sheffield (L,R) - Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel, Blonk Street, Sheffield, S1 2AU
Southampton (L,R) - The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9PX
Stoke-on-Trent (L,R) - Quality Hotel Stoke, 66 Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent, ST1 5NB
Swansea (L,R) - Mercure Swansea, Phoenix Way, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA7 9EG
York (L,R) - Hotel 53, 53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL