SPOCE Project Management are pleased to announce our Virtual APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) and PMQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) syllabus are now are aligned with APM BoK 7th edition.
APM Qualifications and Training
The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession (ChPP), offers a progressive structure for your career development.
APM qualifications offer a clear route to achieving both the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) and the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) standards, recognising the competence and success of project professionals.
The APM study route
1. Entry level: APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification). Essentially the beginners guide to project management. A guide to project management terminology that is essential for anyone wishing to gain a broad understanding of how projects are run and a highly recommended pre-requisite for APM PMQ.
2. Management level: APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification). This level is for anyone wishing to participate in projects in any way. Previous experience in running projects is not essential for candidates but is highly recommended.
3. Expert level: APM PPQ (Project Professional Qualification). This is a comprehensive assessment of project management and is typically undertaken by those with in depth project experience and is an optional route to ‘chartered project professional status’.
What APM qualifications and training could mean to you
These qualifications are accredited by APM (Association of Project Management). It is the only organisation to be awarded professional project management chartered status so the qualifications it offers are highly acclaimed.
In its recent 2020 market trends survey (APM 2020) the average salary for a project professional was £47.500 and a whopping 82% of project professionals were happy with their role. Job satisfaction and salary are the two biggest reasons to choose a career so having a formal qualification for this can be a game changer on any CV.
What’s changed due to APM BoK 7?
There have been some notable changes to both the PFQ and the PMQ syllabus as a result of the launch of APM BoK 7th edition so where this more recent study option is available it makes sense to choose it.
“The launch of the seventh edition provides an opportunity to take stock and reaffirm our position both in the profession and consider our role in society. We ask you not only to engage with it, but to challenge it, expand on it, bring your experience, knowledge and ideas as we support the profession in realising our long-term vision of ‘a world in which all projects succeed, and project management is a life skill for all”
(John McGlynn APM Chair: APM BoK Body of Knowledge 7th edition Forward)
Key APM BoK 7 features as per the APM website include:
• An extended structure from the strategic case for projects to the delivery of lasting benefits.
• Chapters for senior leaders as well as those delivering meaningful change.
• 12 sections and 80 topics covering iterative and linear lifecycles, personal health and wellbeing, leadership, stakeholders and other drivers of successful change.
• Over 200 recommended references, including APM publications, for professionals to use to expand their knowledge.
• A comprehensive glossary of key terminology running throughout the book.
We currently have a fantastic 40% off our APM PFQ and APM PMQ ONLIVE Virtual courses. All you need to do is include the code SPRING40 at checkout to redeem this amazing discount.
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