APM PQ 48-hour assessment centre

Course overview

This assessment event is designed to provide the individual with an international qualification that recognises their capability in project management. Self-study development pack, one to one coaching and preparation workshops are available.

Course specification

Who should attend:

Project managers interested in gaining a recognised qualification of their project management capability. Also managers who have had experience in responsible leadership functions on projects, or perhaps as a team leader of a significant part of a larger project.


Five days of continuous assessment commences lunchtime on day one and finishes lunchtime on day three. Due to the intensity of the assessment it is strongly recommended for candidates to be residential as there will be evening work required.


Day one: 12 noon to 7.30 p.m.
Day two: 8.15 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Day three: 8.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


Continuous assessment involving a mix of written examinations, observed group work and an interview involving a presentation. Candidates are assessed against 30 pre-declared criteria relevant to managing a non-complex project.


DoubleTree by Hilton, M4 Junction 13, Newbury for public scheduled courses.

For in-house single client courses this event is held at the client selected venue.


2019: Jan 21-23, Mar 19-21, Mar 25-27

For in-house courses, which can be tailored if required, contact Provek to discuss dates and prices.


£1,936 + VAT per delegate inclusive of lunch, refreshments and exam fees

For in-house courses, which can be tailored if required, contact Provek to discuss dates and prices.

Course style:

Individual work – candidates will provide written answers in examination conditions to questions based upon the given case study.

Group work (observed) – candidates will carry out group exercises in order to discuss and solve problems relating to the case study.

Interviews – all candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis.


Candidates must satisfy one of the following criteria for project management knowledge, either having passed the APM PMQ qualification or an equivalent qualification. It is likely, but not essential, that suitable candidates will have three-five years experience in responsible leadership functions of non-complex projects. Candidates will be required to complete Provek’s PMA6 online assessment, which will indicate readiness and suitability to attend this APM Practitioner Qualification event, as well as highlighting developmental areas.

Pre-course study:

It is recommended to refresh your knowledge of project management best-practice for example through review of materials from previous training courses attended or the APM’s Body of Knowledge book.


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Qualification details

The Practitioner Qualification is an International Project Managers Association (IPMA) Level C qualification and assesses capability, i.e. the appropriate application of those knowledge areas as defined by the APM Body of Knowledge. This Qualification is the only project management qualification in the UK that actually assesses the capability of a project manager

The APM Practitioner Qualification (PQ) is an assessment centre event designed to provide the individual with this international qualification that recognises their capability in project management. It is an intensive assessment process comprising group work, interviews and individual work, for which candidates need to be fully prepared. Provek offers a range of preparation services to ensure that candidates demonstrate their true capability on these event days.

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