APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Qualification overview

The Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, that allows candidates to demonstrate understanding of all elements of project management.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment.

PMQ is an internationally recognised qualification, which can be carried from one job to another, or from one industry to another.

Who is this qualification for?

The APM Project Management Qualification is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.

Podcasts (free to use)

Access our free to use PMQ tutorials here:

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Our learning options

Choose from our five day virtual and face-to-face classroom course in a single week, three + three-day modular course, DfE-funded Skills Bootcamps, or online study via PM Channel.

Online briefing

The PMQ is an intense training course and we recognise the importance of candidates knowing what to expect. Our online video briefing delivered by our Training Delivery Director provides delegates with an overview of the training course and the importance of pre course study.

PMQ course schedule

Find our latest public course dates here.

Before you enrol

It is essential that you do not underestimate the difficulty of the PMQ course and exam. Provek is an ethical training provider and we are committed to ensuring every one of our delegates has an exceptional learning experience with us. Before you enrol on to the PMQ course can you answer yes to the following checklist of suitability questions:

  • Are you actively involved in project management? It is essential that you can draw on your experience of project delivery as you go through the course.
  • Do you have a minimum of 2 years actual experience across a breadth of project management areas and functions?
  • Are you a competent typist? The exam is 3hrs 15 mins and requires good typing skills to answer 10 out of 16 questions in the allotted time.
  • Are you able to complete 35 hours pre course study? You will be provided with 35 hours of pre course study which is essential to complete ahead of the training.
  • Have you taken our PMALite skills assessment? The PMALite is an online tool that assesses your current level of knowledge and experience and will validate the most appropriate PM qualifications for you. When you enrol we will request that you undertake our PMA assessment in order to assess readiness and suitability for the PMQ course and exam. You can take this prior to enrolling by accessing the PMALite tool here, and selecting the red button to start the assessment. Once you submit your answers you will receive a personal report which confirms your suitability for PMQ.

If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the PMQ please email enquiries@provek.co.uk. We will be very happy to provide impartial advice and guidance.



Which learning option is right for you?

Download the brochure giving you more information on the options

APM PMQ five day virtual classroom

APM PMQ 3+3 day Virtual Classroom

APM PMQ 3+3 day face-to-face classroom

APM PMQ two-day exam preparation and revision course

DfE-funded Skills Bootcamp – APM PMQ

APM PMQ Online

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