APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

Qualification overview

The Project Professional Qualification (PPQ), developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, is an examination-based qualification that assesses your capability in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios.

Covering the core and specific competences project professionals require across all areas of the profession, PPQ is the most comprehensive assessment of professional project management capability available.

Who is this qualification for?

The APM Project Professional Qualification is aimed at any project professional either:

  • working in project, programme or portfolio management;
  • holding the APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent;
  • looking to become a Full Member of APM (MAPM).

How is it examined?

The PPQ is a demonstration of the application of knowledge and comprises three core modules and one role specific elective module. Each module is examined through a written paper of three hours in duration which is scenario based. A candidate can bring five pages of notes into a PPQ examination.

The modules

Four modules are required to achieve the qualification and must be passed within a three year period.

See free videos with syllabus and study guide for each of the six modules on The PM Channel here.

Core (all three)

  • Module 1 Professionalism and managing others
  • Module 2 Planning and control
  • Module 3 Governance

Elective (one from three)

  • Module 4 Project management
  • Module 5 Programme management
  • Module 6 Portfolio management

Our learning option

We have a supported remote study option for all six PPQ modules. Each utilises our online assessment tool PMA6, resources on The PM Channel, practise papers and guidance and feedback from our expert tutor.

Our support has proved very successful with Provek delegates achieving over 90% pass rate.

Provek specialist support

Provek provides a comprehensive package of support to each candidate as they study their four modules. This comprises:

  • Candidate readiness assessment using PMA6
  • Briefings and study guide
  • Learning materials on The PM Channel
  • Practice papers with tutor marked answers
  • Provek 5-page ‘open book’ notes


The specialist support from Provek is £500 + VAT per module.  In addition, the APM examination price is £385 + VAT per module.

Case study

After two years of study, Fadiya Ahmed achieved her full PPQ using Provek’s PPQ specialist support. Read the case study here.

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