DfE-funded Skills Bootcamp – APM PMQ

A DfE-funded training programme to support individuals to retrain, update or formalise their skills or acquire specialist skills

Provek has partnered with rail training specialist Intertrain, to deliver APM PMQ, PFQ and PRINCE2® Skills Bootcamps as part of a UK Government initiative to provide employers with the opportunity to support individuals to retrain, update or formalise their skills or acquire specialist skills.

The National Skills Fund will:

  • fund 70% of the cost of upskilling the existing workforce across the variety of sectors for large employers*
  • fund 90% of the cost of upskilling existing workforce for SME employers*

*Definition to qualify as an SME: employs less than 250 employees and annual turnover is under €50 million.

This initiative runs from April 2023 to March 2024, where individuals can enrol on scheduled open bootcamps, or organisations can run their own closed bootcamps (subject to meeting minimum cohort numbers).

(For information on our PRINCE2® bootcamp click here)

APM PMQ Bootcamp

The Intertrain/Provek APM PMQ bootcamp runs over 8 weeks where delegates complete circa 84.5 hours of study and workshop attendance. Delegates will be supported to achieve the APM PMQ professional qualification.

The bootcamp compromises of:

Pre course study

  • 35 hours of essential pre-course study, using Provek-provided resources.

Module 1 PMQ course

  • First three of 5 days PMQ virtual tutor-led training.

Module 2 PMQ course

  • Final two of 5 days PMQ virtual tutor-led training.

Module 3 applied learning

  • Three days at an Intertrain site (London/Lichfield) with participants, working through real-to-life project scenarios in small teams and applying and practising their learning from the preceding training sessions.
  • Review of (previously sat) mock exam results and final exam preparation.
  • The 3-day workshop is facilitated by an expert project manager and will conclude with all participants reflecting on lessons learned from the course, with a view to application back in the workplace.

PMQ online exam

  • The PMQ is a 3hr 15min online typed exam. The pass mark is 55%.
  • Candidates are required to answer 10 out of 16 questions. Candidates who hold a valid PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification will sit the shorter 2hr 10min PMQ exam, and are required to answer 6 out of 10 questions.

Course content

  • Structure of organisations and projects
  • Project lifecycles
  • Contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered
  • Governance of project management and the use of structured methodologies
  • Communication within project management
  • The principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Planning for success
  • Project scope management
  • Schedule and resource management
  • Project procurement
  • Project risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management
  • PMQ examination requirements and preparation tips and guidance.

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Qualification details

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) – formerly known as APMP,  is a comprehensive course based on the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge 7th edition and covers the syllabus for the PMQ examination.

It is designed to improve the skills of project management staff to enable them, through good project management practice, to make sound business decisions and thereby manage their projects to a successful conclusion.  The three-hour fifteen minute typed examination will provide the delegate with an internationally recognised qualification.

The course builds on existing knowledge and experience and attendees will learn how to better plan, control and monitor their projects including risk and financial analysis together with reporting on progress. Interpersonal skills such as negotiation techniques and managing stakeholders are also covered. The course uses exercises to reinforce the learning.


Inhouse bootcamps

Inhouse bootcamps can be delivered subject to a minimum cohort size – please contact us to discuss.

Open/public bootcamps (2023-24 schedule):

Our public courses run on the following dates.

(35 hours pre course study required to be completed by candidates ahead of dates specified)

  • Bootcamp 1: 13th September – 13th October 2023 (virtual and onsite London)
  • Bootcamp 2: 23rd October – 24th November 2023 (virtual)
  • Bootcamp 3: 29th January – 1st March 2024 (virtual)

For a full breakdown of dates of activities within each bootcamp see our bootcamp schedule.


  • Ideally candidates will have at least 2 years project management experience.
  • It is only available for candidates who live and work in England.
  • Provek’s PMA lite online assessment tool is required to be completed by each delegate prior to course booking.
  • Delegates are required to take the APM PMQ exam as part of this bootcamp.


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Contact Provek and speak with one of our expert team on 01635 524 610 or email enquiries@provek.co.uk.

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