DfE-funded Skills Bootcamp – APM PMQ

Skills for Life

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

Provek has partnered with City & Guilds Training, to deliver APM PFQ, PMQ, PRINCE2® and AgilePM® 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.

Individuals can enrol on scheduled open bootcamps, or organisations can run their own closed bootcamps (subject to meeting minimum cohort numbers).

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APM PMQ Bootcamp

The City and Guilds/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

  • 3 days of virtual tutor-led training.
  • 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 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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Discounted price for large employers (LEs): £1,650.00

Discounted price for small/medium employers (SMEs): £550.00

Full price: £5,500.00


Inhouse bootcamps

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

Open/public bootcamps (2024-25 schedule):

Our public courses run on the following dates.

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

  • 29th April – 10th June 2024 (virtual)
  • 8th July – 19th August 2024 (virtual)
  • 2nd September – 14th October 2024 (virtual / onsite)
  • 5th November – 16th December 2024 (virtual)
  • 6th January – 17th February 2025 (virtual / onsite)
  • 3rd March – 14th April 2025 (virtual)
  • 7th May – 16th June 2025 (virtual)
  • 18th June – 28th July 2025 (virtual)

Click here to download the full 2024-25 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.

Eligibility criteria for delegates

  • Currently in employment
  • Aged 19 and over, before 31st August in that funding year.
  • Lived in the UK for at least 3 years, and live in England
  • Working in England
  • Learners can only enrol on one bootcamp or any other government funded initiative such as an apprenticeship in each funding year
  • SME classification – less than 250 employees


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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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