Why take the APM PMQ?

A key factor that distinguishes project management from just ‘management’ is that it has this final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process. Because of this, a project professional needs a wide range of skills, often technical, and certainly people management, mixed with good business awareness.

According to the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project professionals Project Management is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project acceptance criteria within agreed parameters.  Project management has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite timescale and budget.  

A key factor that distinguishes project management from just ‘management’ is that it has this final deliverable and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process.  Because of this, a project professional needs a wide range of skills, often technical, and certainly people management, mixed with good business awareness.

The Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is a knowledge-based competency that was specially developed by the Association of Project Management (APM), and allows individuals to demonstrate an adequate understanding of all the essential elements of project management. As a trademark certification of APM, acquiring this competency will be of great value to you, your career, and your business.

Once completed, individuals working in a project environment can apply the theories to real-life situations, deepening their understanding of the key elements of project management, how these elements relate to and influence each other, and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. Since it is an internationally recognised certification, the qualification can be carried from one project, job, industry, or country to another. Since it is an internationally recognised certification, the qualification can be carried from one project, job, industry, or country to another. 

Who should complete a Project Management Qualification?

The Project Management qualification is intended for those who wish to gain a wider level of knowledge about project management and have a toolbox of theories, skills and experiences that will aid them in carrying projects and accomplishing them with competence, no matter how big or small the assignment is. 

In a nutshell, the APM Project Management Qualification is ideal for individuals who have worked in a project management position for at least two years and want to develop their skills and experience further and/or professionally. Those who complete the PMQ report increase the potential for greater career options and the opportunity to handle larger projects and have more scale and responsibilities to further develop their skills.

The Advantages of APM PMQ

Gain appreciation and support. Completing this course demonstrates that you are a professional and skilled Project Manager, willing to work for the success of your client, company and even your suppliers. You will be able to demonstrate that you are willing to acquire new knowledge and apply it to work and, as an internationally recognised certification, you may well see a change in your career advancement too, as your company will see you as an increased valuable asset.

Obtain a competitive edge in your professional environment. Organisations recognise the value of hiring competent and qualified individuals. If you want to stand out and take a coveted spot in your preferred company, taking the APM PMQ course will give you an industry-recognised edge, alongside the practical skills and tools needed to complete any task assigned to you. After completion, you will have a greater understanding of project management tools and processes, apply them at work or in meetings, help you comprehend what was being discussed and make sure that everyone is on the same page. 

Personal advancement and acquisition of new skills. Completing the Project Management Qualification demonstrates your competency to handle assignments as a project manager. This course focuses on giving you the right level of skills and knowledge that will enable you to deliver projects effectively. You will better understand project management terminology, ensuring all project team members and stakeholders have a baseline understanding of the project plan and success factors. You will develop effective communication skills, learning how to adapt, communicate and delegate effectively; you will learn what makes an effective team, what motivates people and how to drive collaboration. 

Why complete the APM PMQ?

In summary, completing the APM PMQ certification will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and competency as a project manager. Through gaining a broad knowledge of the principles, tools and techniques of project management, you will be able to apply them and determine which approach is the most effective for your current assignments. 

If you wish to accelerate your career, studying the PMQ will demonstrate to employers a level of competence, that will help you to stand out from the crowd. The APM PMQ is also part of the APM’s career pathway and a stepping stone to achieving chartered (ChPP) accreditation. 

As a certified individual, you will become a valuable asset to your organisation and add value to their project capability and delivery, creating a greater likelihood that projects are more successfully integrated, smoother in implementation and generally have greater satisfaction/feedback scores.

Why choose Provek?

Provek provide the Associate Project Manager apprenticeship programme, project management assessment, training and consultancy services, to leading organisations that wish to develop their project management capability.

We believe in a consultative and partnership approach through our highly experienced programme and project managers engaging with clients. We provide assessment solutions, targeted effective best-practice based training and development, and consultancy support to improve the capabilities of staff and organisations to deliver successful projects.

We understand that it is difficult for everyone to take time off their busy schedules to attend courses which is why Provek has a number of options on how you can complete your APM PMQ certification. 

  • four and a half-day virtual classroom
  • five-day face-to-face classroom course in a single week
  • three + three-day modular course (in-house only)
  • online study via PM Channel

If you are ready to raise your, or your team’s, project management skills to the next level or have any questions, give us a call on 01635 524610, send us an email at enquiries@provek.co.uk or fill out the contact form today!

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