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  • Price £1,855.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
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APM qualifications are aligned to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) competency levels, and the APMP qualification is recognised as IPMA Level D. This five-day intensive course provides delegates with comprehensive training to prepare them for the APMP examination (based on the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition).

It will enable delegates to:

understand all elements of the APMP syllabus
get to grips with the specific examination language
learn strategies and tactics for approaching the examination

The exam fee is included in the cost of the APMP course.


This course is for project managers and aspiring project managers with at least two years project experience.
Ideally, delegates will have some experience of working in a project environment and have a basic understanding of project management issues.

Pre-course reading

This is an intensive 5-day course and delegates will be expected to undertake at least 15 hours pre-course work in order to be fully prepared.
Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course by email. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

Understand how organisations and projects are structured
Understand project life cycles
Understand contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered
Understand governance of project management and the use of structured methodologies
Understand communication within project management
Understand the principles of leadership and teamwork
Understand planning for success
Understand project scope management
Understand schedule and resource management
Understand project procurement
Understand risk management and issue management
Understand project quality management

Course Content

Organisations and projects structure

Organisation, Sponsorship, Infrastructure

Project life cycles

Life cycle models, Extended life cycle, Phases and stages

Contexts and environments in which projects can be delivered

Operations Management, Programme Management, Portfolio Management, Project Environment, Health and Safety

Governance of project management and structured methodologies

Governance of project Management, Role of Structures methods in Project Governance

Communication within project management

Importance of Effective Communications, Communications within Projects, Communications Plan, Conflict Management, Negotiation

Principles of leadership and teamwork

Leadership, Motivation, Leadership styles, Characteristics of teams and teamwork, Creation, development and management of teams

Planning for success

Use and contents of the Business Case, Benefits Management, Investment Appraisal, Information Management, Planning Process, Project Management Plan, Estimating techniques, Stakeholder Management, Project Control

Project scope management

Scope Management, Requirements Management, Configuration Management, Change Control

Schedule and resource management

Time Scheduling, Critical Path Analysis, Gantt Charts, Resource Scheduling, Resource Smoothing and Levelling, Budgeting and Cost Control

Project procurement

Procurement in Projects, Procurement Strategy, Contracts and Contractual Relationships, Provider Selection and Management

Risk management and issue management

Risk and Issues, Risk Management and Issue Management Processes, Delegation and Escalation

Project quality management

Quality Management, Quality Planning, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Continuaal improvement, Quality Reviews

APMP Examination

Extensive examination practice and feedback is included in the workshop. The APMP examination is normally scheduled for 13:00 on the final day of the course and consists of:

10 essay based questions to be selected from a total of 16. Each worth 50 marks
3 hours duration
Closed-book event
Candidates require a minimum of 275 marks out of 500 (55%) to pass

Delegates are advised to undertake some revision work in the evening to prepare for the APMP examination on the final day of the course. The additional work required during evenings will consist of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2-3 hours each evening on these activities

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