European Social Fund

PROJECT MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATION (PMQ)

Awarded By: Association For Project Management (APM)
Duration: 52 weeks (max) online, flexible learning
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 26-08-21

The APM Project Management Qualification will enhance your CV as a recognised, professional qualification. The course provides a broad and thorough grounding in project management to enable people to work in a range of sectors and project types.

Preston College offers a unique blended learning solution.  You can work independently whilst you are fully supported:

  • Flexible study options
  • Work at your own pace
  • Access to online resources for a year
  • Tutor support by email, phone and MS Teams calls
  • Live group teaching sessions using MS Teams
  • Assessments, tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Take the exam at the college or remotely from your own home
  • No additional fees for revision workshops or exam technique, it’s all included in your course

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

There are eleven learning outcomes, aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. Throughout your time on the course, you will study:

  • Organisational Structures
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Situational Context of Projects
  • Communication
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Planning for Success
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule and Resource
  • Procurement
  • Risks and Issues
  • Quality in the Context of a Project

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught in numerous ways, including:

  • Online learning, plus email and telephone support with your assigned tutor
  • Regular assessments marked with tutor feedback
  • Live interactive classes using MS Teams

All tutors are qualified teachers and project professionals with broad workplace experience, alongside academic qualifications.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will undertake a three hour, closed book exam managed by the APM and you will need to answer 10 questions from 16, with typed answers.

Currently exams are available to sit at the college or remotely from your own home (subject to meeting the APM IT system requirements).

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area and enhance your employment opportunities in project roles.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

You will need to pay the APM fee for the exam. This is an additional cost, on top of your tuition fees.

Your exam will be booked by the college.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To undertake this course, you will need experience working in a project environment, or will need to evide achievement of the Project Fundamentals qualification.

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