APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is an internationally recognised certification that enables you to develop a comprehensive skill set to enhance your project management experience.

Course overview

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) validates your project management knowledge, allowing you to excel in diverse assignments, from specialist to large-scale projects.

Covering vital areas from the APM Body of Knowledge, such as budgeting, conflict management, communication, leadership, negotiation, procurement, and more. The PMQ demonstrates your capability in steering projects from inception to successful completion.

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Understand how organisations and projects are structured
    Project life cycles
    Understand the situational context of projects
    Communication within project management
    Principles of leadership and teamwork
    Planning for success
    Project scope management
    Schedule and resource optimisation
    Project procurement
    Risk and issue management
    Quality in the context of a project
How you'll be assessed

A 180-minute long exam, where candidates must answer 10 out of 16 written questions. For PRINCE2 Registered Practitioners, there is an alternative 120-minute exam where candidates must answer 6 out of 10 written questions.


Upon successfully passing the examination, you’ll receive your APM Project Management Qualification certification. This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Study time

70 – 80 guided learning hours  (Full-time: 4 weeks, Part-time: 3 months)


1 x 180-minute exam (answering 10 of 16 questions) or 1 x 120-minute exam for PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners (answering 6 of 10 questions)


Internet access and email


Ideally a minimum of two years of relevant practical experience in project management

Ideal for

Project managers, assistant project managers and project administrators



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What's included

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  • What's included
    On-demand platform access
    eBooks, video lessons, and practice exams
    Expert support and mentoring
    CV and LinkedIn support
    Monthly careers workshops
    Learning People Alumni membership
    TOTUM student card

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Be in control of your learning journey. Enjoy flexible and self-paced training that fits around your schedule. Learn when and where it suits you.

Our training is regularly updated to align with the latest technologies and trends, so you can be confident that you're equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Learn from the best in the field. Interact with our industry experts, ask your questions, and seek advice. We have the knowledge you need to succeed.

Globally recognised certifications that hold real value in your chosen industry. We’ll create a unique pathway, so you’re equipped with the certifications you need for the job you want.

Why become certified with an APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)?

A PMQ is an internationally recognised benchmark for project management training that will provide you with invaluable industry experience to advance your career in the project management world. Gain knowledge in communication, negotiation, and how to map out a project life cycle and open the doors to a successful career in project management. 

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Salary projection

Average Salary after completing


You can earn an average of £50,262.00 a year

Junior Project Manager
Average salary you can earn
Senior Project Manager

You can earn an average of £50,262.00 a year

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