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Project Management for the APMP Exam Prep Course
The APM Project Management Qualification
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5 Days
35 PDUs / 3.5 CEUs
Prerequisites: While there are no specific prerequisites, delegates should have some experience in either managing or working in a project environment. It is also beneficial to have studied the APM Introductory Certificate.

Delegates will be advised of the APM material that will need to be downloaded and read before the course in the joining instructions.
Course Level: Intermediate

About the Program
APMP (IPMA Level D) is a knowledge-based qualification that allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management. Candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment. The course will cover the 37 syllabus areas defined by APM and prepare you to sit the exam on the final day. In addition to the tutor-led sessions, you should also expect to complete some self-directed study in the evenings.

The APMP exam is a three-hour paper where candidates must answer 10 out of 16 questions covering all 37 syllabus topics.

Who Should Attend
APMP is aimed at those wishing to achieve a broad level of project management knowledge sufficient to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.

Among those who can benefit from this course are:

  • Project team members with some previous formal project management training
  • Those who are following a career in project management
  • General Managers responsible for projects and programmes

What You Will Learn
You’ll learn how to:

  • Provide organisations with a proven project management methodology that can allow people to plan, organize, and control the successful implementation of projects
  • Achieve the APMP qualification, the UK’s leading project management qualification
  • Provide practical skills and techniques to help further your career in project management

Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objective

PM in Context

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management
  • Project management processes
  • Project context
  • Project office

Planning the Strategy

  • Project success and benefits management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management plan
  • Project quality management
  • Project risk management
  • Health, safety and environmental management

Executing the Strategy

  • Scope management
  • Scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Budgeting and cost management
  • Change control
  • Earned value management
  • Information management and reporting
  • Issue management


  • Requirements management
  • Estimating
  • Configuration management

Business and Commercial

  • Business case
  • Procurement

Organisational and Governance

  • Project life cycles
  • Hand-over and close-out
  • Project reviews
  • Organisation structure
  • Organisational roles
  • Methods and procedures
  • Governance of project management

People and the Profession

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation

Preparation & Exam

  • Preparation and practice questions
  • APMP exam


(The sequence of topics above may vary according to the needs of the group. All syllabus topics are shown above).

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