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APM Project Management Qualification

Course Overview

This fully accredited blended learning contains all of the training and materials you need to attain the APM Project Management qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management. It combines highly interactive multimedia e-learning with an intensive classroom workshop including practical exercises and exam techniques and leads to the APM Project Management qualification examination.

The e-learning pre-course work is equivalent to a three day classroom workshop and takes approximately 12 hours to complete. It combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit your individual requirements. The classroom workshop builds upon the e-learning element and covers the remaining 12 syllabus topics that are not included within the e-learning package.


  • The e-learning provides increased control and visibility of progress and achievement
  • Improves ability to plan and manage projects
  • Increases personal confidence in dealing with project matters
  • e-learning is proven to increase retention of learning and is accessible from any location

Target Audience

The course is designed for individuals from both the public and private sector including those working in the management of projects ranging from individual assignments through to those working on large capital or change projects. This includes:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Support Office Staff

Learning Outcomes

Course Content

The syllabus for the The APM Project Management Qualification is based upon the APM Body of Knowledge which encompasses all areas of project management including strategic and commercial considerations, together with the technical, organisational and people management skills required to participate effectively in project management. Areas covered include:

  • Context of project management
  • Planning and strategy
  • Executing the strategy
  • Techniques
  • Business and commercial
  • Organisation and governance

We have divided the syllabus topics into zones and the topics covered within each zone are shown below:

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to the course, conventions and terminology
  • Professional qualifications
  • The APM Project Management Qualification and PRINCE2®
  • Blended learning approach
  • The examination
  • Key words
  • Hints and tips

Green Zone – Getting Going

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management

Blue Zone – Background

  • Project life cycles
  • Project context
  • Pink Zone – People & Projects

    • Stakeholder management
    • Organisation
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Conflict management

    Purple Zone – Planning

    • Scope management
    • Estimating
    • Scheduling
    • Resource management
    • Earned value management
    • Budgeting and cost management

    Red Zone – Stop & Think

    • Requirements management
    • Project success and benefits management
    • Procurement
    • Negotiation
    • Governance of a project
    • Health, safety and environmental management

    Orange Zone – Information Management & Reporting

    • Information management and repairing