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APM Project Management Qualification

Course Overview

This fully accredited e-learning course contains provides underpinning knowledge* to attain the APM Project Management Qualification ® . It combines highly interactive multimedia e-learning, practical exercises and exam techniques to enable candidates to work towards the APM Project Management Qualification examination.

*To fully prepare for the APM Project Management qualification exam, learners would normally also attend a classroom workshop (not included in this product) which 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 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.

Certification / Exam

This course specifically provides the background knowledge for the related certification exam (which learners must pass in order to achieve the formal Certification). IMPORTANT: Please note that the certification EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED with this course. The exam can be purchased separately from the course publisher and booking details for the exam are provided on request.


  • 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

Pink Zone – People & Projects

Purple Zone – Planning

Red Zone – Stop & Think

Orange Zone – Information Management & Reporting

  • Project life cycles
  • Project context
    • Stakeholder management
    • Organisation
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Communication
    • Conflict management
    • Scope management
    • Estimating
    • Scheduling
    • Resource management
    • Earned value management
    • Budgeting and cost management
    • Requirements management
    • Project success and benefits management
    • Procurement
    • Negotiation
    • Governance of a project
    • Health, safety and environmental management
    • Information management and repairing

The APM Project Management Qualification course on this page is offered by ILX Group an Accredited Training Organisation of The APM Group Ltd.