APMP – Useful information


APMP Certificate is based on the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge and covers the syllabus for the APMP examination. It is designed to improve the skills of project management staff to enable them, through good project management practice, to make sound business decisions and thereby manage their projects to a successful conclusion. APMP will provide the delegate with an internationally recognised qualification (IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7).

Who should attend?

Project Managers who have not had formal best-practice project management training.
Prospective work package managers, project managers or other key project personnel looking to
develop their project management career skills.
Project Managers wishing to attain a formal, and widely recognised, project management qualification.


Good project management basic skills or attendance on the APM Introductory Certificate course plus ideally a minimum of 6 months actual experience of working on a project. We recommend delegates take the free online PMA5 lite assessment to help assess readiness and suitability for the APMP Certificate course and exam. This assessment identifies the delegate’s existing knowledge and experience and recommends the appropriate level of training required.

Course objectives:

Delegates will be able to:
Appreciate business processes and lifecycle models for projects and project management.
Use critical path analysis techniques and manage resource conflicts.
Contribute to the development of the business case.
Select and apply appropriate project monitoring and control methods.
Use a systematic approach to analysing and planning a project.
Consider and apply appropriate conflict management and negotiating techniques.
Appreciate the project context and actively manage the project stakeholders.
Apply work breakdown structures and map responsibilities.
Appreciate the context and relevance of project change control processes.
Recognise the importance of developing effective leadership skills and communication techniques.
Prepare for the APMP examination.

The APMP course covers 37 topic of 52 of the Body of Knowledge (APM BoK). 50 – 60 hours of study are required to prepare this exam.

The exam comprises answering 10 questions from 16 in three hours with a pass mark of 55%.

For current PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners a two hour paper that recognises prior learning. In this paper candidates must answer 6 from 10 questions derived from just 25 topics.

Free videos available on The PM Channel to help you:

Watch Mike Warren giving you an overview of the APMP examination and the types of questions asked in the 3 hour written paper here.

APMP course available on The PM Channel for £149/year. Course content available:

Portfolio and programme management concepts
The project context and stakeholder management
The project lifecycle and business processes
Developing a business case, investment appraisal techniques
Risk management
Project strategy and constructing the project management plan
Scope management and breakdown structures
Time and resource scheduling
Budgets and cost control
Change control and configuration management
Teamwork and communication
Procurement and contracts
Conflict and negotiating skills
Handover and project closure
Exam preparation and exam practice questions, exercises and scored feedback

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