APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Formerly known as the APMP.

Who is it for

This course is best suited to those with some experience in working in a project environment who wish to develop their project management expertise to a professional level. It provides the knowledge necessary for the successful management of projects and the credibility of an internationally recognised qualification.

Benefits of Ladymead’s PMQ

  • Highly experienced tutors
  • Flexible course structure spread over a practical period with the ability to commence the course at any time
  • Comprehensive course notes including our e-learning package
  • Tutor support and coaching during home study periods
  • More enjoyable and deeper learning experience
  • Includes an additional one-day exam preparation workshop
  • Enhanced potential to pass the exam

Membership of the APM

Those who pass the examination and have the appropriate experience will be eligible to apply for full membership of the APM and use the letters MAPM after their name.

Course material and online coaching and support

Delegates are provided with a comprehensive set of notes, e-learning package and coaching support during the pre-course preparation and home study period.

Unique Course structure

Our APMP is delivered on a unique Modular Blended Learning basis which combines periods of home study with attendance on practical workshops and concluding with the APMP Exam.

This is a proven format that provides an enhanced learning experience and sufficient time for the delegates to absorb the course material and to reflect upon its practical application at work.

It is particularly suitable for people with busy workloads, family, social, sporting and other commitments.

The modular format provides a far better learning experience than the traditional intensive “boot camp” approach offered by others for this type of training.

Our course is uniquely endorsed by the CIOB and provides access to associate member ship of the RICS via the Project Management Pathway and a fast track route to CSCS Cards without the need to undertake expensive and time consuming NVQ’s

Experienced Tutors

All of our tutors have substantial practical experience at a senior level in the management of projects in addition to their proven specialist expertise in training.


The full APM exam is a structured essay type paper run over 3 hours.

Candidates are required to answer 10 questions out of a choice of 16.The pass mark is 55%.

In recognition of prior learning, those who are registered as current Prince2 Practitioners are entitled to sit a shorter exam covering a reduced syllabus over 2 hours with a choice of 6 out of 10 questions. The pass mark is again 55 %.

Other options

The course is also available via:

  • Distance/e-Learning
    • Study at home with tutor support plus attendance on the one day exam preparation workshop followed by the exam the next day.
  • In-House
    • Delivered at a time, location and course format to suit your organisation.
    • We will work with you to incorporate bespoke material into the course that specifically reflects and promotes your organisations core values, project management processes,tools and techniques.
  • Prince2 Practitioners
    • Current Prince2 Practitioners undertake a shorter exam covering a reduced syllabus but are nevertheless encouraged to attend all of the workshop modules in order to get the maximum benefit from the training.

Please contact us for help in choosing the best option for you.

Course Fees

Includes exam fees.

Route 1 Full course £1,590 ex VAT
Route 2 Prince2 Practitioners £1,290 ex VAT
Route 3 Distance/e-Learning £990 ex VAT
Route 4 Corporate In-House: Please contact us for a proposal


Peter Curtis Phone 01483 534 192 or email petercurtis@ladymeadprojects.com.

Topics covered

Project management Resource Management
Programme management Budget and Costs
Portfolio management Earned Value
Project life cycles Risk Management*
Organisation Roles* Methods and Procedures*
Project sponsorship* Procurement
Project office Negotiation
Projects context Quality*
Business case* Health & Safety & Environment*
Project Management Plan* Change Control*
Organisation Structure Configuration Management*
Teamwork Issue Management*
Leadership Governance
Stakeholder Management Communication
Requirements Management Conflict Management
Success and Benefits Project Reviews
Scope Info Management & Reporting
Estimating Handover and Close Out* Scheduling

* Current Prince2 Practitioners are not examined on the these topics