Association for Project Management (BoK7) - APMBOK7

Business Skills College
30 hours minimum

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About this course

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) formerly known as APMP is a knowledge-based qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, that allows you to demonstrate understanding of all elements of project management.
You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact and how your project fits into your strategic and commercial environment. PMQ is an internationally recognised professional qualification, which can be carried from one job to another, or from one industry to another.
This online course is accredited by the APM to cover all aspects of the current APM PMQ syllabus. It is divided into 26 topics that provide the knowledge and understanding required for the APM PMQ exam. 

Each topic is also available as a downloadable pdf format and the course also contains podcasts, sample PMQ exam questions, exam guidance, an online support forum and an assessment.

The course is an element of the Defence Academy’s APM pathway which comprises of: 
  • Association for Project Management (BoK7) - online training including assessment
  • Project management tools and techniques (optional)
  • APM exam preparation 
  • APM PMQ exam

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will have:
  • completed step 1 of the Defence Academy’s APM PMQ learning pathway
  • a greater knowledge and understanding of APM PMQ exam syllabus
  • completed an assessment to test your readiness to proceed to the exam

How will this course help my career?

Project management is an essential organisational process that helps set clear goals and manage time/cost/performance criteria more efficiently. Professional development in project management builds the competencies required to deliver successful projects.

The APM are the chartered body for the project profession and as such a qualification awarded by them is much sought after by those in the profession.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

The assessment will test your knowledge across a range of topics in the APM syllabus and has been designed to be a robust assessment of knowledge to ensure readiness for the APM PMQ (BoK7) exam.

The assessment consists of 65 randomly selected questions covering the PMQ syllabus. A pass is achieved by attaining an overall pass mark of 80%. You will have 90 minutes to complete it. If you fail, you will not be able to re-attempt it for 48 hours. The mandatory assessment is used by the Defence Academy as a pre-requisite for enrolling on the APM Exam Preparation course. This approach has been found to enhance candidate pass rates significantly.

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