APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)


Course Director

Peter Curtis


Project Management

Course Details

  • Duration: Options from 6.5 days - 6 months
  • Level: Recommended two years experience in a project environment
  • Languages: English
  • Prices from: £690 ex VAT

About the course

The PMQ is a highly respected and sought after qualification.

Many employers are now looking for their existing project managers and new recruits to have obtained the PMQ as proof of their knowledge of project management at a professional level.

Major public and private sector clients are insisting that their key contractors and consultants have staff who hold the PMQ in order to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and professionalism to be able to successfully run their projects to the increasingly tough cost, time and quality objectives that the market demands.

Project managers can no longer rely entirely upon demonstration their experience alone without having achieved a relevant professional level qualification to back it up.

The course also provides the delegates with a golden opportunity to network with fellow practitioners and to be exposed to new ideas, processes and techniques that they will find useful on their own projects.

No matter how much experience people have, no one knows everything.

We can all benefit from the time provided on this course to reflect upon current practice and what we could do to improve things in the future.

Whilst the APM do not set any minimum, we recommend that delegates have at least two years experience in a project environment (not necessarily as the project manager) prior to attempting this course.

Tutor support, course notes and access to Ladymead's online learning resources

The delegates have online access to the course tutor during their pre-course preparation and home study periods with any questions they may have. Ladymead's course notes are fully comprehensive and comprises of a course text book, workshop notes, case studies, mock exam questions and answers, online e-learning videos and other supporting material and references.

Interactive Teaching Style

We adopt a highly and interactive teaching style which is designed to engage the delegates in practical exercises and discussions. The delegates are encouraged to relate the syllabus topics directly to their own workplace rather than to treat them as a academic subjects. Our twin objectives are to add genuine value by assisting the delegates in improving their own performance at work as well as gaining a respected qualification.

Course Types

Workshop and exam attendance : 6.5 days

Price per delegate including exam fees

  • Virtual classroom £1,390 ex. VAT.
  • Face to Face classrom £1,690 ex VAT.

Please note that the traditional face to face classroom courses will not be available during the current Covid 19 crisis.


This is our flagship course and it offers the best combination of practical interactive training workshops and home study.

Delegates attend two modules interspersed with a period of home study.

Module 1 comprises of five consecutive days of practical and interactive workshops and concludes with a mock exam.

The mock exam is held on an open book basis (i.e. delegates can refer to their notes).

The exam is then marked and returned with useful feedback and tips for improvement.

Its purpose is to provide the delegates with practice at undertaking the exam and to obtain individual feedback.

This is all done within a supportive and low pressure environment, where potential strengths and weakness can be identified to enable delegates to focus on what they need to do to pass the formal exam.

The home study period between modules 1 and 2 provides an important break for the delegates to reflect upon the course material at their own pace and properly prepare for the exam.

Module 2 comprises of a one-day final exam prep/revision workshop which includes individual 1:1 sessions with the tutor and personal revision time.

The formal PMQ exam is taken the following morning.

The high quality and interactive style of our training together with the advantage of the mock exam and exam preparation workshops, offers highly a practical and effective route to achieving the PMQ.

Delegates are encouraged to read the course text book before attending the course.

In order to fit in with peoples busy lives and other commitments the course in spread over a practical period of 3 to 4 weeks including the pre-course preparation and home study.

Workshop and exam attendance : 3.5 days

Price per delegate including exam fees

  • Virtual classroom £990 ex. VAT.


This course places a greater emphasis upon home study.

It offers reduced attendance on workshops and subsequent saving in costs, whilst retaining the benefits of the mock exam and final exam preparation workshops and Individual 1:1 coaching sessions.

Delegates are encouraged to read the course text book before attending the course.

Delegates can upgrade to attend additional workshops (additional charges will apply).

Due to the greater emphasis on home study, delegates have the flexibility to spread the course over 6 to 10 weeks, depending upon their circumstances.

  • Delegates study at their own pace with tutor support - Typically 2 to 6 months.
  • Followed by an Online PMQ Exam
Workshop and exam attendance : 0.5 days (Exam only)

Price including exam fees

  • Virtual classroom £690 ex. VAT.


This course provides a cost effective way of achieving the qualification without having to spend time away from work.

It is only suitable for those who are happy and able to study primarily on their own.

Delegates can upgrade to attend additional workshops (additional charges will apply).

Delegates study at their own pace and typically complete the course over 2 to 6 months.

Workshop and exam attendance : 2.5 days

Price including exam fees

  • Virtual classroom £690 ex. VAT.


This is a specially discounted price which is only available for those who have attended a Ladymead Projects PMQ course. Delegates can upgrade to attend additional workshops (additional charges will apply).

Typically spread over 4 to 8 weeks including home study.

We specialise in developing bespoke in-house programmes. The course format, teaching style and duration will be developed to meet the customers requirements, including any additional topics, special emphasis and reference to corporate objectives, culture, policies and procedures. Please enquire and we will work with you to develop a detailed costed proposal that focusses directly upon your specific requirements.

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

About Ladymead's tutors

One of our key strengths is the high quality of our tutors.

All of tutors hold APM qualifications and have a substantial level of hands on experience at a senior level in project management in addition to their proven expertise in training.

We firmly believe that it is essential that our tutors have a high level of practical experience as well as excellent skills as a trainer and coach.

They are then able to add genuine value to the course by not only helping the delegates to pass their exams but perhaps more importantly to improve their performance at work.