APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)


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Project Management

Course Details

  • Duration: Options from 7.5 days - 6 months
  • Level: Recommended two years experience in a project environment
  • Languages: English
  • Prices from: £690+VAT

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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 Options

The relative dates of the modules in relationship to each other may vary in some months due to bank holidays and other factors (please see course dates for the month you wish to attend for further details).

Workshop and exam attendance : 7.5 days

Price per delegate including exam fees

  • Virtual classroom - £1,590 ex. VAT.
  • Face to Face classroom - Not currently available due to the Covid crisis.
  • Corporate in-house - Please enquire


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 2 x 3-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.

We recognise that many delegates may not have sat a formal exam for some time and may understandably feel somewhat apprehensive.

We therefore approach the mock exam in a supportive and low-pressure manner, with individual feedback on their answers to mock exam questions and other related exercises.

This will help them to understand their own strengths and weaknesses and enable them to focus on what they need to do to pass the formal exam.

By the time they take the formal exam, they will be exam veterans as the last time they sat the exam will only have been a week ago. 

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

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 on the next working day.

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 work and other commitments the course is spread over a practical and achievable period.

  • 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.

For those who do not pass the PMQ exam at their first attempt we will devise an individual re-sit programme. The amount of further study and workshop attendance required will depend upon the elapsed time and the marks they obtained on original exam and the delegates individual circumstances. Price-on-application.

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 can elect to not be 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.