APMP is the qualification for anyone who has worked within project management for up to two years, such as project office personnel, team members, or recently appointed project officers, or for anyone who has recently taken on project management responsibilities as part of their job.
This qualification allows candidates to demonstrate knowledge of all elements of project management in order to assist in the management of projects. Candidates with this award will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how these elements interact. They will also be able to understand how their project fits into their strategic and commercial environment.
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APMP (IPMA Level D) is a knowledge based foundation level qualification enabling participation in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects APMP assesses the candidate's breadth of knowledge in all areas of Project Management, from strategic and commercial implications, to the technical, organisational, and people management skills required to participate effectively within a project team.
- APMP Syllabus – covering the seven core disciplines
- APMP Reading List – providing a recommended bibliography
- APMP Sample Examination Papers – to familiarise delegates with the exams
- APMP Self Assessment Form – to facilitate objective self appraisal
- The APMP assessment involves two exam papers:
- A one hour multiple-choice paper;
- A three hour (closed book) two part written essay-based paper.
To the Employer:
The APMP has been developed to meet the needs of organisations that are looking for project management standards and seeking confirmation that individuals working in project management are competent in this field.
The work that candidates will have to undertake in order to meet the knowledge and experience requirements will inevitably raise the awareness of, and standards, for project management within their organisations.
APMP provides the benchmark for quality both for internal staff development and for recruitment.
To the Individual
Holders of the APMP qualification will stand out from their colleagues as people with recognised qualifications in the profession of Project Management, who keep up to date with the profession and are recognised by the Association for Project Management as suitable for membership. APMP is a qualification, recognised both nationally and internationally, that an individual may carry from job to job or from one industry to another.
- An overview of Programme and Project Management
- Project success criteria
- Strategy and the Project Management plan
- Risk management - definition and process
- Quality Management - assurance and control
- Health Safety and Environment
- Work content and scope management
- Time scheduling an d p hasing – network diagrams, critical path analysis
- Resource management
- Budgeting and cost management
- Change control
- Earned Value Analysis
- Configuration management
- Content and purpose of business case
- Investment Analysis
- Procurement - contractors and suppliers
- Life cycle design and management
- Post Project evaluation and review
- Organisational roles
- Conflict management
- Negotiation Skills
Five day intensive programme with exams on the 5th day
The pre-requisites of attending the APMP Course is that you must have at least 3 months project management experience or have attended a Project Management Fundamentals course. Delegates are required to submit a self-assessment form prior to the examination including 2 references to vouch for their stated experience.
Delegates will receive a comprehensive handbook, a copy of the APM Body of Knowledge, and APMP Syllabus. Delegates are required to read through the pre-course work thoroughly, to ensure familiarity with the syllabus prior to attending the course. The exam following this course is closed book, so it is essential that the pre-course reading and post workshop work is completed to give the best chance of passing the exam.