The APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) is an internationally recognised qualification developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession. The APM PMQ provides participants with a broad understanding of good project management practice in line with the APM's Body of Knowledge and an understanding of key principles. The course covers a number of key areas including: risk management, quality management and stakeholder engagement.


Duration: Six days (two blocks of three days)
Delivery format: Traditional or virtual classroom

Who is it for?

Participants will typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge and it is the ideal next step for anyone who holds the APM Project Fundamentals (PFQ) qualification.

Course content

Learning objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Preparation and homework

There is a recommended 15 hours of pre-work required for this qualification which will be issued prior to the course start date.

Participants may be required to do evening work during the course.

Assessment format

Participants will complete a three hour exam on the final day of the course (if taken in a traditional classroom) or within two days of the course (if taken online). Participants will aim to answer 10 questions out of 16 during the allocated time. The pass mark for this assessment is 55%.


For details of forthcoming course dates and prices, please contact:

The University of Cumbria Project Academy Office on 01228 616332 or


To book your place, please see below for arrangements if you want to pay by purchase order and invoice or by credit card.



If you have selected a course which is delivered online, please read the technical requirements before booking. If you are unable to undertake a booked course due to not having the required equipment, no refund will be offered.

Please note the specific terms applying to this course:


Inclusions and exclusions


I wish to pay using a company purchase order and require a separate invoice

Please email the following details no less than 6 weeks before the first day of the course:

If you have not conducted business with the University of Cumbria before, please be aware that both of us may have administrative procedures required to set up our respective customer/supplier accounts and the time taken to complete these may impact on the availability of places on your preferred course.


Payment, cancellation and changes


I wish to pay using a company or personal credit card and do not require a separate invoice

Please email the following details no less than 6 weeks before the first day of the course:

On receipt of your booking and confirmation that we can accommodate you, we will send a link to take your payment.


Payment, cancellation and changes

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