APM Project Management (PMQ)

Learn the project management skills that will ensure all of your projects are a success.

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Course details

Course duration:

3 months

Assessment & awards:


Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

The APM PMQ (APM Project Management Qualification) is a widely recognized qualification in project management that provides learners with an advanced understanding of projects, including how project management elements interact and how projects fit into the wider strategic and commercial environment.

This course is ideally suited to learners who currently work in a project management environment and want to learn the skills needed to transition to a leadership role within project teams. 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of projects and their operating environment
  • Understand organisational structures and roles within a project
  • Communicate effectively within a project team
  • Implement practices to avoid conflict within a team setting
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork
  • Successfully plan projects
  • Manage stakeholders and stakeholder expectations
  • Understand the concept of Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Understand project life cycles including linear, iterative and hybrid models
  • Manage benefits, scope, changes, requirements, risks, and quality within a project
  • Manage and optimise resources using schedules
  • Understand procurement and supplier selection

How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Knowledge Train, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Knowledge Train directly at ecollege@knowledgetrain.co.uk 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no prior knowledge requirements and is suitable for anyone interested in developing expertise in project management.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

The exam for this course is administered by APM and is taken online. The exam requires that you answer questions in essay-style and you must answer ten questions from a total of 16 possible questions. You cannot use study materials during the exam. The exam lasts for three hours and your results will be available up to eight weeks after the exam. The pass mark for the exam is 55%.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11) or MacOS (the most recent version is Sonoma).

No specific software is required for this course.