The APM Practitioner Qualification APMPQ assesses a delegate's appropriate application of knowledge areas defined in the APM Body of Knowledge. It is an International Project Management Association IPMA Level C Qualification.
This course is designed to prepare delegates to undertake the APMPQ assessment centre. It ensures delegates are familiar with an assessment centre environment, the ways in which evidence of competence can be demonstrated and enables delegates to participate in activities similar to those by which they will be assessed.
The APMPQ is the only project management qualification in the UK that actually assesses the capability of a project manager and is designed to provide the individual with an internationally recognised qualification that confirms their competence in project management.
The APMPQ is an intermediate qualification for project management practitioners who can demonstrate an ability to manage non-complex projects or run a key control function of a large-scale project.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the requirements of the APM in awarding the Practitioner Qualification
- Be familiar with how the assessment will be carried out
- Create a framework on which to build revision and preparation
- Practise the knowledge acquired
The qualification and the candidate
Overview of the criteria and expectations of the candidate, highlighting how to complete the project-based CV required before attending the assessment centre.
Explanation of how the APMPQ assessment operates and how application of the APM BoK is structured.
Assessment of candidate behaviour
Examination of the 30 assessment criteria, the ways in which evidence is sought and the mix of technical and behavioural competences that are tested.
Individual and group work and presentations
A series of exercises similar to those undertaken in the APMPQ assessment centre. Note: the exercises in this preparation workshop are set up to evaluate performance against the APMPQ assessment criteria. However, it is not possible to replicate exactly the exercises that are conducted in the APMPQ.
Preparation for assessment
Recap of key points and discussion of preparation needed by each delegate prior to the APMPQ assessment centre.
Candidates wishing to take the APMPQ are likely to have at least three-years' experience in responsible leadership functions of non-complex projects. They should also have passed the APMP or equivalent qualification e.g. PMP®, ISEB Certificate in Project Management, Open University Project Management Module M865 or demonstrate a good understanding of the APM Body of Knowledge with relevant Continuing Professional Development.
There is no pre-course reading for this event.