The APM Practitioner Qualification is for project managers, project coordinators and team leaders who have three to five years' experience in managing non-complex projects. This 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. This qualification (IPMA Level C) is for any relatively experienced professional who is looking to demonstrate their ability.
- Passed the APMP qualification or
- Can demonstrate good familiarity with the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) and have passed an equivalent qualification such as PMP®, ISEB Certificate in Project Management, Open University Project Management Module M865.
- Alternatively, delegates should have good foundation knowledge of project management, supported by evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
- It is recommended to refresh your knowledge of project management best-practice for example through review of materials from previous training courses attended or APM’s Body of Knowledge book.
- To prepare for the assessment centre we recommend that you complete the APM Practitioner Qualification Self Assessment Form available from http://www.apm.org.uk/download.asp?fileID=590.
Delegates will attend an Assessment Centre for 2 ½ days which assesses a candidate’s ability to apply project management skills and techniques to a non-complex project, or to assist in a more complex project.
During that time, delegates will be demonstrating that they can analyse, identify, and understand issues and information surrounding a non-complex project as follows:
Group work (observed by an assessor)
Delegates will carry out group exercises to discuss and solve problems relating to a case study.
Individual work (five one-hour individual exams)
Delegates will provide written answers to questions based upon the given case study and will also provide a written answer to a question on a topical issue in project management related to their own experience.
All delegates will be interviewed individually by their assessor.
- The APM Practitioner Qualification is not a course; therefore no formal input of theory is included in this assessment process.
- By the end of the assessment centre, delegates will have been assessed against 30 criteria and demonstrated their ability to manage non-complex projects from start to finish in a structured way.
Project managers, with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in responsible leadership functions of non-complex projects, wishing to have their capability as a project manager recognised by a formal qualification.
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