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.
PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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.