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PPQ Re-Accreditation

Our PPQ online course is about giving applicants practice in developing the skills of demonstration, critical analysis and evaluation. Delegates need to have PMQ material at their finger-tips. We update them on the changes to the PMQ syllabus from BoK6 to 7 and talk about ethics and professionalism.

Then it is all about using the sample case study with the illustrative types of assessment - scenario role play, oral exam and written report - all carried out online in small discussion groups.

This approach has proved very successful with high pass rates and a top mark of 89%. APM have just reaccredited the MSC for the next four years to offer PPQ.

PMQ Exam preparation

The MSC hopes that its candidates will always try to work out answers to the exam questions rather than dredge their memories for the words in the Study Guide.   As we say, every project is different and presents new challenges; we as project managers have to work out the solutions using a logical approach. Our approach to PMQ is informed by this aim.  

'Understanding' is what the examiners seek in the exam answers and involves the links between the topics.  Therefore, the exam Workshop and exam can be taken any time after the course, giving time to absorb what has been learnt.

Note that APM have now added 15 minutes for reading to the PMQ exam duration making three hours fifteen minutes in total.

NEW PPQ launched by APM

23 Sep 2020

The new APM Project Professional Qualification 2nd edition is now on offer.

NOTE that PPQ is a higher-level qualification than PMQ  and that all 3 PPQ oral or written assessments can be carried out online. It provides a simplified route 1 for those  looking to achieve the Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard.

The MSC has received PPQ accreditation and welcomes applications from delegates.

 

Online training for PMQ and PFQ - does it work?

29 May 2020

The MSC started its webinars six years ago, so launched its new online PFQ and PMQ courses with confidence. 

Rather than wait for classroom training to resume, try online - it may surprise you how good it is!

 

Will BoK7 make much difference to training for PMQ/PFQ?

14 Apr 2020

New syllabuses for PFQ and PMQ will be introduced by APM in early May; these are based on the APM Body of Knowledge version 7, or BoK7.

So what is different? Perhaps the biggest change is inclusion of the iterative project life cycle, because this provides an alternative path to the traditional linear life cycle. It requires a radical rethink which challenges many of our previous assumptions.

 
 

Studying for the PMQ

Delegates' comments

"One of the most beneficial and enjoyable courses I have ever been on."

"An excellent couple of days spent training .. just the morale boost I needed having lost my job only two days beforehand."

" Thank you once again for a fantastic course. I would recommend your PMQ course without hesitation to my colleagues." 

 
 

APM Online examinations

Please consult the APM website at https://www.apm.org.uk/qualifications-and-training/online-examinations-what-to-expect/

and watch the video.