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Course Dates - Monday to Thursday mornings

04 - 07 Apr 09 - 12 May 23 - 26 May 06 - 09 Jun 13 - 16 Jun 27 - 30 Jun 4 - 7 July 11 - 14 July 25 - 28 July
PPQ PMQ PPQ PFQ PMQ PPQ PFQ PMQ PPQ

 

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.

FAQs

After the onset of the epidemic  we moved all our courses, together with the APM examinations, online. This approach has many advantages:

1. Reduces travel/accommodation costs for both delegates and tutor.

2. Makes it easier for delegates living away from the main city centres to obtain training.

3. Cuts CO2 emissions associated with travel.

4. Enables the MSC to run more courses and thus provide greater flexibility for delegates to defer courses.

Events with people in close proximity for six hours or more hours per day and talking is conducive to spread of the virus, so we will remain online until the threat of new variants disappears.

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 PFQ,  PMQ and PPQ  is informed by this aim.  

We use our own MSC Study Guides which we have developed over 14 years of experience. Sometimes they go beyond the syllabus to help delegates see how a technique is used rather than just why it might be used. The courses are not just about passing the examination but developing expertise to manage projects in an effective and successful manner.

No! The tutor is not giving a lecture but explaing points, searching for delegates' prior experiences, starting discussions, emphasing where delegates often meet difficulty and trying to instil confidence in answering the questions in the way intended by the examiners.

Yes, for all three courses. The MSC has full accreditation for PFQ, PMQ and PPQ.

What is the MSC planning for 2021?

20 Dec 2020

In the last seven months of 2020, the MSC has:

  • converted all courses from classroom to online;
  • gained accreditation from APM to present PPQ training;
  • presented 21 online courses for PFQ, PMQ and PPQ;
  • initiated a discount scheme for those not working as a result of COVID.

We thank all those who have chosen to take our courses this year and look forward to 2021.

 

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!

 
 

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.