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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.

New PFQ/PMQ syllabuses

08 Nov 2019

In May 2020 APM will launch new versions of the PFQ/PMQ that are aligned with APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. The new syllabuses have just been published.

 

The Golden Thread

11 Apr 2019

The Golden Thread - APM research highlights a ‘hidden profession’ and reveals that project management contributes £156bn to the UK economy (8.9% of UK GVA) and employs almost 1 in 12 workers (2.13 million FTE workers).

 

Getting to ChPP from PMQ

31 Dec 2018

There are four main routes to ChPP - Route 1 via PPQ or PQ, Route 2A via RPP, Route 2B via PPQ/PQ and then RPP, and Route 3 the direct route. What are the advantages and disadvantages? 

 
 

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.