The PMQ is the professional qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management. The focus of this course is to provide you with a level of knowledge that will enhance your personal effectiveness in project management and give you a professional qualification that is recognised worldwide.

The format for this course is to break the APM syllabus up into modules and for delegates to attend the course over a three-week period. Between each training period delegates will be set homework to help embed and facilitate their learning.

This course takes place over three weeks in the following format:

  • three days on week one
  • two days on week two
  • exam on week three

The syllabus is based upon the current Body of Knowledge (BoK) and the classroom sessions will include discussions, exercises, and case studies.

Given the intensive nature of the syllabus, this modular course will enable delegates to study at their own pace and take responsibility for their own learning.

The examination consists of a three-hour essay style paper.

PMQ is a knowledge based qualification. Successful candidates are able to participate in projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects. PMQ is a qualification recognised both nationally and internationally that successful candidates can carry from one job to another or from one industry to another.

PMQ covers 12 high level learning outcomes from the APM Body of Knowledge. Awareness of these is considered fundamental to the professional management of projects.

The course is fully accredited and approved by the APM, and Hemsley Fraser is an APM Accredited Training Provider.

Suitable for people managing projects in any industry and already using some formal project management processes and methods. The course is for people who wish to complete the PMQ examination via a three-week programme that more easily accommodates normal working pressures.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide organisations with a proven project management methodology that can allow people to plan organise and control the successful implementation of projects.
  • Achieve the PMQ qualification, the UK's leading project management qualification.
  • Provide practical skills and techniques to help further your career in project management.

Delegates are recommended to complete significant work in advance of the course from the course workbook, together with the pre-course guide and study plan, both of which will be sent to delegates prior to the course. Delegates will also need to visit our web-based Learner Portal to complete their course and exam registration. Please note that this course requires some structured self-study during the course to adequately cover the material contained within the exam. Our advice is to do as much pre-work as possible (between 15 and 20 hours of study time), to give you the best chance of success.


  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management
  • Infrastructure
  • Lifecycle
  • Sponsorship


  • Environment
  • Operations management

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork

Integrative Management

  • Business case
  • Control
  • Information management
  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Stakeholder management

Scope Management

  • Benefits management
  • Change control
  • Configuration management
  • Requirements management

Schedule Management

  • Resource scheduling
  • Time scheduling

Financial and Cost Management

  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Investment appraisal

Risk Management

  • Risk context
  • Risk techniques

Quality Management

  • Reviews

Resource Management

  • Contract
  • Procurement
  • Provider selection and management


  • Health & Safety Law


This course is accredited by APM