This course will take you from the fundament processes of Construction Project Management through to the APM’s PMQ and PPQ examinations, which mark the threshold for entry to the APM as a full member. It involves four learning blocks, with some distance learning, which can be taken one at a time over a period that suits you. On satisfactory completion of each block you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
Block 1: Project Management Fundamental Processes, deals with the fundamental processes such as procuring building work, programming or scheduling work according to time requirements, roles and responsibilities, project structures. It is a basic ‘how to do it’ course, which tackles the nuts and bolts of basic project management tools and processes. Requires two days of attendance
Take-away: knowledge of the basic processes.
Block 2: Project Management Theory and Practice, takes the learning on a stage, and fleshes out the skeleton. For instance, it adds questions of resources to the techniques of programming or scheduling and shows you how to tune your project to a higher level of performance. It includes sessions on managing the supply chain. It creates an understanding of how the team might pull together to multiply its effectiveness. It increases the scope of project management study and completes coverage of the syllabus of the APM’s PMQ qualification. Requires two days of attendance
Take-away: Increased depth of knowledge and the foundations of competence laid.
These two blocks can be taken together, and we encourage our students to do this, in order to acquire a firm foundation and sufficient depth of study to have confidence in their understanding of project management approaches.
Block 3: Project Management Competence, is largely about application of the principles and tools learned in Blocks 1 & 2. It also includes summary revision, robust review of effective practice and additional material to cover the syllabus of the APM’s PPQ exams, both the three core modules, and the elective exam on Project Management. Requires two days of attendance.
Take-away: considerably enhanced competence.
Block 4: PPQ Exam Preparation, is run in sequence for each of the three core modules and for the elective on Project Management. It includes sessions on exam technique. One day course.
Take-away: exam readiness.
The courses are run in London, as published on our website.
Fees Blocks 1, 2 & 3 £759.00 inc VAT per person per block.
Fees Block 4 £483.00 inc VAT
The course closely follows the APM syllabus for the PMQ and PPQ exams. The exam is not included in the course but if you wish to go on and take it, the APM holds open exam sessions around the UK. Further details including dates and venues can be found the APM website http://www.apm.org.uk