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Distance Learning

The PMQ distance-learning course fee of £749 + VAT includes:

  • Our 300-page MSC PMQ Study Guide - to give you the required knowledge - contains:
    • 49 current and past APM sample questions .
    • 16 chapters divided into four modules each taken in one day of the classroom version.
    • Appendix on examination technique .
    • Appendix containing Specimen Examination Paper of 16 questions plus an additional 16 questions.
    • Notes for answers to all 32 questions.
  • On-line access to MOODLE learning management system which contains:
    • 36 video podcasts in MP4 format - listen to the tutor, see the slides - nearly six and a half hours long.
    • 60 multiple-choice questions  in four quizzes each taking 15 minutes.
    • copies of all APM PMQ documentation - syllabus, sample paper, guide for candidates.
    • copies of all slides used in the classroom version and podcasts.
  • Direct e-mailed tutor support  - to deal with any problems encountered and to mark any answers prepared.
  • The APM examination fee of £395 + VAT (from 1 April 2018).

The examination can be taken at the end of any of the modular APMP courses.

The examination can be taken at the end of any of the modular APMP courses held in Westminster. The date of the examination may be changed by contacting the MSC office.

If alternative arrangements are required for the examination, please contact our office to discuss arrangements.

Course Outline (as followed by the MSC APM PMQ Study Guide)


Session 1 - Project, Programme and Portfolio (P3) Management, Common Causes of Project Failure.

Session 2 - Project Life Cycles, Infrastructure - Project Offices, Methods

Session 3 - Project Environment, and Risk Management

Session 4 - Requirements Management, Stakeholder Management, Success and Benefits Management, Business Case

Module 2: DELIVERY I

Session 5 - Project Management Plan, Estimating

Session 6 - Scope Management I:  Scope Definition and Management, Requirements Management

Session 7 - Scope Management II: Change Control, Configuration Management

Session 8 - Schedule Management: Time scheduling, Resource Scheduling  


Session 9 - Accounting and Procurement

Session 10 - Earned Value Management

Session 11 - Quality Management and Legal Matters

Session 12 - Reviews, Information Management and Reporting, Communications


Session 13 - Organisational Structure, Roles, Governance of Project Management

Session 14 - Leadership

Session 15 - Teamwork

Session 16 - Negotiation and Conflict Management

Module 5: EXAMINATION WORKSHOP (not attended but included in the Study Guide)

Examination technique, Question selection, Revision paper, Additional questions.

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   Course Dates

Cost: £749 +VAT

Duration: As long as you need


10th October 2018
Westminster, London
5th December 2018
Westminster, London
30th January 2019
Westminster, London
20th March 2019
Westminster, London
5th June 2019
Westminster, London
17th July 2019
Westminster, London