APM PPQ - Project Professional Qualification
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APM PPQ - Project Professional Qualification

APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)

The APM Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) is an exam-based qualification that tests both knowledge and application of that knowledge across a range of core competencies described in the APM Competency Framework 2nd edition.

It is an upward progression from the Project Management Qualification (PMQ or APMP) on the route to becoming a Registered Project Professional. However, passing either of the lower-level qualifications, the Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) or the Project Management Qualification (PMQ), is not a necessary pre-requisite for taking the PPQ.

The MSC is applying to APM for accreditation to offer this course.  So for the moment, we are inviting potential candidates to contact us with an expression of interest.  This may be done by filling in a module course booking form or an email via the contact page.

During 2018 the MSC plans to start offering the three core modules, 1 to 3, plus elective module 4, allowing candidates to achieve the PPQ certificate.  Elective modules 5 and 6 will be introduced later as required.

It is possible to sit the examination modules in any order.  Passes from any of the examination papers will count towards the certificate for a period of three years from the dates of their awards.

Module 1 - Professionalism and managing others

Ethics, compliance and professionalism, team management, conflict management, leadership.


Module 2 - Planning and Control

Risk opportunity and issue management, schedule management, resource management, budgeting and cost control, consolidated planning.


Module 3 - Governance

Governance arrangements, stakeholder and communications management, reviews, change control, business case.


Module 4 - Project Management

Procurement, contract management, requirements management, solutions management, quality management.