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Course Dates - Monday to Thursday mornings

10 - 13 Jan
17 - 20 Jan
31 Jan - 03 Feb
07 - 10 Feb
21 - 24 Feb
07 - 10 Mar
14 - 17 Mar
21 - 24 Mar
04 - 07 Apr
25-28 Apr
09-12 May
PFQ PMQ PPQ PFQ PMQ PPQ PFQ PMQ PPQ PFQ PMQ

 

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.

Congratulations to our delegate achieving 89% on PPQ

12 Sep 2021

A superb performance, achieving 80 marks out of 90 or 89%, by one of our delegates has just been reported.

So far, we have a 75% pass rate with an average mark of 67%.

 

NEW - Accreditation for PFQ and PMQ renewed by APM

04 Feb 2021

APM has awarded the Management Skills Centre accreditation to present PFQ and PMQ training courses until 31 December 2025.

Accreditation for PPQ was awarded separately last year.

 

What is the MSC planning for 2021?

20 Dec 2020

In the last seven months of 2020, the MSC has:

  • converted all courses from classroom to online;
  • gained accreditation from APM to present PPQ training;
  • presented 21 online courses for PFQ, PMQ and PPQ;
  • initiated a discount scheme for those not working as a result of COVID.

We thank all those who have chosen to take our courses this year and look forward to 2021.

 
 

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.