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APM Practitioner Assessment Course

Please note:
The accrediting body APM has recently made some changes to the APMIC, APMP and APMP4 training courses. This has resulted in a new edition of the APM Body of Knowledge manual being produced, from edition 5 to edition 6.

We have been notified by the accrediting body that the APMIC, APMP, APMP4 examinations aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 5th edition will cease on the 31st of December 2014.
Please ensure you have taken your examination and passed by this date, as the rules also apply to re-takes. The APM have advised that there are no exceptions to this rule.

From January 2015 all Introductory Certificate and APMP exams offered will be based on the 6th edition syllabus, please also be aware:

  • APM Introductory Certificate (APMIC) will be known as The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
  • APMP will be known as The APM Project Management Qualification

Any purchases made between now and 31st December 2014 will NOT adhere to the 12 months license and all exams must be taken by this date.

The APM Practitioner Qualification is for project managers, project coordinators and team leaders who have three to five years experience in managing non-complex projects. This is an intermediate qualification for project management practitioners who can demonstrate an ability to manage non-complex projects or run a key control function of a large-scale project. This qualification (IPMA Level C) is for any relatively experienced professional who is looking to demonstrate their ability.

Candidates will attend an Assessment Centre over a period of two days. During this time they will be assessed as follows:

  • Individual work – Candidates will provide written answers to questions based upon the given case study and will also provide written answers to a question about current issues in project management.
  • Group work (observed) – Candidates will carry out group exercises in order to discuss and solve problems relating to the case study.
  • Interviews – All candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis.

APM Practitioner Course Duration

This is a two day residential assessment centre, leading to the APM Practitioner certification.

APM Practitioner Assessment Target Audience

The APM Practitioner qualification is for project managers, project coordinators and team leaders who have three to five years experience in managing non-complex projects. Designed for project managers wishing to have their capability as a project manager recognised by a formal qualification.

APM Practitioner Course Prerequisites

Delegates must have three to five years experience in responsible leadership functions of noncomplex projects. This may well be as a team leader of part of a larger project.

Delegates must also satisfy one of the following criteria for project management knowledge:

  • Passed the APMP qualification or:
  • Can demonstrate good familiarity with the APM BoK and have passed an equivalent qualification, such as PMP, BCS Certificate in Project Management, Open University Project Management Module M865 or have a good foundation knowledge of project management.

What is Assessed?

The Practitioner qualification assesses whether a candidate can apply, appropriately, those knowledge areas defined in the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK).

Candidates are assessed against over 30 criteria, which require the candidate to demonstrate that they can analyse, identify and understand issues and information, and manage a noncomplex project.


  • 2 day behavioural assessment
  • Scenario based
  • ILX facilitator
  • APM assessed

Booking an APM Practitioner Assessment

To reserve your place on this course, or to find out more about in-house courses, request a quote online or speak to an experienced training advisor on +44 1270 611 600.

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