APM launches Refreshed Project Management Qualifications in UK


22 January 2014 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that their Introductory Certificate (The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification) and APMP (The APM Project Management Qualification) have been refreshed and aligned with the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

140122-pmwj19-refreshed-IMAGEThe revised syllabuses, sample papers and guidance notes can all be viewed on the following dedicated web pages:

According to the APM release, this marks the latest step in a refresh and review of the APM qualifications suite, keeping them up to date and relevant, supporting project management professionals throughout their career.

“We recognise the importance of keeping our examinations fresh and relevant, so they reflect the knowledge that you have, the work that you do and the skills that you have developed,” explains Liz Wilson, head of professional standards and knowledge at APM.

“There will be more announcements throughout 2014 including new qualifications, as we continue to develop and adapt to the changes and demands of the profession,” she added.

More to come – 2014 will see a complete refresh of the suite of APM qualifications along with the momentous launch of two brand-new qualifications at IPMA Level A and Level B. These new qualifications will include programme and portfolio management, at Level A, and will enhance the suite of qualifications that can support project professionals throughout their career.

These two new qualifications will sit alongside the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) designation, which distinguishes those able to demonstrate the capabilities of a responsible leader, who can manage a complex project and use appropriate tools, processes and techniques. Visit the APM qualifications webpage for more information on the timeframes for the new qualifications. APM members can receive a discount by visiting http://www.apm.org.uk/APMQualifications.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with around 19,500 individual and 500 corporate members.  APM’s mission is: “To develop and promote the professional disciplines of project and programme management for the public benefit.”   The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management