APM Practitioner Qualification Information
The APM Practitioner qualification assesses a candidate's ability to apply project management skills and techniques to a non-complex project, or to assist in a more complex project.
Candidates will be assessed against all areas of the APM Body of knowledge.
Desired behavioural characteristics of a project manager are also assessed, such as:
- Open, positive attitude
- Common sense
- Prudent risk taker
- Open mindedness
The APM Practitioner Qualification Suits:
The APM Practitioner qualification is for project managers, project co-ordinators and team leaders who have three to five years experience in managing noncomplex projects. Designed for project managers wishing to have their capability as a project manager recognised by a formal qualification.
APM Practitioner Requirements
Delegates must have 3-5 years experience in responsible leadership functions of non- complex 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 APM Project Management qualification or:
- Can demonstrate good familiarity with the APM BoK and have passed an equivalent qualification, such as PMP, ISEB Certificate in Project Management, Open University Project Management Module M865 or have a good foundation knowledge of project management.
APM Practitioner Assessment Format
Candidates will attend an Assessment Centre over a period of two days. During this time they will be assessed as follows:
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.
All candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis.