All Change – The Updated APM Course Names


If there’s one thing you can count on in Project Management it’s that there’s always something new to learn, and the requirements of the profession are always evolving. It’s something that poses a constant challenge to project professionals who are always working to stay on top of the latest trends and refresh their skills to meet the new facets of their role. Support from professional bodies such as the Association for Project Management is therefore essential in order to successfully achieve this, and it’s just as, if not more, important for these professional bodies to stay up to date with these changes too. It’s partly for this reason APM have recently updated the course names of their development suite, and as one of the accredited providers of APM training we are keen to spread the word of these changes, to ensure anyone looking for development opportunities in PM know where to go and what the best options are for their needs.

APM have made this move to help project professionals more easily navigate through the, sometimes bewildering, process of professional development in PM. As Scott Walkingshaw, Head of Marketing and Communications at APM, explains on the organisation’s blog: “Bringing consistency to the names, guiding candidates and employers from the ‘fundamentals’ through ‘management’ to ‘professional’ levels of understanding, will help demonstrate that APM qualifications can support a candidate throughout their career, allowing them to be taken individually or in sequence.”

You will find the new course names reflected in what we offer here on our website too, so to help demystify the change here’s a quick guide to what’s new:

  • APM Introductory Certificate in Project management is now APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
  • APMP: Project Management Qualification (IPMA Level D) is now APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

Rest assured that while the names have changed, the content remains the same high quality, with a continuing focus on developing the core competencies needed to excel in the project management field.

Our range of APM qualifications are all designed to impart the essential knowledge required in project management. Along with our vendor-neutral programmes, bespoke course design and complementary programmes focussing on supplementary skills such as communication and stakeholder management, we have a full suite of development opportunities available to support you no matter where you are on your career journey.