The Introductory Certificate in Project Management (APMIC) is a basic level qualification from the Asso-ciation for Project Management (APM). It is a two day course and the exam is held at the end of day two.
Successful candidates will have shown a good understanding of the basic tools, techniques and principles of project management through the one hour multiple choice based examination.
Holders of the certificate have demonstrated that they understand the project environment and how to work with project managers in all types of organisations.
It is suitable for all levels of staff including those who are relatively new to work packages or project management. APMIC is also suitable for those who require an insight into project management processes and techniques.
APMIC is a useful qualification for staff working in Project Support or Portfolio/Programme and Project Offices.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course
The APMIC training course can be delivered both in-house and on our open schedule.
The Courses are a mixture of input sessions and examination-based practical work, with feedback from the Tutor.
- Buzz Groups
- Case Study and Exercises
- Mock examinations
APM IC Objectives
The overall objective of this course is to prepare attendees for the APM Introductory Certificate in project management. Upon completing the course delegates will be able to:
- Understand the definition of project management and programme/portfolio management
- Define the context factors of a project and the need for stakeholder management
- Understand the project lifecycle and the content and purpose of the Business Case
- Define the roles required in the management of projects
- Appreciate the purpose and content of the Project Management Plan
- Describe the main breakdown structures used in projects
- Understand the purpose of critical path analysis and resource scheduling
- Describe different estimating methods
- Define project quality management
- Appreciate risk management processes and techniques
- Understand change control procedures and configuration management techniques
- Define project procurement processes
- Describe different methods of communicating
- Understand the stages of team development
- Understand the role of handover and closure within the project life cycle
- Describe the purpose and content of the post project review
Preparation & Homework
All delegates will receive the following:
- “Starting Out In Project Management” The APMIC Study Guide
- Delegate Information Pack
- Delegate Workbook
- Allow at least 6-8 hours to prepare for the course
- Expect about 1-2 hours of homework every evening.
Evidence of Identity
When attending the exam, delegates must present an official form of photographic identification. Delegates will not be eligible to sit the exam without this identification
APM Introductory Certificate Exam
- Multiple-choice exam
- Candidates must answer 60 questions
- 1 hour Paper
- Pass Mark is 60% or 36 marks
APMP for PRINCE2 Exam
- Delegates must answer essay style questions covering 25 syllabus topics. There are exemptions from 12 of the 37 APMP topics
- Candidates must answer 6 out of 10 questions
- Each question is worth 50 marks
- 2 hour Paper
- Pass Mark is 55% or 165 marks
- The exam papers are marked by the APM who set the exam.
- Results are normally sent to delegates within 10 weeks of the examination.
Submission of your application form expressly provides permission for APM to supply relevant details about your examination, including results, to your training provider and employer where applicable.