Project Management Level 4 (APM-PMQ)

Project Management (APM-PMQ Qualification) + ILM Level 3 (Award in Coaching)

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Project Management Level 4 (APM-PMQ)

1 year of Project Management and Coaching training for only £900 or £79/month pay-as-you-go*

Full details below or download programme outline HERE.

~FREE half-day taster sessions~

17th and 18th December, Manchester

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What is included in the full programme:

  • 1 full day training per month in Central London
  • Two experienced trainers delivering each workshop
  • Professional coach visits you every month
  • Globally recognised qualifications (APM-PMQ, ILM Award in Coaching)

Who is the programme for?

  • Employed people responsible for delivering or contributing to projects
  • Leaders who set project briefs
  • Employees looking move into project management


Project Management APM-PMQ Qualification Units Covered

To become an Associate Project Manager you will need to be able to understand and have knowledge of:

Project governance

  • Different types of organisational structures and responsibilities, functions and project phases on different types of project. How governance can control and manage the successful delivery of projects
  • The significance of the project management plan (PMP)

Project stakeholder management

  • Stakeholders: their perspectives, different interests and levels of influence upon project outcomes

Project communication

  • Key contexts of a project communication plan, its effectiveness in managing different stakeholders. Factors which can affect communications such as cultural and physical barriers

Project leadership

  • The vision and values of the project and its links to objectives; the ways in which these can be effectively communicated and reinforced to team members and stakeholders
  • Leadership styles, qualities and the importance of motivation on team performance. Characteristics of the working environment which encourage and sustain high performance

Consolidated planning

  • Purpose and formats for consolidated plans to support overall management, taking account of lessons learnt and how the plans balance fundamental components of scope, schedule, resources, budgets, risks and quality requirements

Budgeting and cost control

  • Funding, estimating, overheads; direct costs, indirect costs, fixed costs, variable costs and an overall budget for a project; tracking systems for actual costs, accruals and committed
    costs; alternative cost breakdowns to provide for graphical representations, and performance management

Business case and benefits management

  • Preparation and/or maintenance of business cases, including benefits management

Project scope

  • Requirements management, and evaluation of alternative methods to learn from the past to improve delivery. Project scope change control, baseline change management, configuration management

Project schedule

  • Scheduling and estimating for project activities including how they can be quality assessed. Progress monitoring and metrics to assess work performed against the schedule
  • Schedule management methods to evaluate and revise activities to improve confidence in delivery

Resource management

  • Resource analysis, resource allocation and resource acceptance

Project risk and issue management

  • The need for and implementation of a risk management plan
  • Risk management methods and techniques to identify and prioritise threats or opportunities. Mitigation actions to minimise risk impacts and to optimise benefits by managing opportunities

Contract management and procurement

  • The nature of contracts, and their implications for contracting organisations
  • Procurement processes
  • Legal and ethical means for managing contracts

Project quality

  • Quality management processes, assurance and improvements
  • Outcomes of a quality management plan, metrics for processes and quality standards

Project context

  • The different contexts in which projects can be delivered, including health, safety, and environment management
  • The interdependencies between project(s), programme(s) and portfolio management


ILM Level 3 Award in Coaching course details

Results for you

  • Know what it takes to be an effective coach in your workplace
  • Understand how coaching works – learn a coaching model and tools and techniques to support it
  • Put your new skills into practice in your job – carry out supervised coaching sessions
  • Analyse, assess and plan to improve your own coaching ability

Impact for your employer

  • Implement coaching to improve performance in your organisation
  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need to be effective
  • Measurable impact from supervised coaching sessions carried out as part of this qualification

There are three mandatory units in this qualification, which you can take as either an Award or a Certificate. ‘Understanding
good practice in workplace coaching’ covers the role of coaching, basic coaching processes and the abilities and qualities you need to be a good coach.

‘Reflecting on workplace coaching skills’ will give you the tools to analyse and improve your own performance as a coach. ‘Undertaking coaching in the workplace’ requires you to plan and carry out at least six hours of coaching, with supervision and support.

At Certificate level, this unit is replaced by ‘Undertaking an extended period of coaching in the workplace’, which requires at least 36 hours of coaching for a deeper level of skill and experience.

‘We believe that you need coaching skills to be able to get the most out of your team, to get them to believe in a project – and deliver it. For this reason we deliver the ILM Coaching Qualification alongside professional Project Management Qualification.’

James Pearson, Director, Jobwise Training


To book your space or for more information, contact us:

Natalie or James: or call 020 7690 5000

*Available at this price for organisations with less than £3m annual payroll. For larger organisations this programme is charged at the full cost of £9,000.