UCL School of Management

Executive Education: Project Management


Who is this course designed for?

  • Those who have worked within project management for up to two years
  • Aspiring project managers who have recently taken on project management responsibilities
  • Applicants who typically have some pre-existing project management knowledge (this is not essential).

What is APMP?

APMP (IPMA Level D) is an internationally recognised, knowledge-based qualification, enabling participation in a wide range of projects from individual assignments through to large capital projects.

The course is based on the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) and offers an effective foundation in project management suitable for projects in any industry or the public sector.

APMP assesses your breadth of knowledge in all areas of project management, from strategic and commercial implications, to the technical, organisational, and people management skills required to participate effectively within a project team.

Course delivery

Our intensive APMP course is run over five days (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm), plus a three-hour examination taken ten days later.

The examination is preceded by an optional post-revision three-hour Examination Preparation Session. Complimentary prior learning is recognised for PRINCE2® Registered Practitioners through a reduced (two-hour) APMP exam.

Course content:

  • Project management in context
  • Planning and strategy
  • Executing the strategy
  • Project management techniques
  • Business and commercial
  • Organisation and governance
  • Managing people
  • Course review and exam preparation
  • Examination Preparation Session (optional)
  • Exam

Examination Preparation Session

A three-hour APMP Examination Preparation Session runs in the morning before the APMP examination in the afternoon. This post-revision session is tutor-led and designed for those who have already completed our APMP course and their revision for the exam. Advice will be provided on APM exam technique and candidates will be given the opportunity to test their knowledge with practice questions under exam conditions, receiving individual feedback and guidance. 

The cost of the three-hour APMP Examination Preparation Session is £275 (refreshments and sandwich lunch included).

Course dates

2017 APMP Courses Revision Session and Examination
February 13-17 (SOLD OUT) Monday 27 February


How to apply

To reserve your place on a course, please complete our online booking form

Entry requirements

APMP is aimed at professionals with up to two years’ project management experience. There are no formal entry requirements.


Course fees

£1,795, inclusive of the examination, all tuition, the course manual, refreshments during teaching sessions and lunch Monday to Friday. A reduced rate of £1,595 is available for multiple bookings. Reduced fees are also available for UCL alumni and staff. 

Please note that there is no VAT payment in addition to the prices quoted.

Examination Preparation Session fee

£275, inclusive of lunch. 

Please note that there is no VAT payment in addition to the prices quoted.

Payment Methods

We accept payment by credit/debit card (not American Express) or by cheque. Invoices will be provided on request.

Why choose us

  • APMP accredited
    UCL have been a successful accredited training provider of APMP courses since 1999. The APM, in its most recent re-accreditation report, commented on the first class nature of our re-accreditation application and the very high quality of our APMP course.

  • Professional recognition
    APM qualifications are recognised across the profession and through their alignment with IPMA’s 4 level Certification Programme they also provide recognition throughout the world. 

  • Career opportunities
    APM qualifications are an essential part of the APM Five Dimensions of Professionalism and are designed to meet your needs throughout your career. They demonstrate to your employer, clients and suppliers that you are a skilled and committed project professional.

  • Expert delivery
    You will be taught by world-class UCL lecturers with project management expertise from a wide range of industries including IT, telecommunications, aerospace, construction and the public sector. In addition to classroom-based materials you will have access to on-line course and revision materials, plus expert support from lecturers during the course and the exam revision period.
  • Conveniently located
    Our APM courses are held at the UCL Bloomsbury Campus, usually in the Executive Education Training Suite located off Gower Street in central London.

What our clients say…

“I chose UCL because I felt they would offer world class tuition that would cover the APMP content and beyond; sharing also their own knowledge and experiences, which I found very valuable. This was demonstrated through their lecturing style but also the extensive invaluable notes and supporting literature provided with the course. The staff have been very supportive and I can unreservedly recommend APMP at UCL.”  

“The course has provided a very useful summary of project management in an easy to digest way.”

“I thought the speakers, materials, care/admin/comms, venue and food were all of the highest standard I have come across doing any course. Thank you all.”


How long is the course?
The course runs for five consecutive days (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm), plus a three hour examination to be taken ten days later. The examination is preceded by an optional post-revision three-hour Examination Preparation Session.
When are the courses run?
Please see course dates above.
Where are the courses held?
Courses are held at the UCL Bloomsbury Campus in the School of Management’s Executive Education Training Suite.
How do I register for the Project Management course?
Please complete our online booking form to reserve your place.
Can you offer a bespoke course for my organisation?
Yes. If your organisation is interested in bespoke training, please email apmpcourse@ucl.ac.uk
Is the Project Management course a professional course?
Yes. The course has been accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and follows their published APMP syllabus. Delegates who take the examination at the end of the course are eligible for free registration when applying for membership of the Association.
What is the examination?
The APMP qualification is a three-hour written essay-based paper. The examination is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge of project management. The candidate has the choice of ten questions from sixteen.
Must the examination be sat straight after the end of the course?
No, there is the option to defer the exam to a later date.
What happens if I fail?
You are allowed to resit the examination; a resit fee will be charged.
What is the cost of the course?
£1,795 (inclusive of exam). If two or more participants from one company attend any one course the cost is £1,595. Reduced fees are also available for UCL alumni and staff. Please note that there is no VAT payment in addition to the prices quoted as UCL is VAT exempt.
What is included in the cost?
All tuition, the course manual, refreshments during teaching sessions, lunches Monday to Friday and the examination fee.
What is not included in the cost?
Overnight accommodation charges are not included. Due to the highly intensive nature of the course, delegates may wish to consider staying in or near central London. A list of hotels with UCL specially negotiated rates can be provided on request.

The cost of the optional post-revision Examination Preparation Session is also not included. 
What is the benefit of the optional post-revision Examination Preparation Session?
The opportunity for candidates to test their knowledge with practice questions under exam conditions and to receive individual feedback and guidance. Candidates’ responses to questions have been shown to have improved considerably by the end of the session.
What is the cost of the Examination Preparation Session?
£275 (inclusive of refreshments and lunch).
What payment methods are available?
Payment is required before registration will be confirmed. We accept payment by credit/debit card (not American Express). Invoices will be provided on request but since UCL is VAT exempt these will not contain a VAT element. 
Who can I contact for further information?
For queries about the APMP that are not addressed above, please email the APMP Administrator at apmpcourse@ucl.ac.uk, or call on +44 (0)20 3108 6073.
Last updated Thursday, 23 February 2017