This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM approved trainer. All trainers have practical experience of projects. Practical sessions are on an individual and team basis and feature throughout the event. The examination is taken on day five and the results are usually available within eight to ten weeks.
The APM PMQ exam is a three hour, 'closed-book', essay style paper. In this paper, candidates must answer ten from sixteen questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%.