PM Qualifications pathway

Why study Project Management? – see Andrew Drury’s blog on this subject here


The APM’s qualifications pathway includes internationally-recognised professional qualifications at 4 different levels.As a prelude, the Introductory Certificate in Project Management requires no prior knowledge or experience, and is designed for anyone looking to start a career in project management, or those who want to understand the principles of project management excellence. It is knowledge-based, and provides an overview of the key tools and techniques of project management.The first professionally-recognised qualification is the APMP, and it too is a knowledge-based qualification. It is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers who wish to demonstrate their firm grasp of the project management Body of Knowledge. This qualification is set at the International Project Management Association’s Level D.

The Practitioner Qualification is for experienced professionals who are looking to demonstrate their ability, not just their knowledge. Unlike the Introductory Certificate or the Foundation Certificate assessment is not by a written exam, but observation of participants performance in case study situations.This qualification is set at the International Project Management Association’s Level C.

The highest level qualification is the Registered Project Professional (RPP). This is available through peer-review.

HATC offers courses that provide the Introductory Certificate in Project Management and the APMP (confers professional status on the holder).


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Course Details

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Conditions Of Application

All prospective students must read the following conditions before submitting the application form.

  1. Once a student is accepted onto the course, fees are not refundable in part or in total unless the course is cancelled by HATC in which case a full refund will be provided.
  2. HATC reserves the right to make minor change lecture times, venue or other arrangements but will advise students in advance of the course date.
  3. The course fee includes the examination fee for one attempt at the APM IC exam. If the student wishes to re-take the exam there will be an additional charge. Such charges will be reasonable, and will be set on the basis of HATC’s cost-recovery only.
  4. The above conditions will be subject to interpretation in English law courts.