Update Your Project Management Qualifications with APM Body of Knowledge 6th Edition

Update: In May 2020 the Association for Project Management (APM)  launched a revised version of the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition. Please see here for more details about APM Bok 7th Edition.

Released on April 29, 2014, an updated APM Project Management Qualification course hit the markets with success. Previously known as APM PMQ, the latest version of this course is based on the sixth edition of Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge. Offering significant benefits and new developments that take a fresh approach on the blended learning system, this new course has highly successful ratings among users already. Individuals who enroll in this course will take advantage of the following benefits:

Podcasts for Each Section

With approximately 31 podcasts to ensure a thorough coverage of the course’s syllabus, the fifth edition boasts of more than 400,000 downloads since first being launched in 2009. With the latest version being released on April 29, 2014, more than 450,000 individuals have already downloaded the podcasts. These podcasts are designed to work hand-in-hand with Parallel Project Training’s integrated e-learning course, which is located on the website. Users can download the latest versions through an RSS feed on the Android or through the iTunes store, with these podcasts designed to be played on various podcast apps.

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Updated Study Guide

Those who enroll in the APM Project Management Qualification can utilize the sixth edition’s study guide as a factual reference for completing the course. Currently, more than 4,500 students have taken advantage of the study guide for exam preparation. Reports show that this updated study guide presents the Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge and exam syllabus in concise, clear language to ensure an easier understanding of the information within. Utilizing more than 20 years of APM PMQ training experience, this book offers students numerous exercises, case studies, and sample test questions to prepare them for the qualification exam. With additional coverage on Environmental and Employment legislation, this study guide works with the latest syllabus to ensure optimal training results.


Re-built from scratch, Parallel’s e-learning revolves around the updated coursework, offering students a bite-size and media-enriched design. The e-learning works hand-in-hand with the study guide, offering students a thorough overview of the various topics covered under the Project Management Qualification.

Exam Prep Study Group

Parallel Project Training has kept the previous online exam prep study group and includes it with their distance learning package. More than 450 people have connected to this study group at some point during their training program, with the group providing students with on-line tutor assistance and sample questions to aid in their blended courses, distance learning, and modular training. The exam prep study group helps prepare students for taking the qualification exam at the end of the course.

Other than an updated version of the Association for Project Management Body of Knowledge, the qualification program is undergoing additional changes that will have a positive effect on aspiring professional project managers, with one change being the renaming of the qualification certificate to APM Project Management Qualification. Offering a clearer understanding of the APM qualification, this name perfectly portrays the first step for those seeking a new career as professional project managers.

Our Transition Plans

All updated public and distance learning courses through the APM PMQ have a strong basis in the sixth edition’s material. With a recommendation to transition to the latest versions as soon as possible, Parallel Project Training will discuss individual transition plans with their corporate clients to ensure a smooth process.

Originally known as the APM Introductory Certificate, the APM Foundation Qualification retains all original objectives that are found in the fifth edition version. The Association for Project Management has implemented one change, which is the name update of learning objectives to assessment criteria. With the APM currently in the process of updating the IC study guide, Parallel Project Training will offer the updated guide to users once it is available.

With plans to withdraw all fifth edition qualification material by the end of December, Parallel Project Training will allow students who have not taken the qualification exam by the end of the year to upgrade to the latest version by paying £50 (plus VAT). This fee will help cover any e-learning package costs that are associated with the new book and admin.

To remain current with the latest version, enrollees should focus their studies on APM’s sixth edition, which is offered through Parallel Project Training. If you choose to do otherwise, please inform us at the time of booking.