Advance your project management skills with our Association for Project Management (APM) certification courses. As a respected educational charity, APM aims to enhance and promote the value of project management, striving for improved project outcomes to benefit society. APM is widely acknowledged for its commitment to professionalism across the UK and Europe.

For project managers at any stage of their career, APM offers a diverse range of courses, qualifications, and training programs. These offerings encompass various methodologies, skills, and approaches carefully tailored to enhance the knowledge base of project management professionals.

As an accredited training provider, we offer a comprehensive selection of APM certifications that are recognised and respected globally. Whether you are a seasoned project professional or just starting your career, our courses cater to individuals at all levels, ensuring a tailored learning experience for each participant.

At Training ByteSize, we offer three levels of Association for Project Management accreditation for you to choose from:

If you’re unsure about which course is right for you, please do get in touch. We can suggest the best option based on your experience, objectives and existing knowledge of project management.

Why choose an APM course with Training ByteSize?

Unlock exciting career opportunities

Obtaining an APM certification through our courses opens the doors to a world of rewarding career opportunities.

Project management skills are in high demand across various industries, and employers actively seek professionals who possess APM qualifications. By investing in our training, you position yourself as a valuable asset, opening up roles such as Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, or Project Analyst.

Accelerate your professional growth

APM training is a catalyst for professional growth. Our courses provide you with the knowledge and tools to excel in project management, enabling you to deliver successful projects, meet business objectives, and drive organisational success.

By developing a strong foundation in project management principles, you enhance your problem-solving skills, stakeholder management abilities, and overall leadership capabilities.

Stay ahead in the competitive landscape

In today's competitive business environment, staying ahead is crucial. Gaining an APM certification demonstrates your commitment to excellence in project management, setting you apart from your peers.

Employers recognise the value of professionals with APM qualifications and are more likely to entrust you with challenging projects and higher levels of responsibility, propelling your career forward.

Flexible learning pathways

At Training ByteSize, we understand the importance of flexibility in learning. That's why we offer multiple pathways to suit your individual needs and preferences. Choose from the following options:

Virtual classroom training

Join our interactive virtual classrooms from the comfort of your home or office. Led by experienced tutors with 15+ years of experience, these live sessions provide real-time engagement, allowing you to interact with instructors and fellow participants.

Virtual classroom training offers an immersive learning experience while providing the flexibility of remote learning.

Online self-paced courses

Prefer to learn at your own pace? Our online self-paced courses are designed for individuals who require flexibility in their learning journey. Access high-quality course materials, videos, and quizzes anytime, anywhere – as well as 24/7 customer support.

With our self-paced courses, you have the freedom to learn at your own convenience, allowing you to balance your professional commitments with your studies.

Blended learning approach

Combine the benefits of live instruction and self-paced learning with our blended learning option. This approach integrates self-paced online modules with instructor-led virtual sessions. You'll have the opportunity to engage with trainers and fellow participants, fostering collaboration and expanding your knowledge through interactive discussions.


As a family-run business with over 30 years of experience designing and delivering accredited courses, we take pride in our position as a top-five training provider affiliated with APM, APMG and Axelos.

People are at the heart of our business, so we love being able to share five-star reviews from happy customers.

“An excellent company with fantastic training products. Callum is a fantastic trainer, and balances what you need to know from an academic perspective, with how this can apply in practice. The relatable stories he uses helps the tougher topics to stick and everyone I've been in contact with has been supportive and responsive. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.” – Nicola Cunnington

“The whole service from booking to exam was flawless. The course I joined was a mix of online and classroom based learners - I was concerned at the start that the technological issues everyone faces with Zoom etc. would cause a problem for the classroom based learners, however it was all handled perfectly by Callum and the team. Really happy with the experience and skills I've picked up. I will be booking the next course with TrainingByteSize very soon!” – Tim Burchell


Is APM equivalent to PRINCE2?

While APM and PRINCE2 are both project management methodologies, they are different.


  • APM focuses on the overall framework for managing projects. It emphasises a flexible approach tailored to the specific needs of each project. APM provides principles, processes, and best practices for managing projects effectively.
  • PRINCE2, on the other hand, is a structured method for effective project management. It provides a step-by-step approach with defined processes, roles, and responsibilities throughout the project lifecycle.


  • APM doesn't prescribe a specific methodology but rather offers a framework that can be adapted to different projects and environments.
  • PRINCE2 provides a detailed and structured methodology with defined processes, stages, and roles.


  • APM offers more flexibility in its approach, allowing project managers to tailor practices to suit the specific needs and circumstances of their projects.
  • PRINCE2 provides a standardised approach, which can be seen as less flexible but offers a clear and consistent framework for managing projects.


  • APM offers certifications such as the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ), and others.
  • PRINCE2 offers certification levels such as PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

In summary, while both APM and PRINCE2 are project management methodologies, they have distinct approaches, structures, and focuses. APM provides a flexible framework, while PRINCE2 offers a structured method for managing projects.

Is APM a professional body?

Yes, APM is the Association for Project Management and is the only chartered membership organisation in the world for the project profession.

APM is also a registered charity, engaged in:

  • Delivering education
  • Developing qualifications
  • Conducting research
  • Providing resources
  • Sharing best practice
  • Running events and networking for the project management community

How long does it take to complete APM courses?

The duration of each APM course differs depending on the certification and delivery method.

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

  • Online – self paced – The APM PFQ online course can be studied any time during your access period. It is recommended that you spend at least 10 hours studying the course, notetaking, completing the exercises and practicing for the exam.
  • Classroom and virtual – The APM PFQ tutor-led courses take two days in the classroom or from your home/office if you’ve enrolled on the virtual course.
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

    • Online – self paced – The APM PMQ online course will take around 30-40 hours to work through depending on your level of experience. There are course videos, exercises, workbooks and sample exam questions to complete.
    • Mb>Classroom and virtual – The APM PMQ tutor-led courses are five days. The exam can be taken on the final day of the course, or it can be postponed and taken online at a later date.
    • How long does an APM qualification last?

      APM certifications do not have an expiration date. Once you have achieved an APM qualification, it remains valid indefinitely.

      However, while the certification itself doesn't expire, the knowledge and skills gained through the certification may become outdated over time due to changes in project management practices, methodologies, or technology. Therefore, professionals are encouraged to stay updated with the latest developments in project management and consider pursuing additional training or certifications as needed to maintain their proficiency and relevance in the field.

Accredited Courses

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

APM Project Management Qualification

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Course for PRINCE2 Practitioners

APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP)

Official Manuals

APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition Handbook

APM offers a practical approach to project management which applies to all industries and sectors. At Training Bytesize we offer a number of training options so you can tailor your APM qualification to meet your specific needs.

Group training

Training teams is what we do really well, so if you have more than 1 person to train it may be more cost effective for you to consider our corporate solutions. Courses are offered online, on-site or virtually and as there are so many options it is best you contact us with your requirements so we can send a tailored quote across to you.

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