Professional skills for APM

Professional Skills marks were introduced into the Strategic Professional Options exams from September 2022. Find out more about how professional skills will be assessed in the APM exam.

APM professional skills overview

Section A questions in APM always ask for a report requested by an organisation’s senior management to address key matters facing the organisation. 

This report should have appropriate report headings, sub-headings and an introduction which explains the content of the report to follow. The candidate response in the body of the report should look professional, use appropriate language and be clear and effective. It is vital that the report content is relevant to the requirements, including adhering to any specific instructions given in the examination question.


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