PPM APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

Course Code: APM2CERT



2 Day(s)

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Entry level qualification suitable for people new to the field of project management

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), previously known as the APM Introductory Certificate is an entry level qualification and is particularly suitable for those who are new to the project management discipline.  The course covers the end-to-end life cycle of a project, so that you become familiar with the processes, techniques, roles and terminology involved in Project Management.

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WR1 - Worcester, WR1 3EE








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Who is this course for

This course is suitable for all levels of staff who are relatively new to project management or others who require an insight into project management and how it fits within the business context.

Purpose of the course

The course is designed to give you a complete and practical introduction to project management. The course addresses the techniques and soft skills necessary to be involved in the delivery of projects. Allowing you to take a more proactive role and make a positive contribution within any project environment, through an improved overall understanding.

You will learn how to

  • Learn the 'language' of a project environment

  • Appreciate the roles involved in project management

  • Understand a project's context

  • Identify and assess risks

  • Identify and assess stakeholders


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Benefits for you as an individual

Will gain an appreciation of what is involved in running a project, ranging from the constraints to which a project team must be aware of two elements such as good communication and teamwork help contribute to a successful project.

Benefits for your organisation

Attendees will be aware of how a project differs to business as usual and the effect that constraints such as time, cost and quality have upon a project. They will also learn techniques such as risk assessment and stakeholder engagement.

Project Management in Context

  • Project management.
  • Programme management.
  • Portfolio management.
  • Project context.
  • Project sponsorship.

Planning the Strategy

  • Project success and benefits management.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Project management plan.
  • Project risk management.
  • Project quality management.

Executing the Strategy

  • Scope management.
  • Scheduling.
  • Resource management.
  • Change control.
  • Information management and reporting.
  • Issue management.


  • Estimating.
  • Configuration management.

Business and Commercial

  • Business case.
  • Procurement.

Organisation and Governance

  • Project life cycles.
  • Handover and closeout.
  • Project reviews.
  • Organisational roles.

People and the Profession

  • Communication.
  • Teamwork.
  • Leadership.

Additional Exam Information

The exam will take place on the working day after the course.

Exams for APM PFQ are ran exclusively online using the APM exam system Surplus. For the online exam you will need a laptop using the latest version of Google Chrome, which allows extensions to be added and in addition a smartphone or tablet to act as a second camera view. You can find out more here.

The exam is a closed book one hour multiple choice exam containing 60 questions, a mark of 60% or more is required to pass. 

Exam results will come directly to you from APM.


You will need to do a few hours of pre-course work for this course, which is provided to you on our Quanta Learn platform.  

Important Information:

Please note, there may be a small amount of evening work to complete such as further reading or working though sample exam papers.

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