APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

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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2 Days
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  • Date25 Aug 2022
  • VenueWorcester
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Purpose of this 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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Pre-course work required

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.  

More about the exam

Exams for APM PMF 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.

You will be contacted around 2 weeks before the course start date to ask if you would like to sit the exam on the day immediately after the course or leave a 1 week gap, to allow for extra revision, then sit the exam.

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.