APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
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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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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
- Programme management.
- Portfolio management.
- Project context.
- Project sponsorship.
- Project success and benefits management.
- Stakeholder management.
- Project management plan.
- Project risk management.
- Project quality management.
- Scope management.
- Resource management.
- Change control.
- Information management and reporting.
- Issue management.
- Configuration management.
- Business case.
- Project life cycles.
- Handover and closeout.
- Project reviews.
- Organisational roles.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
You will need to do around 6 hours pre-course work for this course. The pre-course reading will be sent 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the course.
The Association for Project Management Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) exam is a closed book one hour multiple choice exam containing 60 questions. The exam is sat at the end of day 2 and a mark of 60% or more is required to pass.
Exam results will come directly to you from APM.
APM members receive a discount on the exam fee, resulting in a membership price of £145.