APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Training

Course 3750

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Foundation

The APM Introductory Certificate in Project Fundamentals offers an insight into the exciting and challenging discipline of Project Management. In this course, you'll gain a broad understanding of the principles of the project management profession. The course finishes with a 1-hour examination to test the candidate's knowledge of project management fundamentals.

PFQ Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

PFQ Training Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Improve confidence, engagement, and credibility in your project management role.
  • Keep up with the latest mix of tools, techniques, processes, and skills in project management.
  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Study Guide (7th edition) included as pre-reading.
  • APM Project Fundamentals exam voucher included with web proctoring.

Training Prerequisites


Certification Information

APM Exam voucher with web proctoring included with your tuition. See FAQ below for more Exam details.

PFQ Training Outline

In this module, you will learn the following:   

  • Programme management  
  • Portfolio Management  
  • Project sponsorship

In this module, you will learn the following:   

  • Success and benefits management  
  • Risk management  
  • Quality Management  
  • Project management plan  

In this module, you will learn the following:  

  • Scope management  
  • Scheduling  
  • Change control  
  • Project Reporting  

In this module, you will learn the following:  

  • Estimating  
  • Configuration Management  

In this module, you will learn the following:  

  • Business case basics
  • Procurement

In this module, you will learn the following:  

  • Project life cycles
  • Project review basics
  • Organisation structure and roles

In this module, you will learn the following:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork

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No prior knowledge or experience in project management is required for this certificate. 

This course is designed for anyone looking to start a successful career in project management or those wanting to understand the fundamentals of project management excellence. In addition, delegates with no prior experience or APM course accreditation who wish to understand how projects are run will benefit from this course. 

This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions delivered by an APM-approved trainer. All trainers have practical experience in project management. Practical sessions are on an individual and team basis and feature throughout the event. The examination is a 1-hour multiple- choice exam and is taken at the end of day two. The results are usually available from APM within four weeks.

Starting Out in Project Management Book

  • An easy-to-read introduction to project management with chapters that match the APM Introductory Certificate syllabus. In addition, simple case study examples, exercises, and notes pages are included. 

Event Materials  

  • Introductory Certificate Guidance Notes  
  • APM Introductory Certificate in Project Fundamentals Course Handout  

APM Introductory Certificate Exam  

  • 1-hour APMIC multiple-choice exam 

Yes. The course is APM accredited and includes the relevant exam voucher and web proctoring service.

Elements of the project management life cycle covered by the APM body of knowledge have now been integrated into APM courses such as planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.

The APM PFQ exam is a 1-hour exam with 60 multiple-choice questions. You will receive an exam voucher to schedule your exam session post-class. The exam voucher includes a web-proctoring service required to supervise your exam session.

Yes. Photographic proof of identity is required before taking your exam. The image is stored only in the exam recording, which is reviewed to ensure exam compliance and is kept securely in a cloud system for six months. Please see the ProctorExam privacy policy and APMs privacy policy.

You will need to install exam control software on your computer before your exam session. Please watch the video and read the instructions for more information: Online examinations: what to expect (apm.org.uk). You will need to have a smartphone available for your exam session, download an app and use it as a secondary recording device. This is in addition to your computer. The exam checks will add 15 minutes to your exam session.

You will receive your exam access email from APM 3 days before your exam session.

Yes, you will be required to comply with exam terms and conditions: Terms And Conditions | APM