Get to grips with the basic elements of project management

This fully accredited APM PFQ course has been designed for project management beginners who require the knowledge to confidently contribute to projects. No experience is required and you will gain a solid understanding of the principles, practices and terminology found within the APM Body of Knowledge. As this is an online course, you can study in the comfort of your own home anytime.

Course summary

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  • Fully accredited interactive APM PFQ online training (14 weeks’ access)
  • APM PFQ online exam
  • Exam preparation
  • Support from a subject matter expert

This course at a glance

  • Access: 14 weeks
  • Study time required: 25 hours
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Exam: included
  • Accredited: yes
  • PMI PDU awarded: 25

Course details

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is an entry level certificate from the Association for Project Management (APM) designed for project management beginners. Many organizations in the UK value qualifications from APM, who are the chartered body for project management. Such qualifications prove you understand common project management practices and terminology.

This online APM PFQ course equips you with a basic understanding of the guidance described in the APM Body of Knowledge. You will learn a broad range of project management knowledge which can be applied to any project, in any industry or sector.

Alongside standard practice such as project planning and risk management, APM PFQ also equips you with an understanding of the appropriate communication, teamwork and leadership skills required in a project environment.

After completing the course, you will be ready to take the APM PFQ exam online at home. This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 60 questions. It lasts for 1 hour. Online training is flexible and ideal for busy people anywhere in the world.

Why this qualification?

APM PFQ certification provides newcomers to project management with an insight into the standard practices, skills and terms used in the profession. You will be able to apply what you have learned to projects in any industry or sector.

This highly interactive online course has been designed to give you a good understanding of the guidance found within the APM Body of Knowledge. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with enough knowledge to take the APM PFQ online exam

Who is this for?

Our delegates come from all walks of life and work in all industries and in organizations ranging from 1 to over 100,000 employees. Our courses have helped all these individuals further their careers and skills in project management.

If your career goals differ from the ones listed below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

I need to learn about project management for my current role

APM PFQ training is perfect for project team members who are new to the project environment and need to get to grips with the basics. If you pass the APM PFQ exam, you’ll gain a qualification that proves you have a good level of common project management knowledge. The APM PFQ qualification perfectly complements both the PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner qualifications.

I need training for my project staff

If you are the person responsible for arranging training at your organization, choose this course for your project team members. This course will equip your staff with an understanding of standard project practice and this will enable them to perform more effectively in the workplace.

I need a qualification to enhance my CV

APM PFQ certification is an accredited project management qualification, so it will certainly enhance your CV if you are looking to enter or progress in this profession. Many organizations within the UK respect APM qualifications as they prove you understand common project management practices. APM PFQ certification is a perfect complement to the PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner qualifications.

I want to retrain for a new career in project management

This course is certainly a good starting point for those without any project management experience or knowledge. You will learn about basic project management practices and gain a recognised APM qualification, both of which will put you in a better position when applying for jobs.

Course and exam structure

This course consists of 10 self-paced interactive modules which cover the full APM PFQ syllabus. The style of the course is media-rich and highly interactive, with audio, quizzes and a sample exam. The 10 modules are:

  • Project management and the operating environment
  • The project life cycle
  • Management structures by which projects operate
  • Project management planning
  • Scope management
  • Scheduling and resource management
  • Risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork

After completing the course, you can book a slot and take the APM PFQ exam online at home via webcam. This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 60 questions. It lasts for 1 hour. Upon passing the exam, you will be issued with a certificate from APM.