The most popular project management qualification,
the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification2024-04-02T09:01:44+01:00

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) provides a solid introduction to best practice project management principles. This qualification is for those wanting a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience for this qualification. This is an ideal qualification for those starting out their project management career.

Typically delivered over 2 days (classroom or remote life), this course is ideal for organisations investing in practical training to increase project success rates. We customise this course to align with your PPM Delivery Framework, governance and processes. Those looking for the next level would choose the 4.5-day APM Project Management Qualification.

The course content is based on the Association for Project Management (APM) Body of Knowledge (v7). We are also passionate about the practical application of best practices and our courses emphasise how you can apply APM best practices in real-world situations, from better planning to team leadership, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.

PFQ Course Details & Agenda

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is very popular with our clients and often forms part of a customised 2 or 3-day course.

Almost all candidates we put forward for the exam pass, and our pass rate is significantly above average at 97%.

We deliver this course with a keen eye for the practical application of tools and techniques, from building a plan to assessing risks and engaging stakeholders.

The APM exam fee is £181 per delegate, which is included in your course fee. Your trainer will arrange and invigilate your exam registration so you do not need to submit paperwork or configure your computer.

  • Good project management

  • The project team

  • Leadership and teamwork

  • Project lifecycle

  • Project planning

  • Using Microsoft Project

  • Estimating and procurement

  • Project quality management

  • The RACI matrix

  • Risk and issue management

  • Change control

  • Configuration management

  • Stakeholder management

  • Successful project management

  • Project communications

  • PFQ exam preparation

Talk to us about customised APM PFQ training for your organisation.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) right for me?2024-03-11T11:52:27+00:00

This qualification is for those wanting a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience for this qualification and therefore it is perfect for those who are starting out as project managers, or those who want to show their knowledge about project management good practice (for example project team members or other supporting functions). Contact us if you’d like further guidance.

When do we get our results?2022-02-09T14:09:59+00:00

Each candidate receives their results directly via email from the APM. They also send the full results of each exam to us and we share this with the appropriate L&D/HR contact in your organisation. Results can take up to 2 weeks.

How do candidates sit the exam?2024-01-16T13:14:58+00:00

All exams are undertaken online, whether the course is in person or remote-live. For those undertaking the exam remotely delegates join a Teams or Zoom call on their mobile device so we can invigilate them whilst undertaking the exam on their laptop. The process works well and we have completed hundreds of exams for many different organisations.

How are candidates registered for the exam?2022-02-09T14:36:15+00:00

We’ll do this for you. As an APM Accredited Training Provider, we will register your delegates for the exam a couple of weeks ahead of the exam date.  We’ll send each delegate login details and their candidate code on the day of the exam. Please note once a candidate is registered with the APM then the exam fee is payable, whether they sit the exam or not.

What happens if delegates don’t pass the exam?2022-02-09T14:07:54+00:00

APM exams are either simply “pass” or “fail” based on a clear pass mark requirement.  Don’t worry if a delegate fails the exam, they can retake it at a reduced re-sit APM exam fee as many times as they like. If we are delivering a set of courses re-take delegates are welcome to join a future course or join a future exam sitting at no cost (excluding APM exam fee).

If we have completed all training for your organisation we are happy to invigilate a further re-sit exam at no additional cost or deliver a ½ day revision and exam at a discounted price.

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