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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) eLearning - $689 (with exam)

The Project Fundamentals Qualification offers a clear introduction to the skills and tools required for successful project management. Gain knowledge and experience to help you make invaluable contributions to projects and advance your career.


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Key Features

  • Fully accredited training course

  • Supplied by ILX Group

  • FREE exam voucher

  • 12 months access

  • 12+ hours of course material

  • Practice exams & revision modules

  • Increase your earning potential by 22%

  • Expert tutor support

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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is a project management certification offered by the Association of Project Managers (APM). Formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate (IC), it offers a fundamental understanding of the essential principles, tools and techniques which make up project management. Candidates can take the course without any prior knowledge or experience, making this an excellent option for new or aspiring managers.

Throughout the course, students will be able to reinforce their knowledge by revisiting modules and taking part in practice exams. Once complete, students can request FREE exam vouchers for the official APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination.

Why take this course?

Project management is a skill which not only offers a fascinating and rewarding career path, but also valuable opportunities in industries all over the world. Being able to work towards specific goals within tight constraints can be fundamental for an organization’s short and long term success. However, it is usually necessary for a manager to invest time in studying project management theory, rather than simply relying on experience, if they really want to stand out and advance their careers.

This course will help students learn how to apply the fundamental principles of project management. They will become familiar with project management terminology, and come to understand the biggest benefits of a structured, well-informed approach. Crucially, the theory covered in the course can be applied to any project, regardless of its size, sector, industry or location.

The syllabus covers the project management lifecycle, in accordance with the APM Body of Knowledge. Students will gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of successful project management.

Because there are no prerequisites for taking this course, it can provide an excellent initial stepping stone for anyone new to project management. Students will gain a broad understanding of the techniques, tools and principles which are vital to project success. The introduction can also give students a coherent understanding of their career path, setting them up to gain valuable experience in project teams and even to move on to additional qualifications, such as PRINCE2® Certification.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) online course on this page is offered by ILX Group, an accredited provider of the APM.

This course is ideal for:

  • Anyone wanting an introduction to project management theory and best practices

  • Anyone wanting a clear understanding of how to pursue a successful career in project management

  • Anyone wanting to see how project management qualifications can benefit them, starting from lower-level positions and progressing all the way through to professional level

  • Anyone wanting to pass the official APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) exam


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Course Syllabus - Download the Datasheet

Course Introduction

Learning Objectives

Using the Course
Course Objectives
Professional Qualifications
The PM Community

Basic Concepts

Learning Objectives

What is a Project?
Projects vs Operations
Project Lifecycles

The Project Management Centre

Learning Objectives

Projects, Programmes & Portfolios
The Project Environment (PESTLE)
The Business Case
PM Processes
Project Success Criteria

Organising a Project

Learning Objectives

The Project Sponsor/Board
The Project Manager
Project Assurance/Support
Project Teams

Planning a Project

Learning Objectives

The Project Management Plan
Product-Based Planning
Activity-Based Planning

Scheduling a Project

Learning Objectives

Critical Path Analysis


Learning Objectives

Top Down/Bottom Up
Delphi Technique
Work Distribution
Effort vs Duration (Weinburg’s Rule)

Managing Resources

Learning Objectives

Resource Types
Resource Histograms
Resource Scheduling

Controlling a Project

Learning Objectives

Stages & Tolerance
Earned Value
Computer Based Tools

Managing Scope

Learning Objectives

Scope Planning/Definition
Scope Verification
Scope Change Control

Managing Communications

Learning Objectives

Decision Making
Project Issues

Managing Risk

Learning Objectives

Investment Appraisal
Risk Identification/Analysis
Response Development/Control
Risk Technique

Managing Quality

Learning Objectives

Quality Management
Quality System
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Customer Quality Expectations

Managing Change

Learning Objectives

Change Management
Change Control
Configuration Management

Managing Procurement

Learning Objectives

Procurement & Contract Management

Managing People

Learning Objectives

Conflict Management
Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Closing Down a Project

Learning Objectives

Follow-On Actions
Post-Project Review
Lessons Learned
Project Filing

Exam Technique and Simulator

Learning Objectives

How to approach the exam
Randomised exam questions to test understanding


Exams / Assessments

This course will fully equip candidates with the knowledge required to pass the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination and requires no prior knowledge or experience. It is designed for anyone looking to start a successful project management career, or wishing to understand the principles of project management.

The Project Fundamentals exam is taken online via web proctor.

What you need to know about the exam:

  • There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam

  • It features 60 multiple-choice questions, each of which is worth a single mark

  • No deductions will be made for questions which are answered incorrectly

  • Candidates must score at least 60% (36 marks) in order to pass

  • Candidates with dyslexia or other specific medical requirements may apply for extra time (an additional 15 minutes)

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)


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