APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) eLearning - $689 (incl. exam voucher)

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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  • Accredited by the APM

  • Supplied by ILX Group

  • 12+ hours of course material

  • FREE exam voucher

  • Practice exams & revision modules

  • Instant 12 months access

  • Increase your earning potential by up to 22%

  • Expert tutor support

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

Course Overview

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.

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.

This course comes from the ILX Group, one of the world’s top-tier Project Management course providers. 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 you should take this course:

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.

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

  • Accredited by the APM

  • Supplied by ILX Group

  • 12+ hours of course material

  • FREE exam voucher

  • Practice exams & revision modules

  • Instant 12 months access

  • Expert tutor support

  • Increase your earning potential by up to 22%

 

Course Syllabus - Download the Brochure

  • Course Introduction

    • Learning Objectives

      Using the Course
      Course Objectives
      Pre-requisites
      Conventions/Terminologies
      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
      The PID/SoW
      Product-Based Planning
      Activity-Based Planning
      Baselining

  • Scheduling a Project

    • Learning Objectives

      Networks
      Float
      Critical Path Analysis
      Milestones

  • Estimating

    • Learning Objectives

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

  • Managing Resources

    • Learning Objectives

      Resource Types
      S-Curves
      Resource Histograms
      Resource Scheduling

  • Controlling a Project

    • Learning Objectives

      Stages & Tolerance
      Earned Value
      Forecasting
      Computer Based Tools

  • Managing Scope

    • Learning Objectives

      Scope Planning/Definition
      Scope Verification
      Scope Change Control

  • Managing Communications

    • Learning Objectives

      Authorities
      Decision Making
      Reporting
      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

      Teamwork
      Conflict Management
      Health, Safety and Environmental Management

  • Closing Down a Project

    • Learning Objectives

      Handover
      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

The course will fully equip candidates with the knowledge required to pass the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination.

The exam itself lasts for one hour. 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 provide an answer for every question. To pass, candidates must score at least 60% (36 marks).

Candidates with dyslexia or other specific medical requirements may apply for extra time. The standard allocation for additional time is 15 minutes per hour.

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