PFQ/APM Project Fundamentals Training Course

You Will Learn How To Apply The APM Approach


Our APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) corresponds with other Project Management training courses such as PRINCE2®.

No prior knowledge or experience in project management is required for this certificate. The PFQ/APM course finishes with a 1-hour examination to test the candidates project management knowledge.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
2 Days
£799Excl. VAT

Course Outline

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Describe a project's context and the relationship of this with project management
  • Describe ways in which projects can be monitored and controlled
  • Describe project success criteria and benefits
  • Carry out a work breakdown of a project as a first component of planning
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis and describe ways in which they can be managed
  • Correctly identify the roles involved in project management
  • Support and contribute to a successful project outcome
  • Prepare for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) exam

Course Content

  • Project management and the operating environment
  • Project lifecycle
  • 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


Our APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) will help you to develop an understanding of the key concepts of APM Project Management such as the Project Management lifecycle, techniques and approaches.

About the Course

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

Who Should Attend

Our APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is aimed at ambitious Project Managers and provides an awareness of the important features of Project Management.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • PFQ/APM Introductory Examination
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

  • Improve marketability, efficiency and profitability by supporting staff.
  • Win business through information research and management, planning, development and sales orientation.
  • Encourage retention of staff through competency-based recruitment and promotion.
  • Assess the tangible impact made by Proposal Managers.
  • Help to grow a flexible and adaptive workforce across the business and provide a common set of standards for business acquisition.

Individual Benefits

  • Prove personal ability and impact to an organisation through the use of best practice in proposal management.
  • Demonstrate a current, proven and independently assessed record of proposal management.
  • Build strategic partnerships and encourage continuous learning and innovation.
  • Improve client management and negotiation planning skills.
  • Identify relevant suppliers and partners needed for a proposal to succeed and communicate requirements through effective meeting management.


No prior knowledge or experience in project management is required.


There is no pre-course preparation required for this course.

Exam Overview

PFQ/APM Examination:

  • 60 multiple-choice questions
  • The examination duration is 1 hour

The examination will cover the Fundamentals Of Project Management which contains:

  • Planning and Scheduling Communications
  • Quality Management
  • Teamwork
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Issue Management
  • Handover
  • Reviews

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this course.


APM/PFQ Project Fundamentals Qualification

Next Steps

Our 3-day APMP For PRINCE2® Practitioners training course is the fast track APMP qualification exclusively for PRINCE2® Practitioners.


Congratulations! Once you have successfully passed the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) examination, you will be awarded the APM PFQ Certificate.

You will also have an excellent understanding of the Project Management arena.

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