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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

  • About This Course
    Are you new to project management (PM) and want to learn the essential skills for the job? Do you want to make a positive contribution to any project? Or maybe you want to feel more confident in your PM career? Whether you’re a project management beginner or already have experience, APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) will teach you everything you need to know to oversee flawless projects, no matter how big or small. APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is the first step in your journey to becoming an accomplished project manager. 

    Who is this course for?
    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is designed for people who wish to have a broad understanding of the fundamental principles of the project management profession and its practices. If you want to develop project management skills to launch your career or refresh your knowledge and skills, this online course will provide you with the tools you need for success. APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is also intended for anyone who wishes to gain the APM (Association for Project Management) Project Fundamentals qualification – formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate.  

    What will you get from this course?
    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to deliver perfect projects, every time. You will be able to manage a project and team, whilst implementing high-quality initiatives to ensure success. In addition, you will possess the knowledge to pass the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam, which will lead to an internationally recognised qualification from APM, the chartered body for the project profession. 

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Identify out of control projects and understand the control cycle 
    • Assess, estimate and manage project risks 
    • Understand the key roles in a project and the project lifecycle 
    • Organise and structure project steps and tasks 
    • Create a project management plan to ensure project success 
    • Deliver quality assured projects 
    • Review projects as part of the project closure process
    • Explain the importance of communication and teamwork 
    • Sit the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam with confidence 
    Course features 
    • Audio and animation-led content for an engaging study programme
    • Interactive exercises to test your knowledge throughout
    • Mock exam simulator so you know what to expect from the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam
  • Course lessons
    • Introduction 
    • Projects, programme and portfolios 
    • The Business Case
    • Work content and scope management 
    • Networks
    • Estimating and risk 
    • Critical path analysis
    • Resources 
    • Monitoring and control 
    • Project closure 
    • Establishing the project 
    • People and projects
    • Techniques 
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by TQUK for recognised CPD Hours.

    Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They pride themselves on being the most agile and forward thinking awarding body in the UK. TQUK provide independent endorsement of our CPD courses giving learners assurance that their course will help them gain the necessary skills and experience in their chosen subject area.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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