APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

Course Description

The Introductory Certificate: APM Project Fundamentals Qualification - (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. It is ideal for those looking to gain an understanding of basic project management principles, or those interested in embarking on a successful and challenging project management career.  This course was previously known as the APM Introductory Certificate.



Delegates will acquire the level of understanding needed to pass the examination leading to the IC: APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.


Who should attend?

No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project. The course is designed for anyone who wishes to acquire the APM Introductory Certificate – the first level of award within the APM’s Qualification Scheme. It is ideal for those wanting to understand the basic principles of project management or looking to find out more about the profession.



By the end of the course, delegates will be familiar with a range of project management knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge, including:

• The project management lifecycle

• Planning and scheduling

• Communication Teamwork

• Resource management

• Project risk management

• Project reviews.


Examination & Certification

The APM Introductory Certificate examination is a 60-minute multiple-choice paper (closed book) and consists of 60 questions.

The pass mark is 60%.


Your Instructor & study programme

Matthew Cabot’s instructors are skilled lecturers, approved by the APM with extensive ‘real-world’ experience, you can be sure they will make the course both informative and interesting. Some pre-course preparation is required along with evening study whilst the course is in progress.


Course Content

This 2-day course follows the official APM syllabus and contains the following elements:

• Introduction & objectives

• Project management & its environment

• The project lifecycle

• Project management structures

• Project management planning

• Scope management

• Scheduling & resource management

• Risks & Issues

• Project quality management

• Project communications

• Leadership & teamwork

• Sample questions & mock examination

• APM Introductory Certificate Examination.

You will also have an experienced project management tutor available prior to the course via email and telephone to answer any questions or provide guidance.

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