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APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Course Outline

During this 2-day course, delegates will produce various documents required to plan, monitor, and control any project. There will be many opportunities to discuss their findings, their understanding of the processes and their approach to Project Management. Throughout the course additional information will be given to ensure candidates cover the objectives of each session. Individual exercises will also be used to consolidate the subjects taught.

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Project Management Approach
  • Project Context
  • Project Organisation Structure
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Reporting and Reviews
  • Detailed Planning
  • Networks
  • Estimating
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Gantt Chart
  • Introduction to Programme Management
  • People Management and Teams
  • Documentation
  • Business Case
  • Project Management Plan
  • Methods and Procedures
  • Risks
  • Issues
  • Change/Configuration Management
  • Quality
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Breakdown Structures

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand project management and the operating environment.
  • Understand project life cycles.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within projects.
  • Understand project management planning.
  • Understand project scope management.
  • Understand resource, scheduling, and optimisation in a project.
  • Understand project risk and issue management in the context of a project.
  • Understand quality in the context of a project.
  • Understand communication in the context of a project.
  • Understand leadership and teamwork within a project.

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Who is this APM Training Course for?

This course is aimed at those who wish to learn the foundation, basic structure, and terminology of project management. 


There are no prerequisites required for this APM PFQ course. No prior experience or knowledge of project management is required. 

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Course Overview

This 2-day, APM accredited, Project Fundamental Qualification is an introductory course for those looking to launch their project management career. It is specifically designed to offer a fundamental base for project management terminology, and it serves as a foundation for further APM training and certification.

No prior experience or knowledge is required as the course aims to give you a broad and thorough understanding of the principles of project management. An examination is included at the end of the course. 

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What's included in this APM Training Course?

The following is included in this course:

  • APM PFQ Examination
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Exam Information

There is an assessment at the end of the second day of the course. Passing this assessment will ensure that you are PFQ certified.

  • Type: 60 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open Book: No
  • Pass Mark: 36/60 (60%)

The assessment will cover the following core principles of Project Management:

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

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

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APM Introductory Certificate PFQ FAQs


Yes, our PFQ and PMQ courses are accredited by APM, The Association for Project Management.
The APM PFQ is a foundation qualification that does not require any prerequisites. It is a course designed to give a basic introduction to Project management, detailing terminology, basic principles, and structure. Anybody with an interest can take this course. However, the PMQ certification is targeted to those who wish to broaden their knowledge on project management, so that they can actively participate in projects. Applicants of the PMQ course often have pre-existing project management knowledge. Those who have completed their PFQ qualification are often advised to progress to PMQ certification.
No, if you have previous knowledge or experience in project management then the PFQ certification is not suitable for you. However, the PMQ certification from APM is suited for those who wish to broaden their project management knowledge but also have some prior knowledge. The PFQ certification is designed for those who have no experience in project management and wish to gain a basic understanding.
APM qualifications are earned through the sitting of exams. APM PFQ is assessed by a 60-question, multiple-choice exam, while the exam for APM PMQ is three hours, with multiple question formats. A shorter version of the exam is available for registered PRINCE2 Practitioners which lasts two hours and has fewer questions. As an APM Accredited Provider, our APMP courses include the exams in the course fee.
The price for APM Introductory Certificate PFQ certification in Canada starts from CAD2295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for APM Introductory Certificate PFQ.
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Trusted & Approved

Our APM training courses are fully accredited by APM (Association for Project Management)


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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Complete APM Project Manager Certification Package

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Included courses:

APM Introductory Certificate PFQCAD2295


APM Project Professional Qualification PPQCAD2995

Total without package:  CAD8285

Package price:  CAD4995 (Save CAD3290)

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