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Classroom Training

At The Knowledge Academy, our classroom-based training courses allow delegates to study and learn in a friendly, engaging, and interactive environment. We ensure the very best level of teaching, with first-rate instructors, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities. We provide courses of varying durations and can arrange weekend and residential courses in order to suit your requirements.

Furthermore, our classroom courses are carried out in thousands of locations worldwide, making training easily accessible wherever you are. Our courses typically begin at 9.00 am and continue until 5.00 pm each day, with breaks and refreshments provided. , As our most popular form of training available, we pride ourselves in continuously delivering an outstanding learning experience for our delegates in the classroom.

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  • Direct support from our experienced trainers throughout the course
  • Training courses available in thousands of locations globally
  • Partake in engaging and valuable activities in the classroom to boost your learning potential
  • Receive an all-encompassing learning experience

Online Training

Our online-based training courses aim to provide you with a complete training experience. Due to their flexibility, these courses are greatly suited to busy working professionals, or any individual who would prefer the convenience of an online training course.

Our Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses remove the time and cost associated with travelling to course locations. You can complete your chosen course in any location, and work at your own pace, as the learning portal can be accessed 24/7. All of our online training courses have technical and administrative support and mobile access. Furthermore, each course has been carefully designed to incorporate informative, instructive, and engaging content. In this way, online learning can guarantee a valuable and enjoyable training solution.

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  • Our flexible online courses provide you with 24/7 access
  • Take your time with 90 days from first login to complete the course
  • Enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience
  • Courses available through our easy-to-use learning portal

Onsite Training

Our Onsite training option allows you to select any of our courses and receive training at a venue of your choice, by any method of your choice.

Onsite courses deliver training to multiple employees at once, thus reducing travel expenses and providing you with the ultimate convenience and value for money. In addition, this option allows you to receive a training course that has been specifically tailored to meet your business needs, ensuring first-class quality, applicability, and value.

By choosing to bring bespoke training to the office, you can improve business performance, and make your organisation more streamlined, resourceful, and profitable. With over 25 years’ of experience, we are the market-leaders of Onsite training.

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  • Reduce the costs of employees taking time away from the workplace to train
  • Streamline your business with this bespoke training solution
  • Maximise your training budget
  • Monitor your employees’ progress and ensure that they receive applicable qualifications

Virtual Training

Our Virtual training courses provide you with the option to learn using a specialised simulated virtual environment. In this environment, our expert training instructors will be able to convey information and provide you with the all the knowledge you require to earn your qualification with The Knowledge Academy. As the largest global training provider, this method of training allows us to extend our training scope to those who may not be able to attend a classroom course itself, but would like to receive direct training and support from an instructor.
Using this training delivery method, you would benefit from the convenience of remote access and the elimination of the time and cost associated with travelling to a training venue.

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  • Receive direct support from our experienced trainers
  • Acquire the benefits of a classroom course, without the need to travel
  • Train from the comfort of your own home using remote access
  • All virtual training courses come with technical and administrative support
Project Management

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ)

  • APM PFQ is fully accredited by the Association for Project Managers (APM)
  • APM Training provides Course Materials, Examination, and Certificates
  • Successfully trained over 3,000 Project Managers

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Course Information

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Outline

During this 2-day course, delegates will produce various documents required to plan, monitor and control any project. There will be ample opportunity to discuss their findings, their understanding of the processes and their approach to Project Management. Throughout the workshop 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

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APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 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 workshop 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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Who is this 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) Exam

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

  • 60 questions in multiple choice style questioning

  • 60 minutes for the exam

  • 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

  • Not an open book examination

  • Pass mark is 60% (36 out of 60) ​


The following is included in this course:

  • APM PFQ Examination

  • APM PFQ Pre-course material

  • The Knowledge Academy APM PFQ Manual

  • Experienced Instructor

  • Certificate

  • Refreshments

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 is able to take this course. However the PMQ certification is targeted to those who wish to broaden their knowledge on project management, so that they are able to 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.

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Trusted & Approved

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

Resources Included

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience

Various Delivery Methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style

Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

Diane Gray, Shell

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