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APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ)

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Duration: 2 Days*

Accredited: Yes

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  • 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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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 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. 

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 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

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. 

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.

APM Introductory Certificate (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.

  • 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
  • The pass mark is 60% (36 out of 60) 

What's included in this APM Training Course?

The following is included in this course:

  • APM PFQ Examination
  • The Knowledge Academy APM PFQ Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Accredited: Yes

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