The Association for Project Management’s Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM-PFQ) course offers a fundamental awareness of project management processes, roles and terminology. Topics covered include; the project management life cycle, planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.
What is APM and APM PFQ
APM PFQ is the knowledge based, introductory qualification awarded by the Association for Project Management (APM); formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate (APM IC).
Association for Project Management (APM) was formed in 1972 in the UK to support project professionals through its qualification and membership scheme. APM has over 30,000 individual members and more than 500 organisations participating in their Corporate Partnership Programme, making APM the largest professional body for project management in Europe.
APM is now the chartered body for project professionals and the APM PFQ is the first qualification required to earn the chartered status.
The APM Body of Knowledge forms the basis of the APM Qualifications. It defines the boundaries of project, programme and portfolio management and the functions undertaken as part of these endeavours. Incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills, APM qualifications offer a progressive structure which demonstrates a delegate’s project management achievements.
Who is this course for?
This course has been designed for those wanting to gain a broad understanding of the principles and practice of project management. 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, as a member of the project team.
The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification provides a fundamental awareness of project management.
By the end of this course delegates will be able to:
- Describe a projects context and the relationship of this to the way in which the project is managed
- Write usable project documentation including business cases and project plans.
- Describe the key components of a team and how a project manager might seek to manage them
- Carry out a work breakdown of a project as a first component of planning and produce a project plan
- Carry out a risk analysis of a project and describe ways in which projects can be monitored and controlled
- Carry out a stakeholder analysis and describe ways in which they can be managed
- Define and understand project management terms
- Have sufficient knowledge to sit the APM PFQ exam
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification. The next step after PFQ is the APM Project Management Qualification.
What is included in the APM Project Fundamentals course?
- Get 12 Months Unlimited Access.
- APM Accredited course materials.
- Official APM PFQ Syllabus.
- Official APM Accredited E-Learning.
- Official APM Sample Exam Papers.
- APM Exam Guidance.
- Tutor Support (Optional).
This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management and is equivalent to SCQF Level 6.
APM Body of Knowledge – 7th edition
The APM Body of Knowledge is not included in the course materials and must be purchased separately. To purchase a copy, please visit: https://www.apm.org.uk/book-shop/apm-body-of-knowledge-7th-edition/.
If you are a student, you can download the APM Body of Knowledge for free. For more information, please visit https://www.apm.org.uk/membership/student/.
Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.
If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01707 828 751 to make an enquiry.
The APM PFQ course is provided by CUPE International Limited, an ATO of APM.