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Course type: Virtual
Delivery: Virtual

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) 7th Edition Virtual

If you want the interactivity of a classroom environment, but you still want the flexibility of studying from home, then our virtual courses are just the thing! 

Course overview

About the course

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification. The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification provides the foundation for further training and qualifications in the expanding project management field. This course is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition

Learning plan

You must review the learning plan for essential details related to this course. It provides valuable information enabling you to fully understand the commitment required to meet the assessment criteria and complete the ILX course.

Course format

This course includes:

  • Online pre-course (Directed Development)
  • Attendance at a two-day virtual classroom course (Guided Learning)
  • 13.5 hours of ILX learning resources (Directed Development)

What is VILT?

Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) incorporates both the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our VILT courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner.Please review our FAQs for more information relating to virtual learning, including the technical specifications.


Please be advised that the APM recommends approximately 34 hours preparation time for the PFQ examination. You must:

  • Complete all provided online pre-course expected to take five hours (Directed Development)
  • Attend a two-day virtual classroom course (Guided Learning)
  • Complete 13.5 hours of additional learning resources to help support exam preparation (Directed Development)

All learning must be completed prior to taking the exam.

The workshop is conducted via a virtual training environment. You need to ensure that you can satisfy the technical requirements that can be found on our website here.


By the end of this course you should:

  • 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

Here are some of the areas that this course will cover:

  • The principles of project management
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Defining the optimum approach to complete each project successfully
  • Communications
  • Quality management
  • Teamwork
  • Resource management
  • Risk management
  • Achieving an efficient utilisation of resources
  • Understanding and utilising the processes and techniques for effective management of risk
  • Handover and review
  • Ensuring a controlled handover of ‘outputs’ to the client and the capture of project experiences
  • All accompanying course material
  • Online pre-course (Directed Development)
  • Attendance at a two-day virtual classroom course (Guided Learning)
  • 13.5 hours of ILX learning resources (Directed Development)
  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification examination: Must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase

Optional extras:

  • APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition
  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here


Exams are taken online via remote proctor. Two working days prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You will then be able to book a suitable time after your classroom event has finished to undertake your exam.

Please note: 

For more information about taking your exam including the exam rules and regulations and to check the technical requirements please click here. You are responsible for booking your own exam(s). 

Exam format

  • One hour in duration
  • Multiple choice
  • 60 questions
  • 60% pass mark (36/60)

This qualification is designed for those with little or no project management experience who are looking to start a successful project management career or wanting to understand the principles of project management excellence. Successful candidates will be able to understand the language of project management and the structure of a successful project. They will be able to take an active part in a project team and make a positive contribution to any project environment.

All potential delegates need to undertake a free online project management assessment. This will confirm suitability and readiness for your chosen course and exam. Please watch the APM Learner Suitability video accessible here and then complete the assessment. If following the results of your assessment you have any questions regarding your suitability or readiness, please email contactus@ilxgroup.com and we will discuss this with you.


There is mandatory online pre-course work that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. It is expected that it will take approximately five hours to complete. You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course within 48 hours of your confirmed booking.

In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work.

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