APM training Teaching you the fundamental skills needed to be a successful project manager
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Course type: E-learning
Duration: Approx 20 hours
Delivery: Online

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) 7th Edition E-learning

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this introductory course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification.This elearning combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements. 

About the course

The qualification has been designed to provide you with a better understanding of this exciting and challenging discipline and is based on the APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition.

Please be advised the APM recommends between approximately 34 hours preparation for the PFQ examination.


This course is expected to take approximately 20 hours to complete.


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.

Learning objectives

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
  • 12 months online access to our accredited Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ) course
  • Full tutor support
  • PFQ exam simulator

Optional extra

  • PFQ exam : Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor

What's covered?

  • Introduction
  • Projects, programmes and portfolios
  • Project lifecycles
  • Situational context and reviews
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Stakeholder management
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Success, benefits and the business case
  • Scope, configuration management and change control
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Resourcing
  • Risk and issue management 
  • Quality
  • PMP, deployment baseline and communication
  • Procurement and reporting
  • PFQ exam simulator

Target audience

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.

The exam is not included with this product. If you wish to purchase the exam you can add it at the basket stage. 

If you do opt to purchase the PFQ exam please be aware it is taken online via remote proctor. For more information about taking your exam including the exam rules and regulations and to check the technical requirements please click here. 

Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam(s). 

Exam format

  • 60-question
  • Multiple choice examination
  • One hour duration 

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