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Course type: E-learning
Delivery: Online

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) 7th Edition Online

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this introductory course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification. This learning combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements. This course is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition.

Course overview

About the course

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:

  • PFQ accredited e-learning (Directed Development)
  • Attendance at six, three-hour online revision workshop sessions. These sessions are available online once a month and must be booked in advance (Guided Learning)


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

  • The e-learning is expected to take approximately 21 hours.
  • You must attend a minimum of six online revision workshops which equates to 18 hours.

You must complete all learning prior to undertaking the exam.

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



  • 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



  • 12 months’ online access to our APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) e-learning course.
  • Access to up to 12 x 3 hour online revision workshops. Minimum requirement, delegates must attend 6 sessions in a 12-month period.
  • Over 13 hours of additional learning resources to help support exam preparation.
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulator
  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification examination: Must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase

Optional extra

  • 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

The PFQ exam 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. 

Exam format

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

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. 

No formal pre-requisites are required for this learning or the formal qualification. All potential delegates must complete a free online project management assessment to confirm suitability and readiness for the chosen course and exam.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.


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