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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

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The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMFQ) online training course (previously called APMIC) covers all the tools and techniques you require to successfully manage a project.

Whether you are an individual looking to expand your project management skills, or an organisation looking to improve knowledge within your project teams, this course will tick all the boxes.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMFQ) online training course is fully accredited by the APM. This APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMFQ) online training course will cover everything you need to pass the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMFQ) examination first time. So whether you’re new to APMFQ, or experienced and are just looking to update your knowledge, then the APM Project Fundamentals course is worth considering.

See below for further information.

Sold By: Training Bytesize


Course Overview

You will have access to the APM Project Fundamentals online training course for one year so you can study at your own pace. The APM Project Fundamentals course will take around 10 hours to complete. Once you have completed the course you can test your knowledge on the APM Project Fundamentals mock exam simulator. Once you are achieving over 60% on the mock exam simulator you can put yourself in for the real APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam. The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam can be taken online or in a test centre.  Exams can be booked at the reduced rate of £180 with the course trainers.

This APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APMFQ) course offers learners:

– Online access to the accredited multimedia e-learning course for one whole year (approx. 10 hours of study time)
– Interactive quizzes and mock exam simulator to test knowledge ahead of the exam
– Resource area with access to white papers, templates and videos
– A flexible exam process – take online or in a test centre.
– Access to informative, downloadable learning resources and videos.


This course does not include the official course manual.


Session 1 – Introduction

  • Course Structure
  • Case study
  • Summary

Session 2 – Projects, programme and portfolios

  • Project characteristics
  • Project definition
  • Projects vs BAU
  • Key roles
  • Project Life Cycle (1&2)
  • Programmes and Portfolios
  • Exercise
  • Summary

Session 3 – The Business Case

  • Definition
  • Business Case contents
  • Business case and the life cycle
  • Key roles
  • Exercise
  • Summary

Session 4 – Work content and scope management

  • Scheduling steps
  • Product Breakdown Structures
  • Organisational Breakdown Structure
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Cost Breakdown Structure
  • Benefits of structures
  • Exercise
  • Summary

Session 5 – Networks

  • Networks
  • Dependencies types
  • Lead and lag
  • Common faults

Session 6 – Estimating and risk

  • Definition
  • Estimating approaches
  • Risk management – Identification
  • Risk management – Assessment
  • Risk management – Mitigation
  • Risk management – Implement the mitigating actions
  • Effort vs Duration

Session 7 – Critical path analysis

  • Node layout definition
  • Critical path calculation forward / backward pass
  • Gantt chart Critical path / Total float

Session 8 – Resources

  • Factors that affect resources
  • Synergy
  • Resource allocation
  • Resource smoothing
  • Resource levelling
  • Resource cumulative curve

Session 9 – Monitoring and control

  • Out of control projects
  • The control cycle: Authorise the work
  • The control cycle: Follow project progress
  • The control cycle: Plot and update data and evaluate status
  • The control cycle: Take corrective action

Session 10 – Project closure

  • Key activities
  • Project Manager responsibilities
  • Post project review analysis
  • Termination problems possible solution

Session 11 – Establishing the project

  • Project life cycles
  • Benefits of phasing
  • Project content PESTLE
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Project management plan
  • Project success and benefits management
  • Project reviews

Session 12 – People and Projects

  • Organisational roles and the project sponsor
  • Drag and drop exercise
  • Stakeholder management
  • Communications
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Teamwork
  • The Tuckman Model
  • Leadership
  • Summary

Session 13 – More on techniques

  • Drag and drop exercise
  • Risk management
  • Risk log
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Quality definitions
  • Quality control and Quality Assurance
  • Quality plan and benefits
  • Change control
  • Configuration management
  • Information Management and Project Reporting
  • Issue Management
  • Procurement

Course Objectives

The course will:

  • Teach you the key elements of the project management lifecycle which covers 27 knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. Including planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.
  • Upon completion of the training you can sit the APM Introductory Certificate exam which leads to an internationally recognised qualification.

The course on this page is offered by Training Bytesize, an Accredited Training Organisation of The Association of Project Management.


For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected].


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