APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
What is the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)?
The Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is a short course created by the APM, the chartered body for the project profession. Using the APM Body of Knowledge 7 (BoK7), the PFQ gives learners an awareness of concepts, terms and activities that make up current best practice in the profession. The exam is a 60 minute multiple choice paper and no pre-reading is required.
APM PFQ Overview
Who is this Qualification for?
The PFQ is an ideal way to start your project management learning journey as it gives learners a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required. So, if you have just taken on a role where you are supporting projects, or want to move into the profession in the future and want to find out more about it, then this course is for you.
If you have had some exposure to projects then this will be an advantage as you will probably be familiar with some, if not all, elements on the syllabus. If you have a significant amount of project experience then you might want to look at the more challenging APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).
Download the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Syllabus here for the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
Download a sample chapter from the APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition.
Still not sure if the PFQ is right for you? Read our previous article on, APM Project Fundamentals Qualification vs APM Project Management Qualification to learn the difference between the two qualifications.
Accreditation / Qualification(s) offered
Successful completion of this course will mean you will be awarded the Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ).
APM PFQ Online Exam
The APM PFQ exam is a 60 minute multiple choice paper — no pre-reading is required.
Click here for a PFQ sample exam paper.
Click here for PFQ exam techniques.
Course Resit Policy
We have a ‘FREE course resit policy’ for anyone who unfortunately does not pass their exam, all we require is that you pay for your exam resit. You can then attend the next PFQ course for FREE!
Please contact your course organiser to discuss.
APM (Association for Project Management) is the largest professional body for project management in Europe and has chartered status.
What This Course Includes
This price includes course registration and exam registration, course materials and, if successful in passing the exam, an official APM Project Fundamentals Qualification certificate.
- Virtual ClassroomInstructor-led course
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- This is a virtual course with a live instructor. It includes interaction and group-work to embed learning. We encourage use of cameras, and have regular breaks to maintain freshness and engagement.
£775.00 excl. VAT
- Small Classes
- Free Course Resit
- Exam Included
- PFQ Certificate
- Certification does not expire
All prices are per person and exclude VAT.
The Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is a 2 day course that uses the APM Body of Knowledge 7 (BoK7), to give learners an awareness of concepts, terms and activities that make up current best practice in the profession.
This course followers a lifecycle approach, rather than following each section of the PFQ syllabus page-by-page.
Download the APM glossary of project management terms.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Once completed, you will have the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.
You will understand project management and the operating environment, how to communicate within the context of a project, project scope management and lifecycles, resource scheduling and optimisation in a project, project risk and issue management in the context of a project and more!
Once you have the PFQ then the next step would be take the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ).
Upcoming dates for APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - Project Management Certification
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