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PFQ On-line Training

Discounts for unemployed or furloughed

This new training support scheme from the MSC aims to help those unemployed or furloughed as a result of COVID-19. It provides more affordable access to improving or updating project management knowledge and understanding.

400 people across the UK will be given course discounts for, either the Online Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or Online Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ).

The discount for the online PFQ is £200 on the full course fee reducing it to £299 + VAT


These discounts are available to UK residents regardless of age, educational background or previous qualifications; those persons, who as a result of COVID-19, have been furloughed or made redundant from 1 April 2020 onwards.

How to apply

Prospective course delegates are asked to complete the full application form for their chosen course.

Separately, applicants should email the MSC ( to apply for the course fee discount. Applicants are asked to state which eligibility criteria they are categorised within and upload proof of their eligibility.


This APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) offers an insight into an exciting and challenging discipline. The one-hour, 60-question, multiple-choice examination is taken online after completion of the webinars, at the end of the course.

No prior knowledge or experience in project management is required for this certificate. It is designed for anyone looking to start a successful career in project management or those wanting to understand the principles of project management excellence.

The fee covers eight 75-minute training webinars (given over four mornings), a copy of our MSC Study Guide, the APM examination and proctoring fee, additional course material which includes copies of all slides used and 23 video podcasts.

The webinars are normally repeated every four weeks; missed sessions can be made up later or listen to session recordings.

The online examination is normally scheduled for Monday mornings.

Candidates will be taught the language of project management and the structure of a successful project. As well as acquiring a level of understanding needed to pass the examination, they will be able to take an active and effective part in a project team and make a positive contribution to delivery of a successful project.

To take the online examination, you will need:

  • Mobile device/phone on which you download the ProctorExam app; Android 4.1 or higher, IOS (APPLE) 8.0 or higher; video resolution must be at least 800 x 600 px
  • Computer system with microphone and webcam - Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X, Linux 64 bit, Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+; Google Chrome (latest version) is the recommended browser.
  • WiFi connection for both phone and computer system

Note: "Attempting to use a laptop or device that is intended for work purposes may have restricted access and admin rights installed. This may cause issues when trying to access the ProctorExam platform and therefore it is recommended you use a personal laptop."

Course Outline

The sessions will cover the principles of project management described in the APM syllabus.  After passing the examination,  delegates will understand the 10 Learning Outcomes:

  • project management and the operating environment
  • the project life cycle
  • the management structure by which projects operate
  • project management planning
  • project scope management
  • scheduling and resource management
  • risk management and issue management
  • project quality management
  • communication in the project environment
  • principles of leadership and teamwork

Further details such as the syllabus, candidate guidance notes and a sample paper may be found in the downloads on this website or from the APM web-site.

Project Management Introduction


Registration is confirmed when:

    • either payment is received by cheque, bank transfer or card payment through Paypal.
    • or an official Purchase Order is received.


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   Course Dates

Cost: £499 +VAT

Duration: Four mornings plus exam


28 June to 1 July 2021
26 to 29 July 2021
23 to 26 August 2021
4 to 7 October 2021
1 to 4 November 2021
29 November to 2 December 2021