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Course Summary

This APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) offers an insight into an exciting and challenging discipline.  The two-day course finishes with the one-hour, 60-question, multiple-choice examination taken online.

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 seven 90-minute training sessions, refreshments (including lunch each day), a copy of our 158-page MSC Study Guide, the APM examination fee, additional course material which includes copies of all slides used and 23 video podcasts.

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.

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.

Course duration and venue 

The course lasts for two full days.  Venue is:

  • London Westminster - Broadway House, SW1H 9NQ

Free Registration when Becoming a Member of the APM

Individuals who take the exam will be eligible for free registration when applying for membership to the Association. This offer is only available for six weeks after the exam (valid from the date on the results letter)

Project Management Introduction


Payment is required by cheque, credit card or bank transfer before registration is confirmed.

APM Paper-based Examination Fees (wef 1st April 2019)

These are included in the course fee. 

Level of membership


Non member

£156 + VAT

Student, Associate orFull Member of APM

£141 + VAT

Resit is £109 + VAT, Cancellation is £78 + VAT


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   Course Dates

Cost: £649 (inc exam) +VAT

Duration: 2 days


12th and 13th November 2019
Westminster, London
10th and 11th December 2019
Westminster, London
4th and 5th February 2020
Westminster, London
24th and 25th March 2020
Westminster, London