A Quick Glance

Also known as the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), the APM Introductory Certificate is an ideal course for project managers or members and also for aspiring or would-be project managers. The course requires that a candidate possess a better knowledge of all the processes, tools and terminologies involved in project management.

 As the training is quite rigorous, the instructors are directed to impart the training in such a manner that the delegates are prepared for the certification exam from every point of view. The additional work required of the delegates comprises of the consolidated reading and going through mock exams. This 2-day training aimed at achieving the APM Introductory Certificate provides the delegates an introduction to the main concepts of project management.

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    Know basic concepts of Project Management

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    Know the structure of a successful project

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    Learn structure of a successful project

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    Delegates will contribute more to a project team

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    Be more familiar with project management

This course will help delegates who are new to the field of project management and who want to gain an understanding of the concepts and principles of project management as laid down in the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge.Project team members with no previous project management training who would like to know about standard project management terminology and who wish to achieve the Introductory Certificate are also eligible to sit in the course.



This course is for those candidates who are new to project management and want to understand the concepts and principles of project management as as per the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge.Another part of the audience could be those project team members who would like to know what Project Management is all about.


Tutor Support


Exam(s) included



  • Learn and implement the concepts of project management such as:
    • Outlining the business case
    • Establishing extent of Project Management
    • Plan to deliver projects
    • Recognising and managing threats
    • Monitoring project progress
    • Controlling organisational change
  • Familiarise with the Project Management terminology
  • Learn to improve effectiveness with project management.
  • Identify various roles in project management.
  • Define the conditions to make a project successful.
  • Understand the differences between operating environment and project management
  • Know the management structure by which projects operate
  • Understand project management planning
  • Describe scope of project management
  • Discuss Project Breakdown as the primary component of planning
  • Manage communication in the project environment
  • Understand about methods in which projects can be controlled and monitored
  • Analysis of a stakeholder and learn ways in which they can be managed
  • Understand stakeholder management and its importance
  • Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Contribute to scheduling and resource management
  • Apply risk management and issue management
  • Define quality management in relation to Project Management
  • Learn context of Project and its relationship with project management
  • Define criteria for project success and its benefits
  • Identification different roles of project management
  • Support and contribute to a successful outcome of project

Course Overview

This course provides the delegates with an introduction to the vital concepts in project management thereby enabling them to prepare for the one-hour certification exam held at the end of the course. The courseware provided to the delegates will remain in their personal custody during and after the training for future reference.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is an marvelous way to understand project management and how projects differ from activities. The trainer imparting the training is certified and having enough experience in the industry regarding project management. The course makes the delegates confident enough with the skills that they are able to use the best approach to problem solving in real time situations as well.

Exam Info:

  • Exam Duration: One hour
  • Type: Closed book and Multiple Choice Question
  • Pass Percentile: 60%

Course Content

  • Project management and its operating environment
    • Define of project and project management
    • Vital purpose and definition of programme management, project management, and portfolio management
    • Difference between programme management and portfolio management in the field of project management
    • Differentiate between project and business
    • Pros of effective project management
    • Know about Project environment
    • Learn about PESTLE as a tool
  • Project Concept Phase 
    • Stakeholder management 
    • Project success management 
    • Business case 
    • Its benefits 
  • Project Definition Phase 
    • Project management plan 
    • Learn Quality Management 
    • Risk management 
    • Scope management 
    • To Scheduling 
    • Resource management 
    • To Estimating 
    • Define Procurement 
  • Project Management in Context
    • Project management
    • Programme management
    • Portfolio management
    • Project context
    • Project sponsorship
  • Planning the Strategy
    • Project quality
    • Project risk management
    • Purpose of the project management plan (pmp)
    • Handle Stakeholders’ Management
    • Project success and benefits management
  • Executing the Strategy
    • Scope management
    • Scheduling
    • Resource management
    • Change control information
    • Management and reporting
    • Issues management
  • Techniques
    • Configuration management
    • Estimating
    • Project business case
    • Procurement
  • Organising and Governance
    • Project lifecycle
    • Handover and closeout
    • Project reviews
    • Organisational roles
  • People and the Profession
    • Communications in a project
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
  • Scope management
    • Define scope management
    • Product Breakdown Structure and Work Breakdown Structure
    • Configuration
    • Change control
    • Links between configuration and change control
    • Process of Change control
    • Configure management process
  • Scheduling and resource management
    • Define Total float and critical path
    • Understand Gantt chart, milestone, and baseline
    • Know Resource Management
    • Understand different Types of resources
    • Resource smoothing/resource levelling
    • Procurement 
  • Risk management and issue management
    • Project risk and risk management
    • Project risk management process
    • Use of risk register
    • Issue and issue management
    • Use of issue log
    • Escalation process
  • Project quality management
    • Quality and quality management
    • Quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, and continual improvement
    • Differences b/w quality control and assurance
    • Project reviews such as
      • Gate post
      • Benefit
      • Peer reviews
  • Communication
    • Methods of communication
    • Barriers to communication
    • Effective communication 
    • Communication plan

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) Schedules

Course Name Duration Dates Price
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Glasgow
23-11-2017 £1495.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days London
30-11-2017 £1195.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Manchester
07-12-2017 £1195.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Leeds
07-12-2017 £1495.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Birmingham
14-12-2017 £1195.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Aberdeen
14-12-2017 £1495.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Maidstone
14-12-2017 £1495.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Newcastle
14-12-2017 £1495.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Watford
14-12-2017 £1995.00
APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) 2 Days Brighton
14-12-2017 £1495.00