Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

By in Association for Project Management

Association for Project Management

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

Who is eligible?

Potential project management personnel

Personnel wishing to expand their knowledge, understanding and skills for a project management role

Organisations wishing to demonstrate they have competent project management personnel.

Course objectives

Will know and understand the language of project management

Will be able to employ some of the principles of best practice project management

Will be able to confidently sit the PFQ examination

Will be able to demonstrate their competences in their working environments


No previous project management experience is necessary.

sandDuration: This course is normally delivered in 2 days and consists of tutor presentations, group discussions and individual work on project planning with a closed-book essay-based written examination.

certificate  Certificates available

Course content


–  An overview of project management offering a fundamental awareness of project management terminology and principles

–  An overview of syllabus coverage from Body of Knowledge 6th Edition in ten sections

–  Project Management and the Operating Environment

– Project Life Cycle

– Management Structures by which projects operate

Course Content


– Project Management Planning

– Scope Management

– Scheduling and Resource Management

–  Risk Management and Issue Management

–  Project Quality Management

–  Communication

–  Leadership and Teamwork