APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

Become a certified expert in the fundamentals of Project Management terminology, and open doors with an internationally recognised qualification. 

Course overview

Why choose the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification?

Get a head start to success in project management with the APM Project Fundamentals qualification. In just 30 guided hours, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of Project Management language and its core principles, regardless of your prior experience.  

The APM Project Fundamentals course is ideal for building a strong foundation in Project Management and advancing towards the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). 

What you'll learn

  • Topics
    Project lifecycles 
    Roles and responsibilities 
    Stakeholder management 
    Leadership and teamwork 
    Procurement and reporting 
    Risk and issue management 
    Situational context and reviews 
    Projects, programmes, and portfolios
    Success, benefits, and the business case 
    PMP, deployment baseline and communication 
    Scope, configuration management and change control 
How you'll be assessed

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ) is assessed through a one-hour examination. The examination contains 60 multiple-choice questions. This is a pass-or-fail exam. Preparation for this qualification includes a practice exam and questions. 


On successfully passing the APM Project Fundamentals exam, you’ll be awarded your certification. This is a digital certificate. 

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) (SCQF Level 6)

Study time

30 guided learning hours 


1 x 60-minute exam, (included) 60 questions. Also includes a practice exam and questions


Internet access and email



Ideal for

Anyone wishing to gain a broad understanding of the APMs principles of Project Management



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  • What's included
    12 months access
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Why become certified with the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (APM PFQ)?

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is a widely recognised certification that will provide you with a solid understanding of Project Management principles and terminology. By completing the APM PFQ certification, you’ll enjoy improved job prospects, enhanced Project Management skills, and improved confidence in the fundamental principles and language of Project Management. Prepare for future certifications while laying a strong foundation for your career as a Project Manager. 

What our students say

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  • Eben Scheepers | Junior Project Manager

    I quickly became excited for the learning process and knew that I had made the right decision to enrol

    StudentCare™ was a great motivator too, and regular catchups from a consultant was a great way to keep my learning on track.

  • Annabelle Strack | Associate Project Manager

    Taking the time to invest in myself has been the best move for me.

    I found my experience with Learning People so great. The investment was so worth it. I wish I had done this earlier!

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