APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

Become a certified expert in the fundamentals of project management, and open doors with an internationally recognised qualification. 

Course overview

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) will give you a comprehensive understanding of project management language and its core principles, regardless of your prior experience. Upon finishing this SCQF Level 6 qualification, you will have full awareness of project management skills and terminology, including frameworks, methodologies, and communication.

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 
    Scope management
    Resource scheduling and optimisation
    Project risk and issue management 
    Leadership and teamwork 
    Quality management
    Roles and responsibilities 
    Stakeholder management 
    Procurement and reporting 
    Risk and issue management 
    Situational context and reviews 
    Projects, programmes, and portfolios
    Success, benefits, and the business case 
How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will take 60 minutes to complete and feature 60 multiple-choice questions.


Upon successfully passing the examination, you’ll receive your APM Project Fundamentals certification. This is a digital certificate.

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Course Guide

The key facts about your online training.


APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

Study time

30 guided learning hours  (Full-time: 1 week,  Part-time: 1 month)


1 x 60-minute exam, 60 multiple-choice 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
    On-demand platform access
    eBooks, video lessons, and practice exams
    Expert support and mentoring
    CV and LinkedIn support
    Monthly careers workshops
    Learning People Alumni membership
    TOTUM student card

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Globally recognised certifications that hold real value in your chosen industry. We’ll create a unique pathway, so you’re equipped with the certifications you need for the job you want.

Why become certified with the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (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. 

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  • Marco Newell | Project Professional

    The best investment is investing in yourself

    It’s had a massive impact on my life, I’ve learned new skills, and broadened my knowledge, which has had a very positive impact.

  • Andrea Kovacs | Operations Project Lead

    Learning People is a very professional organisation

    It was quite clear to me that the student support over the whole journey was quite outstanding with Learning People.

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Salary projection

Average Salary after completing


You can earn an average of £50,262.00 a year

Junior Project Manager
Average salary you can earn
Senior Project Manager

You can earn an average of £50,262.00 a year

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