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Project Management

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

Course details

CPD Points





2 full days (09:00-17:00)

Course Overview

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is the entry level qualification in the APM suite of project management qualifications and is the perfect course to take for anyone wishing to know the basics in project management. Using the globally renown APM ‘body of knowledge’ (APMBoK), as its reference point, this course is perfect for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to any part of the project team.

Course Content

The qualification will cover the following:

  • Project Management and the operating environment
  • Project lifecycle
  • Management structures by which projects operate
  • Project management planning
  • Scope management
  • Scheduling and resource management
  • Risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork

The course is followed by a 1-hour multiple-choice examination.

Virtual Learning (Option)

This course is also available virtually through the GTA, tutor led in real time but with the benefit of accessing it from the comfort of your office or your own home and these courses run regularly. The length of the course and the content are exactly the same as with the classroom option.

Please email us on [email protected] if you would like to receive the cost, which can vary, depending on available dates for your chosen professional qualification.

Course Benefits

Completion of the qualification will enable you to:

  • Describe a project's context and the relationship of this with project management
  • Describe ways in which projects can be monitored and controlled
  • Describe project success criteria and benefits
  • Carry out a work breakdown of a project as a first component of planning
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis and describe ways in which they can be managed
  • Correctly identify the roles involved in project management
  • Support and contribute to a successful project outcome
  • Prepare for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) exam


The course is followed by a 1-hour multiple-choice examination which can only be taken online, using your own webcam and microphone (valid ID required) which allows you to take the exam at home or your office at a convenient time without the need for a physical invigilator. Subject to availability – we would recommend booking your exam at least 3 weeks in advance. The cost of the exam is included in the course price.


The PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) is an introductory qualification for individuals who are looking to improve or gain fundamental knowledge in the area of project management. No prior knowledge or experience in project management is necessary.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 224570.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutors

  • Peter Johnson

    Peter offers skills in Project and Programme Management (PPM) with unique experience in the breadth of sponsorship, management, application and training management of PRINCE2® and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) as well as others PPM methods and standards such as Gateway (Peer) Reviews, maturity modelling and Centres of Excellence. When in the Office of Government Commerce, Peter was responsible for the development of PPM skills and peer reviewer of high-risk government projects (OGC Gateway™). His experience is primarily, but not exclusively, in the public sector in a range of national and international organisations. Peter is experienced in UK public and private sectors and in international collaboration, working within the Association for Project Management as a volunteer and interim manager in ‘Professional Standards and Knowledge (PS&K).

    An enthusiastic, imaginative, dynamic, and adaptable PPM professional ‘doer’, Peter has adapted to many diverse roles in his career. He has an instinct for spotting trends and future developments, anticipating opportunities and actively mitigating threats. An original problem solver who turns ideas into reality – often challenging convention whilst seeing both sides of a subject - he has developed interpersonal skills to communicate vision to others, intuitively harnessing organisational structures and working with teams and empowering others to achieve long-range goals. Peter has spoken at events of all sizes and audiences as an authority on programme and project management methods and skills.

    Peter is currently designing and delivering PPM courses as a PPM trainer for a number of Accredited Training Organisations; contributing to the development of the PPM profession within the APM, and to the AXELOS methods for TSO, and carrying out consultancy assignments in health checks, competence and maturity assessments. For the last 2 years Peter has embraced ‘virtual learning’.

  • SPOCE Project Management Limited

    SPOCE Project Management Ltd is an accredited training and consulting organisation specialising in Best Practice Methods and strives to offer the best training to delegates. They offer professional courses in PRINCE2® Project Management, MSP Programme Management, MoR Risk Management, ITIL Services Management, DSDM Atern, APM, Agile Project Management, MoV, MoP, and P3O. Over the years, they have trained over 250,000 delegates.

    SPOCE Project Management Ltd are proud to have been the first accredited training organisation in the world to offer the PRINCE2® course.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.