About this Course

Course code APMICEL
Special Notices

Exam Attendance practical details:

When attending the QA site to take the examination, you must bring a signed photo ID with you, (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification may result in you not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable, please contact your Account Manager, the QA Examination Administration team on 44 (0)1793 696273 or examadmin@qa.com

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This eLearning course provides you with broad, self-paced training to prepare you for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification examination, aligned to the 6th edition of the APM Body of Knowledge, without the additional costs and time requirements associated with attending a traditional classroom based event.

Once purchased, the eLearning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

This course will enable you to:

• Appreciate all 10 learning outcomes and 61 assessment criteria of the APM syllabus for this course
• Identify and select the necessary tools, best practice techniques and control mechanisms to manage a project
• Demonstrate an understanding of the phases of a project life cycle
• Design a project management team
• Practice exam style questions, with topic specific mini quizzes, module level tests and a mock exam.

Written by professional project management trainers with industry leading expertise, and extensive experience of using the APM approach, this is an immersive series of modules which combines tutorials, exercises and practice questions.

Technical Requirements:

You are advised to check you have the correct technical system requirements to run this eLearning product. The technical specifications are at the following link: http://www.qa.com/training-courses/qa-authored-elearning/qa-authored-elearning-spec. Product registration requires an internet connection and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Target Audience:

It is suitable for those looking for an understanding of project management or people who are not directly involved in Project Management but wish to understand project management processes and key terms. It is also ideal for Project Managers who wish to gain the APM Project Fundamentals Certification as a pre-cursor to more advanced certification such as the APMP.

What’s included

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Exam(s) included

Exam Preparation Aid(s)

Tutor Support


No prior knowledge is required for this certificate. You should expect to undertake at least 15 hours of eLearning (provided) in order to be fully prepared for the examination.


  • Explain project, programme and portfolio management
  • Understand the phases of the project life cycle
  • Define a project's context
  • Define project success criteria
  • Define a project organisation structure
  • Understand the importance of stakeholder management
  • Identify and manage risks and issues
  • Produce a business case
  • Scope a project
  • Apply quality management techniques
  • Collate a project management plan
  • Apply change control mechanisms
  • Recognise the importance of configuration management
  • Communicate effectively


Module One: Course Introduction

Course overview and instructions

Module Two: Project Structure and Governance

Project Management; Environments and Operations Management; Programme and Portfolio Management; Project Life Cycle; Organisations Structure; Project Sponsorship

Module Three: Communication and Team Leadership

Effective Communication; Leadership Success; Teamwork Dynamics

Module Four: Planning

Business Case; Benefits Management; Information Management; Planning; Estimating; Stakeholder Management

Module Five: Scope Management

Scope Management; Configuration Management; Change Control; Time Scheduling

Module Six: Resource Management

Resource Management and Scheduling; Procurement

Module Seven: Risk and Issue Management

Risk Context; Project Risk Management; Risk Techniques

Module Eight: Project Quality Management

Quality Management; Reviews

Recommended study period for this eLearning is approximately 15 hours

Suggested Approach:

Complete the eLearning in the order of the modules, making sure that all concepts are reviewed and fully understood.

When you have completed all core modules a sample exam paper with APM Project Fundamentals style questions included for you to practice under exam conditions. Re-do the eLearning for any area you are still not comfortable/confident with and remember, tutor support is available.

This eLearning product includes as classroom based examination:

The APM Project Fundamentals examination will be booked at a QA Centre most convenient to you. The APM Project Fundamentals examination consists of:

  • 60 multiple choice questions
  • 60 minutes
  • Closed-book
  • You require a minimum of 36 marks out of 60 (60%) to pass
Delivery Method

Delivery method


Learn in your own time, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home, office, or even on your mobile device.

Total price: £399

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) eLearning with examination

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