APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

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APM Project Management

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) – (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. This was formerly known as formerly known as Introductory Certificate.

Who is this qualification for?

It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.


Study guide

The study guide is designed to support candidates taking the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), formerly known as Introductory Certificate (IC). The study guide references the syllabus, learning outcomes and assessment criteria aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

Written in modular style to support both candidates and tutors preparing for the examination, each of the four main chapters includes:

  • a clearly defined set of learning objectives at the start of each section;
  • a clear set of project management definitions based on the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition;
  • a developing case study, based on the fictional BikeWeb design company, designed to bring the theory to life;
  • a number of learning exercises and quick quizzes to help readers apply what they’ve learnt.

The study guide also includes a round-up of exam tips and advice, 60 sample exam questions and a glossary of APM terms.

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