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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

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About The Course

The APM have developed an Introductory qualification in Project Management called APM Project Fundamentals Qualification which is based on the APM Body of Knowledge, it is a qualification designed to provide anyone with a better understanding of this exciting and challenging discipline.

The Association for Project Management (APM) received its Royal Charter in January 2017, and is preparing for the next important phase of creating a register of Chartered Project Professionals this year – transferring members to the new body. Gain an APM qualification, as this will set you on the path towards Chartered status.

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification. The Fundamentals qualification provides the foundation for further training and qualifications in the expanding project management field.

This course was previously known as APMIC but has been renamed by The Association of Project Management to APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

The course is equivalent to a two-day classroom workshop and takes between 10–12 hours to complete. It combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements.

COURSE FLYER

All APM Project Fundamentals Qualification courses on this page are offered by ILX Group an ATO of AXELOS Limited

 

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Course Type: Course Only or Course with Exam where applicable.

Exams also include an e-certificate, if you would like a physical copy, you will need to pay an additional fee to the exam board

To purchase Course Manual you may visit  The Stationery Office(TSO) or APMG Business Books or any other stockists –  https://www.tsoshop.co.uk/AXELOS-Global-Best-Practice/

and APMG Business Books – https://www.apmg-businessbooks.com/

 

Additional Information
With Exam

No, Yes

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course Introduction

  • Using the Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Pre-requisites
  • Conventions/Terminologies
  • Professional Qualifications
  • The PM Community

Basic Concepts

  • What is a Project?
  • Projects vs Operations
  • Project Lifecycles

The Project Management Centre

  • Projects, Programmes & Portfolios
  • The Project Environment (PESTLE)
  • The Business Case
  • PM Processes
  • Project Success Criteria

Organising a Project

  • The Project Sponsor/Board
  • The Project Manager
  • Project Assurance/Support
  • Project Teams

Planning a Project

  • The Project Management Plan
  • The PID/SoW
  • Product-Based Planning
  • Activity-Based Planning
  • Baselining

Scheduling a Project

  • Networks
  • Float
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Milestones

Estimating

  • Top Down/Bottom Up
  • Delphi Technique
  • Factoring
  • Work Distribution
  • Effort vs Duration (Weinburg’s Rule)

Managing Resources

  • Resource Types
  • S-Curves
  • Resource Histograms
  • Resource Scheduling

Controlling a Project

  • Stages & Tolerance
  • Earned Value
  • Forecasting
  • Computer Based Tools

EManaging Scope

  • Scope Planning / Definition
  • Scope Verification
  • Scope Change Control

Managing Communications

  • Authorities
  • Decision Making
  • Reporting
  • Project Issues

Managing Risk

  • Investment Appraisal
  • Risk Identification/Analysis
  • Response Development/Control

Managing Quality

  • Quality Management
  • Quality System
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Customer Quality Expectations

Managing Change

  • Change Management
  • Change Control
  • Configuration Management

Managing Procurement

  • Procurement & Contract Management

Managing People

  • Teamwork
  • Conflict Management
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Closing Down a Project

  • Handover
  • Follow-On Actions
  • Post-Project Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Project Filing

Exam Technique

  • How to approach the exam

Exam Simulator

  • Randomised exam questions to test understanding

 

What's Included

What's Included

  • 12 months online access to our accredited course
  • Full tutor support via phone and email while you study
  • Mock exam revision tool
  • Online exam with remote invigilation

*Reference to Exam only applies if you have purchased Exam in addition to the course, as Exam is not included by default for courses except expressly mentioned e.g. Classroom based practitioner courses or if a Blended learning package includes exam.For all other courses you need to purchase the Exam option or apply to the Certification body if applicable.

Target Audience

Target Audience

This learning requires no prior knowledge or experience. It is designed for anyone looking to start a successful project management career, or wishing to understand the principles of project management. 

Course Benefits

Course Benefits

The course is equivalent to a two-day classroom workshop and takes between 10–12 hours to complete. It combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements. The course consists sessions which form a comprehensive introduction to the principles of project management. 

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