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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Online course with Exam Guarantee


APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) 7th Edition Online course

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this introductory course will lead to an internationally recognised qualification.This elearning combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, providing training at a time, pace and location to suit individual requirements. 

The qualification has been designed to provide you with a better understanding of this exciting and challenging discipline and is based on the APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition.


This course is expected to take approximately 10-12 hours to complete.

Delegates will receive 12 months access to the course material and the exam must be completed within this timeframe.


This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to gain a broader understanding of project management and the principles of the profession. 

What's Included

  • 12 months online access to our accredited Project Fundamentals qualification (PFQ) course
  • Full tutor support
  • PFQ exam simulator
  • PFQ exam : Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exam must be taken online via remote proctor
  • Please note that the manual is an optional extra. Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to order the manual.

APM PFQ online demo

More Information


There are no formal pre-requisites for this learning or the formal qualification.


By the end of this course you should:

  • Understand project management and the operating environment
  • Understand project life cycles
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within projects
  • Understand project management planning
  • Understand project scope management
  • Understand resource, scheduling and optimisation in a project
  • Understand project risk and issue management in the context of a project
  • Understand quality in the context of a project
  • Understand communication in the context of a project
  • Understand leadership and teamwork within a project


  • Introduction
  • Projects, programmes and portfolios
  • Project lifecycles
  • Situational context and reviews
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Stakeholder management
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Success, benefits and the business case
  • Scope, configuration management and change control
  • Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Resourcing
  • Risk and issue management 
  • Quality
  • PMP, deployment baseline and communication
  • Procurement and reporting

Exam Format:

The PFQ exam is taken online via remote proctor. For more information about taking your exam and to check the technical requirements please see below. The remote web proctor solution allows you to take your exams online, using a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection. You can schedule your exam in advance, at a date and time of your choice. At the agreed time you will connect with a proctor who will invigilate your exam live.

  • 60-question
  • Multiple choice examination
  • One hour duration  

Technical requirements:

APM offers remote online exam proctoring via the Surpass assessment platform.

The APM has created a video providing information about the set-up and exam scenario.

The technical specification is available here on the APM website, along with the ability to test your equipment prior to booking your exam. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the system capability to run the exam.

The APM have also produced candidate guides to assist examination takers. We recommend you familiarise yourself with this document prior to booking your exam:

Exam Guarantee

We're so confident that you'll pass your Foundation exam first time that we offer an Exam Guarantee for this Foundation e-learning course. If you don't pass, then we will allow you take the exam a second time, at no extra cost, as long as it is within three months of taking your original exam.

Are there any conditions related to the Exam Guarantee?

Provided that you have completed the e-learning in full and that you have passed the exam simulator with a pass mark of 80%, you will be entitled to a free resit. You will have been advised whether you have passed or failed the exam simulator at the time of taking, as it is included within your e-learning. If you're not sure, don't worry, contact us and we will be happy to check for you.

If I need to use my Exam Guarantee or I have any further questions, who should I contact?

Please email us and we will be happy to assist you.

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