APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) ELCAS

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TIME: 09:00 to 17:00 GMT

Start your career in project management with our popular two day PFQ (APM Project Fundamentals Qualification) course. No project management experience is required prior to attending this course. The course is delivered at our Southampton-Solent venue (between Portsmouth & Southampton).

About APM PFQ (Project Fundamentals Qualification) ELCAS

PFQ Project Fundamentals Qualification

ELCAS provider number: 4030

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

The course offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology and is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of project management. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification.

The syllabus assesses the key elements of the project management lifecycle and covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition, including:

  • Planning and scheduling
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Resource management
  • Project risk management
  • Project reviews

Target Audience

You’re considering a career in project management but have no real experience.

You’re looking for a project management qualification that can be used over a wide range of job opportunities

The PFQ exam

To provide complete flexibility, and give you time to absorb what you’ve learnt we’re now providing APM PFQ online exams to be taken using the APM’s contracted 3rd party proctor, who will monitor your exam wherever and whenever you wish to take it. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 360 days of the year. The current climate has forced us to take this action with immediate effect, in order to provide you with a more flexible and sustainable solution.

  • 60 multiple choice questions
  • To be answered in 60 minutes
  • Pass mark: 60%

Taking your PFQ exam online, when you’re ready

The following list contains recommendations for scheduling your PFQ online exam:

  • Use a personal computer
  • Use a personal network, not a work network that may have restrictions
  • Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • If you need to re-arrange your exam you need to contact IPSO FACTO
  • Ignore an automatic email sent by ProctorU
  • Only use a link with the login details to book and then sit the exam sent by IPSO FACTO

Schedule your exam

To schedule your exam to start from the next day onwards, you’re able to choose any date/time in 15 minute slots. To schedule your exam for the same day, you’re only able to schedule within 90 minutes. Should you wish to sit the exam at 9pm then login at 7.30pm to schedule a time slot.

Project Management Resettlement courses using ELCAS

IPSO FACTO provider number: 4030

For detailed information about the resettlement process please go to: www.enhancedlearningcredits.com 

ELCAS Course Funding includes

  • Course training
  • PFQ Exam

Additional Costs

Pre-course materials, course manuals and lunch with refreshments are not part of your ELCAS funding.

  • Pre-course materials – none for this course
  • Course handbook – £10
  • An onsite café is available to purchase lunch and a kitchen is available for refreshments throughout your time with us.

BUNDLE two Project Management Qualifications

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Book a place on this course

Step 1:   Once you’re happy with the course outline, select a course location and date from the drop down lists. Click “Make enquiry button”, and complete the form. Note our ELCAS number, course title, course date and course location for your resettlement forms.

Step 2:   We’ll email you with a detailed acknowledgement of the course, and reserve a place for you. In addition, we’ll invoice the costs including your contribution, and include our terms and conditions.

Step 3:   On receipt of your payment contribution, we’ll email joining instructions and a video link of how to find us. There are no pre-course materials for the course.

Useful Links

Link to IPSO FACTO on the APM website
Link to post course reviews

Aim & Objectives

Course Aims

  •  To provide fundamental awareness of project management terminology
  •  To prepare for and pass the PFQ exam

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:


  •  Identify the key elements of the project management life cycle
  •  Communicate using the language of project management
  •  Identify the structure of a successful project
  •  Take an active part in a project team
  •  Make a positive contribution to any project environment

Course Content

  • Project management and the operating environment
  • Project lifecycles
  • The management structure by which projects operate
  • Project management planning
  • Project scope management
  • Scheduling and resource management
  • Risk management and issue management
  • Project quality management
  • Communication in the project environment
  • Principles of leadership and teamwork

Video Testimonials

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