APM PFQ. APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Online/Classroom

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    TIME: 09:00 to 17:00 GMT

    Launch your career in project management with our highly regarded 2-day PFQ (APM Project Fundamentals Qualification) course. This course is suitable for those with little or no experience in project management and is delivered at our Southampton-Solent venue and from our Live Virtual Classroom.

    About APM PFQ. APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Online/Classroom

    APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

    The PFQ course offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology and is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. The course will provide you with the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project and is particularly suitable if you work in a project team.


    Why take an APM PFQ course

    The range of qualifications developed by APM, the chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, from courses offering the fundamentals’ of project management through to ‘management’ and ‘professional’ levels of understanding. APM qualifications offer a clear route to becoming a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP), recognising the competence and success of project professionals.


    Suitable Roles

    • Project Manager
    • Project team member
    • PMO staff
    • Project co-coordinator

    No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification.


    About a Live Online PFQ classroom course

    All training will be conducted online using a tried and tested virtual classroom package. Your training will be live and interactive with questions and discussions. There will be regular breaks in the morning, for lunch and the afternoon will allowing you to stay fresh and remain in the learning mode.


    How to prepare for a remote online Exam

    The information on our blog will prepare you for your online exam. There are useful links to test your equipment and view the exam environment.

    Watch the video for advice about the exam, software extensions, system checks, your ID and environment checks and technical support.

    Also download UserGuide_Taking a remote invigilated examination v1.0.


    APM Rules and Regulations for remote invigilated exams

    Please read the attached APM rules and regulations for remote invigilated examinations v1 before taking your APM PFQ exam.


    APM PFQ Exams and Proctoring

    Watch the video about a proctored 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%

    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.


    Included in the course

    • Training materials
    • Exam fees
    • eCertificate on passing

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    Aim & Objectives

    Course Aims

    •  For you to understand fundamental project management principles
    •  To pass the PFQ exam

    Course Objectives

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

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

    Course Content

    APM PFQ Project Management Workshop


    Project management and the operating environment

    • project, project management – purpose – programme management, portfolio management, project management – projects and business as usual – benefits – project environment – PESTLE

    Project lifecycles

    • phases – structuring projects into phases  – handover and closure

    Management structure by which projects operate

    • roles and responsibilities – project manager – project sponsor – project steering group/board – project team members – PMO – end user

    Planning

    • project management plan – benefits – ownership and approval of project management plan – business case – sponsor and project manager – business case – benefits management – KPIs – stakeholder management and analysis – estimating & estimating funnel – success criteria – success factors – reporting

    Scope management

    • product Breakdown Structure {PBS}, Work Breakdown Structure – {WBS} – configuration – definition change control – configuration and change control – change control process – configuration management process

    Scheduling and resource management

    • float, critical path, Gantt chart, baseline, milestone – resource management – resource types – resource smoothing/resource levelling – procurement

    Risk and issue management

    • project risk and risk management – process – risk register – issue and issue management – issue log – escalation process

    Quality management

    • quality and quality management – definition – quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continual improvement – quality assurance and quality control – project reviews – gate post, benefit, peer reviews

    Communication

    • communication – barriers – effective communication – communication plan

    Leadership and teamwork

    • project team leader – project team – teamwork models

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    About the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

    Link to Associate Membership of the APM: https://www.apm.org.uk/membership/associate-member/

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