Standard Learning Credits for Project Management training

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Use your Standard Learning Credits

Our team at IPSO FACTO has more than 25 years experience delivering project management training to business, project professionals and those going through resettlement with the ELCAS scheme. As an accredited APM training provider we’d like to encourage more people into the good practice of project management, that includes valuable skills useful in many areas of business and the armed forces.

Standard learning credits
We’ve successfully completed many APM Project Fundamentals Qualification courses where candidates used their Standard Learning Credits (SLC) to contribute to the cost of training, course materials and exam. The course has been heavily discounted, so with your standard learning credits contribution it means the cost of the course is well within reach.

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The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is a great starting point

What can you get out of this qualification? You gain many skills in the armed forces that don’t necessarily transfer to civilian life. This training and qualification will give you valuable transferable skills with an entry level project management qualification.

  • Training Style: Structured and informal with discussions and mini challenges
  • Training Location: Live Online with an expert trainer
  • Requirements: A computer with Windows or Mac OS – preferably a personal computer with a reasonable internet connection
  • Software: Microsoft Teams
  • Course duration: 2 days – 09:00 to 16:30
  • About the course: APM PFQ
  • Includes: Course notes, link to daily recordings, training and support, exam.
  • Online Exam: 1 hour multi choice (taken when you are ready)
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Cost Breakdown

  • Standard total cost: £1,079 (Includes everything)
  • Discounted Training cost: £280
  • Exam cost: £250
  • Training + Exam costs: £530 (This is what we’ll invoice you)
  • You claim your SLC after the course and exam: £175
  • Total cost to you after the claim: £530 – £175 = £355
  • Total saving: £724
  • For MoD personnel only

On passing the APM PFQ exam you will receive a coveted digital badge from the APM to your email address.

Link to the Chartered Institute of Project Management – APM

Get approval to use your Standard Learning Credits for a project management qualification

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Individuals must take advice from their local Education Officer to understand the eligibility of using standard learning credits for this course. Then follow the procedure of applying and claiming. Please note this should be prior to the starting &/or paying for the course.



  • Prior to committing for the course Complete MOD Form 1950
  • Get Line manager’s approval on the form
  • Submit to your local Education Centre for further approval
  • Once approved individuals can commit to the course


On completion of the course submit Receipt of Payment + Proof of successful completion to your Unit education centre (RN & RAF need to complete and submit refund forms) → Service person’s receive the SLC as part of their pay (depends upon the JPA main cut-off point)

What Project Management Qualification should you consider next

You have a choice of either AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner or PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner. On completion of one or both qualifications then an APM Project Management Qualification is a good next step. The benefit of taking PRINCE2 before the APM PMQ is that you then have a choice of either a 2 hour and 3 hour PMQ exam. Current popular project management qualifications bundles are AgilePM and APM PMQ.

Its not always recommended to take the APM PMQ straight after an APM PFQ without some considerable project management experience. There’s a huge difference between the two qualifications and that’s why we recommend choosing either AgilePM or PRINCE2 as your next option.

Contact us: 01489 588453 or to discuss using your Standard Learning Credits for this training.

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