17 February 2020
Engineers House Clifton Down The Promenade BRISTOL AVON BS8 3NB

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Open Exam - PFQ

The range of qualifications developed by APM, the Chartered body for the project profession, offers a progressive structure for your career development, incorporating a mix of tools, techniques, processes and skills. APM arranges open exams for candidates who wish to self-study.

Open exams are available for the:

What is the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification?

The Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - (SCQF Level 6), offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology.

Who is this qualification for?

It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

How can I study for this qualification?

This exam is self-study only as we do not offer any training. If you wish to undertake training, you can study through our Accredited Providers who offer the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification in many different formats including classroom, e-learning, distance learning, public and in-house courses.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Study Guide is designed to support candidates taking the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification. The study guide references the syllabus, learning outcomes and assessment criteria aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

The sample paper will also support you in preparing for your examination.

How do I apply for dispensations/adjustments for my examination?

APM is committed to promoting a positive attitude towards people with learning and physical needs. We have a great deal of experience in facilitating individual requirements and tailoring adjustments with the aim of removing any unfair disadvantage that the individual may encounter as a consequence of his or her medical condition. The dispensations we offer include, but are not limited to

  • Extra time
  • Coloured paper
  • Large font
  • Laptop use

Please refer to the specific qualification guidance notes for details of exam dispensations and adjustments.

To organise a special dispensation for one of our open exams, please contact the Qualifications team directly at All requests must be supported by a medical certificate or other relevant medical documentation from your GP or other relevant medical professional. This must be stated at the time of application.

Where will this exam be held?

This exam will be held at Engineers' House Conference Centre.

For more information on the venue, please see their website.

Please report to the Main Reception no later than 30 minutes before the start time where you will need to register the details of your vehicle. You will then be directed to the relevant room.

What if I have previously sat this exam?

If you have previously sat this exam and have unfortunately been unsuccessful, you will be eligible for a reduced price to re-sit the exam. Please book onto our re-sit candidate event using the email address that you previously sat the exam with to ensure you receive our reduced price. If you do not have access to that email address, please contact the qualifications team who will be able to help.

Please note: bookings for this event will close at midnight on Sunday 9th February.

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PFQ Syllabus

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