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12 things you should know about The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

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Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is the entry level qualification from the Association for Project Management. It is for anyone wishing to demonstrate a fundamental awareness of project management. 

No prior knowledge or project management experience is required for this qualification, which covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition.

Here are 12 key facts to help you decide if The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is the right qualification for you:

  1. "This qualification is an essential starting point for new project managers" - hear more from Toby Robins (capability development manager, Network Rail) and others including holders of the qualification in our video.
  2. 97% said the qualification gave them an excellent introduction to project management; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
  3. 99% feel they now have a broad understanding of the principles of the profession; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
  4. 97% would recommend this qualification to anyone starting out in project management; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
  5. 87% believe they now quickly make a contribution to the projects they are involved in; according to feedback from a 2014 survey of all takers of the qualification.
  6. "It's an absolute fit for any organisation looking to improve its offering to its customers" - hear more from Alan Horden (programme leader, Qinetiq) and others including holders of the qualification in our video.
  7. 60 questions in one hour; take a look at our sample paper
  8. Aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 6th edition. Both the Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification and APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification have been refreshed in line with the revised publication.
  9. 3 routes to study: classroom, in-house, self study; you can book your course through one of our accredited training providers, or opt to take one of our open examinations.
  10. Take the examination online, anywhere, anytime. The examination is available online, enabling you to take it at the place of your choosing, at a time to suit you. Read more.
  11. 10 learning outcomes and 61 assessment criteria covered by the syllabus. View the syllabus which 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, resource management, and project reviews.
  12. Zero prior knowledge or experience is required; the qualification offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology and is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession.

Discover more about how Introductory Certificate: The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification can help you make a positive contribution to any project.

View our refreshed infographic: 12 things you should know about APMP: The APM Project Management Qualification

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