10 key features - APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

  • The qualification offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology.
  • It is aligned with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework at level 6.
  • It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. No prior knowledge or experience is required for the
  • Assessment is through a 60 question, multiple choice online or paper examination, taken over one hour.
  • The examination is available online so candidates can take it at anytime, anywhere through live online proctoring.
  • Candidates can book their online examination at a time to suit them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 360 days a year.
  • 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
  • Candidates can study for the exam in many different formats through APM Accredited Providers:
    • Classroom
    • E-learning
    • Distance learning
    • Public and in-house courses
  • Should candidates wish to undertake self-study, there are four open examinations that they can apply for direct through APM.
  • The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Study Guide is designed to support candidates taking this qualification and is available to buy from
    the APM website.

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