APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ)

Learn to plan and execute strategies


APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ), also called APM Project Fundamental Qualification is ideal for all those who want to become project managers. This training will provide the delegates with the knowledge about the tools and techniques used in project management. Our trainer will help the delegates in going through all the concepts of the subject so that they can clear the exam easily that will be held at the end of the training.

  • Discover the fundamental concepts of project management

  • Discover the structure of successful project

  • Get familiar with the roles and responsibilities of project manager

  • Learn how to give best to the project using available sources

  • Get to know about the various benefits that will be undertaken by attending this course


Find out what's included in the training programme.


Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.


Exam(s) included

Exams are provided, as part of the course. Obtaining certification is dependant on passing these exams



Delegates will get certification of completion at the end of the course.


  • There are no prerequisites for attending APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) course
  • The delegates having some knowledge regarding managing resources can be helpful


APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) course is best suited for the following audience:

  • Those who are new to the field of project management and want to get knowledge regarding the concepts used in it
  • Project Team Members who don't have any previous training in project management and who want to know about the standard terminologies used in project management
  • Individuals who want to get certified in APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) can attend this course


  • Get to know about the roles and responsibilities in the domain of project management
  • Identify the criteria that should be adopted in order to gain success and benefits
  • Get the knowledge and understanding needed to clear this course
  • Identify the difference between operating environment and project management
  • Learn about the management structure on which the project operates
  • Determine effective planning for project management
  • Get to know about scope of project management
  • Understand the breakdown structure of project as the first step of planning
  • Effectively manage communication in the project environment

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APMP Training's APM Introductory Certificate course focuses on providing delegates with the knowledge on how to use various techniques for better management of the project within the organisation. Our trainers have years of experience in their domain. We provide latest study material while training sessions. Our courses are updated regularly as the new update is announced or came in market. Learn to effectively implement the learnt techniques in the workplace.


60 MCQ type questions

Exam Duration- 60 minutes

Passing Marks – 60 percent i.e. (36 out of 60)


Project Management and its operating environment

  • Define of project and project management
  • Vital purpose and definition of programme management, project management, and portfolio management
  • Difference between programme management and portfolio management in the field of project management
  • Differentiate between project and business
  • Pros of effective project management
  • Know about Project environment
  • Learn about PESTLE as a tool

Project Concept Phase 

  • Stakeholder management 
  • Project success management 
  • Business case 
  • Its benefits 

Project Definition Phase 

  • Project management plan 
  • Learn Quality Management 
  • Risk management 
  • Scope management 
  • To Scheduling 
  • Resource management 
  • To Estimating 
  • Define Procurement 

Project Management in Context

  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Portfolio management
  • Project context
  • Project sponsorship

Planning the Strategy

  • Project quality
  • Project risk management
  • Purpose of the project management plan (PMP)
  • Handle Stakeholders’ Management
  • Project success and benefits management

Executing the Strategy

  • Scope management
  • Scheduling
  • Resource management
  • Change control information
  • Management and reporting
  • Issues management


  • Configuration management
  • Estimating
  • Project business case
  • Procurement

Organising and Governance

  • Project lifecycle
  • Handover and closeout
  • Project reviews
  • Organisational roles

People and the Profession

  • Communications in a project
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

Scope management

  • Define scope management
  • Product Breakdown Structure and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Configuration
  • Change control
  • Links between configuration and change control
  • Process of Change control
  • Configure management process

Scheduling and resource management

  • Define Total float and critical path
  • Understand Gantt chart, milestone, and baseline
  • Know Resource Management
  • Understand Different Types of resources
  • Resource smoothing/resource levelling
  • Procurement 

Risk Management and issue management

  • Project risk and risk management
  • Project risk management process
  • Use of risk register
  • Issue and issue management
  • Use of issue log
  • Escalation process

Project quality management

  • Quality and quality management
  • Quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, and continual improvement
  • Differences b/w quality control and assurance
  • Project reviews such as
    • Gate post
    • Benefit
    • Peer reviews


  • Methods of communication
  • Barriers to communication
  • Effective communication 
  • Communication plan

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