APM Project Fundamentals Qualification



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97 per cent of business leaders believe that projects are critical to business performance and organisational success which is why having trained project managers within the workforce is critical.

Our Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) meets the continued and growing demand for qualified project managers and is fully accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM). 



Course Duration – 3 days. £575 including exam fee

Utilising latest teaching practices, this course is delivered through a blended learning approach of live, online interactive sessions with supporting video tutorials for flexibility.
All our training courses at Edinburgh Business School are delivered by qualified academic specialists.  Our project management professors are leading experts in their field with significant professional and teaching experience.  

Delegates participating in the course will not only learn fundamentals of project management but will benefit from the knowledge and insight of published, internationally recognised project management experts.  

The syllabus covers knowledge areas from the APM Body of Knowledge, including planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.

No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which provides participants with the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

This course is of particular benefit to those either starting out in project management or seeking to enhance their CV and career prospects with an internationally recognised project management qualification and for organisations seeking to develop project management skills.

The key learning outcomes include:
1.    Understand project management and the operating environment
2.    Understand project life cycles
3.    Understand the roles and responsibilities within projects
4.    Understand project management planning
5.    Understand project scope management
6.    Understand resource, scheduling and optimisation in a project
7.    Understand project risk and issue management in the context of a project
8.    Understand quality in the context of a project
9.    Understand communication in the context of a project
10.    Understand leadership and teamwork within a project

On completion of the course participants register to sit the APM PFQ exam. It consists of 60 multiple choice questions which must be answered in an hour. The exam can be taken online at any time, whenever the participant feels ready.

In support of the exam and in addition to tuition participants receive the Body of Knowledge, an exam guide with practice questions and an Edinburgh Business School Project Fundamental Qualification Handbook which summarises the course.  

Live online, flexible learning.  Contact us for scheduled dates, groups and company cohorts.



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