A Quick Glance

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    Know basic concepts of Project Management

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    Know the structure of a successful project

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    Learn structure of a successful project

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    Delegates will contribute more to a project team

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    Be more familiar with project management

The APM Introductory Certificate is also known as APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ). It is an ideal course for project managers or members of project teams and also those who want to be project managers. It requires a better understanding of the processes, tools and language of project management.

This training course is very much intensive, and therefore delegates are also directed to make delegates prepared for the exam that will be taken at the end of the course. The additional work essential will comprise consolidation reading and mock exam questions.

This 2-day training in project management is aiming at the APM Introductory Certificate is designed to give delegates a complete introduction to the main issues in project management and to guide them through the best learning techniques for the one-hour MCQ examination held at the end of the course.

Who should take this course

  • This course will help delegates who are new to the field of project management and who want to gain an understanding of the concepts and principles of project management as laid down in the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge.
  • Project team members with no previous project management training who would like to know about standard project management terminology and who wish to achieve the Introductory Certificate.


No Prerequisites required to attend this course.


What Will You Learn

  • Apply the vital principles of project management including:
    • Define the business case
    • Establishment of scope
    • Draw up a plan for project delivery
    • Identification and managing risk
    • To Monitor and track project progress
    • To Control change
  • Be familiar with the words and language related to project management
  • Know how project management can improve effectiveness in the organisation
  • Pass the examination of APM Foundation (PFQ)
  • Understand the process of project management
  • Know terminologies of project management
  • To identify the roles in the domain of project management.
  • Describe the criteria for project success and benefits.
  • Get level of understanding needed to pass the Introductorycourse
  • Differentiate between operating environment and project management
  • Know the management structure by which projects operate
  • Understand project management planning
  • Describe scope of project management
  • Know about Breakdown of project as the first component of planning
  • Manage communication in the project environment
  • Understand about methods in which projects can be controlled and monitored
  • Analysis of a stakeholder and learn ways in which they can be managed
  • Recognise the importance of stakeholder management
  • Explain principles of leadership and teamwork
  • Contribute to scheduling and resource management
  • Apply risk management and issue management
  • Define project quality management
  • Learn context of Project and its relationship with project management
  • Define criteria for project success and its benefits
  • Identification different roles of project management
  • Support and contribute to a successful outcome of project

What's included

  Course Overview

This course is aimed to provide delegates with an introduction to the vital concepts in project management and to make you prepare for the one-hour MCQ  examination held at the end of the course. The study manual for this certificate will be provided to all delegates, and it will be their personal copy for future reference.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is an extraordinary way to understand an awareness of project management and how projects differ from activities. The trainer will be accredited and industry leading experts with wide experience in implementing the APM approach, the course helps delegates gain enough knowledge to be self-confident in the practical application of project management as a team member.

Upon completion of this two-day training course, delegates will be able to recognise the project management processes and understand terminologies related to the Project Management. Delegates will also ready assess the project success criteria and benefits while preparing documentation for the required project.




Information of Exam:

  • Exam Duration: One hour
  • Type: Closed book
  • MCQ: 60
  • Passing marks: 60%

  Course Content

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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