APMP Training Course Overview 

The APM Introductory Certificate PFQ Course covers fundamental Project Management concepts, including project lifecycles, roles and responsibilities, planning, risk management, and communication. It will provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to promote and develop Project Management and Programme Management disciplines. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the subject. 
Learning Outcomes 

  • Develop a foundational understanding of Project Management principles 
  • Gain insights into project planning, scheduling, and resource management 
  • Learn essential communication and stakeholder management skills 
  • Understand risk management techniques and their application in project environments 

Prerequisites of the APM PFQ Course   

There are no prerequisites for attending this APM PFQ Course. 

Who should attend this APM PFQ Course?   
  • Aspiring Project Managers 
  • Administrative Assistants 
  • Project Coordinators 
  • Financial Analysts 
  • Human Resource Managers 
  • Team Leaders 

Course Structure    

This 2-day course will be divided into a two-part structure: 

      • In the first day, the course will cover the essential materials needed to understand APM 
      • The last day, the course will cover the essential materials needed to take the APM Introductory Certificate exam 

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      APM PFQ Course Outline 

      Module 1: Understand Project Management and the Operating Environment 

      • Define the Term Project 
      • Projects Vs Business as Usual 
      • Define the Term Project Management 
      • Purpose of Project Management 
      • Define the Term Programme Management 
      • Define the Term Portfolio Management 
      • PESTLE Analysis 

      Module 2: Understand Project Life Cycles 

      • Project Life Cycle 
      • Linear Project Life Cycle 
      • Iterative Project Life Cycle 
      • Hybrid Life Cycle 
      • Extended Project Life Cycle 

      Module 3: Understand the Roles and Responsibilities within Projects 

      • What is Project Sponsorship? 
      • Role of the Project Sponsor 
      • What is an Organisation? 
      • Project Team Structure Example 
      • Project Sponsor and Project Manager 
      • Project Governance 
      • Project Team Members 
      • End Users 
      • Product Owner 
      • Project Management Office 

      Module 4: Understand Project Management Planning 

      • Define the Term Deployment Baseline 
      • Linear Vs Iterative Life Cycles 
      • Stakeholders of a Project Management Plan 
      • Purpose of a Business Case 
      • Typical Contents 
      • Role of a Project Sponsor and Project Manager in a Business Case 
      • What is Stakeholder Management?
      • Stakeholder Analysis Process
      • How a Stakeholder Analysis Supports Effective Stakeholder Engagement
      • Define the Term Benefits Management
      • What is Estimating?
      • Typical Estimating Methods
      • Purpose of the Estimating Funnel
      • What is Project Success?
      • What is Success?
      • When to Define Success?
      • Success Criteria
      • Reporting
      • Purpose of Project Progress Reporting
      • Benefits of Project Progress Reporting 

      Module 5: Understand Project Scope Management 

      • Scope Management 
      • Scope Management within Linear and Iterative lifecycles 
      • Breakdown Structures 
      • Product Breakdown Structure 
      • Work Breakdown Structure 
      • Cost Breakdown Structure 
      • Organisational Breakdown Structures 
      • Responsibility Assignment Matrix 
      • Configuration Management 
      • Change Control 
      • Why Change Control 
      • Change Control Process 
      • Configuration Management Process 

      Module 6: Understand Resource, Scheduling and Optimisation in a Project 

      • What is Scheduling? 
      • Purpose of Scheduling 
      • Purpose of Critical Path Analysis 
      • Purpose of Milestones 
      • Time Boxing 
      • What is Resource Optimisation? 
      • Resource Levelling 
      • Resource Smoothing 
      • Procurement Strategy 

      Module 7: Understand Project Risk and Issue Management in the Context of a Project 

      • What is Risk? 
      • What is Project Risk Management? 
      • Purpose of Risk Management 
      • Risk Management Process 
      • Use of Risk Registers 
      • What is an ‘Issue’? 
      • Terminology 
      • Purpose of ‘Issue Management 
      • Differentiate Between an Issue and a Risk 
      • Issue Resolution Process 

      Module 8: Understand Quality in the Context of a Project 

      • Definition of Quality 
      • Quality Management 
      • Quality Components 
      • Quality Planning 
      • Quality Control 
      • Quality Assurance 
      • Decision Gates 
      • Post Project Reviews 
      • Benefit Reviews 
      • Project Audits 

      Module 9: Understand Communication in the Context of a Project 

      • What is Communication? 
      • Communications in Projects 
      • Face-to-Face Communication 
      • Physical Communication 
      • Virtual Communication 
      • Contents of a Communication Plan 
      • Benefits to a PM of a Communication Plan 

      Module 10: Understand Leadership and Teamwork within a Project 

      • Leadership 
      • Impact on Team Performance 
      • Challenges to a Project Manager 
      • Tuckman Team Development Model 
      • Belbin Roles 

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      What ‘s Included

      APM PFQ Certificate

      APM PFQ Exam

      World-Class Training Sessions From Experienced Instructors


      APM PFQ Exam

      Ways to take this course

      Classroom Training

      Face-to-face sessions led by expert instructors, fostering interactive learning experiences and collaboration among delegates.

      Online Instructor-Led Training

      Live virtual classes led by experienced trainers, offering real-time interaction and guidance for optimal learning outcomes.

      Online Self-Paced Training

      Flexible learning at your own pace, with access to comprehensive course materials and resources available anytime, anywhere.

      On-Site Training

      Customised courses delivered at your location, tailored to your specific needs and scheduling preferences.

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      • 80 hours course
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      • Mock exams
      • Exams included, taken online
      • Certificates on completion
      • Case studies
      • Exercise files
      • Personal performance tool
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the APM PFQ Course?

      The APM PFQ Course is an introductory course designed to provide participants with a foundational understanding of Project Management principles and techniques. 

      Who is eligible to attend the APM PFQ Course?

      The course is open to individuals new to Project Management, Junior Project Managers, team members, and professionals transitioning into Project Management roles. 

      What topics are covered in the APM PFQ Course?

      The course covers essential Project Management concepts such as project lifecycles, roles and responsibilities, planning, risk management, and communication. 

      How long is the course?

      The APM PFQ Course is a 2-day course. 

      Is there a prerequisite for attending the APM PFQ Course?

      There are no strict prerequisites, but participants are expected to have a basic understanding of business operations. 

      What is the format of the APM PFQ Exam?

      The exam consists of multiple-choice questions, testing participants' understanding of Project Management fundamentals. 

      How long is the APM PFQ Exam?

      The duration of the exam is 90 minutes. 

      What is the passing score for the APM PFQ Exam?

      The passing score for the exam is 36/60 (60%). 

      Can I retake the APM PFQ Exam if I don't pass?

      Yes, candidates are usually allowed to retake the exam after a waiting period. 

      Is the APM PFQ Certification globally recognised?

      Yes, it's recognised as a valuable credential in Project Management worldwide. 

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