APM Project Fundamentals (PFQ)

Develop a solid foundation in the principles and practices of project management.

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Course details

Course duration:

3 months

Assessment & awards:


Method of Study

Online, part-time 

Register for Course

New users will need to create a free account and fill in a short form on FETCH, Ireland's Further Education and Training Hub.

This course accepts continuous enrolments, so once registered, you can begin learning immediately.

Course Description

The APM PFQ (APM Project Fundamentals Qualification) is a comprehensive training program that provides learners with a solid foundation in project management principles and practices. 

This course is ideal for those who are new to project management or are looking to enhance their project management skills.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand core project principles and their operating environment
  • Understand project life cycles including linear, iterative and hybrid models
  • Implement successful project planning strategies
  • Manage benefits, stakeholders, scope, changes, risks and quality
  • Manage and optimise resources using schedules
  • Communicate effectively on projects
  • Understand the roles of leaders and team members within a project

How it Works

Who can take this course?

This course is available to all adults over the age of 18 resident in the Republic of Ireland.

How do I sign up?

You can sign up for this course by visiting FETCH, Irelands Further Education and Training Hub. You will have to register for an account before you can begin the course.

Who is the provider for this course?

The provider for this course is Knowledge Train, and your learning will be delivered through the eCollege online learning environment. When you complete your application you will receive an email with your access details, and when you log into the platform you will see details of how to contact your course tutor. You can contact your course tutor at any time, or reach out to Knowledge Train directly at ecollege@knowledgetrain.co.uk 

Does the course have prerequisites? 

This course has no prior knowledge requirements and is suitable for anyone interested in developing expertise in project management.

Does this course have tutor support?

Yes, this course is supported by an online tutor who you will have access to during the course.

What is the exam like on this course?

The exam for this course is administered by APM and is taken online. Questions are presented in multiple-choice format and there will be a total of 60 questions. The exam lasts for one hour. The pass mark for the exam is 60% and results will be provided to learners within five working days after the exam. You cannot use study materials during the exam.

Do I need specific hardware or software?

You will require access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Microsoft Windows (the most recent version is Windows 11) or MacOS (the most recent version is Sonoma).

No specific software is required for this course.