APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification, formerly known as the APM Introductory Certificate, is designed to provide participants with an awareness of the fundamental principles of project management. This course is delivered in accordance with the Association for Project Management’s Body of Knowledge and covers the syllabus for the APM Project Fundamentals examination.


Duration: Two days
Delivery format: Traditional or virtual classroom

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for all professionals who are new to work package or project management, or those who require an insight into project management in order to fulfil a role as a project team member.

I was really surprised at how effective the course was given it was online. I actually found it to be better than the classroom environment as often there are more assertive people and you don’t get chance to express your ideas as well. The online course meant you had to virtually put your hand up to speak so people weren’t talking over each other. There was also the chat function which I’m sure was a big benefit to those who aren’t as confident in speaking and there were many activities where you provided written responses. The course was varied and used different methods such as group work, activities on screen etc. Which allowed all individual learning styles to be catered for. George was very knowledgeable and prepared us for the exam really well. There was also the benefit of having the sessions recorded to watch back.

Participant on APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), September 2020

Course content

Learning objectives

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

Preparation and homework

Participants are provided with access to pre-course materials before attending the course; this will be either online or through pre-study guides.

Participants may be required to do evening work after the first day of the course.

Assessment format

Participants will take a one-hour 60-question, multiple choice exam paper at the end of the training course which has a pass mark of 60%.


For details of forthcoming course dates and prices, please contact:

The University of Cumbria Project Academy Office on 01228 616332 or project.academy@cumbria.ac.uk


To book your place, please see below for arrangements if you want to pay by purchase order and invoice or by credit card.



If you have selected a course which is delivered online, please read the technical requirements before booking. If you are unable to undertake a booked course due to not having the required equipment, no refund will be offered.

Please note the specific terms applying to this course:


Inclusions and exclusions


I wish to pay using a company purchase order and require a separate invoice

Please email the following details to:project.academy@cumbria.ac.uk no less than 6 weeks before the first day of the course:

If you have not conducted business with the University of Cumbria before, please be aware that both of us may have administrative procedures required to set up our respective customer/supplier accounts and the time taken to complete these may impact on the availability of places on your preferred course.


Payment, cancellation and changes


I wish to pay using a company or personal credit card and do not require a separate invoice

Please email the following details to:project.academy@cumbria.ac.uk no less than 6 weeks before the first day of the course:

On receipt of your booking and confirmation that we can accommodate you, we will send a link to take your payment.


Payment, cancellation and changes

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