APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)

249.00 GBP

12.0 Hours Formal CPD

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Learn the language of project management and develop your career with this formal accreditation and demonstrate the key principles and practices of international Project Management standards.

Learning outcomes

  • Define project management and the operating environment
  • Analyse the project lifecycle
  • Identify the management structure by which projects operate
  • Recognise what is meant by project scope management
  • Schedule and apply resource management
  • Practice risk management and issue management
  • Determine project quality management
  • Structure communication in the project environment
  • Outline essential principles of leadership and teamwork
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    Course information

    Organisations across all sectors and industries use project management to speed up innovation and effectively manage change. It is one of the fastest growing professions and a fundamental skill of any successful career. The Project Fundamentals Qualification provides the foundation for expanding your knowledge in the project management field.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is for those with little or no project management experience looking to start a successful project management career or want to understand the principles of project management excellence. If you are starting out in construction project management, these key technical skills are essential in good project management techniques.

    Course contents

    This course is made up of the following sections:

        Course Introduction
    • Course objectives
    • Conventions/Terminologies
    • Professional Qualifications
        Basic Concepts
    • What is a Project?
    • Projects vs Operations
    • Project Lifecycles
        The Project Management Centre
    • Projects, Programmes & Portfolios
    • The Project Environment (PESTLE)
    • The Business Case
    • PM Processes
    • Project Success Criteria
        Organising a Project
    • The Project Sponsor/Board
    • The Project Manager
    • Project Assurance/Support
    • Project Teams
        Planning a Project
    • The Project Management Plan
    • The PID/SoW
    • Product-Based Planning
    • Activity-Based Planning
    • Baselining
        Scheduling a Project
    • Networks
    • Float
    • Critical Path Analysis
    • Milestones
    • Top Down/Bottom Up
    • Delphi Technique
    • Factoring
    • Work Distribution
    • Effort vs Duration (Weinburg’s Rule)
        Management areas
    • Resources
      • Resource Types
      • S-Curves
      • Resource Histograms
      • Resource Scheduling
    • Controlling a Project
      • Stages & Tolerance
      • Earned Value
      • Forecasting
      • Computer Based Tools
    • Scope
      • Scope Planning / Definition
      • Scope Verification
      • Scope Change Control
    • Communications
      • Authorities
      • Decision Making
      • Reporting
      • Project Issues
    • Risk
      • Investment Appraisal
      • Risk Identification/Analysis
      • Response Development/Control
    • Quality
      • Quality Management
      • Quality System
      • Quality Assurance
      • Quality Control
      • Customer Quality Expectations
    • Change
      • Change Management
      • Change Control
      • Configuration Management
    • Procurement
      • Procurement & Contract Management
    • People
      • Teamwork
      • Conflict Management
      • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
        Closing Down a Project
    • Handover
    • Follow-On Actions
    • Post-Project Review
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Filing
        Approach to the Exam
    • Exam technique
    • Exam simulator

    End of Course assessment

    On completing all parts of the course, you will receive an RICS Certificate of Completion.

    Options for Purchasing

    There are two options for purchasing this course through the RICS. Firstly, you can buy the e-learning only by selecting 'add to cart' at the top of this page. In this case you must contact ILX at contactus@ilxgroup.com after completing the course in order to purchase and schedule your APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) exam.

    Alternatively, you can purchase a Combo via the RICS, which includes the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) e-learning course, as well as access to the exam. To purchase the combo, please select it from 'purchase options' on the right-hand side of this page.

    If you decide to buy the combo, you will still have to contact ILX at contactus@ilxgroup.com to organise your exam.

    There is also a textbook for this course and the exam. To find out more about this, and to purchase it, please email contactus@ilxgroup.com.

    If you are Purchasing the Combo:
    (see Purchase Options)
    On passing the exam you will receive the formal APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) - (SCQF Level 6). The format of the exam is 60 multiple choice questions and the duration is 60 minutes.

    Additional information

    Enrollment duration: 90 Days

    Languages: English

    Category: Project Management

    Price: 249.00 GBP

    Member price: 200.00 GBP

    Detailed course guide

    Course Type: E-Learning

     Purchase Options

    Training + Exam

    Select this option to receive access to the entire course and the exam.

    The exam will be hosted by ILX, external to the RICS. Following completion of the e-learning, please contact ILX to arrange your exam.

    To purchase the textbook relevant to the exam, please contact ILX.

    Upon successful completion of all modules and the exam, you will be eligible to receive an accredited qualification from ILX and an RICS Certificate of Completion.

    Non-Members £484.00
    + VAT where applicable

    Members: £435.00
    + VAT where applicable

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