APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)


Course Director

Peter Curtis


Project Management

Course Details

  • Duration: 3 days including the exam
  • Level: Introductory/Refresher
  • Languages: English
  • Prices from: £670+VAT

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About the course

The PFQ is a highly regarded and effective entry level qualification.

It provides an ideal starting point for those who are new to project management and are seeking to improve their performance either as a manager or as an effective member of the project team.

It is also a very useful course for more experienced practitioners who are considering progression to the next level with the PMQ, but perhaps have not taken a formal exam for some time and wish to dip their toes in the water with a an introductory course.

No prior experience is required for this course.

Tutor support, course notes and access to Ladymead's online learning resources

The delegates can contact the course tutor during their pre-course preparation and home study periods with any questions they may have.

Ladymead's course notes are fully comprehensive and comprises of a course text book, workshop notes, case studies, mock exam questions and answers, online e-learning videos and other supporting material and references.

Interactive Teaching Style

We adopt a highly and interactive teaching style which is designed to engage the delegates in practical exercises and discussions.

The delegates are encouraged to relate the syllabus topics directly to their own workplace rather than to treat them as a academic subjects.

Our twin objectives are to add genuine value by assisting the delegates in improving their own performance at work as well as gaining a respected qualification.

Classroom options

Our open public courses are delivered via interactive workshop sessions delivered via the popular Zoom platform.

Our virtual classrooms combine the Covid safety, environmental and cost benefits of a virtual online course with the personal approach and social interaction of a traditional face to face classroom.

Traditional face to face classroom courses are available for in-house courses with corporate clients.

Course Options

Workshop and exam attendance: 3 days

Price per delegate including the APM exam and invigilation fees.

  • Virtual classroom - £670 ex. VAT.
  • Face to Face classroom - Please enquire.
  • Corporate in-house - Please enquire


The APM have updated the PFQ qualification which is now significantly more rigorous than previous versions.

In our view the PFQ is now best delivered over 3 days rather than the previous standard of 2 days.

Delegates attend three consecutive days of practical and interactive virtual online workshops and concludes with a short one-hour multiple choice examination.

It provides an ideal starting point for those seeking to improve their performance in managing projects or contributing as a project team member.

Delegates are encouraged to book early to enable them to prepare by reading at least some of the course material prior to attending the course.

Our new 3-day course provides the quickest way of achieving the qualification at the first attempt.

We specialise in developing bespoke in-house programmes.

The course format, teaching style and duration will be developed to meet the customers requirements, including any additional topics, special emphasis and reference to corporate objectives, culture, policies and procedures.

Please enquire and we will work with you to develop a detailed costed proposal that focusses directly upon your specific requirements.

For those who do not pass the PFQ exam at their first attempt we will devise an individual re-sit programme. The amount of further study and workshop attendance required will depend upon the elapsed time and the marks they obtained on original exam and the delegates individual circumstances. Price-on-application.

Topics Covered

Project management Estimating
Programme management Scheduling

Portfolio management

Resource management
Project life cycles Risk management
Organisation roles Procurement
Project sponsorship Quality
Projects context Change control
Business case Configuration management
Project management plan Issue management
Teamwork Communication
Leadership Info management and reporting
Stakeholder management Project reviews
Success and benefits Handover and close out

About Ladymead's tutors

One of our key strengths is the high quality of our tutors.

All of tutors hold APM qualifications and have a substantial level of hands on experience at a senior level in project management in addition to their proven expertise in training.

We firmly believe that it is essential that our tutors have a high level of practical experience as well as excellent skills as a trainer and coach.

They are then able to add genuine value to the course by not only helping the delegates to pass their exams but perhaps more importantly to improve their performance at work.