Course Introduction

APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ)

The APM Introductory Certificate (PFQ) is a corresponding certificate to other project management courses such as PRINCE2®. The 2-day APM training course is aimed at ambitious project managers and provides an awareness into the important features of project management. When you receive the APMP training certification, this will mean that you have developed the understanding of the key concepts of the APM course as the lifecycle of a project and management techniques and approaches within the APM certification.

The APM Project fundamentals qualification will help you to learn the fundamentals of the specific terminology with project management.





What's Included

Find out what's included in the training programme.

Course Content

Who is this APM certification for?

The 2-day qualification is for those who want to gain an understanding of the principles pf the project management profession. No experience or knowledge is required to take this course which is a huge advantage for anyone wishing to improve their skills. The project management course is an essential starting point for new project managers and is an absolute fit for any organisation looking to improve its services to customers.


Has the APM Introductory Certificate changed its name?

Yes, it has, this used to be called APMIC but has now changed to the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ). There has been no change to the course, just a change in name. The updated name change will provide you with a progressive career path while developing an understanding of management professionals.


How can I take this APM course?

Datrix Training can offer you a wide variety of options to take the fully accredited APM Introductory certification. Their most popular training method is in the classroom. These modern venues are equipped with the latest equipment and are taught by professional instructors with years of experience. We highly recommend the classroom training option because you will be able to interact with a project management professional who will be able to support you throughout the training process.

The globally trusted training provider can also give you the option to learn the fundamentals of APMP courses in your own business. We call this training option onsite which is very beneficial for managers or business owners who wish to train their staff in larger groups.

If you wish to take this professional course online, Datrix Training can also offer you this opportunity with their E-Learning courses. By taking APMP Online, you will be able to learn how to be a successful project manager at your own pace and time.


Where can I take the APM Introductory Certificate?

Datrix Training can provide you with professional classroom based courses nationwide. They provide APMP training in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading and many other locations. The London venue is the most popular as it has stunning views looking over tower bridge. The modern learning centre is equipped with the latest course materials to help you enhance your learning during the programme. If you live far away from London, Datrix will be able to provide you with a training centre in a location near you so that you don't have to travel long distances. Enquire today, and we will find the best training option for you.


How can I find out any more information about APM?

If you would like to find out any more information about the introductory certificate, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an email to

Here below is a list of topics that you will cover during this APMP training course:

Introduction to Project Management

  • Project Lifecycle
  • Project Management Approach
  • Project Context
  • Project Organisation Structure
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Reporting and Reviews

Detailed Planning

  • Networks
  • Estimating
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Gantt chart
  • Resource Histogram

Introduction to Programme Management

People Management and Teams

  • Belbin Team Types
  • Motivation/Communication
  • Leadership


  • Business Case
  • Project Management Plan

Methods and Procedures

  • Risks
  • Issues
  • Change/Configuration Management
  • Quality
  • Monitoring and Control

Breakdown Structures

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Product Breakdown Structure
  • Organisational Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Breakdown Structure           



Delivery Methods


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What are the exam details for this course?

Assessment will be through a 60 question multiple choice exam which takes 1 hour to complete.
The Assessment will cover the fundamentals of Project Management which contains:

  •  Planning and Scheduling
  • Communications
  • Quality Management
  • Teamwork
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Issue Management
  • Handover
  • Reviews

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for this exam or the training course.

What does Datrix provide me with on the course?

During the course, Datrix will provide you with pre-course reading, courseware folder, the official certificate and refreshments.

What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

All of our instructors at Datrix are accredited and have over ten years of experience worldwide.

What time shall I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.

How can I find more information?

If you would like to know any more information about our courses, please contact us on 0800 781 0626 or send us an e-mail on