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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) BOK7 Course

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The APM PFQ BOK7 is an introductory qualification that offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology, offering a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. Being the BOK7 version of the APM PFQ, it is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition which the APM released in 2020.

Holding your APM PFQ will demonstrate to your employer, clients and suppliers that you are a skilled and committed project professional.

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Course Details

Level Introductory
Pre-requisites None
Accreditation APM
Exam format Multiple choice questions
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam pass mark 60%
Our pass rate 98%

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What is the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) course?

The Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) is accredited by the APM; The Association for Project Management (APM). The APM is the only chartered body for the project profession, with over 30,000 individual members and more than 500 organisations participating in the Corporate Partnership Programme.

The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification provides an introduction to the fundamentals of project management. It covers all the areas you’ll need to know about in order to run successful projects within your organisation. You’ll learn about planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews. Critically, you’ll also get to grips with the terminology that’s used within project management, so you can converse with confidence.

No prior knowledge or project management experience is required before undertaking the APM PFQ course.

Why obtain the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification?

Every organisation has its own ways of working when it comes to project management. People may have varying approaches, tools and measures of success for each project they undertake. By learning the fundamentals of project management within the APM PFQ course, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of best practice so you can undertake projects with knowledge and confidence for the best chance of success.

You’ll also learn the correct project management terminology so you can communicate confidently with stakeholders, managers and clients. Finally, you’ll complete the course with a thorough and practical introduction to project management and will be able to start undertaking and managing projects with successful outcomes.

What are the benefits of studying the APM PFQ BOK7?

This Training ByteSize APM Project Fundamentals Qualification BOK7 will:

  • Allow you to understand and harness the knowledge areas for the project management lifecycle – based upon the industry APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition, or BOK7. This spans planning and scheduling, communication, teamwork, resource management, project risk management and project reviews.
  • Provide you with the internationally recognised qualification that is the APM Introductory Certificate – an essential addition for any project manager’s resume.

Who is the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification aimed at?

This is an introductory level course so you need not have any project management experience to undertake the course. In fact, it can be useful to complete the APM PFQ course before you begin your project management career so you learn how to do things the ‘right’ way from the start, rather than learning bad habits or assimilating to one company’s way of working, which may not be the most effective. The same applies to companies that are new to project management and want their teams to gain best practice methodology for running projects.

The course is also available as a group session. This option is ideal for project teams or relevant people within your business who would benefit from learning the fundamentals of project management. Most businesses, across all industries, will run projects in some shape or form. So the APM PFQ course is suitable for any individuals who manage projects within businesses of different sizes and industries.

Can I study for the APM PFQ course online?

Absolutely. We are proud to offer a variety of flexible project management training courses, including the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification course, both online, virtually and in-house. This makes sure studying can take place flexibly and fit around your schedule whilst you still receive the expert support and knowledge from our highly skilled project management team. To learn more about taking the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification course online or virtually, you can call our team on 01270 626330 or email us at learning@trainingbytesize.com.

Which study method would suit me best?

There are multiple options available for you to undertake your APM Project Fundamentals Qualification course with Training ByteSize. Our online courses are incredibly engaging and use a mix of audio, film, animation, pictures and diagrams; this ensures they are suitable for all types of learners from visual to auditory. Classroom courses, either face to face or virtual, are great for kinesthetic learners and those who want to engage with the trainer and other students. The learning is intense and therefore perfect for those wanting to quickly build their skills and achieve certification.

Blended learning is a hybrid option which combines these two learning styles, enabling you to prepare for the course with online learning, then cover major topics and themes with the trainer in a classroom setting.

If you are looking to train a team of people, you’ll find that our onsite training is a viable and cost effective option for you. If you would like to find out more about this option please call our team on +44 (0)1270 626330 or chat to us now using the icon on the bottom right of your screen.

Who is the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification course for?

No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification, which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project. It is perfect for:

  • New and experienced project staff
  • Those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession
  • People who may go on to do the APM Project Management Qualification
  • Consultants/contract staff operating in an APM environment
  • Project Managers
  • Anybody wishing to improve employment prospects in an APM environment

What is the structure of the APM PFQ BOK7 exam?

The APM PFQ BOK7 exam can be taken online when you are ready with a webcam. If you are attending a classroom event, the exam is paper based and we can arrange invigilation.

  • Multiple choice format
  • 60 questions per paper
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 60 available) – 60%
  • 1 hour duration
  • Closed-book
  • Take your exam online with ProctorU, find out more on our exams page

Online exam

APM require a minimum of five working days’ notice to process the request before the online APM Project Fundamentals Qualification exam can be taken. Please also note that for any cancellations up to five working days before the exam date, there will be a cancellation fee of £80+VAT.

Why study for your APM Project Fundamentals Qualification with Training ByteSize?

As experts in delivering project management training through a range of study styles, your success is key to our success. We understand how people learn, we know how to train people to pass exams, we employ the best trainers and specialise in small class sizes to help you get the best from your investment. So, if you’re looking to enhance your project management skills and ensure you pass first time, Training ByteSize is a name you can trust.

As a family run business, project and programme management training is in our blood, and so is innovation. Our founders have been part of the industry since the 1990’s, specifically founding Key Skills and developing the world’s first accredited e-learning course for PRINCE2.

Today we are proud to continue with world firsts; with second generation Victoria at the helm, she had led Training ByteSize to ensure were the first company to develop and deliver e-learning options for accredited courses including Business Analysis Foundation, ITIL4, and AgilePM.  When we say we’re experts in project management training, we really do mean it.

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APM PFQ online training and official exam – 12 months access

£349.00 +VAT

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Online learning is a great way to study and our e-learning courses are interactive and engaging.

Studying for your qualification online is a viable option for so many project managers:

  • Learning is completely flexible to suit your busy schedule
  • The interactive online course consists of voice-over and animation to keep you engaged throughout the learning
  • You can access it anywhere in the world and take your exam online at a time that suits you best
  • The APM PFQ BOK7 e-learning will take around 10 hours to complete and includes a quiz bank which contains a range of questions to test your knowledge and understanding of the course prior to sitting the official exam
  • Our first time pass rates are well in excess of the national average, so there really is no reason you should fail

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Location: Start date: Price:
£349.00 +VAT
11th August 2022 - 2 Days
£649.00 +VAT
Nantwich Residential
11th August 2022 - 2 Days
£849.00 +VAT
14th September 2022 - 2 days
£649.00 +VAT
Nantwich Residential
14th September 2022 - 2 days
£849.00 +VAT
17th October 2022 - 2 Days
£649.00 +VAT
Nantwich Residential
17th October 2022 - 2 Days
£849.00 +VAT
14th November 2022 - 2 days
£649.00 +VAT
Nantwich Residential
14th November 2022 - 2 days
£849.00 +VAT

Classroom courses with Training ByteSize are a cut above the rest

Included in the price of your two days APM PFQ BOK7 training is:

  • A COVID secure training environment, read our pledge to you as a delegate
  • Pre-course learning materials
  • A thorough, clear and professional course support pack with stationary
  • Lunch each day, prepared and presented in a COVID secure environment
  • Snacks and refreshments throughout the day, all following details strict COVID secure guidance
  • Free onsite parking

Residential training in the historic market town of Nantwich

With state of the art training facilities in the heart of rural Cheshire, residential courses at our Nantwich head office are a viable alternative to travelling to a larger city.

During the day your training will be delivered in our brand new offices; the training space is large, bright and inspiring with state-of-the-art technology to support your learning. There is free onsite parking too so you don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to leave your car during the day.

In the evenings you can relax in a local hotel just a few minutes drive away. With the bespoke Training ByteSize touch, your residential could feel more like a retreat!


If you are looking to train a team of people, you’ll find that our APM PFQ BOK7 onsite training is a viable and cost effective option for you. We will ensure that from the initial consultation of your requirements to the end result of the course, you and your learners will have had the best possible learning experience and we strive for the highest pass rates for your team.

We also offer group online training. Maybe you would like everyone to study online in order to save time out of the office? We offer great prices for multiple learners; the best way to find out the pricing for that is to complete this short form and we’ll come right back to you. Alternatively you can speak to one of our experts now on +44 (0)1270 626330.


Sometimes taking two days out of the office just doesn’t work, especially if you have a large group of people going through training. So we’ve come up with a tried and tested solution which combines the very best distance learning with onsite training, ensuring your company experiences the least impact on general day to day business. Additionally the bespoke blended option offers you a more cost effective way to train you team, so it’s a win-win.

If you would like to find out more about this option please call our team on 01270 626330 or complete this short form and we’ll come right back to you.


Location: Start date: Price:
11th August 2022 - 2 Days
£649.00 +VAT
14th September 2022 - 2 days
£649.00 +VAT
17th October 2022 - 2 Days
£649.00 +VAT
14th November 2022 - 2 days
£649.00 +VAT

Our Virtual Course platform delivers accredited and certified training, led by leading subject matter experts, direct to your home, mobile, computer or office without the hassle of travelling or staying away. It is so easy to fit in an online class into your busy schedule; simply log in from home, the office, or even while you are travelling.

APM PFQ students can ask questions using a headset, webcam or a chat window, and get their questions answered, just like in a traditional classroom. Questions can be lined up and answered at intervals, without interrupting the teacher’s flow of thought. There is no difference in the level of interaction – in fact distractions are significantly reduced because of this way of teaching. Our trainers have a minimum of 10 years training experience, plus have previously run and managed live projects, so have real-life experience they bring to the virtual session.

Download our virtual classroom course brochure to find out more. 

If you would like to find out more about this option please complete this short form and we’ll come right back to you.

The official exam is included in the course price.


Why consider onsite training with Training ByteSize?

  • Cost per person is significantly reduced
  • Pass rates are in excess of the national average
  • Dedicated account manager to see the project through with you
  • Our trainers have a wealth of experience across a variety of industries
  • All our training advisors are qualified in the subject they’re advising on

Call our our friendly team today and we would be delighted to help, you can speak to us on +44 (0)1270 626330 Alternatively, fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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