Training > APM > APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) formerly known as the Introductory Certificate

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for those working or seeking work in any private or public sector organisation. It is particularly useful for those who are:

It provides a practical introduction into the principles and practice of project management.

Benefits of Ladymead’s PFQ

Membership of the APM

Those who pass the examination are encouraged to join the APM at Associate level.

Course material and online coaching and support

Delegates are provided with a comprehensive set of notes including an e-Learning package and personal one to one coaching support via the telephone and online.


The examination is run over 1 hour and consists of 60 multiple choice questions. In order to pass the exam you need to achieve a mark of 60% i.e. 36 correct answers out of 60.

Unique course structure

Our Introductory Certificate is delivered on a unique modular blended learning format which combines our e-learning package with attendance on a highly practical two day workshop and concludes with the exam.

Introductory Certificate in Project Management

Our course is uniquely endorsed by the CIOB and provides access to associate membership of the RICS via the Project Management Pathway and a fast track route to CSCS Cards without the need to undertake expensive and time consuming NVQ’s.

Experienced Tutors

All of our tutors are highly experienced in both course delivery and practical hands on project management at senior level.

Other options

The course is also available via:

Please contact us for help in choosing the best option for you.

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

Course fees

Includes exam fees

Route 1 Full course £590 ex Vat
Route 2 Distance/e-Learning £390 ex Vat
Route 3 Corporate In-House Please contact us for a proposal


Peter Curtis phone 01483 534 192, email

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