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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) BOK7

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APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
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The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (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.

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


APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

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What does APM stand for?

APM stands for the ‘Association for Project Management’. This term has become synonymous with professionalism and is well known throughout the UK and Europe. APM is an educational charity who is committed to developing and promoting the value of project management in order to deliver improved project outcomes for the benefit of society.

Who are the APM accreditations designed for?

With a few courses to choose from, APM qualifications and training courses are perfect for project managers at various stages throughout their career. APM qualifications encompass a wide variety of methodologies, skills and approaches that are carefully tailored to increasing the knowledge base of project management professionals.

APM accreditations are also well suited to organisations who are passionate about developing their people and achieving success within their project management function.

What is BOK7?

BOK stands for Body of Knowledge and the 7th edition is the most recent version, released in 2020. The Body of Knowledge is a fantastic resource which provides the concepts, functions and activities that make up professional project management. It is written by the professional, for the professional.

What are the benefits of studying the APM PFQ?

The APM PFQ BOK7 (Project Fundamentals Qualification), is an introductory certificate offering a fundamental awareness of project management terminology. It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession.

This Training ByteSize APM Project Fundamentals Qualification online training course 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. 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.

What is the structure of the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification 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

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 suits 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 Foundation e-learning will take around 10 hours to complete and includes a mock exam simulator with lots of past questions so you can really test yourself before going for the real exam
  • Our pass rates are well in excess of the national average (nearly 100%!), there is really no reason you should fail!

Cancellation fee

APM require a minimum of five working days’ notice to process the request before the online APM PFQ exam can be taken. Please also note that for any cancellations up to five working days before the exam date, APM have now introduced a cancellation fee of £105+VAT.

Our virtual classroom courses explained

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.

Our 5 star reviews speak for themselves

When you're looking for a training provider you should always read their independent reviews. Understanding how other students found the learning platform, course, training materials, tutor and admin support will give you an unbiased, accurate and valuable insight. Here is a recent review of our APM Project Fundamentals Qualification, you can find more on Reviews.

"I purchased a PRINCE2 Foundation training course and exam voucher from Training ByteSize, which was offered as a promotional package including another training course of my choice (APM Project Fundamentals Qualification) for free. Completing both of the training courses within the e-learning training platform developed by Training ByteSize, together with the relevant mock-up exams, helped me to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation and APM PFQ examination with ease. Moreover, I was provided with administrative support in order to register for both the exams, which made the entire process very smooth and less stressful. Hence, I would recommend Training ByteSize to anyone who is seeking well-structured, concise but informative training courses related to any type of project management certification level and methodology that is supplemented with a professional and timely support by the training organization." - Boris Kuzmanov

Who is this 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


This is the first step for many in their project management journey, so there are no pre-requisites for this course. You will gain an introduction to the basics and essential terminology of project management with the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Course.

Career path

After completing your APM Project Fundamentals Qualification you can move onto the next certification, the APM PMQ (Project Management Qualification). Ultimately, once you have gained significant experience in project management, you can work towards achieving coveted Chartered status with the APM Chartered Project Professional (ChPP).

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.