ELC Bundle 3 – PFQ and PMQ
Is this course for you?
This bundle has a focus on the popular Association for Project Management (APM) accredited courses. You will start with the two day Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ), followed at a convenient interval by the more intensive five day Project Management Qualification (PMQ). You don't require any experience to take the PFQ, but it is recommended that you have at least two years project management experience to get the best PMQ exam results.
Note: PFQ (formerly known as APM Introductory Certificate), PMQ (formerly known as APMP).
PFQ - 2 days
PMQ - 5 days
PFQ - Multiple choice
PMQ - Essay style
15th October 2018
25th February 2019
13th May 2019
02nd September 2019
02nd December 2019
24th September 2018
03rd December 2018
04th February 2019
08th April 2019
24th June 2019
23rd September 2019
25th November 2019
Low Tier: Total: £2,500, Personal contribution: £1,500, ELC contribution: £1,000
High Tier: Total: £2,500, Personal contribution: £500, ELC contribution: £2,000
By the end of the PFQ course you will be able to:
- Apply the principles of project management
- Understand the language of project management
- Explain the benefits of project management for you and your organisation
- Confidently take the PFQ exam
By the end of the PMQ course you will be able to:
- Confidently apply the principles of project management to your project, including:
- Define the roles in a project
- Describe the difference between a project, programme and portfolio
- Understand the impact of project context on success
- Establish the project lifecycle and its benefits
- Develop a business case
- Prepare a project plan and baseline
- Describe methods to lead and develop teams
- Control a project employing earned value management
- Explain how to manage resources
- Explain the management of quality during project delivery
- Take the PMQ exam on day five with an understanding of the requirements to pass.
- Explain the benefits of project management for you and your organisation.
What are these courses like?Both courses will be delivered by an APM approved trainer with years of professional experience. There will be an average of six delegates per course with a range of project management experiences. The PFQ is delivered over 2 days and the aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project. A one hour multiple choice exam takes place at the end of the final day.
The PMQ is an intensive 5 day course. You will receive pre-course material approximately 6 weeks prior to attending the course. The more pre-course work you can do the better prepared you'll be. The course is highly interactive and there will be evening work every night. The first 4 days of the course are dedicated to delivering course content, Friday morning is for exam prep, followed in the afternoon by the 2 or 3 hour closed-book, essay-style written exam.
What is included in the cost?PFQ handbook, PFQ exam fee, PMQ Pre-course study material, PMQ Study Guide, handbooks, PMQ exam fee, PMQ course podcasts, refreshments* and lunch. (* Southampton only).
What exams are taken? PFQ: 1 hour multiple-choice exam. 60 questions. Pass mark 60%. The APM will email your result within 10 working days.
PMQ: 3 hour, closed book, essay-style paper and candidates are required to answer 10 from 16 questions covering 37 topics. The pass mark is 55%. The APM will inform you of your result within 8-10 weeks.
What is the APM?The Association for Project Management (APM) is an independent professional body with 550 corporate and 21,150 individual members in the UK and abroad. The APM’s aim is to promote and develop project management across all sectors of industry. APM Qualifications are designed with the intention of demonstrating to employers, clients and suppliers that the recipient is a skilled and committed project professional.
Course 1: PFQ: Project Fundamentals Qualification
- Project Management and the Operating Environment
- Project Lifecycle
- Management Structures by which Projects Operate
- Project Management Planning
- Scope Management
- Scheduling and Resource Management
- Risk Management and Issue Management
- Quality Management
- Communications in the Project Environment
- Principles of Leadership and Teamwork
Course 2: PMQ: Project Management Qualification
- Context and Environments | Organisations and Project Structures | Project Lifecycles | Organisation and Governance
Leadership, Communications and Team Work
- Communications | Conflict and Negotiation | Leadership and team work
Planning for Success and Scope Management
- Planning for Success | Scope Management
Scheduling and Project Control
- Scheduling and resource management | Risk Management | Quality Management | Procurement