APMIC - Introductory Certificate

2-day APMIC Introductory Certificate in Project Management Course Outline APM IC - Introductory Certificate in Project Management - 3 days

Public schedule available for individuals Available as an in-house course for organisations Includes examinations during the course Available as a residential course

Course Dates

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification - PFQ - (Formerly known as APMIC/APM Introductory Certificate)


PFQ - APM Project Fundamentals Qualification offers an insight into this exciting and challenging discipline. No prior knowledge or experience in project management is required for this certificate.  The APMIC course finishes with a 1-hour examination to test the candidates project management knowledge.

Who is the course designed for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to start a successful career in project management or those wanting to understand the principles of project management excellence.

What are the course objectives?

The key objectives of this course are:

  • Describe a project's context and the relationship of this with project management
  • Describe ways in which projects can be monitored and controlled
  • Describe project success criteria and benefits
  • Carry out a work breakdown of a project as a first component of planning
  • Carry out a stakeholder analysis and describe ways in which they can be managed
  • Correctly identify the roles involved in project management
  • Support and contribute to a successful project outcome
  • Prepare for the APM PFQ (formerly APMIC) certificate exam

What other courses are complementary to this one?

PRINCE2 Foundation | APMP Certificate | P3O Foundation

What is the course approach?

This event is a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM approved trainer.  All trainers have practical experience of projects.  Practical sessions are on an individual and team basis and feature throughout the event.  The examination is a 1-hour multiple-choice exam taken at the end of day two.  The results are usually available from the APM within four weeks.


What examinations are taken on the course?

APM Project Fundamentals Qualification - PFQ Exam: 1-hour multiple-choice exam

What does the course cover?

  • 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
  • Project quality management
  • Communication
  • Leadership and teamwork


What course materials are included?

Starting Out in Project Management

Easy to read introduction to project management with chapters that match the APM Introductory Certificate syllabus. Simple case study examples, exercises & notes pages.

APM PFQ Certificate Event Handouts

  • Introductory Certificate Syllabus
  • Introductory Certificate Guidance Notes
  • APM PFQ Course Handout


The 1-hour APM PFQ Certificate Exam (formerly APMIC) is held on day two at 3.30pm.


All courses include refreshments, Complementary lunch provided on courses outside London. Onsite accommodation is available at additional cost (except London) on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Optional accommodation can be added when making a booking.

Starting Out in Project Management

Delegate Feedback

The following is a list of feedback comments from customers attending recent SPOCE courses.


"Julia was fantastic and went over configuration management again and again until I finally got it!! So thank you ever so much. This will really help me in my daily working life" Rachel Cough

"Excellent Trainer/Course/Hotel Facilities - Great Knowledge and presentation skills of the trainer - very Enjoyable Course" Leanne Preuss

"Richard is a fantastic trainer and I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks!" Res Sembi

"Trainer was faultless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, thorough etc. I would recommend collagues to attend the course with this trainer in particular" Andrew Willis

"Enjoyed the way the course was delivered with respect to interaction of delegates" Jason Bennett

"Mike was excellent. I think i'd have been worn out by about 10am on Monday if I were him" Sally Ragret

"Richard made a complex subject clear and got us up to speed in 3 days!" Paul Curtis

"The course surpassed my expectations. I'll totally recomend it to my colleagues" Marjuh Hernandez

"The trainer was outstanding, imformative, helpful, well prepared, able to tailor the course to particular requirements, and had a sense of humour!" Saminia Khan


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