APM Project Fundamentals Qualification





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Key facts

If you are looking to gain a recognised project management qualification - the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification is the cheapest route to become an accredited project manager using online courses in project management. It is project management distance learning and you will not need to attend a classroom based event or exam - all material will be provided online for this project management qualification.

Sound too good to be true? Unlike other providers, we do not ask for a large up-front payment - it is just £95 + VAT to start your learning. We understand that it is often difficult to schedule your personal development around your work and life commitments.

When you are ready to take the examination a payment of £175 + VAT is required at a later date. The total amount payable to gain qualification would be £270 + VAT. When you are satisfied with your knowledge you can proceed to the examination by clicking the online payment button below.

Quite often we are asked 'Why is yours so cheap?' or 'Do I get the same qualification?'. For CITI this is about brand awareness and being remembered as a trusted partner when your project management career progresses, and yes it is the same qualification - whether called by the old name of APM Introductory Certificate or the new name APM Project Fundamentals Qualification.

For your convenience, here is a list of other providers as a comparison (click training providers name if you wish to verify prices):

PriceTraining providerExam priceTotal including VAT
£95 + VATCITI£175 + VAT£324.00
£270 + VATCITIIncluded£324.00
£390 + VATLadymead projectsIncluded£468.00
£395 + VATILXIncluded£474.00
£399 + VATCAPITAIncluded£478.80
£399 + VATTraining ByteSizeIncluded£478.80
£399 + VATQAIncluded£478.80
£399 + VATCUPEIncluded£478.80
£400 + VATAdeptIncluded£480.00
£250 + VATAdept£200 + VAT£540.00

This is not an exhaustive list, some providors were not included because pricing was unclear.

What are the course objectives?

The project management distance learning will give you the knowledge required to pass the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification ( SCQF Level 6), giving you a fundamental awareness of project management terminology.

The exam is a one hour online examination, and all of the information required to pass the examination will be provided in our distance learning package. We have a 98% pass rate - and only 36 correct answers of the 60 questions presented are required to pass.

It is also a great stepping stone, if you wish to go on to complete the APMP Project Management Qualification.

What content is covered?

Often referred to as project management distance learning, eLearning, distance learning, or blended learning - electronic learning is a rapidly growing medium to learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or office:

- Study for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification distance learning at a pace to suit you
- Repeat lessons until you fully understand a topic
- Complete practice questions
- Reflect and apply your knowledge in the real world in bite-sized chunks, as you learn it
- Study without the need to take 2 days off work
- Prepare you for the examination and avoid stress of travelling to an exam

What will participants gain?

Assuming you are successful in the examination, you will gain the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification

This is the same qualification that you would gain if you sat on our two day course for £850 + VAT (68% cheaper), and is the same qualification that others are selling as a distance learning offering for £399 + VAT (32% cheaper) and more.

Our eLearning method is cost effective because we hope that you remember us when you would like to take your learning beyond method on your journey into professional project management.

We are accredited by the APM to deliver a variety of accredited courses, you can view our company entry here https://www.apm.org.uk/supplier/citi

What are the key topics?

Project management and the operating environment
Project life cycle
Management structures by which projects operate
Project management planning
Scope management
Scheduling and resource management
Risk and issue management
Project quality management
Leadership and teamwork
Practice questions to prepare you for the examination

Taking the examination?

When you have completed the distance learning you can progress to the examination stage, we recommend at least 20 hours self-study. Different people have different learning styles and speeds, so we will not force you to take the exam - or impose cut-off dates on the eLearning.

You will need a computer with sound enabled, and a camera and microphone to communicate. You can visit the following link to test your equipment prior to booking the examination http://www.proctoru.com/testitout/

Our modular approach means you only pay for the exam when you are ready by clicking the button below to purchase (allowing up to 72 hours for the APM to set up):

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