Professional/Short course APM Project Fundamentals - online delivery

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
10 to 12 hours over a twelve month access period

Page last updated 12 October 2023


Delivered via e-learning, this qualification is a great continuation from our two day face-to-face Managing Projects Successfully programme, to help progress your knowledge and experience.

The Association for Project Management (APM) Project Fundamentals Qualification is based on the APM Body of Knowledge. This internationally recognised qualification is ideal for those looking to start a career in project management or new to the discipline to gain a solid understanding of the fundamental principles for managing a successful project.

Who is it for?

This qualification is suited to those with none, or little project management experience looking to gain an understanding of the principles of the project management profession.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.



This e-learning course is offered by UWE Bristol in collaboration with ILX Group and fully meets the requirements for the APM Project Fundamentals qualification.

This e-learning course covers the APM Project Fundamentals syllabus in independent study modules broken down into the following themes:

  • Course introduction
  • Basic concepts
  • The project management centre
  • Organising a project
  • Planning a project
  • Scheduling a project
  • Estimating
  • Managing resources
  • Controlling a project
  • Managing scope
  • Managing communications
  • Managing risk
  • Managing quality
  • Managing change
  • Managing procurement
  • Managing people
  • Closing down a project

Exam Simulator

Throughout your registration on the course, you will have access to the exam simulator featuring sample questions, to allow you to prepare for the exam.

Tutor support is available by contacting experienced tutors on +44 (0)1270 611600 or

Study time

This course is delivered fully online as self-study and so you will require access to a computer with internet access. A webinar is held in the first week of the course to demonstrate the learning materials and how to use the e-learning environment.

The e-learning portal combines multiple voices, animation and interactive exercises, throughout the study units allowing you to complete the units at a time and pace which suits you.  

The course takes between 10 to 12 hours to complete, however you will have access to the materials for 12 months to be able to plan your study and complete your exam.

View an online demonstration of e-learning materials.


Assessment is through a 60-question, multiple choice examination, taken over 1 hour. The pass mark for this qualification is 60%.

Once you have completed the online learning and believe you are ready to sit your exam, you will be able to book your online exam, using your exam voucher which is emailed to you at the start of the course. We would recommend that you do not book your exam until you are able to achieve 70% or higher in the exam simulator.

You must sit your exam within your course registration period.


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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Programme Dates

Participants can sign up to one of our online cohorts. Cohorts will start on the first working day of each month and participants will have until the completion date to access the learning materials and sit their exam.

Please see the table below for current fees available. All prices are VAT exempt.

The programme fee includes the APM Fundamentals manual.

Full Fee£545
UWE Alumni Fee£490
UWE Staff Fee£490
Course Connect Partner Fee£463

All fees include a first attempt at the exam within your registration period.

Repeat exam fees
Should you fail your first attempt, a retake will incur a fee from ILX which will be at the participant's expense.

Should you not take your exam within your registration period, you will need to apply and pay the full course fee again.

As part of your course fee, you will be given access to the online learning resources and availability to book your exam(s) for twelve months from the start date of the cohort.

Once you are registered onto the course, you will be emailed your exam voucher which is valid for the course duration.

How to apply

How to apply

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