This course has concessions available

Project Management Starter

This is a short preliminary course that is very popular with students as it enables them to become familiar with the theories and practice of project management. It is ideal for those with limited practical experience of managing a project to prepare for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ). Enrol for both at the same time. Please note that 100 per cent attendance is required on the Project Management Course if you wish to progress to the APM Fundamentals Qualification course.

The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class. Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email or Moodle.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

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Who is this course for

The aim of this short course is to enable students with limited practical experience of managing a project to become familiar with the theories and practice of project management. It is the ideal preparation for those wishing to gain the internationally recognised project management qualification - APM Project Fundamentals (PFQ).

What does this course cover

This is a preliminary course that introduces several subject areas in preparation to move on the APM Introductory Certificate course.

Areas include:
What is a project? What is 'business as usual'? What is a business case? What is the project context? What is a stakeholder?

Role of project manager; Role of project sponsor; Role project team member; Role of a user;

Team work; Conflict Management; What is project management? What is a project management plan?

By the end of the course students should be familiar enough with the theories and practice of project management to enrol in the APM Introductory Certificate course.They are not covered to the same level as the Certificate course as this is a preliminary course.

What will it be like

Demonstration using Zoom, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
There will be exercises and reflections during the course.

Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Students progressing to the Introductory Certificate course will find it an advantage to make a prior purchase of the APM Body of Knowledge or Starting Out in Project Management available from the Publishing section on Reading list is available from the tutor.
No required study although it would be advantageous to acquire and study the APM Body of Knowledge or Starting Out in Project Management available from the Publishing section on

The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:

You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

What this course could lead to

Mary Ward Centre courses: - APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management course

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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