AgilePM® Foundation

AgilePM® launched in October 2010, extracts the Project Management elements of the DSDM Agile Project Framework and makes them available as Agile Project Management; a certified approach in its own right. The AgilePM Foundation certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.

The foundation AgilePM® certification lives up to its name by providing the users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM Foundation certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry. This distance learning course is home based so you can gain your skills and certificate from home or the office whenever it suits you.

Why AgilePM Foundation?

The Foundation AgilePM® certification lives up to its name by providing the users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide.

Having specialised in the development of e-learning training courses for over 12 years you can be assured of an exceptionally high quality, interactive product. The delivery of the training course is a truly collaborative online learning platform, ideal for organisations with a global reach. The course is approximately 10 hours long, interactive and uses audio and animation to create an interesting and involved training course. The Virtual Learning Environment brings together forums, discussions, resources, social media, support videos and much more.

Re-enforce your knowledge before sitting the final exam by completing the interactive quiz after each session and the mock exam quizzes at the end of the course. This will significantly enhance your understanding of the method.The beauty of e-learning is you can study in bite size chunks, having the bookmarking system you can just pick up where you left off.

Benefits for Individuals:

  • Develop a more advanced, applied level of knowledge to gain an understanding of AgilePM® and the ability to apply relevant project management methods, leading to successful AgilePM® projects.
  • Clarify different management styles needed for successful AgilePM® projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation.
  • Actively promote trust and close cooperation between the business and developers and gives the business ongoing visibility into what is happening.
  • Combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with AgilePM® to better adapt to a changing business environment.
  • Improve time-to-market and project success rates while simultaneously accelerating results by encouraging stakeholder involvement, feedback and effective controls

Benefits for Organisations:

  • Deliver change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives.
  • Complements and works with existing corporate processes such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes which improve rigour and visibility around project management, leading to a proven track record of successful delivery in a corporate environment.
  • Simply adopt a tried and tested approach rather than developing and integrating a company-specific AgilePM® management process.
  • Achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.
  • Develop professionalism in employees and include AgilePM® certification in employee professional development schemes.

Foundation AgilePM® certification provides users with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: APMG
Our course ref: PM004

APMG International is an award-winning Examination Institute.  APMG accredits professional training and consulting organisations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers, and has a global reach, with regional offices located around the world.

Study Hours

This course takes around 10 of study time hours to complete.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning via our online learning environment.


At the end of this course you will need to sit a short exam. This is a multiple-choice test and you will need to achieve 25 correct answers out of 50 to pass. The test can be done online from home or at a local test centre; whichever best suits you. The cost of the exam is INCLUDED in the course price.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners, you will be able to work effectively with, or as a member of, a project management team working within an AgilePM® environment. You will receive an official certificate of completion.  You can read more about the awarding body APMG.

Additional Information
Level 1
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
AgilePM Introduction
  • Objectives
  • AgilePM® History
  • The AgilePM® Manifesto
  • DSDM Atern
  • DSDM Principles

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

Similar to a classroom situation

The course materials were very good. I found them to be similar to being in a classroom situation. This was probably one of the easiest and clearest e-learning courses I’ve ever done. The presentations were easy to use and review.

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