BTEC Certificate in Management and Leadership (Project Management)

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Course Content

This internationally recognised course is accredited to the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and is fully recognised in Ireland as a Level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)

This course encompasses two units:- (1) Principles of Leadership and Management - how current theories of management and leadership can be applied to specific workplace situations, and (2) Managing Projects - which provides the learner with all-important project planning methods which include the development of a project initiation document and use of project planning tools such as checklists, project work plans, Gantt charts and critical paths. They will also learn how to assess the risks of failure, how contingency plans can be devised to ameliorate the risks, how to develop a communications plan to monitor and control activities, and maintain a sense of direction for all stakeholders.

This course will help learners to understand the personal and professional skills needed for effective management and leadership. Learners will examine the skills and attributes of successful leaders and investigate situations where different leadership styles are appropriate. Learners will learn about a range of concepts, tools and models used to manage business activities. This will include customer orientation, project management techniques, business process modelling and lean management techniques.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24x7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course.

This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.


Topics Covered in this Course

Unit 1: Principles of Leadership and Management

The Management Process


Management and Leadership Styles

Personal Skills - Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Management, Delegation

Professional Skills - Coaching, Mentoring

Leadership Attributes and Skills

Current theories, Universal theories, Situational theories

Levels of leadership

Varying importance of factors in sectors

Organisations and sub-units eg efficiency, reliability, innovation, adaptation and human resources

Development of Leadership skills

Specific situations

Team roles and development

Current issues impacting on the role - 'eleadership', mergers, virtual teams, globalisation

Unit 2: Project Management

Project Strategy

Project Management Methodology

Project Reporting and Meetings

The Project Charter. The Project Plan

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Scheduling Effort. Scheduling Techniques

Resource and Budget Planning

Scope Planning, Verification and Change Control

Team Building. Project Organisation Structures

Project Monitoring

Cost Control

Schedule Control

Quality Control

Project Close-out

Who should complete this course?

Business Project Managers, IT Project Managers and Project Leaders who wish to formalise their skills.

Aspiring or newly appointed Project Managers.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Level 5 certificate or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experiences.

Candidates must have the opportunity to practice project management skills on a work-related project.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.


This BTEC qualification is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this award as credit towards the BTEC Diploma in Management and Leadership. For more details contact us.


Following successful completion, you will receive an Edexcel BTEC Certificate in Management and Leadership.

The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) has given formal recognition to this award and recognise it at Level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.

This qualification has been accredited a level 5 (UK) on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and are eligible for public funding as determined by the UK Department for Education (DfE) under Sections 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.

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