The Certificate in Project Management has given hundreds of project managers and project team members the core knowledge and skills required to deliver projects successfully.
This programme covers best practice in project initiation, project planning and managing people in a project setting. Students will learn from experienced tutors, and from each other, how to manage their projects effectively and to meet the expectations of their stakeholders.
This programme will be particularly relevant for public servants who:
The Certificate in Project Management is a distance learning programme that is supported by attendance at eight one day workshops over the duration of the programme. Students will receive a learning pack comprising a specially developed distance learning text and recommended readings.
The programme will cover the following subjects:
Tools for Managing Projects
Module 1: Frameworks for Project Management
APM Body of Knowledge (US)
PMI Body of Knowledge (UK)
Module 2: Project Work and its Management
Critical Success Factors
Managing the Project Environment
Module 3: Methodologies for Project Management
Project Management Processes
People and their role in Projects
Module 1: Projects in Organisations
Projects in Public Sector Organisations
Project Team Structure
Module 2: Effective Project Teams
Leadership and Team Building
Delegation in Projects
Module 3: Skills for Project Success
Conflict and Negotiation
Motivating and Influencing People
The IPA is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD). The Certificate in Project Management is awarded by UCD and is at Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
Successful students can further their studies in Project Management with the Diploma in Project Management.
Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of four assignments (each consisting of two questions) and two written examinations.
For further information on this programme and the Diploma programme, please contact the IPA.
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