College of Management and IT (CMIT)Project Management QQI

Project Management QQI

on request
12 Weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

This distance learning course equips Project Managers and prospective Project Managers with comprehensive project management skills. Students will learn: (1) project processes / methodologies, (2) advanced project planning skills, (3) work breakdown and scheduling techniques, (4) resource and scope planning, (5) project leadership techniques, and (6) quality control and project control techniques.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification. The course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector. 


Topics covered in this Project Management course

Unit 1: Principles of project management

Projects in organisations

The impact of organisational change

The project environment

Project organisation structure

Six–step project management model

Alternative project management models


Unit 2: Project planning

The Project Initiation Document

The project plan

Work breakdown structure (WBS)

Scheduling effort

Scheduling techniques

Resource and budget planning

Scope planning, verification and change control

Project communications


Unit 3: Risk and quality management

Risk management and contingency planning

Quality planning

Quality management systems

Unit 4: Managing staff and suppliers

Team building

Project organisation structures

Motivating and developing

 Reviewing progress

 Managing suppliers


Unit 5: Project administration

Project monitoring

Cost control

Schedule control

Quality control

Project close–out

Personal development plan


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, Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience.

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.

Learners must currently be working or have access to work experience where they will be able to implement, evaluate and discuss their role in the delivery of a project within an appropriate setting – this is to facilitate the completion of a portfolio of work demonstrating their project management skills as part of the assessment requirements for the course.


This course is assessed through an Assignment and a Portfolio.

All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.

As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

This course leads to a level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards QQI Advanced Certificates including: Business (6M4985), Management (6M4587) and Administration (6M5013). For more details contact us.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Project Management (6N4090).


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