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)
Resource and budget planning
Scope planning, verification and change control
Unit 3: Risk and quality management
Risk management and contingency planning
Quality management systems
Unit 4: Managing staff and suppliers
Project organisation structures
Motivating and developing
Unit 5: Project administration
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).