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Professional Development Award in Project Management, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
This Nationally-Accredited project management qualification equips you with the practical project management skills and knowledge required for successful project design and implementation in current and future employment.
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You will begin by developing a project proposal including an outline project plan. You will then create an approved business case for this project which demonstrates its fit with your organisation’s business objectives and its viability, based on the appraisal of a number of possible options.

Following this, you will gain the practical skills and knowledge required to run and manage the implementation of a planned and approved project. The resultant skills will enable you to manage and control project resources including project relationships and the budget within the context of efficient management of risk and change.

This course will be beneficial to individuals from any discipline in any occupational sectors who wish to improve their ability, confidence and employability in project management roles. You may be an expert in your field of operation, working in the public, private or voluntary sector, and looking for an accredited project management qualification.

This project management course provides you with a structured and standardised approach for managing projects. It will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • Justify the need for a project and define its scope and objectives within a project business case
  • Apply project planning techniques to manage tasks, resources and delivery of outputs
  • Apply recognised budgetary principles to the estimation, analysis, and control of a project budget
  • Propose and implement appropriate project processes, reporting and record keeping arrangements
  • Communicate effectively with a project team and other stakeholders
  • Prepare and update project management documentation throughout the life of a project
  • Monitor and evaluate the success of a project

When you enrol with us you will be eligible for 1 year free studying membership with CMI (Chartered Management Institute). This will allow you access to a range of management information, tools and support materials.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Management
  • Manufacturing/Production
  • Charity/Voluntary
  • Retail
  • Financial
  • Research

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, Vocational Qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may be acceptable, as would suitable industry standard qualifications at an appropriate level.
  • Mature candidates with suitable work experience may be accepted for entry if they are likely to benefit from undertaking the qualification.
In addition, candidates should possess good communication and analytical skills, along with a desire to attain the professional and personal requirements of an operational or senior manager

Tuition Fee


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