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Through this course, you will get a sense of how projects are unique, what the role of a project manager is, how to plan a project and choose the people who will assist you in completing it, how to access resources for your project and how best to bring a project to an end.


ยท         Identify the skills and knowledge required for effective project management

ยท         Design a project specification and overview plan

ยท         Complete appropriate planning tools for managing a project from commencement to completion

ยท         Monitor actual against expected project performance and take corrective action when appropriate

ยท         Close and handover a project.


Course Requirements


Middle and Senior Management skills are recommended or Post graduate and/or post experience managers. Anybody wanting to develop skills and knowledge in a particular management field at postgraduate or post experience level.




The course is broken down into the following units:


ยท         What is project management?

ยท         Project management,

ยท         What is a project?

ยท         Deming`s definition of project management.

ยท         Comparing the operational cycle with projects.

ยท         Being a project manager.

ยท         Who are project managers?

ยท         Three dimensions of managing projects.

ยท         Which skills do you need to develop?

ยท         The project specification.

ยท         What is a project specification?

ยท         How a project specification will help you.

ยท         Why is the project needed?

ยท         Defining aims and objectives,

ยท         How realistic is the project specification?

ยท         Overview planning.

ยท         The importance of overview planning.

ยท         Finding the best approach.

ยท         Developing a milestone plan.

ยท         Defining the milestones.

ยท         Planning tools.

ยท         Gantt charts.

ยท         What you need to prepare a Gantt chart

ยท         Project network diagrams.

ยท         What you need to prepare a network diagram.

ยท         Critical path diagrams.

ยท         Computer-based tools.

ยท         Responsibility chart.

ยท         A Detailed activity planning.

ยท         The planning process.

ยท         How should you plan?

ยท         The work breakdown structure.

ยท         Identifying dependencies.

ยท         Estimating the time required.

ยท         Identifying project paths.

ยท         Reviewing your activity planning, anticipating, monitoring and adjusting.

ยท         The need to review and adjust plans.

ยท         Six key aspects.

ยท         Anticipating problems.

ยท         Monitoring.

ยท         Keeping stakeholders informed.

ยท         Starting up your project team.

ยท         The importance of teamwork.

ยท         Assembling the team.

ยท         Skills and knowledge.

ยท         Creating a team identity.

ยท         Developing the team.

ยท         Involving the team.

ยท         Resources.

ยท         Making a case.

ยท         Estimating resource requirements.

ยท         Preparing a budget.

ยท         Obtaining resources.

ยท         Moving on.

ยท         Handing over.

ยท         Winding down a project that is ending early.

ยท         When to end a project early.

ยท         Learning from your project.

ยท         Helping yourself and your team to move on.

ยท         Looking after your own career prospects.


What qualification is awarded upon completion?


Every successful student will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Project Management.


How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?


Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 50 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.


What is included in the price of my course?


ยท         Official course enclosed in A4 folder.

ยท         Blank CD for storing coursework.

ยท         Plain A4 paper.

ยท         Pen and pencil.

ยท         Freepost Envelopes.

ยท         Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)


This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.


What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?


All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm


How is my Coursework assessed?


You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. ( Freepost available to UK students only ). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for regrading if necessary.


Will I be required to sit an exam?


This course is completed using continual assessment. Allowing us to closely monitor your progress. Therefore no examination is required


Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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