|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
In order to meet and exceed important goals and objectives, businesses at all levels are reliant on the successful completion of key projects. From the smallest of in-house shakeups to the most ambitious of global challenges, how the business approaches, implements and ultimately manages its core projects will determine the brand’s future as a whole. Charged with the job of overseeing projects from inception to completion, the professional project manager possesses a uniquely invaluable skills set. To succeed in project management is to master a variety of disciplines and know how to bring them together with flawless consistency.
This online project management certification, dissects and explores the extraordinary role of the contemporary project manager from a high-level business perspective. No specific qualifications or prior experience are required to get the very most out of this diploma, which establishes a firm foundation upon which to begin building a successful and dynamic career. As the individual responsible for ensuring the goals and objectives of any given business are met, employment prospects for qualified project managers are as diverse as they are potentially lucrative.
Over the course of 12 intensive modules, of this project management certification online, guides candidates through each important stage of the project life cycle in detail. Along with discussing the core elements that build successful project management strategies, course content includes an exploration of project cost estimation, budgeting, project time management, key project management tools/resources and professional-level human resource management.
This project management course online, is delivered over 12 modules:
Module 1 - Overview of Project Management
The opening course module provides candidates with a broad introduction to project management as a contemporary global concept, along with the specific duties and responsibilities of the professional project manager. A series of key project management principles are outlined, along with the project life cycle, process flow and associated tools.
Module2 - Project Life Cycle
The project life cycle continues as the primary focus of Module 2, in which each key project stage is analysed in depth. Candidates are guided through professional project planning, project execution, project monitoring and project closure.
Module3 - Project Integration Management
Course content in Module 3 centres on project integration management, incorporating effective strategies for effective project planning and the basics of project budgets. Candidates also explore the analysis of a project’s demands as a contributor to effective and timely project completion.
Module4 - Project Scope Management
The specifics of and differences between project scope and product scope are discussed at length in Module 4, which focuses primarily on project scope management. Subtopics introduced include scope statement production and the effective development/implementation of a scope management plan.
Module5 - Project Time Management
Timeliness and professional time management represent the primary core topics of Module 5, which along with an outline of effective time management strategies also explores project schedule projections/estimations. A series of useful time management tools and theoretical concepts are also introduced.
Module6 - Project Cost Management
Cost control and budgeting enter the conversation in Module 6, in which candidates are guided through the professional control and management of project costs, along with how to accurately estimate approximate all applicable costs. Course content also introduces the strategic cost management plan and a number of useful cost management tools.
Module7 - Project Quality Management
The importance of consistently superior quality standards and the management thereof enters the discussion in Module 7. Along with an overview of the project manager’s role in maintaining acceptable quality standards, candidates are also introduced to the effective use of flow charts.
Module8 - Project Human Resource Management
Human resource management from the perspective of the project manager takes precedence in Module 8. Candidates investigate how human resources in general will determine whether and to what extent the project is successful, along with effective HR planning strategies and role creation/delegation of duties.
Module9 - Project Communication Management
How communication impacts the efficiency and viability of any professional project is discussed in-depth throughout Module 9. Course content covers the planning and implementation of effective communication strategies, essential communication modalities and how to identify communication requirements in accordance with the respective project.
Module10 - Project procurement Management
Procurement represents the primary theme of module 10, in which candidates explore a series of effective and efficient planning processes, along with how to effectively manage procurement of all resources and assets as required by the project.
Module11 - Project Risk Management
The penultimate module of the diploma introduces candidates to a series of essential project risk management concepts and associated strategies, including the identification and classification of project risks, the prioritisation of highlighted risks and how to effectively implement SWOT analysis.
Module12 - Global Project Management
In the closing course module, candidates are provided with an insightful introduction to global project management. Along with exploring a wide variety of challenges associated with managing larger international projects, candidates investigate the selection of international human resources, effective global communication strategies and more.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that BOLC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.