The course enables one to develop the necessary skills to effectively manage projects from beginning to end in the modern workplace. It is suitable for all industries – offering both international professional body certification (IPMA®) and academic accreditation (NFQ Level 8 Special Purpose Award validated by Technological University Dublin).
These accreditations, along with our IPM Diploma Award, make this a unique programme – focusing on real-world application of project management, and with over 10 different subject matter experts lecturing on the programme.
Be identified as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes and knowledge, and go a long way toward enhancing your marketability in the workplace.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Learn how to follow a process-based project approach and use the following five process groups as an organising structure:
Processes performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase.
Processes required to establish the scope of the project, refine the objectives, and define the course of action required to attain the objectives that the project was undertaken to achieve.
Processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project requirements.
Processes required to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of the project; identify any areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes.
Processes performed to formally complete or close a project, phase, or contract.
Course modules are designed to help you identify the most commonly used project management approaches (predictive and agile) while offering a comprehensive understanding of the several areas of project management.
Become a project manager with industry-ready Technical, Behavioural and Contextual competences:
Master the different techniques of project management.
Adopt the professional behaviour expected of project management personnel.
Understand the relations with the project macro environment.
Please don’t hesitate to schedule a call with our educational advisor if you require any further information.
The Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the discipline of project, programme and portfolio management. Unlike other organisations, who offer a large variety of training programmes across many functional areas, our focus is purely on project management.
As a result, we attract experienced Lecturers who offer the most value to our attendees.
Within the IPMA®, the Institute is the national body representing Ireland in a federation of over 70 countries.
Identify yourself as a competent practitioner and upgrade your status as an internationally accredited professional. Founded in 1965 in Zurich, IPMA® is the world´s first International Project Management Association, now recognised in over 70 countries across 6 continents.
Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty composed by a group of subject matter experts with unparalleled proficiency and knowledge in project, programme and portfolio management.
Lecturers range from Project Directors to former Heads of Project Management Certification Authorities.
The Interactive Live Virtual Classroom offers you an immersive and engaging virtual learning experience where flexibility and interaction are key. You can participate in live weekly classes, interactive tutoring sessions as well as group discussions inside virtual breakout rooms.
Access additional course resources, playback your classes, connect with a global student community, brainstorm, be inspired and share ideas.
We appreciate that at times it can be challenging to balance work, family and personal commitments while staying relevant and on top of your professional development. Our expert-led distance learning team is here to help you stay relevant and connected anytime, anywhere.
There are three components on your course assessment: two written assignments (self-assessment at the beginning of the course and a project at the end) and one final exam (MCQs + Scenario style questions).
Yes, the content of the programme is suitable for various fields. We have many students from different backgrounds, like engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT and many others, who completed the course successfully.
The course fees include the examination and certification fees, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Success team.
Live virtual classes run one evening per week, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Plan to spend approximately 4 to 6 hours each week on the core material and reflecting on what you have learned. However, as you can appreciate, this is very dependent on each individual’s capability.
Candidates without a third level qualification, but with relevant professional work experience, will be considered. You need to send us your CV to be reviewed by an assessor.
Yes, the course outcomes are recognised internationally in over 70 countries.
A recording of each online lecture will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.
Yes, the Certified Project Management Diploma programme is a perfect fit for someone who wants to get the fundamental knowledge and essential techniques in project management. The course is suitable for actual or potential project managers, and for any professional who directly contributes to projects.