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Project Management Framework

This entry-level course is ideal for those who want to learn how to apply fundamental project management principles, concepts, practices and techniques to ensure project success.

Get an industry-ready framework to launch a project, manage scope, budgets, schedules, and stakeholders to produce a desired outcome.

Master fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques.
Certificate of Completion, 14.0 PDUs
14 Hours
€395 - €595
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Project Management for Beginners

As new challenges reshape the current business environment, selecting, prioritising, and delivering projects that directly support the organisation’s strategy has never been more important.

Professionals who assess and improve their skill set and master the fundamentals of project management increase their value to the organisation and enhance their career prospects.

However, advancing your career and your professional development requires time and effort. This short course is designed to help you quickly develop essential project management skills you can immediately apply at your workplace.

Learn the language of project management, build confidence working in project environments and develop the competences you need to effectively put project management principles to work and manage any size of project from beginning to end.

What will I learn?

This course uses a blend of practical case-studies, exercises and discussions to equip you with a set of tools and techniques you can immediately start using to plan and manage your next projects. You will finish this course with a framework for project success.

Learn more about the course by downloading the brochure below.
Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognise a common language of project management terms and concepts.
  • Identify inputs and outputs of the core project management processes and their purpose on each of the five main process groups: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitor & Control and Closing.
  • Classify the ten Knowledge Areas of project management.
  • Execute project management tools and techniques at appropriate phases to enhance project performance.
  • Link project goals and objectives to clear, compelling stakeholder needs.
  • Apply effective team behaviour strategies to develop and manage high-performance teams.
Course Modules
  • A Framework for Success as a Project Manager
  • Project Manager as a Leader
  • Project Management Lifecycle
  • Project Management Processes
  • 10 Elements of Project Management
  • Project Management Toolkit
  • Establishing the Framework
  • Case Studies
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Is Project Management a good choice?

Project management is key to succeed in today’s environment of constant change, high-performance expectations and resource constraints. Here are some reasons why you should consider a career in project management:

  • Increased demand for skilled project management professionals
  • Gain a transferable skill applicable to a variety of industries
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • High entry-level salary
  • Ability to make the difference and drive change


If you would like to learn more, read our free guide: How to Build a Career in Project Management.

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This course is perfect for...

  • Career-minded professionals from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to apply project management skills and methodologies to their roles.
  • Aspiring project managers or any professional who directly contributes to projects regardless of their job title.
  • Any professional considering a career change.
  • Project team members and leaders.
  • Professionals who are or have been exposed to project management but have had no formal training in the area.


Not sure if this course is for you? Schedule a call to speak with an educational adviser.

Why IPM?
Reputation & History
Project Management Experts
Framework for Project Success
Unparalleled Expertise
Student Hub & Community
Reputation & History
  • Established in 1989 as the first Irish professional body dedicated to the promotion of project management as a discipline.
  • Trained 40,000 Professionals and Certified 6,000 Project Managers.
  • National Body for IPMA® in Ireland.
  • First PMP Certification exam hosted in Ireland.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Experts

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 the highest calibre of international lecturers – who offer invaluable knowledge to our students.

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Framework for Project Success

As a result of economic growth and increasing projectisation, the demand for project managers is expected to soar in the coming decade. Those with fundamental project management skills will be at the forefront in the race for project talent. 

This course will equip you with a toolkit to put a successful project management framework in practice and become a changemaker in your organisation. 

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Unparalleled Expertise

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.

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Student Hub & Community

Our dedicated Student Support team is here to help you stay relevant and connected to achieve your goals.

Joining the Institute’s community offers you an immersive and engaging learning experience where flexibility and interaction are key. Classroom and virtual learners will gain access to the Institute’s hub where they can find additional resources and connect with other participants to brainstorm, be inspired and share ideas.

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Alumni Reviews

4.8 stars
Google (100+ reviews)

Nikki Solyom

Senior Administrative Coordinator at ResMed
July 8threv_img
The presenter was engaging and kept us interacting with questions. The material was easy enough to follow, with relevant slides included. The class was small which allowed us each to ask questions and voice our thoughts without feeling intimidated and struggling to get a word in. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone working in large teams in a commercial environment.

Trevor Guidera

Project Manager at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jan 10threv_img
An excellent distance learning experience giving the challenging times we have.

Brenda Kane

Senior Operations Manager at Society of St Vincent de Paul Ireland
March 19threv_img
I have now taken the intro to project management & the Certified Project Management Diploma and really enjoyed both courses. Working in the NGO sector I believe all senior managers should have a grounding in PM & I will be recommending this qualification & provider to the managers I support.

Ronan Conneely

Partner Operations Associate - Wayfair
May 23rdrev_img
Really enjoyed the course I took part in with the Institute of Project Management. Lecturers were fantastic and the content covered was very diverse. Would recommend!

Mark O’Connor

St Ultan's National School
April 18threv_img
Lots of experienced and informed tutors. The Institute helped me to integrate project management methodologies into the Higher Education sector.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

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What is included in the course fee?

The course fees include the access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Support team.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?
  • Online. Classes run online over two consecutive days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time. 
  • On-demand. Fit your learning into your own schedule and learn at your own pace with this flexible online format.  
  • Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of classroom courses may have been affected by Covid-19. 
Am I eligible for this course?

There are no prerequisites to participate in this course. The Project Management Framework 2-day workshop is ideal for those starting out in project management. 


Is the course suitable for candidates without former PM knowledge?

The Project Management Framework is a perfect fit for someone who wants to get a fundamental knowledge of project management and upskill quickly with a framework and toolkit to help you start managing projects. Prior training or knowledge of project management approaches and methodologies is not required. 

How long is the course?

The course runs for 2 days, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Is the course applicable to any industry?

Yes, the content of this course is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT and many others – who completed the course successfully. 

Will recordings be available if I miss a class?

A recording of each online class 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. 

How will this course help with my career?

This course curriculum is designed by industry-experts to help you develop a project mindset and the practical skills that is so valuable to organisations. 

Will I get a certificate on this course?

Successful completion of this course results in a Certification of Completion and 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs).