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National Certificate
in Project Management - NQF Level 5

In partnership with Siyanqoba

This is a comprehensive National Certificate for practising project managers who want a formal qualification. The qualification will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to manage simple to moderately complex projects. You will cover the key areas of project management, including developing project charters, project plans and progress reports and managing stakeholders. It is designed to develop you into a competent and multi-skilled project manager.

Who should attend?

The qualification is aimed at Project Managers working in or with project management teams, or individuals using a project approach to run a business. It is suitable for any manager needing project management skills for technical, business or public sector projects.

Programme Information

Entry Requirements
  • You need to have completed the FET Certificate: Project Management (NQF level 4)
  • Or

  • Completed any other qualification at NQF level 5 or higher that included a project management module
  • Or

  • Have at least two years’ experience in or with project management teams or using a project management approach to run a business.
  • And

  • Competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4.
  • Access to suitable work projects so that you can complete the workplace assignments and practical components of the qualification.
  • Access to a PC, software and internet for course work.
Delivery and Assessment

We use in-classroom, virtual classroom and blended interactive facilitated training sessions, group discussions, assignments, case studies and self study to embed skills. You will need to:

  • Attend all lectures and sessions.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding of programme content.
  • Submit a Project Charter Document, a Project Plan Document and Project Progress Report and lessons learnt, in writing.
  • Formally present your written Project Management Plan
  • Compile and submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)
To receive your National Certificate: Project Management, you will need to compile, submit and be found competent by constituent Assessors, Moderators and Verifiers on a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, you will have developed a solid grounding in project management theory and practise as well as fundamental skills such as:

  • Presenting confidently to a variety of stakeholders
  • Compiling and presenting a real workplace project
  • Setting up, executing, monitoring and controlling project activities and correcting variances.
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Managing and leading teams effectively and developing and maintaining project stakeholder relationships.

Programme Dates

On Request - Public Schedule


Online lectures