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Practitioner Programme
in Project Management

Incorporating the National Certificate: Project Management

 
This is a comprehensive programme for entry level and practising project managers who want to gain a formal qualification. The qualification will give you both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in project management. It is designed to develop you into a competent and multi-skilled project manager, whether you are working on technical, business or public sector projects or managing your own business.

Who should attend?

Project managers working in or with project management teams, or individuals using a project approach to run a business. You will need access to appropriate workplace projects, so that you are able to complete the practical components of the qualification.

Programme Information

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

  • You need to have completed any other qualification at NQF level 5 or higher that included a project management module
  • Or

  • You need to have at least two years’ experience in or with project management teams or using a project management approach to running a business
  • And

  • You must have access to suitable work projects so that you can complete the workplace assignments
  • You must be a competent communicator and demonstrate mathematical literacy at NQF level 4
  • You must complete a course application and pre-assessments to ensure you meet the qualification entry requirements
Delivery and Assessment

We use a blend of face-to-face facilitator-led training and practical workplace assignments to embed skills. You will need to:

  • Attend full and half-day (or evening) lectures and seminar 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)
  • Complete a final practical examination
  • Obtain a final overall course mark of 50% and a sub-minimum of 50% for the exam

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Presenting confidently to a variety of stakeholders
  • Compiling and presenting key project deliverables such as a project charter, a project management plan, progress reports and project review reports, in a professional manner
  • 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

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