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Project Management Techniques - Cork

Lifelong Learning
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The course focuses on two main areas, primarily learning new tools and techniques to manage projects more effectively. Secondly, to gain increased awareness and learning in the area of ‘soft skills’ (e.g. leadership, team management, motivation, communication, negotiation, etc.) that are essential to effective project management.

Award Name Certificate
NFQ Classification
Awarding Body Munster Technological University
NFQ Level
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Certificate Munster Technological University
Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Evening, Online or Distance, Part time
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Course provider
Number of credits:
5

Duration

1 Semester, Part-time, Online.

Course Delivery
The evening course is delivered fully online. The course is 10 weeks in duration and consists of one evening session per week, every Tuesday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

Entry Requirements

Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

What is RPL?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is when formal recognition is given for what you already know prior to starting on a programme or module. With recognition of prior learning the focus is on learning and not on experience as such. You can apply for RPL in any MTU accredited programme or module. Programmes which are accredited by professional bodies or any external awarding bodies may have their own procedures for RPL which you should refer to.

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Further information

The next course will commence on Tuesday 26th September 2023.

Online

Places Limited

€925*
*A discount structure is available for groups: 5% for 2 people, 10% for 3 or more.

Note: Successful participants from the evening class will be eligible to two days exemption from the Diploma in Project Management and a reduced price from €3,850 to €3,250.
• Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
• Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
• Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.

Application Deadline: 18th September 2023.

Overview
This course is a comprehensive and practical introduction to Project Management. The content and delivery is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects). The content is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK©) which is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA. The PMBOK is a worldwide recognised professional standard for the practice of Project Management.

The course is aimed at those involved in a wide range of projects. Participants come from a broad range of sectors and backgrounds and are typically involved in the planning, control and execution of project work in the broadest sense. Lectures are combined with case studies, workshops, simulations and practical projects. Course delegates complete various assignments in the class, as project teams and individual assignments. There are also hands-on computer practical sessions which will be used to instruct participants in the key areas of project planning and control. Candidates should have basic computer skills.

The course focuses on two main areas, primarily learning new tools and techniques to manage projects more effectively. Secondly, to gain increased awareness and learning in the area of ‘soft skills’ (e.g. leadership, team management, motivation, communication, negotiation, etc.) that are essential to effective project management.

Participants are expected to work on a project of their own choosing. Some short course assignments to be submitted to achieve certification.

Modules
• Introduction to Project Management and the fundamentals
• Project selection & initiation. Defining the Project Charter and Project Scope
• Project Planning and defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
• Managing Project Scope and Change in projects
• Project Time Management – Activity Definition, Activity Duration Estimating, Activity Sequencing, Schedule Development, Schedule Control
• Project Scheduling Software – MS Project version to 2016
• Progress measurement and reporting
• Managing Project Quality and Risk management
• Managing Project Finance and Resources
• Managing People – Team development and the Project Managers Role
• Improving personal effectiveness as a project manager
• Leadership Styles, Communication, Negotiating
• Project Closeout and Evaluation

Award
5 ECTS Credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications, awarded by Munster Technological University.

T: 021 432 6264
E: CammsCork@mtu.ie
W: www.camms.ie

Course Provider:
Location:
Cork City
Attendance Options:
Evening, Online or Distance, Part time
Apply to:
Course provider
Number of credits:
5