Fundamentals of Project Management Short Course2022-03-28T09:36:08+02:00

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Fundamentals of Project Management

With the world of work shifting, the demand for project management capabilities is increasing. This Short Course equips students with the critical skills needed to succeed in this highly lucrative and in-demand field. By the end of this course, students will understand how to scope, plan, manage and close out any project successfully.

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Course curriculm

This course contains 12 substantive units and includes a learning plan, with weekly schedules, to keep your studies on track.

  • Unit 1: The Environment of Project Management
  • Unit 2: The Project Life-Cycle
  • Unit 3: The Feasibility Phase
  • Unit 4: Project Selection Models
  • Unit 5: The Planning Phase: Work Breakdown Structure
  • Unit 6: The Planning Phase: Project Scheduling
  • Unit 7: The Planning Phase: Planning Project Resource Requirements
  • Unit 8: The Planning Phase: Cost Estimating, Budgeting, and Cash Flow Planning
  • Unit 9: The Planning Phase: Project Communication Management
  • Unit 10: The Execution Phase: Implementing Scope, Quality and Risk Management Plans
  • Unit 11: The Execution Phase: Monitoring, Controlling and Reporting
  • Unit 12: The Close-out Phase

Topics covered in this course include the critical concepts, theory, skills, and techniques across all phases of a project, from start to finish. With this certificate, students can pursue exciting careers such as:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Sponsor
  • Project Manager
  • Events Planner
  • Events Manager

Course summary

  • Certificate type:
    Short Course Certificate

  • Course Duration:
    6-12 months

  • Study method:
    Fully online
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Enrolments

Step 1: Enquire

  • Complete website contact form
  • Speak to Enrolment Consultant
  • Complete application

Step 2: Register

  • Submit documentation
  • Pay your fees

  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start

  • Access iCan (Student portal)
  • Complete orientation week

  • Engage with your lecturer

When can I start?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you, download our 2022 intake schedule to see when the next cohort starts.

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Admissions

  • Fully online mobile-friendly learning
  • Online and downloadable course material
  • Teaching and learning support from specialised course lecturers
  • Master your studies from our cutting-edge interactive student portal, iCan
  • Grade 12 (Standard 10) or NQF 4 equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills
  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account
  • At least 1GB of data per month for online studies
 

Course fees

At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment.

Full course fee

R11,95584
  • Pay the course fee upon enrolment as a once of cost.

Monthly instalments from

R49816p/m
  • Instalment terms: 18 or 24 months. Term and deposit subject to affordability.
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What do your course fees include?

Once you have completed your course and met all the qualifying criteria you will receive a Short Course Certificate from iQ Academy. Your Certificate is printed and couriered to you free of charge!

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

Get access to our wide range of DO Life online micro-courses and grow your everyday life skills on the go.

 

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Fundamentals of Project Management: FAQ’s

This course offers students an in-depth curriculum with 12 units. Each unit focuses on the critical phases of a project, which apply to any industry. A guided approach has been applied to the learning content, ensuring that students gain the most comprehensive knowledge and practical skill-set.

Topics covered in this course include the critical concepts, theory, skills, and techniques across all phases of a project, from start to finish. With this certificate, students can pursue exciting careers such as:

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Sponsor
  • Project Manager
  • Events Planner
  • Events Manager

This course is developed for students starting out in Project Management, and those wanting to advance their skills in the field. The guided approach to teaching and learning in this course means students with or without prior knowledge of project management can enrol. The capabilities learnt from this course can be applied in a variety of ways:

  • Advance an existing career i.e. promotion;
  • Pursue a new career in Project Management altogether; and for
  • Small business owners who want to run their projects more efficiently and effectively

After completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the environment of project management;
  2. Explain the project lifecycle and the importance thereof in project management;
  3. Recognise the importance of a feasibility study, the selection models, the development of a business case, and the preparation of a project scope;
  4. Plan the project deliverables with the use of Work Breakdown Structure;
  5. Prepare a project schedule;
  6. Identify and plan project resource requirements;
  7. Apply knowledge to cost estimating, budgeting and cash flow planning to a project;
  8. Explain the project communication plan and how to communicate with project team members and other stakeholders;
  9. Implement scope, quality and risk management plans;
  10. Apply project knowledge to monitor, control, and report on the project; and
  11. Complete the project close-out activities.
  • Unit 1: The Environment of Project Management
    Understand the holistic environment of project management and what makes a project successful.
  • Unit 2: The Project Life-Cycle
    Explore the four phases of projects and learn how to apply the project life-cycle approach.
  • Unit 3: The Feasibility Phase
    Learn how to conduct a feasibility study, develop a business case and prepare a project scope.
  • Unit 4: Project Selection Models
    Learn how to calculate the ROI and break-even points of projects to determine their financial viability and apply the go/no-go decision making process.
  • Unit 5: The Planning Phase: Work Breakdown Structure
    Learn about the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) method and how to apply it to projects.
  • Unit 6: The Planning Phase: Project Scheduling
    Understand how to sequence and schedule project activities while learning about important processes and tools in this phase.
  • Unit 7: The Planning Phase: Planning Project Resource Requirements
    Learn how to forecast the required project resources and how various organisational structures impact project resourcing.
  • Unit 8: Cost Estimating, Budgeting, and Cash Flow Planning
    Learn how to create a project budget from cost estimates to cashflow planning and more.
  • Unit 9: Project Communication Management
    Understand project communication plans and how to communicate with project team members and other stakeholders.
  • Unit 10: Implementing Scope, Quality and Risk Management Plans
    Learn how to implement risk, disaster and quality control plans using a variety of planning techniques.
  • Unit 11: The Execution Phase: Monitoring, Controlling and Reporting
    Understand how to monitor, control, measure and report on projects.
  • Unit 12: The Close-out Phase
    Learn how to complete project close-out activities and explore the operational project phase.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page for more info.

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