Professional Certificate Programme
Certificate in Project Management
- Duration: 3 months
- Course Start Date: April 24th, 2021
- Learning Mode: Physical or Online
Good project managers help organisations to manage their projects and achieve set goals on time and on budget.
The Certificate in Project management course is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme which focuses on the theoretical principles and languages of project management as well as the practical applications. Learners will be exposed to case studies of best and bad practices and will identify, analyse, and use strategies, tools and techniques to deal with the responsibilities and challenges facing project participants. Learners will be able to put theory into action.
Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of project management practices and will be able to adjust when things do not go as planned. They will be able to effectively deal with change and uncertainty. Lastly, graduates will be able to recognise good leaders and will be able to incorporate leadership skills in their project management practices.
This course will focus on an application of project management techniques appropriately balanced with project management theory. Participants in this course will be required to combine practice in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.
It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.
There are two options for learning:
In both cases, final assessments will be marked in England.
Includes: Tuition Fees, Learning Material, and Ancillary Facilities.
Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme.
In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interviews. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:
*Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent
Through PPP sessions, students develop projects as part of their learnings hence developing workplace skills.
This course has been designed with the clear objective of training passionate, dedicated professionals who will be capable of managing and leading large and small projects.
At the end of this course, successful participants will be able to: initiate viable projects, manage a project life cycle from project initiation to project closure, create, coordinate, and monitor an efficient and dedicated team, and incorporate leadership skills in their project management practices. Time will be provided for practical application during each session.
Learning will include the logical flow of project activities, team simulations, and an introduction to processes and templates. Participants will apply knowledge on a team project and an individual project. Participants will present their individual project at the end of the course.
Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in various kinds of industries:
We also strongly encourage and support graduates with the interest and ability to progress to become lecturers.
A fundamental part of learning at CIAPS relates to the exposure of learners to best practices. We strongly encourage our students to participate in international programmes which will enable them to gain a global perspective. This course is led by a USA based project management expert and will incorporate a worldview of project management through the use of case studies, journal articles, and project briefs.
My CIAPS experience helped me rediscover myself, honed my skills, and gave me a paradigm shift I needed at the time to take decisions that pushed me out of my comfort zone