Advanced Diploma in Project Management

Advanced Diploma in Project Management

What is it about?

Project Manager or Programme Manager is listed as the 5th scarcest out of 100 occupations according to the National Scarce Skills report compiled by the South African Government during 2014. In addition, Construction and Information Technology (IT) Project Managers feature in positions 11 and 66 respectively.

PM Academy has developed an Advanced Diploma in Project Management to satisfy the specific professional and educational needs of our national and international clients in this field.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the necessary tools, knowledge and techniques on how to initiate, plan, execute and close a project. It serves as a focused diploma on theoretical and practical applications of project management. This programme is relevant to all industries and appropriate for Project Managers throughout Africa.

The programme is accredited by the Council on Higher (CHE) education at National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 7. This qualification is equivalent to an undergraduate degree.

What does the course cover?

This 1-year Advanced Diploma in Project Management follows the syllabus consisting of 3 main modules:

1 Project Management Principles and Theory

  • Project Management Concepts
  • Organizational Design and the Project Environment
  • Business Case and Investment Decisions
  • Change and Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Scheduling and Resources
  • Project Costing
  • Project Procurement and Contracting
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Managing the Project Safety, Health and Environment
  • Project Reporting
  • Project Integration

2 Project Management Soft Skills

  • Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Project Leadership and Ethics
  • Conflict Management
  • Time Management

3 Project Managing in Practice

  • Conceptualizing Project
  • Planning Projects
  • Executing Projects
  • Monitoring and Controlling Projects
  • Closing Projects

How is the programme presented?

This intensive programme is delivered through 4 classroom lecture sessions of 4 days each.

The programme employs a diversity
of teaching and learning methods include:

  • Classroom interaction
  • Case Study Analysis
  • How and when can I attend?

    This is a 1-year intensive programme that is delivered through 4 classroom lectures of 4 days each.

    The programme employs a diversity of teaching and learning methods including:

    • Classroom interaction
    • Case Study Analysis
    • Assignments (Group and Individual)
    • Workplace Integrated Learning

    To enhance the learning experience, formative assessments consisting of Individual and Group assignments will be required throughout the year.  Summative assessments consisting of tests and examinations will be conducted.

    To ensure Work Integrated Learning and the practical application of best practices learned, students will be expected to submit a Project Portfolio on a project they delivered from conceptualization to closure.

    Delegates receive the following:

    • Various Textbooks
    • Learning material

    Students that successfully complete this 1-year programme will be presented with an Advanced Diploma in Project Management qualification.

    What is included?

  • Digital learning material
  • Various textbooks / e-Books
  • Online subscriptions
  • 16 days training
  • All test and examination fees
  • PDU and CPD points (ask us)
  • Students that successfully complete this 1-year programme will be presented with an Advanced Diploma in Project Management qualification

    How will I be assesed?

    To enhance the learning experience, formative assessments consisting of Tests, Individual and Group assignments will be required throughout the year.

    Testimonials

    “Excellent programme and will always cherish the professional connections established”
    Joseph Tlou (2018 Graduate)

    Testimonials

    “The subject knowledge and the way the facilitator explains, in order for us to understand is very good”
    Constance Boikanyo (2019 Graduate)
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