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National Certificate: Project Management - NQF 5

Accreditation: SAQA ID 58395, NQF Level 5, 120 Credits.

This Project Management NQF Level 5 National Certificate course will enable you to face complex project challenges with confidence, prepare you to deal with common challenges and find creative solutions – all within recognized and accepted processes.

This course will be suitable for anyone wishing to advance their project management skills. Project management is a highly marketable skill in our growing economy – we need more skilled and competent project managers.

This level 5 qualification will give you a highly marketable qualification when advancing in your career.

Course Duration

This is one-year based on the NQF national hours. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of your studies with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Certification

Upon completion, the learner will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Upon verified Competence, the learner will receive a National Certificate from Services SETA.

Course Fee: POR

The course price includes all the study material that will be required to complete the course.

Payment Plans are available

Group Discounts can be discussed.

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Purpose Of The Qualification

A Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the project’s objects and aims.

Moreover, it his or her job to make sure that project goals and objectives are achieved on time, within budget and with the required quality.

Project Managers generally have the following duties and tasks:

  • The drawing up of a detailed project plan
  • Assembling a competent project team and obtaining resources that will be needed
  • Motivating project team members
  • Managing risk in relation to the project
  • Delegating tasks efficiently, and following up on progress
  • Communicating with all relevant stakeholders and providing regular progress reports
  • Negotiating and contracting with external suppliers and service providers
  • Evaluating the project once it has been completed

Qualifying learners working on a project will have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function more effectively in a professional manner, add value to their job and enhance their ability to follow and implement policies and procedures.

On achieving the competencies included in this qualification, the learners may advance their careers in Project Management, Project Support Services or General Management within an organisation, across all sectors.

It is against this background that the programme has been clustered into the five modules.

Why study Project Management NQF Level 5?

Project Management is an important part of the global business environment. It is used extensively in business, construction, engineering, manufacturing, the public sector, the military and NGOs to plan, manage, control and evaluate projects. Skilled practitioners are required to meet the demands of industry and the economy.

HOW DO I START?

Registering for Further Education and Training Certificate in Project Management is simple. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, one of our expert consultants will gladly assist you.

Course Outline

  • Manage Project Scope and Time
  • Manage Project Communications
  • Manage Project Finances
  • Manage Application of project Integrative Processes
  • Monitor, Control execution and project closure management

Course Content and Modules

MODULE 1: MANAGE PROJECT SCOPE AND TIME

  • Establish a project or project phase and its processes for a simple to moderately complex project
  • Determine the work required to accomplish the objectives and organise the scope of a simple to moderately complex project
  • Develop an optimised work and resource schedule for a simple to moderately complex project

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 2

Plan the project

Associated Assessment Criteria

  • Project deliverables, scope, work, schedules, costs and risks are defined using project management principles and techniques.
  • Product development and change control procedures are planned and agreed with stakeholders.
  • Project plan components are developed and integrated into an approved and documented project management plan.

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 3

Execute and control the project.

Associated Assessment Criteria

  • Project work is undertaken and products delivered in accordance with project requirements, the project management plan and agreed procedures.
  • Performance is measured in comparison with project plans and preventative and corrective actions are identified and implemented in line with project plans and procedures.
  • Project administration is undertaken in accordance with project plan, required standards and procedures.
WORKPLACE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: POE SUBMISSION

MODULE 2: MANAGE PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS

  • Sustain oral interaction across a wide range of contexts and critically evaluate spoken texts
  • Write and present for a wide range of purposes, audiences and contexts
  • Gather and manage information for decision-making

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 1

Conduct effective communication, while working on a project

Associated Assessment Criteria

  • Requirements for verbal and written communications on a project are understood and alternative methods for effective communication are applied to sustain effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Information is gathered, utilised and processed in accordance with project management requirements.
WORKPLACE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: POE SUBMISSION

MODULE 3: MANAGE PROJECT FINANCES

  • Develop a project cost management plan for a simple to moderately complex project
  • Apply accounting principles and procedures in the preparation of reports and decision making
  • Apply knowledge of ethical principles, standards and professional conduct in public sector management and administration

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 3

Execute and control the project

Associated Assessment Criteria

  • Project work is undertaken and products delivered in accordance with project requirements, the project management plan and agreed procedures.
  • Performance is measured in comparison with project plans and preventative and corrective actions are identified and implemented in line with project plans and procedures.
  • Project administration is undertaken in accordance with project plan, required standards and procedures.
WORKPLACE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: POE SUBMISSION

MODULE 4: MANAGE APPLICATION OF PROJECT INTEGRATIVE PROCESSES

  • Manage stakeholder relations on a project
  • Manage risks on a simple to moderately complex project
  • Empower team members through recognizing strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks
  • Develop an integrated Project Management plan for a simple to moderately complex project

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 3

Execute and control the project

Associated Assessment Criteria

  • Project work is undertaken and products delivered in accordance with project requirements, the project management plan and agreed procedures.
  • Performance is measured in comparison with project plans and preventative and corrective actions are identified and implemented in line with project plans and procedures.
  • Project administration is undertaken in accordance with project plan, required standards and procedures
WORKPLACE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: POE SUBMISSION

MODULE 5: MONITOR, CONTROL EXECUTION AND PROJECT CLOSURE MANAGEMENT

  • Monitor and control the execution of the project management plan for a simple to moderately complex project
  • Coordinate the closure of a simple to moderately complex project

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOME 3

Execute and control the project

Associated Assessment Criteria

  • Project work is undertaken and products delivered in accordance with project requirements, the project management plan and agreed procedures.
  • Performance is measured in comparison with project plans and preventative and corrective actions are identified and implemented in line with project plans and procedures.
  • Project administration is undertaken in accordance with project plan, required standards and procedures
WORKPLACE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: POE SUBMISSION

Project management is a career for the analytically-minded as it requires a methodical approach to planning and guiding the operations of different teams. It is the job of a Project Manager to direct, supervise and control an entire project from start to finish; making sure that everyone does what is required of them on a deadline. The role of a Project Manager is one of great responsibility. Their planning skills, ability to forecast and avoid problems, skill for diffusing workplace conflict and excellent negotiation skills help save money, and as a result have made their skill-set desirable by the majority of South African businesses.

The best project managers are those who consistently deliver, on time and within budget. They achieve this by understanding that effective people management and keeping employees happy should not be overlooked. This course will build on those skills, and also train you to become an effective Project Manager through courses that ensure that you are ready to excel in this field.

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