Planning and Controlling Projects

Overview

The course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop Project Management skills and focuses on

  • Using tools such as Gant Charts, network diagram and critical path analysis to schedule and mentor progress
  • Managing project responsibility
  • Managing project risk
  • Closing down a project and evaluating success

On completion of this course you will have developed an understanding of how to identify and manage the risks associated with a project, how to break the work down into manageable steps and how to develop a realistic timeframe for its completion, effective closure and post project appraisal.

In successfully completing this module in addition to Principles of Project Management students can achieve a Certificate of Achievement in Professional Practice (Managing your Work Based Project).

Duration, attendance and delivery

The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks. 

The delivery of this module is through our online+ model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.

Assessment

At the end of the course you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work based assessment rather than a theory based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

Entry requirements

You will need to be in a work role (paid or unpaid) which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

Start dates

  • March 
  • May