Planning and Controlling Projects


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 blended learning structure consists of online learning, workshops, tutorials, self-study, reflection, application of learning at work and the completion of assessment tasks.

In 2016/17 we are transforming our courses to enable us to offer them all by online+ so you may be able to complete your course fully online. Contact us to enquire whether this course is now available via online+.


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

The assessment format may be a written exercise, in-class presentation, project report or another appropriate method. A written piece would be around 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.

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