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Advanced Diploma in Project Management - Level 5
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 320 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

Higher Certificate in Project Management

Study online for the chance to earn a Higher Certificate in Project Management, with the committed support of Staff Training Solutions!  Discover our most advanced project management certificate programs online, paving the way for successful and rewarding careers in the field!  Study the art of effective project management and the responsibilities of the professional project manager, along with a breakdown of the project life cycle and the concept of project integration management.  Explore effective HR management, the importance of proactive quality management and the fundamentals of project risk management.  Build the skills, knowledge and confidence you’ll need to take your career in project management to the highest possible level! The web’s most accessible and enjoyable project management courses for distance learning, brought to you exclusively by Staff Training Solutions!

Why Study Project Management?

To study project management is to acquire highly-regarded skills and knowledge of significant value in any industry or business area.  Project management incorporates a variety of specialist leadership functions, which include risk management, team leadership, resource acquisition, goal tracking and many more besides.  Individuals who thrive in project management are able to help employers and clients alike achieve their goals on time and within budget.  Worldwide, the demand for talented project management personnel is at an all-time high and continuously growing.  Overseeing important initiatives of all shapes and sizes, project managers play a critical role at the heart of the successful business.  For ambitious candidates who don’t shy away from a challenge, careers in project management can be incredibly rewarding.

Course Syllabus

This exclusive Level 5 Project Management Diploma is our most advanced course to date, created for candidates looking to climb to the very top of the career ladder.  Study the art of effective project management across a series of 12 modules, each concluding with an online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor:

Module 1 - Project Management - An Introduction

The course begins with a detailed exploration of project management as a concept, along with the specific duties and responsibilities of project management personnel.  Several fundamental project management principles are introduced, along with the basics of the project life cycle and several helpful tools for more effective project management.

Module 2 - Stages of the Project Life Cycle

A more detailed exploration of the project lifecycle follows in the second module, examining each of its core components individually.  Learners study effective project planning, project execution, project monitoring and project closure in-depth, along with the role each element plays in the successful completion of projects.

Module 3 - What is Project Integration Management?

Module three explores the functions and objectives of project integration management, discussing effective techniques for bringing various processes together harmoniously.  The inevitability of trade-offs in project integration management is also discussed, along with an introduction to project budgeting and initial project scope assessments.

Module 4 – What is Project Scope Management?

Candidates then explore the concept of project scope management, which concerns processes and procedures to ensure all required work (and nothing more) is included in the project.  Learners examine the creation of a professional scope statement, the importance of an effective scope management plan and tips for its successful implementation.

Module 5 - Steps for Project Time Management

The value of proactive time management and the prioritisation of tasks are explored in module five, which also guides candidates through the process of creating a viable project schedule.  Several essential time management tools and techniques are discussed, alongside the consequences of procrastination and general inefficiencies.

Module 6 - The Basics of Project Cost Management

Budgeting basics are brought back into discussion in module six, in which learners explore the art of effective project cost management.  The process of accurately estimating project costs is discussed, along with the objectives of a cost management plan and several common challenges in accurately and consistently controlling project costs.

Module 7 - Project Quality Management Processes

Module seven explores the responsibilities of the project manager, with regard to quality control and consistency at each stage of the project.  Candidates learn how to work with flowcharts and other quality management tools.

Module 8 - Project Human Resource Management

The creation of roles and effective allocation of duties is explored in module eight, which examines key HR management considerations in successful project management.  Organisational planning and calculating manpower requirements are also touched upon, along with the importance of effective leadership in all aspects of project management.

Module 9 - Effective Project Communication Management

The functions and objectives of a communication management plan are presented and discussed in the ninth module.  Additional subtopics introduced include communication modalities, how to identify communication requirements in project management and the importance of strategic communication planning.

Module 10 - Project Procurement Management

Module 10 discusses the creation and maintenance of relationships with third-party suppliers and service providers in project management.  The process of procuring the goods and services required to successfully complete a project are discussed, along with the challenges associated with reliance on outside parties and contributors.

Module 11 - Project Risk Management

A crash-course introduction to risk management follows in module 11, which guides candidates through the process of identifying, categorising, prioritising and ultimately dealing with risks at a variety of levels.  Learners also study the effective implementation and benefits of SWOT analysis as a helpful project management tool.

Module 12 - Managing Global Projects

Bringing the course to a close, Module 12 takes a look at international project management and some of the challenges inherent with managing global projects.  Candidates discuss international human resource selection, global communication techniques and the objectives of global project management functions.

Career Path

This fascinating Level 5 Project Management Diploma could open the door to an incredible array of career opportunities at home and abroad.  Whether new to project management or looking to further an existing career, an endorsed qualification on your CV could make all the difference.  Typical job titles in the field of project management include project administrator, project coordinator, PMO officer, project planner, HR specialist, project controller and many more besides.  Introductory salaries of around £20,000 and up are the norm.

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course

Staff Training Solutions is proud to support ambitious candidates at every stage of their career journey.  Created by noted academics and experienced industry veterans, this Level 5 Project Management Diploma is ideal for the following applicants:

  • Candidates interested in elite project management careers
  • Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
  • Newcomers pursuing entry-level project management roles
  • Business owners and prospective entrepreneurs
  • Senior managers and decision-makers
  • Candidates interested in international employment opportunities

Staff Training Solutions will provide all the study materials and learning resources you need to successfully complete this endorsed diploma.  Enrol online, or contact our student support team for more information!