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International Diploma in Project Management

Course Overview

Cert iv Project Management

The Diploma in Project Management elucidates the theoretical and practical methodologies of project management needed for effective budgeting, human resource coordination, beating deadlines and strategic decision-making to ensure the completion of high-quality projects.

Irrespective of current educational level or certification, any candidate can take this Cert IV Project Management program. The flexibility of this endorsed Certificate IV in Project Management ensures that candidates are not burdened with the requirements that come with offline programs. Also, candidates determine their own learning pace and submit practical assignments at their convenient time.

With the project management processes and techniques which the course covers, project managers can get the best out of their team. The course begins with the Project Integration Management that makes candidates understand the major concepts of project management. The course then proceeds to unravel the mystery behind key project management concepts of Time, Quality and Cost and concludes with the highly challenging areas of Procurement and Human Resource Management.

With the need for project managers increasing yearly due to a large gap in the availability of certified individuals, candidates - with newly acquired skills and knowledge – are positioned for top project management jobs. Our exclusive online project management certificate programs also instill candidates with the ability to interpret and execute different projects in various workplaces.

Course Syllabus

The Diploma in Project Management consists of the following 9 units:

Unit 1: An overview to Project Management

The first unit in this course introduces candidates to the concept of project management. It gives an overview of the roles of the project manager as well as explains the importance of project management in the workplace. 

Unit 2: Phases of Project Life Cycle

The phases of project life cycle are discussed in unit two. It investigates the elements of project life cycle – project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and project completion.

Unit 3: Project Integration Management

Unit three drills candidates on how to effectively use available resources to ensure the adequate coordination of project resources. This unit also highlights the processes of project integration management such as the development of Project Charter and Project Management Plan, Controlling of project work, performing Integrated Change Control and Project Closure..

Unit 4: Project Scope Management

The forth unit of the Diploma in Project Management proceeds to explain the processes of project scope management which are Planning, Controlling and Closing. Here, candidates learn the skills required to gather data and information in exceeding the expectations of the clients and stakeholders. Candidates on completing this unit are able to schedule project tasks and resources, such that projects are tackled in the allotted time and within budget.

Unit 5: Project Time Management 

Time management is a core skill crucial to the successful management of projects. This third unit expounds on the various steps of Project Time Management. In these steps which include Activity Definition, Activity Sequencing, Activity Resource Estimating, Activity Duration Estimating, Schedule development and Schedule control, candidates are introduced to ways to correctly analyse timelines and properly schedule project tasks.

Unit 6: Project Cost Management

Effective cost management is one of the basic skills any good project manager must possess. In this unit, candidates are exposed to core cost management activities including planning, estimation budgeting, financing, and control among others. Overall, candidates are taken through practical scenarios that enhance quick thinking and efficiency. At the end of this unit, candidates would have learnt the required skills needed to complete a project without exceeding the budget.  

Unit 7: Project Quality Management

High-quality deliverables separate good project managers from quacks. This unit provides candidates with the needed skills that ensure that all activities required to design, plan and implement a project are observed with respect to the project purpose and objective. It also introduces candidates to procedures of effective management of conformance (preventive) and nonconformance (correction) costs. At the end of this unit, candidates are able to handle and deliver projects that exceed clients’ expectations.

Unit 8: Project Human Resource Management

The sixth unit of Project Management course educates candidates on processes to take to effectively manage a project team. The roles of a project manager in ensuring the project team act ethically and professionally at all times are also explained. At the end of this unit, candidates are equipped with strong communication and organizational skills needed to coordinate a team.

 Unit 9: Project Procurement Management

The last unit of Project Management Diploma Course deals with the necessary skills required in purchasing needed goods and services for projects without exceeding the budget. By simplifying the processes of project procurement, candidates are trained on how to specify and select procurement items, as well as signing contract, managing timely performance and contract changing and closing contract.

Career Path

With a Diploma in Project Management, candidates may pursue careers in different sectors and work as top-level officials such as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Manager, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager and other top management jobs in other industries. The salary range for project managers is £55,000 and £93,000.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Low-level project managers seeking to advance their career
  • Senior Officials looking to gain project management skills
  • Business owners who seek to improve workplace efficiency
  • New employees looking to move quickly up the management ladder
  • Executives who will like their company profit margin to improve
  • Sales managers willing to increase their sales volume
  • Construction Engineers who will like to deliver on-time quality service to clients
  •  Anyone interested in developing project management skills

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom 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 Certification for Professional Development (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 4 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 Certification for Professional Development (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.

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Level Level 4
Duration 260 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards


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