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Introduction to Project Management

Course will commence once the minimum capacity is reached

Course Offer: Self-Paced Course
Course Duration: 50 Hours (completion by 31/05/2024)
Certification: Letter of attendance
Prerequisites: Internet connection and a device, basic digital skills
Price: €34.94


Course Description

This course is designed to introduce course candidates to Project Management which is a key competence for private and public sector organisations as well as NGOs. Its importance has been increasingly driven by current business trends, such as, fewer management layers, the need for greater flexibility and the increased usage of project-based work.


Most importantly, the course will highlight the benefits of project management including the fact that more structured planning, well-defined goals, and more clearly defined roles can improve team collaboration and effectiveness. It will also be shown how defining a communication plan keeps a team aligned and focused and the effects that this can have on overall efficiency.


This course aims to offer an introduction to the theory and practice of managing projects. The Learning Outcomes within this course cover contemporary advances available in research and practice and emphasise the competences required for successful project management. The course is made up of the five units outlined below.

The self-paced course will commence from October 2023 onwards and once the required number of learners have enrolled. It offers 50 hours of self-paced learning, including instructional materials, online resources, lesson explanations, discussion forums, assignments, and recommended readings. Registration is open until 15 March 2024. Upon reaching the minimum number of participants, you will be notified. You will have until 31 May 2024 to complete the course at your own pace regardless of the commencement date.

Outline of Course Units

  • Introduction to project management, understanding the importance of project management in securing organisational success and outlining the major phases of a typical project, that is, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure. In this introductory unit, reference is also made to diverse contemporary approaches to project management.
  • The processes involved in initiating a project, defining the scope and goals of a project, discussing lifecycles, business cases and governance.
  • Examining the processes involved in planning a project, determining a projects’ feasibility through proper evaluation and analysis, designing a feasible schedule plan.
  • Tasks that must be undertaken to ensure efficient project execution and management, the effective management of product delivery of a given project, the importance of adhering to pre-established KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and project objectives.
  • The processes involved in the project closure phase, the reporting needs necessary for the proper closure of a project, approaches for effective evaluation of the success (or failure) of a project’s effectiveness in meeting the set targets.