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Project Management Level 3

Course Code: ABC005
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Develop your skills and knowledge in project management, from home at your own pace!

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand the broad skill set you will need to become an effective Project Manager
  • Study the principles of the role in terms of its scope and responsibilities
  • Learn the stages of preparing, planning and budgeting
  • Know how to manage resources and oversee implementation
  • Explore how to deliver a product and it's benefits successfully

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Project Management: Definitions, Principles and Scope
    • Design an analogy or metaphor that encapsulates best practice in project Management
    • Roles and responsibilities of a Project Sponsor and a Project Manager
    • Common oversights and mistakes that can happen when a new project is being launched
    • Avoiding mistakes
    • Belbin’s Team Role Inventory
    Unit 2: Project Initiation: Preparing the Ground
    • Implementing best practice in project initiation
    • Documentation
    • Purpose and scope of a project
    • Estimating the development of a project
    • Strategies and tactics to identify key stakeholder
    • Agreeing on a shared vision and project evaluation criteria
    • Tactical plan to achieve major deliverables within realistic timescales and in practical stages
    Unit 3: Planning the Project
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Flow diagram which identifies dependencies
    • Realistic timescales and critical path
    • Schedule deliverables within achievable timescales
    • Producing a realistic budget plan and summary
  • Unit 4: Managing your Resources
    • Motivates your influences
    • How you are perceived by others
    • Ability to manage projects
    • The four stages of project team development
    • The skills to set realistic and motivating goals for project teams
    • Coping strategies to manage conflict
    Unit 5: Managing the Project through to Implementation
    • Best practice in monitoring and reporting
    • Effective project team meetings
    • Creating an agreed project team culture
    • Developing a project team to achieve high performance
    Unit 6: Delivering Benefits from a Project
    • Developing project team management skills
    • Rewarding high performance
    • Managing project hand-over successfully
    • Develop project evaluation strategies
    • How to leave a positive legacy

Other Information

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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