The Advanced Diploma is accredited at NQF level 6 (new NQF level 7), with 140 credits, and effectively constitutes step 1 towards the Master of Commerce Degree. The learning programme consists of four modules (20, 40, 40, 40 credits respectively). The first module (M Alpha) may be taken through web based Multimedia Blended Learning (MBL), or as a class-based module. The remaining three modules are class-based. There are three full days of lectures per module, spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. Note that the learning programme may be commenced in any quarter of the year in Gauteng via class-based learning. The web based Multimedia Blended Learning M Alpha module may also be commenced in any quarter of the year (globaly). For other regions than Gauteng, please see the menu "Academic Calendars" to the left for timeslots. The four modules required for the AdvDipPM are:
M Alpha: "Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation"
(compulsory, unless exemption is granted on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL), and:
M1: "Project Management: Leading, Creating, Implementing and Improving", and
M2: "Programme Managing Organisational Performance and Innovative Improvement",
plus one of the following modules:
M3: "Organisational Quality and Performance Management", or
M4: "Transformational Corporate Strategy", or
M5: "Creating High-Performance Project and Process Teams", or
M6: "Financial Management of Corporate Projects and Programmes".
The AdvDipPM programme takes twelve months to complete. For further details, please consult the full Cranefield Prospectus (PDF).