Advanced Certificate in Project Management
(AdvCertPM) – NQF L6
Cranefield College’s Advanced Certificate in Project Management is designed for working professionals who wish to master the essentials of management and apply PM skills and principles in a work context. The programme’s format and structure allow for flexibility and meet the needs of working professionals who can only ‘afford’ to study part-time. The Certificate in Project Management is fully aligned with PMI’s (Project Management Institute) PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). Successful candidates who have sufficient practical experience will be equipped to sit for the PMI’s PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, and the less experienced for PMI’s CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification. The Advanced Certificate in Project Management is an accredited NQF Level 6 qualification.
After Completing the Advanced Certificate, students will be able to:
- Understand and apply basic general management practices and processes required in a project management contextual environment.
- Apply project management planning, implementation, and control knowledge and skills required to deliver successful projects that are on budget within the scheduled time, and are of a high quality.
- Perform project accounting and contract management activities as part of the overall approach towards successful project management, and also exercise supplier relationship management with the aim of effectively procuring goods and services required to perform the project scope of work, [recommended elective] or,
- Engage in the bidding process leading to a public-private partnership agreement between a public and a private party in support of economic development, good governance, social progress, and rising standards of living [specialised elective].
Apply what you learn today in your job tomorrow
In the current economic climate, employers prefer job-relevant education and training for improving the abilities of employees and for providing them with the necessary skills to apply what they learn today in their work context tomorrow. All academic programmes and modules are presented in English and due to the structure of all Cranefield’s academic programmes, students need to spend only one day per month away from work for classes.
Classes can be attended live, or live on-line via the Internet. The rest of the time, student syndicate groups meet outside of work hours to discuss their practical case studies. Cranefield’s state of the art teaching and learning technologies allow classes, and even syndicate group meetings, to be attended live online via the Internet anywhere in South Africa and the world.
The learning programme requires the execution of learning content (modules) in a specific order that is in line with the accepted national and international bodies of knowledge of this applied science. The different learning modules therefore are offered in a prescribed order.