Advanced Diploma in Project Management Course (AdvDipPM) – NQF L7
Cranefield College’s Advanced Diploma in Project Management course is designed for working professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of project and programme management theories and practices to enable them to pursue a career, and apply cutting-edge portfolio management skills and principles in the prevailing fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0 or 4IR). Momentous changes are occurring in the 4IR environment, and project and programme management is now more than ever before a vibrant and extremely valuable field of study. One cannot be a successful leader without possessing project and programme management acumen. The Advanced Diploma in Project Management is an accredited NQF Level 7 qualification.
The Advanced Diploma’s distance learning format and structure allow for flexibility and meet the needs of working professionals with limited time to study. The project and programme management knowledge gained is fully aligned with the Project Management Institute’s PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and the International Project Management Association’s ICB (International Competency Baseline). Successful candidates with sufficient practical experience will be equipped to sit for the PMI’s PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, and the more experienced for PMI’s PgMP (Program Management Professional) certification. Such candidates also qualify for ICB levels D and C certifications. Moreover, module M1 is validated by ECSA for 3 CPD points.
Cranefield College is an ISO-9001-certified leader in private higher education and selects only the best in terms of highly qualified and experienced lecturers who are at the cutting edge of development in their fields. This ensures that students enjoy first-class tuition and derive maximum practical benefit from their studies. Moreover, they will be in a position to be positively influential in the job market very early in their studies. Nevertheless, the syllabus carefully guides every student systematically from first-step foundations and into more advanced aspects at the appropriate point in each module of the course. The needs of those who are already experienced in the job market are accordingly attentively met.
Advanced Diploma graduates are equipped to be leaders in the 4IR economy, but will also have gained a solid foundation for advanced postgraduate studies, through which they could continue to achieve greater heights in terms of developing their expertise. Qualifying students who further their studies through Cranefield may next enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Programme Management (completed part-time in nine months) and thereafter for the Master of Commerce in Programme Management (completed part-time in two years, depending on module choices and personal progress). Exceptional students may later in their careers progress all the way to the Cranefield PhD in Commerce and Administration, which signifies the highest level of attainment.