Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management

Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Management

Qualification ID:  50080
Includes: Project Management, CompTIA Project+, Risk Management
Duration: 1 Year
Level:  Level 4
Unit Standards:  136 
To Be Completed: Online training, Online Exams, Work-based experience (to be arranged by client) and Portfolio of evidence.
Additional fee:  Printing and posting of Portfolio of evidence documen

Name of Programme

Project Management

Purpose of Programme

Purpose:
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with:
A foundation of basic project management knowledge and skills which can be used to build further project management related competencies.
Competence to be an effective project team member.
Competence to provide administrative support to a project manager and team members.
Competence to provide assistance to a project manager of medium to large projects.

As electives specialisation in:
Competence to plan, execute and control small, simple projects.
OR
Competence in specialised technical areas to support project management processes.

This qualification is directed at learners working:
As contributing team members on a moderately complex to complex project when not a leader or;
As a leader in the context of a simple project/sub-project.

A simple project/sub-project is seen to be one that involves few resources and has a limited impact on stakeholders and the environment.

This qualification is intended for those with prior work experience or an NQF Level 3 qualification in project management or business administration or equivalent. The learners accessing this qualification will be working in or with project management teams or using a project approach to their business. These projects may be technical projects, business projects, government projects or community development projects and will cut across a range of economic sectors. This qualification is also of value to learners running their own business, as project management is an integral component of any business system.

Qualifying learners working on a project will have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function more effectively and in a professional manner, add value to their job performance and enhance their ability to follow and implement policies and procedures.

On achieving the applied competencies of the Qualification, learners may advance their career opportunities further into project administration, support services or management within an organisation, in all sectors.

Unit standards

Core 

120383 

Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work meets quality requirements 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Core 

120376 

Conduct project documentation management to support project processes 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120373 

Contribute to project initiation, scope definition and scope change control 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120374 

Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120384 

Develop a simple schedule to facilitate effective project execution 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120372 

Explain fundamentals of project management 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120381 

Implement project administration processes according to requirements 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120387 

Monitor, evaluate and communicate simple project schedules 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120375 

Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120382 

Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Core 

120379 

Work as a project team member 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

8968 

Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Fundamental 

8969 

Interpret and use information from texts 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Fundamental 

8973 

Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Fundamental 

8970 

Write texts for a range of communicative contexts 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Fundamental 

9015 

Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

8974 

Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

8975 

Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

9016 

Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

7468 

Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

12153 

Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Fundamental 

8976 

Write for a wide range of contexts 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Elective 

13912 

Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Elective 

13915 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace 

Level 3 

NQF Level 03 

Elective 

120385 

Apply a range of project management tools and techniques 

Level 4 

NQF Level 04 

Exit Level Outcomes

On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to: 

1. Work with others to undertake or support the project management activities. 
2. Assist the project manager and/or project team by contributing and participating in planning, execution and control activities. 
3. Provide support to the administration of a project. 
4. Supervise a project team of a small project to deliver project objectives. 

Associated assessment criteria

  1. Own and team member interactions and contributions to the project are described with examples. Own workload and time are effectively managed in conjunction with the requirements of others in the project. Successful support that is provided to others for project management activities is described with examples.
  2. Contributions are made to the planning, scoping, scheduling, budgeting and risk management of the project in accordance with agreed procedures, tools and techniques.  Assistance is provided to the project manager and team in the execution of project management activities in accordance with project requirements and agreed procedures.

The control of scope, time, cost, risk and quality is described in accordance with project requirements and agreed procedures.
Contributions are made to the 'close-out' recommendations and/or lessons learned during the project in accordance with experiences and agreed procedures.

  1. Project data is gathered, processed and recorded in accordance with project requirements and procedures.  Project meetings and/or workshops are organised in accordance with project requirements.

Different methods of communication are used and described with reasons for their use in the project.

  1. Project management processes and techniques are applied to manage a small project from start to end and to supervise the team working on the project.  Progress is reported and status, including problems, communicated to project stakeholders
  2. Support is provided to project managers / project teams in developing strategies, tactics, structures, methods and processes for project operations.  Project environments are checked for compliance with agreed procedures.  Lessons learned are consolidated and used to improve project procedures.
  3. Processes, methods and techniques for the chosen technical field are described and evaluated within the project context.  The appropriate project tools and techniques are applied in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.

 

Integrated Assessment:

Development of the competencies may be through a combination of informal and formal learning, self-learning, training programmes and work-based application. Providers should conduct diagnostic and formative assessment. Formative, continuous and diagnostic assessments should also take place in the work place. The learner should be able to assess him or herself and determine readiness for a summative assessment against this Qualification.

Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.

Assessment of Communication and Mathematical Literacy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Project Operational contexts wherever possible.

A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Groups of standards may also be assessed together.

Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge.

The final summative assessment for the qualification should be undertaken under the direction of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Yes