Project Management (Diploma) Special Purpose Award
Field of Study
Type of Course:
Special Purpose Award
Type of Qualification:
LEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
Type of Study:
Application Closing Date:
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The Diploma in Project Management is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects).
The course is suitable for individuals who may have practical experience of either being involved in projects or managing and leading projects but need to supplement this with the necessary education.
This Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) accredited Special Purpose Award in Project Management uses a combination of external experts and in-house lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. Our panel of lecturers and experts includes those with PMI® (Project Management Institute), `Registered Education Provider’ (REP®) Approval.
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Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
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Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
Enhance your project management skills with our accredited Diploma.
SPECIAL PURPOSE AWARD – 15 ECTS CREDITS AT LEVEL 8 ON THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS
- Delivery by academic and industry experts
- Credits may qualify for exemption in further study
- Preparation for PMI Certification
- Access to discounted PMI membership
- Ability to earn PDUs from a PMI approved trainer
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► €3,850, includes CIT exam fees, and PMI exam preparation (PMI exam fee is not included).
► Course price includes manuals, soft copies of PMBOK® Compliant Templates, and lunch each day
► Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
► A discount structure is available for groups; 5% for 2 people, 10% for 3 or more.
Duration & Delivery
Attendance is 15 full-time days, consisting of one weekend per month (Friday and Saturday), delivered over 8 months. The Diploma also contains a 2 day 'boot camp' preparation course for the Project Management Institute (PMI) credentials (PMP-Project Management Professional or CAPM - Certified Associate of Project Management).
The course is delivered in the CAMMS centre on CIT's Bishopstown Campus.
About the Course
With the emergence of Project Management as a standalone profession, international accreditation that is accepted across industries is becoming increasingly important. The course is suitable for individuals who may have practical experience of either being involved in projects or managing and leading projects but need to supplement this with the necessary education. This course is aimed at those who seek to employprofessional project management methodologies in the Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Close-Out of their Projects.
This CIT accredited Special Purpose Award in Project Management uses a combination of external experts and inhouse lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. Our panel of lecturers and experts includes those with PMI® (Project Management Institute), ‘Registered Education Provider’ (REP®) Approval. The content and delivery is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects).
The programme covers all knowledge areas of the internationally recognised professional standard for the practice of Project Management, the PMBOK© (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is administered by the PMI (Project Management Institute). CIT’s Award includes a detailed 2-day preparatory ‘boot-camp’ course for those candidates who intend to sit for the PMI credentials, the PMP® or CAPM®.
The Special Purpose Award combines advanced Project Management techniques and methodologies with the real-life experiences of an expert panel of leading project management lecturers from a wide range of industrial sectors. The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, guest speakers, simulations and practical projects. Course delegates complete various assignments in the class, as project teams and individual assignments.
The course is designed for those involved in a wide range of projects. Participants come from a broad range of sectors and backgrounds and are typically involved in the planning, control and execution of project work in the broadest sense.
Students who complete all three modules, will be entitled to an accredited Diploma in Project Management (Special Purpose Award– 15 ECTS Credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications), awarded by Cork Institute of Technology.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Candidates who complete the SPA Dipolma in Project Management will be encouraged to sit the Project Management Institute (PMI) exams. PMI exam fees are not included.
To maintain your PMI credential, you must earn 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) over 3 years. If a student successfully passes their PMI exam prior to the last 2 sessions on the Diploma, that student will earn 36PDUs whilst simultaneously completing their Diploma qualification.
- A discount structure is available for groups: 5% for 2 people, 10% for 3 or more.
- Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
- Places will be offered on a first come first served basis. Once the course is full, online applications will closed for the course. Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
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Course commencing 18th October 2019
Course commencing 27th March 2020