Certificate Managing Major Projects
completing this course will become a better project manager and
will have more confidence in project success."
Gavin Ross, BT, PG Cert graduate.
programme seeks to advance the skills, competencies, attitudes and
behaviours of practising project managers to an advanced professional
level. The overall course objective is that students clearly demonstrate
the ability to act as better project managers through reflection
on how the techniques learned from their study are integrated to
solve real-life problems.
practical emphasis of the course means that students take highly
practical techniques and tools back into their workplace from the
start. Their understanding of key issues in managing major projects
will be enhanced through the judicious use of 'best practice' models
and processes, and they will be able to articulate key concepts
in business terms.
from students demonstrate the effectiveness of the PG Cert: "It
provides the opportunity to bring together many years' experience
of consulting in project and programme management with a recognised
qualification" says one delegate.
course, designed by the National Centre for Project Management at
Middlesex University and CITI
(APM Accredited Training Provider), is suitable for experienced
programme and project managers working in any industry.
1 - Advanced Project Management
• Business strategy
• Change management
• Stakeholder management
• Organising for projects
Scoping the project
• Advanced project disciplines
• Resource management
• Project monitoring and control.
2 - Complex Factors in Project Management
• Strategy to specification
• Defining the requirements
• Partitioning the work
• The tender process
• Defining the contract
• Contract agreement
• Managing the contract
• Organisational awareness
• Conflict, negotiation and influencing
• Leadership and motivation
• Working with teams
• Project communication
• Managing virtual teams.
3 - Organisational Problem-solving
At the end of the programme students complete a final 5,000 –
8,000 word academic report on organisational problem-solving. This
draws together the learning from the whole programme and applies
it to an area of action within their organisation. The assessment
focuses on students' ability to apply learning from the programme
as well as their ability to reflect constructively on that application
and derive further learning from this reflection.
PG Cert is a part-time, distance learning course and lasts for a
minimum of nine months.
All 13 contact teaching days over the nine-month period are compulsory.
Contact teaching days are grouped into blocks of two to four days.
Assessment is by means of a series of work-based assignments. There
are no exams.
The programme is designed for working professionals; it is a part-time
programme with taught units. It is expected that participants would
normally hold a good first degree and have ideally at least three
years’ experience in managing small to medium projects. Those
without a suitable academic qualification will need substantial
management experience to gain an experience-only entry onto the
must have competence in English language. The most common English
Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 or
TOEFL (paper based) 575 or TOEFL (internet based) 90 with specified
minimum scores for each component. For details of other equivalent
English language requirements that Middlesex accepts see international
for international applicants
which have previously sponsored students include: BT Group, HBOS,
Morgan Stanley, Britannia Building Society, HSBC, UKAEA, Royal Bank
of Scotland, Eurostar, IFS Defence, RWE nPower, Douglas Wallace,
Shell, Fujitsu, Williams Lea, the National Trust, UK Film Council
and various government departments.
The course fee for the PG Cert is £5,700; this fee excludes
accommodation, travel and subsistence costs incurred when attending
contact teaching days, which are held at conference centres.
further information and next start date, please contact:
National Centre for Project Management
London N14 4YZ
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 8411 2299
Fax + 44 (0) 20 8411 5133
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org