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Project Management Distance Learning Course - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    This diploma course is open to any one, and no prior knowledge is required. However, a reasonable level of literacy is expected in order to complete the assignments to a satisfactory standard.
  • Academic Title
    Level 3 Award in Project Management Course Plus a UK Open Learning Diploma.
  • Course description


    As an UK Open Learning home learning student you will have access to your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. This will last for a full 12 months from the day you receive the course. To complete this course will take in the region of 90 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month period to suit the student. However, you can work at your own pace.

    Assessment details

    Throughout the course manuals you will find exercises and multiple-choice questions to complete which will help you understand the knowledge element of the course. These are for your own use and do not need to be submitted to the college for marking.

    You will also be required to submit comprehensive assignments based on your understanding and skills, to be marked by your tutor.

    There is no word count for these assignments. However, you do have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.

    Course Outline:
    • What is project management?
    • Why use project management?
    • Benefits of project management
    • What do project managers actually do?
    • History of PM
    • Project management old and new
    • Modern scientific project management
    • Gantt charts
    • The Fayol management model
    • Network diagrams
    • Critical path method (CPM
    • Program evaluation and review technique (PERT)
    • Organisational Structure
    • The four basic organisational structures
    • Project Life Cycle
    • The four stage project cycle model
    • Milestones and hold points
    • Project close-out
    • Feasibility Studies
    • The client’s feasibility study
    • Stakeholders
    • The client
    • Define the constraints on the project
    • Value management
    • Financial models for project selection
    • Payback period
    • Return on investment
    • Discounted cash flow
    • Net present value
    • Project Estimating & Scope Definition
    • Ball-park cost estimate
    • Feasibility study
    • Costing
    • Subdivision of project costs
    • Direct costs
    • Indirect costs
    • Time related costs
    • Labour & staff costs
    • Material & logistics costs
    • Miscellaneous costs
    • Initiation
    • Project charter
    • Defining the scope
    • Changing scope
    • Scope Management
    • Project closeout
    • Project closeout report
    • Project Procurement Plan
    • What is required?
    • Sourcing
    • Communication of requirements to potential suppliers
    • Evaluation & selection of supplier
    • Review & evaluate tenders
    • Manage the Contract
    • Closeout
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Presentation
    • Producing a WBS
    • WBS numbering system
    • WBS and costing
    • Further breakdown of WBS
    • Critical Path
    • Network diagrams: WBS and critical path
    • Logic
    • Activities in series
    • Activities in parallel
    • Generation of logic
    • Activities: summing up
    • Resource Planning
    • Estimating
    • Forecasting
    • Resource availability – constraints on the project
    • Use of resources
    • Resource overload & underload
    • Resource adjustment
    • Increasing project resources
    • Reducing resources
    • Controlling the Project
    • Why control projects?
    • Scope of control
    • Scope management
    • Technical backup
    • Time management
    • Resource & procurement management
    • Commercial management
    • QHSE
    • Gathering information
    • Applying project control
    • Dealing with people
    • Quality Management
    • Definitions
    • Cost of quality
    • Right first time costs
    • QA costs
    • Internal cost (of failure
    • External cost (of failure)
    • Quality circles
    • Quality auditing
    • Conduct of an audit
    • Why audit?
    • Quality control plans
    • Risk Management
    • Hierarchy of control
    • Controlling risk
    • Risk assessment
    • Identify the hazard
    • Decide who might be harmed
    • Evaluate the risks and decide upon  precautions                     
    • Record and implement your findings
    • Review and update your risk assessments
    • Communication
    • Assignments

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