OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE:
PROJECT MANAGER
(SAQA ID 101869, NQF Level 5, 240 CREDITS)

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PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Learners completing this qualification will acquire knowledge and skills to operate as fully qualified Project Managers.

 

The qualification is closely aligned with international best practices. Two global standards, recognised as best practices models for Project Managers, were selected for international comparability purposes.

 

These are the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2).

WHO IS THE TRAINING AIMED AT? 

The Occupational Certificate in Project Management qualification is intended for both Project Management Practitioners and new learners seeking a career in Project Management. 

 

At the end of the course, learners will obtain a nationally recognised NQF Level 5 certificate, which will increase learner marketability and employability.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

QCTO Accredited Training Provider.

Duration:

  • This qualification is run over 18 months.

Contact Days:

  •  3 Days Face To Face/Module.

OR

  • 3 Days Online/Module.

2022 Start Dates:

  • 01 March 2022

Payment Options - Face To Face:

  • R 3 700 X 10 Monthly Payments

OR

  • Full Amount = R 37 000

Payment Options - Online:

  • R 3 000 x 10 Monthly Payments

OR

  • Full Amount = R 30 000

Skills Development Levy:

A large portion of the fees may be claimed back from the SETA.

NQF Level 4 (Grade 12) or equivalent, with Communication and Mathematical Literacy:

  • English NQF Level 4 (Grade 12)

  • South African 2nd language NQF Level 3 (Grade 11) 

  • Mathematics NQF Level 4 (Grade 12)

UNEMPLOYED LEARNERS

Unemployed learners with no access to a workplace will be assisted with access to workplace experience either from within Project Management Learning Institute sponsored projects or participating workplace partners. This will subsequently increase learner employability following

a qualification based on real work experience.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning provides an alternative access route into a programme of learning or a qualification for those who do not meet the formal minimum requirements for admission but have the required knowledge, skills or experience for the qualification or part qualification.

 

Learners may access this qualification in terms of recognition of prior learning, subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education and Training Quality Assurer (ETQA).

 

Workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of results or certifying a work experience record for learners.

ON ACHIEVING THIS QUALIFICATION, THE LEARNER WILL BE ABLE TO:

  1. Initiate a project to address specific project objectives.

  2. Plan and prepare the delivery of a project.

  3. Execute and control the delivery of a project management plan.

  4. Manage the project close-out process.

QUALIFICATIONS STRUCTURE

The SAQA occupational qualifications are associated with a trade occupation or a profession resulting from work-based Learning. SAQA qualifications are made up of three compulsory integrated components; knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience, and have an external summativeassessment.

Knowledge refers to theory as opposed to action. This draws on the information learners have obtained throughout their theoretical training. Knowledge questions may test understanding or require learners to explain aspects of the subject matter.

Practical Skills refers to practical tasks or assignments that are the act of engaging in an activity (i.e. action) for the purpose of improving or mastering it. Practical tasks may ask learners to perform, create or develop evidence.

Workplace experience refers to research conducted or action taken within the workplace. Workplace tasks aim to provide the learner with an opportunity and confidence to conduct project work under authentic working conditions under supervision.

This includes exposure to the complexities of dealing with different workplace demands. In other words, the workplace question requires learners to interact with their workplace or organisation to meet certain objectives.

EXTERNAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

For the learner to obtain the certificate of competence from Services SETA, the learner must undertake an external summative assessment.

The assessment will be an integrated assessment of the qualification outcomes and will consist of an open book knowledge assessment.

The assessment will include open-ended questions based on specific case.

PROGRAM MODULES

This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical and Work Experience modules:

KNOWLEDGE MODULES TOTAL CREDITS: 80

  1. Introductory studies for Project Managers.

  2. Project Integration Management.

  3. Project scope management.

  4. Project Schedule Management.

  5. Project Cost Management.

  6. Project Quality Management.

  7. Project Resource Management.

  8. Project Communications Management.

  9. Project Risk Management.

  10. Project Procurement Management.

  11. Project Stakeholder Management.

PRACTICAL SKILL MODULES

TOTAL CREDITS: 100

  1. Initiate a project.

  2. Plan and develop a project management approach and scope statement.

  3. Plan and develop a project timeline and schedule.

  4. Plan for and project the cost of a project.

  5. Plan project management systems.

  6. Monitor and control the scope of a project.

  7. Control the project delivery schedules and costs.

  8. Control the project quality.

  9. Manage and control the human resources of a project.

  10. Conduct and control project communication and stakeholder interaction.

  11. Manage and control project risks.

  12. Manage and control project procurement activities.

  13. Manage and control project close-out activities.

WORK EXPERIENCE MODULES

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

  1. Attend to project initiation management processes.

  2. Attend to project planning processes.

  3. Attend to project execution and control processes.

  4. Attend to project close out processes.