Project Management

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 143 Conc £55 Full £267 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 10 MAC 23/04/2020 02/07/2020 BS3525

What will the course cover?

This course will look at the basic concepts and principles of projects and project management, e.g. the cycle of a project, stakeholders, quality and the role of the project manager.

Who is the course for?

Those working in business enterprises with responsibility for project management or implementation, or those who want to develop skills in this area. Those working in local government, charities etc. who want to deliver efficient and effective projects in their workplace or community.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Some experience of working with projects, either planning, delivering or managing, or the desire to become more efficient in managing projects.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Understand the General Project Life Cycle; Understand and explain principles of good Project Management; Be aware of Project Management methodologies; Understand and control project schedules; Develop plans; Assign resources to tasks; Track progress; Manage budgets ; Analyse workloads; Understand critical path schedules.

How is the course organised?

Group and individual instruction. Lectures, tasks, demonstrations, discussions, and lots of hands on practise.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and practice the topics covered during the class each week – the more you practice, the faster your skills will improve. Computer access if needed is available at Study Support sessions at Macbeth centre, or at your local library.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal feedback but tasks will help you decide what else you need to learn or practise. The tutor may provide homework or specific tasks to assess your progress. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress through the class. You will deliver a final presentation on a project of your choice.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You may want to take a course in using PRINCE2 – more information can be found at the following website: You may be interested in a course on using MS Project – details can be found through searching on – or another related business course.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook and a file folder to store handouts. You may benefit from investing in a guide book to supplement your learning. Some suggested texts are: Project Management for Dummies - Graham (ISBN 1119025737) Project Management Step by Step - Newton (ISBN 0273714694) You may also want to look at a book that covers using MS Project, such as one of the ‘…For Dummies’ series, or a Microsoft guide. If you are comfortable using the Internet, there are some helpful online sites: - this is the official Microsoft site, which provides a wealth of online interactive training resources (check the training menu for more options). - The Prince2 website - a very good site for business resources

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.