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Professional course

Managing Projects

About this course

Course code:
Z20000011
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Bristol Business School
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Two days
Delivery:
Part time
Course director:
Lynda Williams

Page last updated 1 March 2017

Introduction

Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Coaching and Mentoring; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Project Management, and Marketing.

Our short courses are delivered by experienced practitioners, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

A project is defined as a "piece of planned work or an activity that is finished over a period of time and intended to achieve a particular purpose". Many of us in our day-to-day roles are required to manage 'projects' while not being qualified project managers. 

This practical two-day programme aims to give you an understanding of how projects should be run and managed. It will equip you with a range of options and methods to utilise in ensuring the effective delivery of your project - within budget and on time!

Who is it for?

This course is designed for individuals, both management and non-management professionals from any industry sector, who manage projects no matter how small as part of their role, but are not formal project managers.

What do I get out of it?

By the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Assess the usefulness of project management tools and techniques
  • Plan the implementation of a project
  • Communicate the project plan with appropriate colleagues and stakeholders to ensure 'buy in'
  • Implement the project plan, monitoring progress against agreed targets through the project
  • Use feedback to critically evaluate your own ability to plan and implement a project
  • Create a self-development plan to improve your own performance in managing projects

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this open course, however participants wishing to archive the ILM qualification must have either completed an ILM 3 leadership or management qualification or equivalent, be working at a middle management/ leadership role in their organisation and be prepared to learn through working on real organisational and management issues.

Careers / Further study

This open course (with assessment) contributes towards our ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Accreditations and partnerships:

Structure

Content

What does it cover?

The course will cover topics including:

  • Project sponsors, stakeholders and scope
  • Gantt and bar charts, critical path analysis
  • Methods of reducing project times and costs
  • Methods to monitor and evaluate project progress and final outcomes, including finance
  • Project communication methods
  • Key project management terminology
  • Types of project; the project life cycle, PRINCE2
  • Feasibility studies; risk management techniques
  • Procedures for project closure

How will I learn?

This practical two-day course will expect you to participate in the sessions with your own and peer experiences. The face-to-face days will be supported with online learning materials.

Assessment

ILM assessment

This two day course carries ILM assessment linked to the Level 5 qualifications in Leadership and Management. If you have registered onto this course as part of the Level 5 Award or Certificate, you will be required to complete your ILM assessment after the training days to cover the topic area.

You will be given a set hand-in date to submit your ILM assignment (3 weeks after the training session).

If you are unsuccessful in passing your assessment on your first submission, you will have the opportunity to resubmit your assessment, however resubmission fees will apply.

Features

Professional accreditation

This course is recognised by the ILM as a development award. After full attendance of the course, participants will receive an ILM certificate confirming their learning.

This course also carries ILM unit credit towards our ILM Level 5 Award and Certificate in Leadership and Management through the course assessment for those registered onto the qualification.

Study facilities

Our short courses are run at our dedicated Executive Development Centre, providing a professional environment for your training needs. Located at Frenchay Campus, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways and Bristol Parkway rail station, it has four fully equipped training rooms, a communications and reception area.

To be able to fully participate in our course, you will need to be comfortable with using the Internet and searching for information online. Session materials are presented through a number of sources including Microsoft Word, Power Point, pdf and online workbooks and discussions.

As a leaner at the University of the West of England, you will also have full access to our library on campus and all online materials and resources. Alongside this once registered onto the ILM qualification you will be able to register for your ILM study membership and its range of benefits.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £450

20% early bird discount fee: £360 (for bookings paid in full 8 weeks or more in advance)

10% UWE Alumni Discount fee: £405 (available until the course start date)

Please note that discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

(Fees include car parking, lunch and refreshments)

For participants wishing to attend this course as part of your ILM level 5 Award or Certificate in Leadership and Management, please contact your course administrator directly.

Course dates

Please complete the enquiry form to be advised of any dates in the future.

Location

Executive Development Centre, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: Please contact us on the enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 87408

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