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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EPMAN_8
  • Field of StudyManagement
  • Type of CourseSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of QualificationLEVEL 8 Special Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing DateSee Apply Tab for various course delivery dates.
  • Level8
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus


This Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) accredited Special Purpose Award in Project Management uses a combination of external experts and in-house lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. Our panel of lecturers and experts includes those with PMI® (Project Management Institute), `Registered Education Provider’ (REP®) Approval.

 

Enhance your project management skills with our accredited Diploma.

  • Delivery by academic and industry experts
  • Credits may qualify for exemption in further study
  • Preparation for PMI Certification
  • Access to discounted PMI membership
  • Ability to earn PDUs from a PMI approved trainer  

 

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Course Fee
  • €3,850, includes CIT exam fees, and PMI exam preparation (PMI exam fee is not included).
  • Course price includes manuals, soft copies of PMBOK® Compliant Templates, and lunch each day
  • Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
  • A discount structure is available for groups; 5% for 2 people, 10% for 3 or more.

 

Duration & Delivery

The delivery of this Diploma will follow public health guidelines on social distancing and will be delivered using a blended learning approach which will comprise of classroom based face-to-face teaching (on eight Fridays) and live online teaching sessions (Thursday evenings).
 

All face to face classroom-based sessions will either be held on the CIT campus (Bishopstown) or a hotel on the outskirts of Cork city, 9am to 4.30pm on the Friday’s indicated (in ‘purple’) below (Please note that all classroom based sessions will also be live streamed).
 

Live online classes will be held 6.30pm to 9.30pm on the Thursday evenings indicated in the above timetable link.

 

The Diploma also contains a 2 day 'boot camp' preparation course for the Project Management Institute (PMI) credentials (PMP-Project Management Professional or CAPM - Certified Associate of Project Management).

 

Overview

With the emergence of Project Management as a standalone profession, international accreditation that is accepted across industries is becoming increasingly important. The course is suitable for individuals who may have practical experience of either being involved in projects or managing and leading projects but need to supplement this with the necessary education. This course is aimed at those who seek to employprofessional project management methodologies in the Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Close-Out of their Projects.

 

This CIT accredited Special Purpose Award in Project Management uses a combination of external experts and inhouse lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. Our panel of lecturers and experts includes those with PMI® (Project Management Institute), ‘Registered Education Provider’ (REP®) Approval. The content and delivery is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects).

 

The programme covers all knowledge areas of the internationally recognised professional standard for the practice of Project Management, the PMBOK© (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is administered by the PMI (Project Management Institute). CIT’s Award includes a detailed 2-day preparatory ‘boot-camp’ course for those candidates who intend to sit for the PMI credentials, the PMP® or CAPM®.

 

The Special Purpose Award combines advanced Project Management techniques and methodologies with the real-life experiences of an expert panel of leading project management lecturers from a wide range of industrial sectors. The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars, case studies, guest speakers, simulations and practical projects. Course delegates complete various assignments in the class, as project teams and individual assignments.

 

The course is designed for those involved in a wide range of projects. Participants come from a broad range of sectors and backgrounds and are typically involved in the planning, control and execution of project work in the broadest sense.

 


Certification

Students who complete all three modules, will be entitled to an accredited Diploma in Project Management (Special Purpose Award– 15 ECTS Credits at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications), awarded by Cork Institute of Technology.


 
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Candidates who complete the SPA Dipolma in Project Management will be encouraged to sit the Project Management Institute (PMI) exams. PMI exam fees are not included.

 

To maintain your PMI credential, you must earn 60 PDUs (Professional Development Units) over 3 years. If a student successfully passes their PMI exam prior to the last 2 sessions on the Diploma, that student will earn 36PDUs whilst simultaneously completing their Diploma qualification.

 

 

 

  • A discount structure is available for groups: 5% for 2 people, 10% for 3 or more.
  • Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Places will be offered on a first  come first served basis. Once the course is full, online applications will closed for the course. Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
  • If you have any queries in the meantime please contact camms@cit.ie

 

The Diploma in Project Management is applicable to all industrial sectors (not just technical projects).

 

The course is suitable for individuals who may have practical experience of either being involved in projects or managing and leading projects but need to supplement this with the necessary education.

 

To Apply

  • A discount structure is available for groups: 5% for 2 people, 10% for 3 or more.
     
  • Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
     
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as your CV, transcripts and any other details relevant to your application.
     
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
     
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
     
  • Places will be offered on a first  come first served basis. Once the course is full, online applications will closed for the course. Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
     
  • If you have any queries in the meantime please contact camms@cit.ie

 

Deadlines for application

For course beginning 13th November 2020
Deadline: 29th November 2020

 

For course beginning 12th March 2021
Deadline: 25th April 2021

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
     
  • Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

     

  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

     
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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