The Advanced Certificate’s distance learning format and structure allow for flexibility and meet the needs of working professionals with limited time to study. The project management knowledge gained is fully aligned with the Project Management Institute’s PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and the International Project Management Association’s ICB (Individual Competence Baseline). Successful candidates who have sufficient practical experience will be equipped to sit for the PMI’s PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, and the less experienced for PMI’s CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) certification. Such candidates also qualify for ICB level D certification. Moreover, module Mα is validated by ECSA for 3 CPD points.
Cranefield College is an ISO-9001-certified leader in private higher education and selects only the best in terms of highly qualified and experienced lecturers who are at the cutting edge of development in their fields. This ensures that students enjoy first-class tuition and derive maximum practical benefit from their studies. Moreover, they will be in a position to be positively influential in the job market very early in their studies. Nevertheless, the syllabus carefully guides every student systematically from first-step foundations and into more advanced aspects at the appropriate point in each module of the course. The needs of those who are already experienced in the job market are accordingly attentively met.
After completing the Advanced Certificate, students will be able to:
The Advanced Certificate consists of three modules of 40 credits each.
Module Order of Precedence
Step 1: Complete Module Mα (pronounced MAlpha) Mα: Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation (Validated by the Engineering Council of SA for 3 CPD points.)
Step 2: Complete AC1 and AC2 in any order:
AC1: General Management Perspective
AC2: Business Management
R 3, 750.00
Fee per module 2020:
R 19, 200.00
Academic Programme Fee Calculation:
R 3, 750.00 + (3 x R 19, 200.00) R 57, 600.00 = R 61, 350.00
Pay the full fee or pay per module. Note that either way it is advisable for your employer to sponsor the payment(s) and claim back the fees from the relevant SETA (South Africa).
Contact Cranefield’s Financial Co-ordinator. Module Repeat Fee: Contact Cranefield’s Financial Co-ordinator.
*Fees may be claimed back from your organisation’s SETA (South Africa).
The Advanced Certificate commences every quarter starting in January, April, July, or October. New enrollments start with module Mα, followed by AC1 and AC2 in any order. Module Mα is offered four times, while modules AC1 and AC2 are offered twice per annum. The sequence of the modules depends on which quarter the new enrollment commences. For details please view the Academic Calendar below. Learning modules are offered in series, with ONE module at a time being completed per quarter.
Note that all lectures are streamed live online globally via Cranefield’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online system also caters for viewing recordings of all classes afterwards.
The Advanced Certificate (AdvCertPM) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education at NQF level 6, with 120 credits (consisting of three modules of 40 credits each). The qualification is registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. It particularly serves to meet the need for a professional qualification on the under-graduate level in project management.
The (AdvCertPM) is fully aligned with the USA Project Management Institute’s (PMI) PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and is an ideal route towards gaining international certification as a CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management), and PMP (Project Management Professional). It is also fully aligned with the International Project Management Association’s 4-level certification. These are deemed to be the internationally most important industry-recognised certifications for project managers. Moreover, module Mα is validated by ECSA for 3 CPD points.
Cranefield College offers technology-enhanced distance learning. It entails the integration of self-study, live interactive online classes, and recordings of classes online. Cranefield’s learning mode is supported by its online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All modules (live online):
Although Cranefield operates on a distance learning mode, students are advised to attend classes online. Note that students can also view recordings of all lectures online in their own time.
Live lecture session times and frequency
09h00 – 12h00
Five (5) live interactive online lecture dates per module, spread evenly over the three months duration of each module. For dates see the ACADEMIC CALENDAR below.
A Higher Certificate, or at least a Senior Certificate (‘matric’ or international equivalent) coupled with relevant management experience and/or additional courses for the purpose of recognition of prior learning (RPL). For the purpose of RPL assessment, all relevant information and documentation, including a detailed curriculum vitae (particularly describing the applicant’s work experience) must be submitted to the Registrar (Academic). This category is designed to provide opportunities to those who meet the following criteria:
Applicants must generally comply with at least 1) to 3) above, but evidence related to 4) will also contribute significantly to a favourable outcome and may obviate the need for 3). Where an applicant has been identified by his or her employer as having leadership potential resulting from Human Resources career-path tracking, it is sufficient for him or her to comply only with 1) and 3) above. EVERY APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED ON ITS OWN MERITS.
General Admission for all academic programmes:
Submission of Documents:
Applying for admission to any academic programme.
All documents must be submitted to the Registrar (Academic). Note: When undergraduate courses are still in progress at the time of application, or graduate programmes have not been completed, and are not reported on the certified copies, applicants must provide a ‘statement of registration’ to the Registrar (Academic).
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NOTE that there are 5 online lecture dates per module per quarter from 09h00 to 12h00.