CPD course: Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation (3 CPD Points) NQF L6

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course: Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation is exactly the same course as Module Mα of the Advanced Certificate in Project Management (AdvCertPM), which qualification is accredited at NQF Level 6. Classes are inter-active online.

After completion of this short course, students will receive credit for Module Mα if they qualify for admission to the AdvCertPM. There would then be two modules remaining to earn the full academic qualification.

The 3 CPD credits can be claimed by accessing the ECSA website.

The short course is fully aligned with PMI’s (Project Management Institute) PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). 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.

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Technology-Enhanced Distance Learning; interactive online.

Starting Date:

Every Quarter

Class Participation:

Live online (Global)

Course Duration:

12 Weeks on a part-time (online) basis


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  • Course Content

    The content of this short course deals largely with project management principles, tools and techniques as applied in practice and illustrated in the various areas of the “Project Management Body of Knowledge” (PMBOK) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the “Competency Baseline” (ICB) of the International Project Management Association. It prepares candidates for PMI’s CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) or PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, depending on the practical experience of the student.

  • Technology-Enhanced Distance Learning

    All short courses are completed individually through technology-enhanced distance learning. You do not need to attend any classes. You have access to your lecture videos and other material on a weekly basis, and all your assignments are submitted online.

  • Course Fee

    The fee is R 21, 200.00, which includes your online study material. Persons based outside South Africa can pay in US Dollars, Euros or GB Pounds. Payment of fees must be effected before access to the course.

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  • Course Availability

    Short courses are available internationally.  A new cycle starts every quarter.

  • Assessment and Awarding of Certificates

    Final assessment takes the form of a practical examination assignment. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the short course. The certificate states that the student has successfully completed the CPD short course: ‘Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation’. Should you achieve a distinction, this will be indicated on your certificate.

  • Academic Calendar

    Short courses are available internationally. A new cycle of short courses starts every quarter (January, April, July, and October) of the year.

    Mα: Project Management: Perspective, Planning and Implementation

    Quarter 1 2024 Quarter 2 2024 Quarter 3 2024 Quarter 4 2024
    1st Lecture 24 Jan 10 Apr 10 Jul 02 Oct
    2nd Lecture 07 Feb 24 Apr 24 Jul 16 Oct
    3rd Lecture 21 Feb 08 May 14 Aug 30 Oct
    4th Lecture 06 Mar 22 May 28 Aug 13 Nov
    5th Lecture 20 Mar 12 Jun 18 Sept 04 Dec

    Classes are inter-active online streamed globally on the internet.


    5 online lecture dates per Module, 09h00 to 12h00.

  • Who is this course designed for?

    Working professionals who wish to master the essentials of management and apply PM skills and principles in a work context.

  • Study Material & Support

    Study materials include a textbook, live online lectures, lecture videos, a tutorial letter, and a detailed step-by-step study guide, which guides the student through the syllabus and the practical assignments.

  • Your principal lecturers

    Professor Pieter Steyn Pr Eng, BSc Eng, MBA, DCom
    Dr Roche Steyn AdvDipPM (Cranefield), BLC, LLB, HonsBA (Psych), LLM, LLD
    Ernst Swanepoel Pr Eng, BSc Eng (Hons), MComPM (Cranefield)

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What past students say about our courses

The MCom programme at Cranefield has fundamentally changed my outlook and made my service delivery and strategic focus more nuanced. The modules are the best strategic and business learning I have undertaken, vastly overtaking my previous studies both within and outside South Africa. I highly recommend Cranefield for every senior government official.

Neil Lewis

Senior Manager: Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA

I have definitely benefitted from my experience with Cranefield. When I completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, I was a Project Manager at a bank. The course matter delivered by Prof Steyn and his colleagues equipped me with the knowledge and confidence to move across industries and I am now privileged to be the Operations Director of an organization which is leader in transport infrastructure.

Chris Papas

Operations Manager