CPD Short Course: Project Management: Leading, Creating, Implementing and Improving (3 CPD Points) NQF L7

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Short Course: Project Management: Leading, Creating, Implementing and Improving is exactly the same course as Module M1 of the Advanced Diploma in Project Management (AdvDipPM), which qualification is accredited at NQF Level 7. Classes are inter-active online. After completion of this short course, students will receive credit for Module M1 if they qualify for admission to the AdvDipPM. 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.
CPD Credits: 3
ECSA Validation Number: SAIEE-3006-RV3
Mode: 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
Who is this course designed for?

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

Course Content

The content of this short course deals largely with project management principles and strategy 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 PMP (Project Management Professional) certification.

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.

Technology-Enhanced Distance Learning

All short courses are completed individually through technology-enhanced distance learning (although student collaboration is encouraged) within a relatively flexible timeframe.

Course Fee

The fee is R 19, 950.00, 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.

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)

Language Requirements


Course Availability

Short courses are available internationally. A new cycle of short courses starts every first Monday of each month from February to November.

Course Calendar

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

Module M1: Project Management: Leading, Creating, Implementing and Improving

Quarter 1 2024 Quarter 2 2024 Quarter 3 2024 Quarter 4 2024
1st Lecture 22 Jan 08 Apr 08 Jul 30 Sept
2nd Lecture 05 Feb 22 Apr 22 Jul 14 Oct
3rd Lecture 19 Feb 06 May 12 Aug 28 Oct
4th Lecture 04 Mar 20 May 26 Aug 11 Nov
5th Lecture 18 Mar 10 Jun 16 Sept 02 Dec

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


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

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: Leading, Creating, Implementing and Improving’. Should you achieve a distinction, this will be indicated on your certificate.

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