The Advanced Diploma in Project Management course is designed for newcomers to project management who wish to gain a well recognised qualification that opens up opportunities in Ireland and abroad. The course covers all aspects of Project Management. Students do not need to have any previous qualifications to complete the Advanced Diploma. The course is ideally suited to aspiring project managers, business executives, team leaders and people from a range of industry backgrounds.
It is the most comprehensive course of its kind, offering 6 different modules covering vital areas of Project Management with a third of the course covering financial aspects of project management. Modules include: Planning & Scheduling, Nature of PM, Computers & PM, Financial & Commercial Framework, Managing works and costs, Purchasing & Materials Management. The focus is on examining general project management without committing to either Prince 2 or PMI PMBOK, methodology. This is a refreshing change as it gives you a overview of both schools of Project Management.
Unlike standard courses, the Project Management Advanced Diploma is well recognised and awarded by the ICM Institute of Commercial Management (UK) . Many past graduates have successfully secured Project Management positions, work visas not just in Ireland but in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United State and the Middle East. Students who are already PMP® or CAPM® Certified will also receive 72 PDU’s from the PMI® – Project Management Institute as part of their continuous Professional development. CAPM & PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
CMI is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute (USA) and this course has been approved by the PMI for up to 72 Professional development Units (PDU’s). PDU credits are essential for students of this course who will become members of the PMI and wish to maintain membership.
The aim of the Project Management Advanced Diploma course is to help you appreciate project management & its key competencies, understand the importance of the planning process, acquire techniques for estimating durations and project schedules, manage allocation of resources, cost management & control, risk and response strategies. You will be introduced to a wide range of project management tools and techniques to help you deal with simple to complex projects. This ensures that you have a well-rounded view of Project Management. The new Computers & PM section now includes an overview of Agile, Scrum and MS Office Project which will be a stepping stone to use these softwares for effective PM application. The course is delivered by qualified and experienced Project Managers who offer insights relating to their own experience, particularly on project planning, financials aspects of project management and computers and PM. This is a unique and fascinating course.
There are 6 core modules to study;
3 exams at end of each term will take place. It is a 3 hour written exam for each module.
The fee for this programme is €1,950. The fee includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.
Applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place on the programme. The balance of fees are due on or before programme commencement. Applicants that are unemployed or work part-time may avail of a two part installment plan. Terms & Conditions apply.
Scheduled Dates 2014
Start: Weds 30 APR 2014,
TIMES: 18.30 - 21.30, 6 months . End: DEC 2014
Exams: JULY 2014, JAN 2015
Autumn Semester –Modules
Nature of Project Management
Managing Works and Costs
Computers & Project Management
Summer Semester –Modules
Project Management Planning & Scheduling
The Financial & Commercial Framework
Purchasing & Materials Project Management
John Hewson -Project Management Lecturer PMP, MPM, B.Sc. IT (Hons.)
John is a qualified project manager with over 15 years of project and programme experience. He has managed several large business change projects at senior level for a major telecommunications company and has also set up Programme and Project Management Offices in the public and private sectors. John holds a Masters Degree in Project Management from the University of Limerick, a Bachelor’s Degree in IT from DCU and a Diploma in Applied Project Management from University College Cork. John has written course material for the Advanced Diploma courses and PMP course and has been lecturing on project management topics for CMI for over 3 years.
Thomas O’Connor Project Management lecturer
Thomas O’Connor currently lectures to full and part time engineering students in DIT. Thomas has worked for one of Irelands leading Project Management Companies Lafferty Project Management and worked on projects such as Dundrum Phase 2, Pavilions shopping centre in Swords, Adamstown District centre and most recently the new Grand Canal Theatre in the Dublin Docklands. Thomas also worked for PJ Hegarty & Sons, one of the top 5 construction companies. During his time with PJ Hegarty & Sons Thomas worked on projects such as Naas General Hospital, Marks & Spencers stores country wide, Grand Canal Hotel and Beacon South Quarter. Thomas’s qualifications include a Masters degree in Energy Management, Engineering degree in Electrical services from DIT and a Post Grad Diploma in Project Management from Trinity College
Gavan Quinlan Managing Works & Costs/Financial PM
Gavan has worked on several large projects using PM methodology and brings a wealth of experience in budgetuing, costing. He is a qualified quantity surveyor and Project mgmt professional.
Am I eligible?
Individuals with no prior project management experience can apply. This course is open to people from any educational background and with various levels of work experience. If you are anxious about your eligibility, please contact CMI and a representative will be more than happy to assist you in making the right choice.
What next after the course?
Progression: Upon course completion, it is recommended students pursue further PMI qualifications with CMI such as PMP/CAPM Certification and Agile Certified Practitioner courses.
Project Management Progression Routes
Adrienne Mc Gunnigle: Project Management Advanced Diploma Graduate
I enrolled in the Project Management course with CMI because having worked in PM for the last few years, I felt it necessary to obtain an accredited qualification, to support my experience. Having now successfully completed the course, I can say that I found the PM modules to be varied and interesting and I have integrated some of the practical knowledge gained from certain lectures, into my current working role. In this course, I found there was a great deal of lecture notes to review/interpret so if you want to do well, be prepared to put in the time and effort !
Eileen Gavin Project Management advanced Diploma Graduate
The CMI Project Management course was a fantastic experience, as the lecturers I encountered were extremely skilled in their field, which augmented their knowledge of the theory, and so were able to help us to draw on our own every-day-experiences to ensure that we fully understood the material. By doing this course, it allowed me to use the knowledge and skills in my job on an ongoing basis; thereby strengthening me in my role. I got a new job as a result of my knowledge and I can thankthis course for that. I would highly recommend CMI for their professionalism and enthusiasm
Mike Coughlan - Project Management Adv Diploma Course I found that the course was good value for money, had small class sizes with experienced people from different backgrounds. I also found the lecturers to be very knowledgeable and current as they were working as project Managers during the day as well as lecturing in the evenings and weekends which I found particularly valuable. This course is recognised by PMI and the award comes from the Institute of Commercial and Management in the UK which has commonwealth wide recognition. I found this aspect useful for job applications in Australia. I hope to continue developing my career in the planning and scheduling area and Iam available to anyone who may need extra help in this area. I am happy to act as a referee for anyone who wants to e-mail me regarding the course.
Julie Doyle - Advanced Diploma in Project Management Course
I signed up for the Advanced Diploma in Project Management with CMI as I was unemployed at the time. I noted that many job specs listed a project management role as a requirement. I found the course to be very comprehensive and informative. It provided a good insight into the highs and lows of managing projects across a broad range of disciplines. Having successfully completed the course at CMI, I have recently gained employment. Completing the course was a contributory factor to getting the job and I do feel that the qualification attained has been of enormous benefit to me. It has equipped me with an understanding of the various roles and responsibilities that come with managing a project. I feel that this knowledge will not only continue to help me in my current role, working as part of a busy team, but has also provided me with a strong skill-set that can be utilised across any industry. Successful completion of this course does require a lot of hard work and dedication !! It is worth it to attain the qualification and multi-disciplinary skills.
'I enjoyed the lecturers. They made it easy to understand and grasp the various aspects of Project Management some of which can get complex. This course was recommended by a friend and I would definitely advise anyone interested in gaining a good Project Management qualification to start with CMI.' Owen Ryan
'I got a job in Project Management as a result of this course. It was a great feeling to know that all the hard work of completing assignments and exams really paid off. The course at CMI definitely helped me answer difficult questions during the interview and was a major factor in getting me the job.' Eileen Waldron
Was - € 2,350.00 Now - € 1,950.00 Duration: 6 months part time
Start: Weds 30 APR 2014, 18.30-21.30
End: DEC 2014
€100 off Courses Offer ends Thurs 17 April.
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