Project Management Cert

CERTIFICATE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

The Certificate in Project Management is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage projects across various industries. This course covers the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to closure, providing a solid foundation in project planning, execution, monitoring, and control. Students will learn essential techniques for scheduling, budgeting, and risk management, as well as develop crucial leadership and communication skills for managing teams and stakeholders. The curriculum typically includes both traditional and agile project management methodologies, ensuring students are versed in various approaches. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical applications, participants will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard tools and software. Case studies and real-world scenarios are often incorporated to help students apply their knowledge to actual project situations. By the end of the program, graduates will be well-prepared to take on project management roles, possessing the expertise to successfully lead projects to completion within scope, time, and budget constraints

A Certificate in Project Management typically provides students with a comprehensive understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and best practices. Here’s a concise description of what the course would generally entail:

The Certificate in Project Management program covers:

  1. Project lifecycle and phases
  2. Project planning and scheduling techniques
  3. Risk management and mitigation strategies
  4. Budgeting and cost control
  5. Team leadership and stakeholder management
  6. Project monitoring and control
  7. Quality management in projects
  8. Project closure and evaluation

Students will learn to:

  • Initiate, plan, execute, and close projects effectively
  • Use industry-standard project management tools and software
  • Apply various methodologies like Agile, Scrum, and traditional Waterfall
  • Develop critical skills in communication, problem-solving, and decision-making

The course  involves a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, often including case studies and real-world project scenarios

Entry Requirements
An individual entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:
a) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D- (minus)

Or

b) Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority
(KNQA)

And/or

c) Any other requirements as may be guided by relevant regulatory body

Program Objectives
The main objectives of this course are to enable students:
1. Develop skills to manage projects,
2. Demonstrate skills of project design and project implementation,
3. Develop critical skills on project risks management,
4. Foster creativity and innovation in project management and financing.
Duration: 1 Year
Career Path: Project officer

CERTIFICATE LEVEL (5) PROJECT MANAGEMENT (14 units)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Project Management   qualification consists of competencies that an individual must achieve to manage projects. It entails managing project inception phase, project design, project implementation, project risks, project financing, monitoring and evaluating projects, auditing and reviewing projects, managing project environment, project closure, project stakeholders and project scope.

 

BASIC UNITS OF LEARNING

Unit Code Unit Title Duration in Hours Credit factors 
BUS/CU/PM/BC/01/5/A Communication Skills 25 2.5
BUS/CU/PM/BC/02/5/A Numeracy Skills 40 4
BUS/CU/PM/BC/03/5/A Digital Literacy 45 4.5
BUS/CU/PM/BC/04/5/A Entrepreneurial Skills 70 7
BUS/CU/PM/BC/05/5/A Employability Skills 50 5
BUS/CU/PM/BC/06/5/A Environmental Literacy 25 2.5
BUS/CU/PM/BC/07/5/A Occupational Safety and Health Practices 25 2.5
Total 280 28

 

COMMON UNIT OF LEARNING

Unit Code  Unit title Duration in hours Credit factors
BUS/CU/PM/CC/01/5/A Procurement of Goods, Work and Services 70       7
Total 70 7

 

CORE UNITS OF LEARNING

Unit Code Unit Title Duration in Hours Credit factors 
BUS/CU/PM/CR/01/5/A Project inception 100 10
BUS/CU/PM/CR/02/5/A Project implementation 90 9
BUS/CU/PM/CR/03/5/A Project monitoring and evaluation 90 9
BUS/CU/PM/CR/04/5/A Project audit and review 80 8
BUS/CU/PM/CR/05/5/A Project environmental management 100 10
BUS/CU/PM/CR/06/5/A Project closure 70 7
BUS/CU/PM/CR/07/5/A Industrial attachment 360 36
Total  890 89
GRAND TOTAL 1280 128