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Short course - Skills Bootcamp in Project Management

The Skills Bootcamp in Project Management takes learners with little or no project management experience through the fundamentals of project management. Taught workshops provide essential knowledge and skills, and a workplace project allows an opportunity to practise those skills and reflect on learning.

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Course Overview

Project Management skills are in high demand across all sectors. This course introduces project management processes, tools and techniques and gives you the opportunity to try these out in your current workplace. You will learn about managing a project from inception to closedown, including planning and scheduling, quality management, budgeting and estimating, and working with stakeholders.

The University of Cumbria is one of the leading providers of project management education in the UK and the course is delivered through our award winning Project Academy.

If you are 19 or over, living and working in Cumbria and have your employer’s support to develop your project management skills, this 12-week course is for you.

On this course you will...

  • Describe and apply a range of project management processes, tools and techniques
  • Explain how to conceive, plan and implement a project and apply these techniques to a personal project
  • Apply leadership and teamwork techniques to foster project success
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Course Structure

What you will learn

The course includes 8 one-day taught workshops focusing on different aspects of project management, and a relevant work-based project. Workshop sessions will cover:

Compulsory modules
  • Project Management and the Project Lifecycle
  • Operating structures, project governance, business cases and gated processes
  • Project requirements and scope development
  • Assuring quality
  • Planning project delivery and creating schedules
  • Costing, budgeting, and estimating
  • Stakeholder engagement and management, communication, negotiation and conflict
  • Working, leading and delivering through teams and effective leadership
  • Closing a project and handover
Compulsory modules

You will undertake a project in your workplace enabling you to apply your learning to a real situation. You will identify a potential project with benefits to your organisation and agree with the management on how to initiate, plan and execute it. This project could include initiatives such as:

  • Researching the market for a new product or service idea
  • Improving a business or production process
  • Rebranding a product or service
  • Planning an Arts event
  • Arranging a visitor event in Cumbria

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An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

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