A project is any work that is intended to create beneficial change - a unique product or knowledge. It can be as simple as organizing a one-day event or as complex as implementing a new business process. Organisations initiate projects on a regular basis and require skilled individuals to deliver them successfully.  

This course aims to provide candidates with the required skills to apply theoretical concepts of project management and build on acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies. To further enable candidates to use project management techniques to plan and control their work to deliver a product or service successfully. 

In this course you will learn to:

  • Develop a project plan and use project management tools. 
  • To evaluate the roles and interests of stakeholders.
  • Recognising factors that influence project activities on a broader scale.
  • Communicate effectively to manage project plans.
  • Work effectively with others (team members, organisation, community etc) when planning of the project.

As Project Manager one has the overall responsibility for coordinating a project and to ensure desired results come in on time and within budget. Therefore, it is essential for one to have the appropriate set of skills to accomplish this.


Who Should Enrol

Anyone looking to gain knowledge and insight on the application of project management techniques to manage and control their projects.

Course Design

This is an assisted tutorial course, consisting of a self-study component, two- day virtual classroom sessions, learning material and one month to submit the assessment components.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Summarise information in an executive summary.
  • Assess project feasibility.
  • Develop a project plan based on the phases of the project cycle.
  • Assess the competencies required for a project manager to manage the proposed project.
  • Anticipate project risks and develop a risk mitigation strategy.
  • Recognise that it is people who make a project a success, not just the use of project management tools.
  • Illustrate the value and need for flexibility, creativity, and not adherence to rigid prescriptions.

Course Content

The following study units are included in this short course:

  • Introduction to project management
  • Key success factors related to project management
  • Planning and controlling a project 


Participants will be assessed through means of a self-study assessment in the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire as well as a written assignment. A pass mark of 50% is required in order to be successful.

Course Duration

Participants have 3 months from the date of registration to complete the course and submit the assessment components.

Intake date






21 March 2022

04 April 2022

05 April 2022

23 May 2022

06 June 2022

06 June 2022

20 June 2022

21 June 2022

18 July 2022

22 August 2022

05 September 2022

19 September 2022

20 September 2022

17 October 2022

21 November 2022

07 November 2022

21 November 2022

22 November 2022

12 December 2022

23 January 2023


Participants will receive a certificate of completion for this short course should they successfully pass the assessment component.

Course Fee

R3850.00 (incl VAT)


FPD Business School 


Tel: 012 110 4080/ 087 821 1109

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This course aims to provide candidates with the required skills to apply theoretical concepts of project management and build on acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies.