Project Management Learnership

In the contemporary business landscape, Project Management has emerged as one of the most esteemed career paths in the 21st century. It influences all dimensions of an organisation, ranging from human resources to financial operations, marketing to technological departments. The acquisition of a project management certification facilitates effortless career transitions for individuals.

The principles of effective project management transcend disciplinary confines, while the key concepts that make project management effective aren’t limited to just one field, they are applicable in all sorts of fields.

This Project Management Learnership aims to equip students with a comprehensive framework for comprehending the intricacies of project management dynamics. It includes all the important parts and steps in the world of project management.

Who is the Project Management Learnership aimed at?

  • This course is open to all individuals in different job genres or niches.
  • Its aim is to teach project management skills.
  • Valuable for different work fields.
  • Suitable for those wanting to enhance current project management skills.
  • Perfect for those entering the exciting project management field.
  • Consultants wishing to bolster their current project management skills
  • Professionals looking to drive efficiencies, meet goals and drive successful outcomes
  • Team leaders and managers wishing to empower their teams
  • Great for those seeking a career change to project management.

Admission Requirements

Communication NQF Level 3

Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 3

Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3

A basic understanding of the workplace, project processes and operations and competence in National Certificate at Level 3 in Business Administration or Project Support Services or equivalent is preferable.

Industry Relevance


Full Time – On Campus

Day Classes : Mon- Friday




Services SETA Learnership

Services SETA Learnership

Leanership Outlines

  • History of Project Management
  • Difference Between a Project and Operational
  • Defining Project Management
  • The Project Management
  • What is Project Management
  • The Five Project Management Processes
  • Navigating Project Management in Specific Industries
  • Project Management Glossary of Terms
  • The Life Cycle of a Project and the Functions of a Project Manager
  • The Interplay Between Project Life Cycles and Contextual Factors (PART1)
  • The Interplay Between Project Life Cycles and Contextual Factors (PART2)
  • Project Management and Product Development
  • Organisational Environments
  • Organisational Structures
  • Identifying Managers from Stakeholders
  • Identifying and Managing Stakeholders
  • Form a Stakeholder Register
  • Prioritize your Stakeholders
  • Understand Your Key Stakeholders
  • Monitoring and Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Common Stakeholders
  • Managing Project Scope
  • The Project Charter
  • The Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Developing the SOW
  • The Responsibility Matrix (RACI)
  • Project Communication
  • Developing a Communication Management Plan
  • Designing a Project Proposal
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Problem Statement
  • Intervention Logic
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • The Project Schedule
  • Specify Inputs
  • Understanding Potential Risks
  • Technical Risks
  • Organisational Risks
  • Financial Risks
  • External Risks
  • Human Risks
  • Environmental Risks
  • Risks as Threats and Opportunities
  • The Benefits of Risk Management
  • The Risk Management Process
  • Identifying Risk
  • Techniques for Identifying Risk
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Calculating the Risk
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk
  • Responding to Risk
  • The Risk Register
  • Understanding the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Creating WBS
  • Components of the WBS
  • How to Construct a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Decomposition into Component Parts
  • Include Project Management in the WBS
  • Project Scheduling Techniques
  • Types of Activity Dependencies
  • Setting Project Milestones
  • Determining Project Parameters
  • Labour and Productivity Factors
  • Network Diagrams and Gantt Charts
  • Step 1 Forward pass – Calculate Early Start and Early Finish Dates
  • Step 2 Backward Pass – Calculate Late Start and Late Finish Dates
  • Step 3 Calculate Float and Identify the Critical Path
  • Negative float
  • Creating a Gantt chart
  • Resource management
  • Levelling Resources
  • The Importance of Estimating Project Duration and Cost
  • Three Measures of Accuracy
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Cost Management
  • Creating a Detailed Project Budget and Estimating Costs
  • Materials Costs
  • Project Resource Re-estimations
  • Understanding the Levels of Balancing a Project
  • Project Level Balancing
  • Contingency Review and Float
  • Human Resources in Project Balancing
  • Recruiting Specialists to Work on a Project
  • Managing Experts on a Team
  • External Experts
  • Subcontracting or Outsourcing
  • Overtime Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Balancing the Project Scope
  • Scaling Down the Project Scope
  • Fixed Phase Scheduling
  • Fast Tracking
  • Phased Product Delivery
  • Putting Product Ahead of Process
  • Reducing Profit Margins
  • Differentiating Between Groups and Teams in Project Management
  • Selecting Team Members
  • Optimising Interpersonal Dynamics in a Team
  • Building a Positive Team Environment
  • Assigning Activities and Responsibilities
  • Tuckermans Teams Performance Model
  • Creating a High-Performing Team
  • Frameworks of High Performing Teams
  • The Importance of Project Sponsors
  • Managing Conflict
  • Introduction to Project Management Communication
  • Project Managers Communication
  • Internal Communication
  • Kick Off Meetings
  • Status and Progress Meetings
  • Teams Development Meeting
  • Review Meetings
  • Problem-Solving Meetings
  • Change Management Meetings
  • Executive Meetings
  • External Communication
  • Project Change Control
  • Change Management Roles
  • Project Configuration
  • Understanding Change Configuration Management
  • Document Version Control
  • Project Closure
  • Monitoring and Reporting Methods
  • Cost Performance Management
  • Cost Performance Calculation Example
  • Schedule Performance Management
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Earned Value Structure
  • Advantages of Earned Value Reporting
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Solving Common Project Challenges
  • Corporate Challenges
  • Team challenges
  • Risk Challenges
  • Communication challenges
  • Expectation challenges
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Portfolio Management Framework
  • Governance
  • Methodology
  • Project Portfolio Management and Lean Management
  • Lean Project Management
  • Customers Point of View
  • Project Flow

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