Management Training

Continuing Professional Development in Project Management L7


This course comprises a single 10-credit module delivered over one semester. It is designed for part-time students being 100% online. Students will be provided with self-study programme material online composed of 12 x 1-hour prerecorded lectures. They will be required to attend seven online workshops distributed over the 12 week course duration.
These will be 3 hours in duration each. They will also be required to attend a 3 hour tutorial to receive guidance and feedback on course assessment.
Candidates will achieve the learning outcomes via three assessed components:
1. During the course, students will apply what they are learning to a case study. They will demonstrate their proficiency by developing a portfolio of work, comprising the principal project management artefacts. This is worth 20% of the total assessment.
2. A group case study. This is worth 40% of the total assessment.
3. Students will sit an online, 2-hour, multiple choice exam at the end of the module. This is worth 40% of the total assessment.

Content includes

Effective project management is a critical success factor in today’s organizations. According to a Project Management Institute report in 2020, on average, 11.4% of investment in projects is wasted. This is not surprising, given that so many
practicing project managers have no formal training, or accreditation in the subject. UCC is addressing this deficit by partnering with one of Ireland’s premier project management training companies, Velopi Ltd., to deliver a Level 7 programme that will provide students with the foundations for a career in project management.
Based on the international standard – the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – this part-time, 100% online, certified course will provide a practical introduction to the industry best-practices required for successful project initiating, planning, execution and closing. It has been designed with the working professional in mind. All synchronous lectures and tutorials will be provided in the evenings.
Assessment will be based on a combination of individual portfolio of work, group case study along with an individual multiple-choice question exam.

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:
You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.
• Some of UCC’s services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that
you may wish to use as part of your studies. However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.
• You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).
• We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.
• You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software. All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/PowerPoint etc. once registered.

During your online application you will be required to upload the following documents to University College Cork (UCC)
Application Statement
Birth Cert or Passport
Passport Photograph
Curriculum Vitae
English Language Test Report [if applicable]
Transcripts [if applicable]

Who should attend

Be at least 21 years of age by the date of commencement of the programme;
• Hold a Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5 (or equivalent) qualification
• Have a minimum of 1 year’s professional experience in a business environment, or currently work on a project team, or hold a project administrator/junior project manager role.
All applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6 or the equivalent TOEFL score.


Level 7 (UCC)

Upcoming dates:

No training dates available at the moment.


Continuing Professional Development in Project Management L7

Training Days

12 Weeks

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

Course Cost

Member: €975
Non-member: €1,500
* Cost quoted per person