Advanced Project Management

Velopi has worked in partnership with University College Cork (UCC) since 2016 to develop two project management courses:

  • Level 9 Certificate in Project Management
    (1-Year Part Time) 
  • Level 7 Certificate in CPD in Project Management
    (5-Days Full-Time or 12-Week Part Time)

These advanced project management courses are ideal for individuals looking to become project managers or formalize their status as project managers with a university certificate.

Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management

The Certificate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Project Management is awarded after successfully completing a single, 10-credit module in project management.

Developed and delivered entirely by Velopi, this module is based on Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). 

The topics covered include:

Assessment for this module involves:

An 80-question, multiple-choice exam

A group-case study exercise, with an individual reflection component

A portfolio of work – preparing project management documents to support a given project.

All course materials – including a sample exam, templates and assignment submissions – are provided through UCC’s Canvas learning management system.

For Individuals
12-Week, Fully-Virtual, Part-Time Course

This involves enrolling directly with the university. This option is available to individuals, a formal University qualification in project management. These programmes align with the university’s academic year, with courses beginning in September and January.

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For Business
Up to 12-Weeks, Face-to-Face, Corporate Course

Organizations may request that the course be carried out in a classroom format at the organization’s own facility. This requires that 5 full days training are scheduled into a timeframe spanning no longer than 12 weeks. Included in the course is follow-up support to assist students with assignments and to prepare for the exam.

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Postgraduate Certification Course

The Postgraduate Certificate is available to graduate students only. This is a 30-credit programme, made up of five modules.

This is a part-time course, with classes scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Students are required to attend classes on the UCC campus on those days and these begin in September and carry on until the following May.

The five modules include:

Project Management Principles

10 Credits

Management and Organisation

5 Credits

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp

5 Credits

Developments in Project Management

5 Credits

The Effective Project Manager

5 Credits

Understanding Your Career Goals

Having so many courses available can be daunting – which project management training is right for me?
This depends on how experienced you are in project management:

Level 7
Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management

This programme provides students with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of project management.

Level 9
Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management

This programme is only available to university graduates and provides a more thorough grounding in the subject. It also prepares students to sit the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

Both Experienced and New Professionals

Level 9 – Bachelor’s degree

PMP Exam Prep is included

9 months (part-time)


Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

Aisling Creedon
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork
“Relative to other providers, Velopi is well above the bar. Their follow up is better than any provider I had experienced – they were available at any time through email and phone – to actually make sure you get through the course. It was Velopi’s hands on support after the course finished that far exceeded my expectations and impressed me as one of the key differentiators of Velopi. I think it’s that extra development and learning support they give to everyone that they train that makes them a truly outstanding training provider.”

Philip Lynch
IT Manager, Pfizer

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Everything you need to know about the course. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, chat with our team.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management or the Postgraduate Programme will be conferred by UCC with a level 7 or level 9 certificate, respectively.

  • Velopi has devised and delivers the entire undergraduate programme.
  • It has also devised and delivers three of the five postgraduate modules. These are: Project Management Principles, Project Management Professional (PMP)® Boot Camp (this is actually our PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Preparation course) and Developments in Project Management.
  • Note that enrollment for individuals is through UCC. Clients who wish a cohort of their project managers to obtain the Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management through a face-to-face arrangement should contact Velopi to discuss their requirements.
  • Project management experience is not strictly required. However, those interested in the postgraduate programme should have some experience – particularly if they wish to gain full advantage from the PMP® module.
  • UCC has certain prerequisites in relation to language abilities. The courses are delivered in English and reasonable proficiency in that language is necessary.
  • The postgraduate programme is open to those with a minimum 2:2 level primary degree. Allowance is made for prior learning, if an applicant has significant professional work experience. Details are provided on UCC’s course page.

If you obtained your PMP® prior to 2021, attending the PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Preparation course will be a valuable exercise in bringing your skills up to date. However, the module is assessed through a simulated PMP® exam. Actually sitting the PMP® exam itself is not essential.

No. Students who already have a PMP®, or those who have insufficient experience to apply for the PMP® would not be able to avail of this opportunity, so it was decided to make this process separate. Also, the PMP® exam is proctored by the Project Management Institute, so it is independent of the university.

As well as hosting the course materials for the individual modules, UCC’s Canvas system also provides details of:

  • Financial supports available from the university
  • Supports available to people with disabilities
  • Insights into:
    • Academic writing, including proper citing of sources
    • Notetaking in lectures
    • Presentation skills
    • Understanding what is required to carry out assignments

Velopi provides extensive support for the modules it delivers. In particular, students wishing to obtain the Project Management Professional accreditation will benefit from our exam simulator and e-mail and telephone support up to and including the day of the exam.

As an individual, you enroll through the university.

But, if you have any queries about the course, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you. Also, if your organization is interested in the face-to-face option for the Certificate in CPD programme, definitely contact us.

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