Project Management Training Courses

Velopi provides a range of courses, each designed to support practicing project managers at different stages of their careers. See our Career Ladder.

Courses at each stage are not prerequisites to more advanced certifications. However, previously completed courses can be leveraged for credit at the next step. Building on previous learning allows you the flexibility to manage your learning when and how you need it in your career.

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When new project managers decide that project management is the future, they tend to seek out recognized accreditations to legitimize their roles as project managers. Velopi satisfies these requirements by offering the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) “Component Certificate in Project Management (6N4090)”. This is a level 6 certification, based on the assessment of a portfolio of work and an essay assignment. It is ideal for project managers in the first year or two of their project management careers. Similarly, the “Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam Preparation” course, is ideal for serious project managers, who have yet to clock up the experience necessary to sit the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam, but still would like to have an accreditation from the Project Management Institute – the world’s foremost project management body. Practitioners with three or more years’ experienced managing projects are eligible to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam. As an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute, Velopi’s “Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation” course, uses materials developed and approved by the Institute. All of Velopi’s trainers have received the Institute’s “Train-the-Trainer” instruction in order to deliver this material effectively.

PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep Course

Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management

Certified Associate In Project Management (CAPM)® Training

Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation Refresher

Basic Concepts of Project Management
Velopi’s “Introduction to Project Management” and “Project Management Essentials” are ideal courses for someone embarking on project management work for the first time, or for senior, technical staff who are considering project management as a next step in their development. These courses demystify project management and provide enough practical work to give students the confidence to tackle basic projects on their own.

Introduction to Project Management

Project Management Essentials

Applied Project Management

Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management

Introduction to Agile

Introduction to Project Scheduling with Microsoft® Project®

Project managers are supposed to be given requirements and they are expected to produce deliverables. However, projects are often executed as part of wider initiatives and always have some sort of commercial imperative. Thus the logical progression for the advanced project manager is into programme and portfolio management. To facilitate these senior practitioners, Velopi offers a “Programme Management Profession (PgMP)® Exam Preparation” course, which introduces business strategy and benefits realization, allowing the senior project manager to understand the thinking of the senior business managers in the organization.

Introduction to the Project Management Office

PMI® Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®

Program Management Essentials

Program Management Professional (PgMP)®

Of course, having a PMP® accreditation does not mean you have to stop developing your project management skills. On the contrary, there is scope to specialise in different areas of the discipline and different methodologies. As projects grow more complex and riskier, the demand for specialist project management skills grows, particularly in areas like Scheduling and Risk Management or Agile and Scrum methodologies. 

Introduction to Agile

PMI® Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)®

Our highest level course offering is the “M.Sc. programme in Project Management”. Developed jointly with University College Cork, this provides students with both a practical and academic grounding in the discipline and prepares the students for strategic roles in their organizations on completion, such as programme manager, portfolio manager, or Project Management Office (PMO) manager.

Masters of Science (MSc) Project Management

Post-graduate Certificate in Project Management

Post-graduate Diploma in Project Management

Short Courses
Armed with PMP® qualification, project managers are equipped to tackle the largest and most demanding projects. However, one of the requirements for maintaining your PMP® is to earn a total of sixty Professional Development Units (PDUs) every three years. Most of these can be obtained through project management-related training and Velopi has developed a series of one-day courses designed especially to introduce project managers to more specialized topics and to allow them expand their horizons while, at the same time, building up PDUs.

Advanced Project Management with Microsoft® Project®

Benefits Management

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

Introduction to Agile

Introduction to the Project Management Office

Learning Lessons through Managing Project Knowledge

Rescuing Troubled Projects

Stakeholder Management

Strategy Management

Vendor Management and Outsourcing

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