NUI / UCC University Alliance

Since 2016, Velopi and University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC) have partnered to offer postgraduate programs in Project Management. These innovative programs are designed for industry professionals and cater to the growing demand for project managers worldwide.

University College Cork (UCC)

Our Partnership with UCC

Obtaining a professional accreditation, such as the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)®, endorses your ability as a project manager. But it will not necessarily give you the gravitas to take on executives at the C-Suite level and to convince them that their objectives have no chance of succeeding.  However, armed with a master’s degree in project management, you will equip yourself to communicate with the organization’s directors because you will understand how projects contribute to the overall business strategy and what outcomes your leaders are looking for.

Here at Velopi, we have been aware of this need. So working with University College Cork (UCC), we designed a postgraduate programme path to a Master’s qualification that will equip practicing project managers with the tools to manage projects but also to take them into the higher levels of corporate strategy and the realization of benefits.  To this end, the Master’s programme incorporates both PMP® accreditation and executive-level strategy as part of the syllabus.

The partnership between UCC, a higher-education institution renowned for its academic excellence and Velopi, the leading industry specialist in project management training to optimise business performance, creates a unique learning pathway solution for participants to develop their professional skills and further their careers. With the solid reputation in academia and corporate learning of both partners, successful participants are assured of internationally recognised academic and professional accreditations underpinned with the latest thinking and sound practitioner experience that employer’s value and which will differentiate participants in their career paths.

Our Project Management Courses

The Velopi/UCC project management courses are specifically designed to cater to the needs of busy professionals, providing them with a flexible part-time schedule. With multiple milestones and options to transition, students can learn at their own pace and easily balance their work and family responsibilities.

Level 7
Undergraduate Certificate in Project Management

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

Beginner (0-5 Years Experience)

1 – 4 days

Low

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 7 – None
Level 9 – Bachelor’s degree

12 weeks / 24 weeks (part-time)

High

Our Partnership with UCC

Through collaboration with local and international partners, this programme seamlessly integrates cutting-edge research and practical applications. Its curriculum is crafted to stay current and informed by research. The programme focuses on nurturing decision-making and problem-solving acumen through interactive seminars, workshops, case studies, and exercises. Students are well-prepared for PMP accreditation.

Velopi’s invaluable contribution ensures a well-rounded programme that strikes a balance between practical insights and academic rigor. All Velopi trainers possess PMP® certification, backed by over two decades of industry experience. Their expertise enriches the teaching process, bridging the gap between theory and real-world applications. UCC academics prompt students to critically engage with prevailing project management practices while contemplating their future evolution. Equipped with this comprehensive training, graduates are poised to champion project management as a core competency within organizations.

Tailored for postgraduate students aspiring to lead professionals across diverse domains, the UCC/Velopi Project Management programme goes beyond task completion. It empowers students to become effective leaders, blending domain expertise with project management finesse, creating a powerful synergy.

University College Cork (UCC), affiliated with the National University of Ireland, was established in 1845 and is ranked among the top 2% of research institutions worldwide. It has been recognized as the Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times on multiple occasions. With a student body of over 21,000 and a dedicated staff of 2,800, UCC boasts an extensive global network of alumni and is committed to delivering excellence in teaching, research, and student experience.

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
“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

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