Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management

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Training Overview

Project management is an applied discipline and project management practitioners require the sort of hands-on training that an industry-based training company, such as Velopi Ltd. provides. However, they also require recognised academic qualifications to give them credibility in their profession. This Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management uniquely provides this combination.

The course material has been developed by Velopi, based on over a decade’s worth of experience in project management training. It is delivered by experienced practitioners with an emphasis on the practical application of the knowledge acquired. At the same time, the module’s content and assessment has been rigorously evaluated by UCC’s academic staff to ensure that the course is consistent with university standards.

Student’s work will be assessed by an external examiner and exposed to the requirements of an exam board thus ensuring that the recipient of this level 7 certificate has not only reached the standard required but will be seen by both existing and potential employers to have reached the standard.

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Learning Objectives

These include:

  • Appreciate the different project lifecycles (Predictive versus Agile)
  • Define what a project is and deconstruct it into its component phases
  • Interpret client requirements and propose possible implementations
  • Devise a schedule and budget for the project and identify potential opportunities to optimise
  • Identify the project’s stakeholders and analyse their communications requirements
  • Develop assigned personnel into a cohesive project team
  • Perform a risk assessment and devise appropriate response plans
  • Manage the project through execution
  • Validate the project’s deliverables and formally close the project

Skill Level

Our professional course deepens your understanding of project management principles and methodologies, equipping you with immediately applicable skills. Expect a comprehensive curriculum, practical assignments, and guided learning experiences to prepare you for the complexities of project management and boost your career.


The course delivery will be a blend of self-paced online learning complemented by interactive, bi-weekly workshops. Alternatively, participants can choose between two modes: 5-day full-time or 12-day part-time. Corporate customers can also request in-person delivery over 5 days if preferred.

Inside a Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management Course: What's Included?

Relevant Course Materials

Comprehensive lecture notes, customizable templates, and a rich library of real-world case studies for a comprehensive learning experience.

Course and Customer Support

Telephone and e-mail support to prepare the portfolio of work, the case study report, and the MCQ Exam.

Course Agenda

The course will be delivered through a combination of self-paced online learning and engaging, interactive workshops held bi-weekly. Every second week, students will attend a 3-hour, online workshop, where they will carry out case study exercises on the material presented in the recorded lectures. Students will have the flexibility to study lecture content at their own pace and then put their knowledge into practice during collaborative exercises conducted in the online workshops.

  • The Stakeholder Performance Domain
  • The Team Performance Domain
  • Development Approach and Lifecycle Performance Domain
  • Planning 1: Strategy and Scope
  • Planning 2: Schedule and Budget
  • Planning 3: Resourcing and Procurement
  • Planning 4: Quality and the Project Management Plan
  • Agile – Introduction to Scrum
  • Measurement Performance Domain
  • Uncertainty Performance Domain

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age by the date of commencement of the programme;
  • Hold a Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 5 qualification (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.

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.

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“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

“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

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Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management or Postgraduate programme will be conferred by UCC with a university certificate.

Velopi has devised and delivers the entire Certificate in Continuing Professional Development in Project Management. Note that enrolment for individuals is through UCC. Clients who wish a cohort of their project managers to obtain the undergraduate certificate through a face-to-face arrangement should contact Velopi to discuss their requirements.

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.

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 undergraduate programme, definitely contact us.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

This course is aimed at those at an early stage of their careers. They might have team lead, or project management responsibilities and may be considering moving into project management as the next step for them.

No previous knowledge of the area is assumed, but having experience in project teams and, in particular, in leading teams and managing projects would be beneficial.

This course will be assessed through:

– An 80-question, multiple-choice question, online exam (40%).
– A portfolio of work, showing understanding of some of the core templates used in project management (20%).
– A case study-based, group project (40%).
– Contributions to a moderated discussion forum (Pass / Fail).

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