Project Management

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Project Management

This course is designed to focus on providing the skills required to successfully accomplish a project or event. Participants will develop a clearly defined project focus that could include the provision of services, development of training materials, setting up of systems or staging of events. This focus will enable participants to identify and demonstrate evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills gained from, part-time or vacation work.

This course is targeted for:

  • People who are already in employment and who may be in a position to take up a coordinating and leading role in a particular project or event.
  • People in NGOs who are involved in the coordination of events and projects.
  • SME managers who wish to enhance their coordination skills in the managing of a project or the concern of a project element.
  • Participants who wish to achieve coordination skills in order to apply them and make use of them in areas related to the course outcome.

This is a 75 hr guided learning course.  Students need to invest further hours which will include private study and home assignments.

Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website. 

Learning Outcome 1: Research client needs for particular projects

Unit Content

  • Research client needs and produce a project proposal
  • Needs Analysis
  • Needs Assessment
  • Review various aspects of the potential project
  • Produce a Project plan 

Learning Outcome 2: Explore project trialling 

Unit Content 

  • Explore project trailing
  • Project trailing all through its stages
  • Preliminary checking
  • Trial evaluation 

Learning Outcome 3: Monitor progress and implementation of project 

Unit Content 

  • Monitor progress and implementation
  • Review of Project stages
  • Tapping on progress, milestones and benchmarking
  • Project implementation
  • Control and monitoring 

Learning Outcome 4: Report outcomes and achievements of projects 

Unit Content 

  • Report upon outcomes and achievement.
  • Review and evaluation
  • Project report 

Learning Outcome 5: Use I.T. Tools to enhance project management

Unit Content 

  • Utilize IT Tools to enhance project management.
  • Overview of Project Management software such as MS Project and similar

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed: 


  • Access to the course is open to participants who can show evidence of work experience leading to Administrative and Middle Management roles. 

Entry Requirements: 

  • Participants are expected to have a good, working knowledge of English, which will be considered as an asset in favour of participants.

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria AND ALSO choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.
  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment/s or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded an MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it. 

There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring.

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