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Certified Project Management Diploma

This part-time diploma delivers comprehensive knowledge of budgeting, scheduling, and the fundamental aspects necessary for successfully managing projects from beginning to end. It is tailored for project managers striving to advance their careers with recognised certifications and for those looking to enter the field.

Learn everything about how to execute projects successfully.
IPMA-D®, EQF Level 6, CPM Dip.
42 Hours
$2,000
Daytime, Evening, On Demand
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Elevate Your Career with World-Class Credentials

Ambitious projects breathe life into innovative ideas and confront today’s challenges head-on. If you are passionate about driving change, a career in project management could be an excellent choice for you.

In the current landscape, there’s a higher demand than ever for reliable project managers. However, to stand out in a competitive market, having the right credentials is crucial.

Our programme, led by ten industry experts, offers a unique diploma endorsed by a reputable university curriculum. These subject-matter experts will provide practical insights and essential skills, nurturing your expertise in project-centric environments on a weekly basis.

Additionally, upon completion, you’ll earn a globally recognised IPMA Certification, an IPM Professional Diploma, and an academic award validated by Technological University Dublin. Collectively, these three credentials validate your skills and competence as a practitioner with a strong grasp of project management expertise.

Learning Outcomes and Content

This project management diploma combines lectures, real project cases, expert insights, group discussions, and practical exercises to strategically prepare you for the progressive phase of your project management career. Each week is dedicated to exploring distinct facets of project management, equipping you with new techniques and strategies.

Learn more about the course modules and objectives by downloading the brochure below.

Learning Objectives

When this course is finished, you will be able to:

  • The technical, behavioural, and contextual competencies that support project management should be described.
  • Give a thorough breakdown of their accomplishments concerning each competency using a knowledge and experience scoring evaluation system.
  • Create a baseline plan for future career development and enhance any identified gaps in competence.
  • The five main project management process groups and the related sub-processes should be discussed.
  • Offer advice on the ideal set of procedures for project management in their industry.
  • Talk about the ten knowledge components that help to support the project management body of knowledge.
  • Show the connections between the 47 sub-processes in the five main process groups and the ten knowledge areas.
  • Create a thorough, integrated project plan that covers all project management issues, including integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, stakeholder management, risk, and procurement.

Project Life Cycle

Learn how to organise your projects using the five process groups listed below when using a process-based project approach:

 

Initiating

Defining a new project or a new phase of an ongoing project by securing permission to begin the project or step is known as initiating.

Planning

Processes necessary to determine the project’s scope, hone its goals, and specify the course of action needed to achieve the goals the project was started to complete.

Implementing

The procedures to carry out the tasks outlined in the project management plan meet the project’s requirements.

Monitoring & Controlling

Processes needed to keep tabs on, evaluate, and manage the project’s performance; spot any areas where the plan needs to be changed; and start the necessary changes.

Closing

The actions taken to formally end or close a project, phase, or contract are known as closing.

Course Modules

The purpose of the modules is to provide a thorough understanding of the various facets of project management while assisting you in identifying the two project management methodologies that are most frequently used (predictive and agile).

 

Introduction
  • What to anticipate from the programme
  • Course Evaluation
  • Accreditation procedure
  • Fundamental terms and concepts in project management
  • Cycles and procedures for projects
  • Initiative Influences
Project Scope Management
  • Assembling the project’s requirements
  • Setting the project’s scope
  • Establishing the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Verifying the Project’s Scope
Project Schedule Management
  • Establishing and arranging the project’s activities
  • Calculating the effort and duration of project activities
  • Creating a schedule for the project
  • Maintaining Project Schedule Control
  • Making use of critical path analysis
  • Creation of a Gantt chart
  • Levelling and loading of project resources
Project Stakeholder Management
  • Principles of stakeholder management
  • Recognising and categorising the project’s stakeholders
  • Organising, managing, and keeping track of stakeholder involvement
  • Creating a culture of trust and embracing change
  • Creating the stakeholder list
  • Use your leadership, political, social, and business skills to address stakeholders’ concerns, issues, and expectations
Project Cost Control
  • Preparing and managing costs
  • Cost projections for projects
  • Creating and monitoring the project budget
  • Reserves for eventualities
  • Performance management using Earned Value (EV)
  • Investment Evaluation
Project Quality Management
  • Applying good ideas and definitions to projects
  • Creating a plan for project quality
  • Directing and regulating the project’s quality
  • Determining project vs product quality costs
  • Putting a quality management system in place
Project Resource Management
  • Project resource planning
  • Resource estimation for project activities
  • Obtaining resources for project-related tasks
  • Forming a project team
  • Directing the project team
  • Managing the project’s resources
Negotiations and Communication Ethics
  • Arranging, controlling, and keeping track of project communications
  • Channels of communication
  • Organising and presiding over a project launch meeting
  • Projects with a focus on professionalism and ethics
  • Recognising our own negotiating and communication style
  • Overview of traditional negotiation strategies and Results
Project Procurement Management
  • Project management planning procurement
  • Conducting project-related procurements
  • Managing project purchases
  • Purchasing vs Procurement
Project Risk Management
  • Finding the project’s threats, opportunities, and risks
  • Analysing risks in both qualitative and quantitative ways
  • Creating and putting into action risk responses
  • Assessing risks
  • Creating a matrix for risk assessment
  • Evaluating and computing risk impact and probability
Project Integration Management
  • The carrying out of a feasibility study
  • The creation of the project charter
  • Making the project management strategy
  • Controlling and overseeing the project’s work
  • Managing knowledge for projects
  • Practising integrated change control
  • Completing the project or its phase
Agile and Lean Management
  • Identifying the values and tenets of lean and agile
  • Specifying the Agile philosophy
  • Choosing between Agile and Lean
  • Incorporating agile methods into Projects
  • Definitions and Framework for Scrum
Programme Review
  • Summary of the course’s content
  • Identify the most effective techniques for passing the final exam

Practical Competences

Develop industry-ready technical, behavioural, and contextual competences to become a project manager:

 

Technical

Be familiar with the various project management methods.

Behavioural

Demonstrate the professionalism required of project management staff.

Contextual

Recognise the connections to the project’s larger context and the business environment.

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This programme is ideal for...

  • Professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are focused on advancing their careers and wish to apply project management methodologies and skills to their work.
  • Business executives, managers, leaders, supervisors, team members, and other professionals who directly contribute to project support, regardless of their positions.
  • Any professional aspiring to a managerial role.
  • Project managers who are pursuing professional certification to enhance their career prospects.

Read our free guide on How to Build a Career in Project Management, and get everything you need to know about building a career in project management.

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Entry Requirements

  • An Ordinary Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or equivalent qualification is mandatory.
  • Candidates without a tertiary-level qualification but possessing substantial professional experience may undergo an evaluation interview, either in-person or via telephone, at the discretion of the Course Director. This interview aims to assess their suitability for the programme.
  • All applications will pass through screening processes by IPM’s Admissions Assessment Board. The submission of a CV is necessary to verify eligibility.

If you are unsure if this project management diploma programme suits you, feel free to Schedule a call to speak with our educational adviser.

Why IPM?
Reputation & History
Project Management Expertise
Why Choose This Diploma?
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Reputation & History

  • Established in 1989 as a preeminent professional organisation dedicated to the project management discipline.
  • Trained over 40,000 Professionals and Certified over 6,000 Project Managers.
  • IPMA® Member Association.
  • Worked with over 500 different corporations.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Expertise

Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.

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Why Choose This Diploma?

  • The Diploma has been in existence for over 15 years and is a market leader in the field.
  • It uniquely offers 3 premium Certifications from IPMA, TU Dublin, and IPM.
  • Our faculty of handpicked international experts will provide you with a variety of perspectives.
  • You will join a large and growing cohort of IPM Alumni.
  • The programme is practical and pulls from internationally respected methodologies.
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Globally Positioned

IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation).

We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).

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360° Learning Partner

  • Join our rapidly growing project management community of 25,000 followers.
  • Mentoring and Events– Get support for your career or help guide new project managers.
  • Volunteering – Gain project experience while helping the project management community.
  • Platform for your voice – Submit an article to our blog and showcase your writing.
  • Industry updates – Get the latest PM news and insights from global experts.

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Certified Project Management Diploma

This part-time project management course is ideal for project managers looking to advance their careers with professional certification, or for those looking to enter the field. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of budgeting, scheduling, and everything you need to know to successfully manage projects.

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Paola Galisai

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Thanks to their lectures, you can see your work from another perspective, that of project management. I would recommend the course to get involved and acquire new skills for a qualitative leap in your career.
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David Walsh

Mechanical Engineer at Colas Teoranta
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From my first day to the end, I found the whole experience very worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the course content in Project Management very relevant to my role as an engineer, and would recommend it to anyone!
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Adrienne Fleming

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Thank you for a great learning experience on the Diploma in Project Management with the Institute of Project Management.
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Jack Rainey

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Highly recommended. I upskilled by doing the project management diploma and it helped me secure a new job.
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Aidan Moloney

MDR Process Lead at DePuy Synthes Companies
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Recently I completed the IPMA® Certified Project Management Diploma course and would highly recommend it to anyone considering working in this field. As a person with little to no experience in PM, I came into this course not knowing very much about how projects should be managed. However, I'm now leaving the course with a wealth of knowledge that I will be applying in my job.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Get in depth information about the course and answers to frequently asked questions.

What exactly is covered by the course fee?

The course fee covers all costs associated with the exams and certifications, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live virtual classes led by subject matter experts, recordings, and unrestricted help from our Student Support team.

Does the course have payment plans?

There are two methods of payment:

  • Before the start of the course, full payment;
  • 50/50 payment schedule: the first instalment of 50% should be paid upfront, and the balance should be paid in full by week seven of the course.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?

The course is offered in three formats: live online, classroom, and On Demand. The live online and classroom formats meet once a week for three hours, whereas the On Demand format’s lectures are pre-recorded and can be accessed any time. Each format uses the same content, materials, and Student Hub.

Am I eligible for this course?

The Certified Project Management Diploma programme is ideal for someone learning the fundamentals and critical project management methods. Any professional who directly contributes to projects, whether project managers now or in the future, should take this course.

How is the course evaluated?

Two written assignments — a self-assessment and a written project — and a 3-hour online exam with Multiple-Choice and Scenario-style questions are used to evaluate students’ progress in the course.

How much time do I need to spend every week to complete the course?

Classes take place once per week for three hours. The core material and reflecting on your learning should take 4 to 6 hours per week. As you can see, though, this greatly depends on each person’s ability.

Are the course qualifications recognised internationally?

Yes, more than 70 countries recognise the course credentials.

Will recordings be available if I miss a class?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

How will this course help with my career?

This course curriculum is designed by industry-experts to help you learn how to think like a Project Manager and develop the practical competence that is so valuable to hiring managers. Gain the mindset, concepts, skills, and confidence to build your project management career with globally recognised credentials.

What is the difference between your project management diploma courses?

The Certified Project Management Diploma is the best course for those who want to start their accredited career path as a project manager. It is also best suited for project managers who need to strengthen their practice with formal training on core project management tactical subjects.

 

The Strategic Project Program Management Diploma is designed for candidates with at least 3 years of professional experience in a project management role, who are confident managing a project from initiation to close out according to best practices and standards. This course will build on your foundations to develop your skills to manage multiple projects and implement strategic project management in your daily practice and in your organisation.

 

The Project Leadership and Management Diploma is best suited to emerging leaders and project management professionals looking to refine their management and leadership skills. The programme is designed to help you evolve from a project manager to a project leader. As such, the focus will be on developing the capabilities, attitudes, and behaviours needed to become a confident, driven, and focused project leader.

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