Project Management

What is Certificate in Project Management?
The Certificate in Project Management is a new short (fifteen week) Level 8 programme specifically designed for those who are keen to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to perform effectively at an executive level in organisations.

Course expected to run in January 2019 with the closing date for applications Monday 10th December, 2018.

The delivery of the programme utilises a blended learning approach which incorporates methods including lectures (online and face-to-face), workshops, videos, case studies and discussion boards to replicate the managerial scenarios and tasks that participants would encounter in the real world. It aims to equip candidates with modern tools for effective decision-making and to provide them with the ability to evaluate their decisions in the context of real-world case examples.

The programme is ideal for anyone without a business qualification who is keen to develop the skills that will help them transition into junior and middle level managerial roles. Incorporating modules like Project Management, Managing Change, and Business Process Mapping and Improvement, this programme is designed with strong industry input and the contributions of leading experts in delivering content and sharing their expertise and networking opportunities.

The course structure allows participants to pursue their desired goals, such as progression to other higher level qualifications. This may include opportunities to pursue a Higher Diploma in Business or more specialised qualifications in HRM, finance, marketing or general business management.

Special Feature
The course is a one semester programme, flexibly-delivered utilising a block-release mode (2 days per month) and blended approach for the delivery of four modules over a Semester. This delivery mode was specifically designed to facilitate flexibility for the learner.

Entry requirements

At a minimum for students to be accepted on the Certificate in Project Management, the current standard entry criteria are as follows:
•Interested applicants must hold at least a Level 8 degree qualification, or equivalent.

•Applicants without at least a Level 8 degree qualification may be considered for the programme under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning Process.

•Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.


4 months Part-Time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

The programme provides a strong foundation for anyone hoping to pursue careers in supervision or management in a wide variety of contexts. Successful graduates of this programme may be interested in pursuing further qualifications within the School of Business at WIT.

Further enquiries

Course Leader(s)
Dr. Chris O'Riordan

Dr. Chris O'Riordan
BA FCA MBA PhD - Lecturer in Accounting
Tel: 51845610

Subjects taught

Mandatory Modules
Project Management
Managing Change
Applied Project

Electives (Participants select one of these; availability of each is subject to demand):
Business Process Mapping and Improvement
The Management of Innovation
Service Strategy and Development
Digital Marketing Strategy
Accounting for Business Managers
Exploring Organisational Behaviour
Research Project


Campus: Cork Road

Enrolment and start dates

This course is expected to run in January 2019.

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