Project Management (PGT)

After citing this course on my CV and applying for new jobs, I recieved two interview invitations right away and I quickly accepted a job offer with better pay at an amazing company!

Past Learner Project Management

I took this course to gain specific Project Management skills and academic credentials, as I frequently work on projects at work unofficially, but knew the only way to process into a managerial role was to enhance my CV with an official qualification. I have since been successful in my application for a promotion!

Claire Killin Project Management

Since completing this course, I have managed to move from working in a large HR team to working largely independently with increased responsibility. I utilise my new skills in my everyday working life.

Sarah Garden Project Management

Upskilling 

Project Management: Turning Theory into Practice Microcredential

Duration: 10 weeks
Credits: 10 Academic Credits (PG)
Delivery: All course content is delivered on Moodle, our virtual learning platform. You will converse with the tutors and fellow students in online forums.
Timetable: Fully online and flexible, with no scheduled classes to attend.
Funding: You are eligible for a fully funded place on this course if you are Scottish-domiciled and/or work for an organisation based in Scotland.

The next run of this course will commence in January 2024. Subscribe to the Upskilling Mailing List to be alerted when applications open.

Project management is an essential business tool that is being adopted worldwide. It is also a growing and highly sought-after profession, with the Project Management Institute estimating it to have grown by $6.61 trillion by the end of 2020. In this Upskilling course, you will gain a deep understanding of practical project management skills using real-world case studies. You will examine the entire project lifecycle, from feasibility to closure, and explore important topics such as managing people, setting priorities, working to tight deadlines, developing schedules and managing risks.

  • Teaching start: January

Why this course

This course stands out from other Project Management courses because it provides learners with a toolkit of practical and transferable tools, techniques, and activities that can be immediately applied in the workplace. It also includes training on Gantt charting with an open-source application called Gantt Project.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different stages of the project lifecycle and the tools and techniques used in each stage;
  • Develop and evaluate project plans based on timing, cost, and risk;
  • Understand the project management process and how it is applied in the workplace.

Course structure

This course explores the entire project lifecycle and is designed provide you with the necessary skills manage projects successfully. It will cover the following topics: 

Week 1: Introduction to Project Management 

Week 2: The Project Lifecycle 

Week 3: Gathering Requirements 

Week 4: Work Breakdown Structures 

Week 5: Scheduling 

Week 6: Budgeting 

Week 7: Communications & Governance 

Week 8: Monitoring & Controlling the Project 

Week 9: Managing Change 

Week 10: Project Closure

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the Project Manager’s role in balancing the time, scope, and budget of a project, and in successfully delivering all project management artefacts.

 

Assessment

  • Practical Project Plan (100%) (optional) 

Like the course itself, this assessment is practical and involves developing a project plan from a case study. This activity mirrors the processes undertaken by a project manager in the workplace. By the end of the course, learners will have developed a comprehensive personal project management toolkit to refer to in current and future roles. Due around 2 weeks after the course finishes.

Learners who choose to submit this assessment will be awarded 10 Academic Credits towards a relevant Master's degree at the University of Glasgow.

 

For all enquiries related to this course, contact the Upskilling team at upskillingproject@glasgow.ac.uk.

 

Course alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all courses as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a course. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

This course is designed to equip learners with skills to progress into the following roles and industries:

  • Project Assistant
  • Project Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Project Director

Completion of this course grants potential for:

  • Further academic study
  • Promotion
  • Increased earning potential
  • New career path

Fees & funding

Funding: If you are based in Scotland and/or work for an organisation based in Scotland, you are eligible for a fully funded place on this course, meaning you can upskill free of charge.

Fee: £799

Discounts: A 20% discount is available to NHS, Civil Service and Third Sector employees. A 10% discount is available to UofG alumni and for group bookings.

Entry requirements

It is suggested that learners on this course are educated to at least Undergraduate level and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. Learners will not be asked to prove their academic or professional history. 

Learners will be asked to download the following software: 

  • GanttProject

How To Apply

Stage 1: Submit Notification of Interest Form 

Notify us of your interest in applying for a course. You will then receive an email with a link to the Admissions Form.

Stage 2: Submit Admissions Form 

Submit an Admissions Form using the same email address that you used in your Notification of Interest Form. If you are granted an SFC funded place on the course, you will receive an Access Account Notification email (AAN) including instructions on how to complete Academic Registration.

The submission of this form does not guarantee you a place on the course. You will hear from us regarding our decision in approximately four weeks.

Stage 3: Complete Academic Registration 

Once complete, your place on the course will be secured.

Upskilling learners do not have to complete Financial Registration or manually enrol. This is processed by the Upskilling team.

Courses have a limited number of spaces. Thus, applications may close before the advertised deadline. To avoid disappointment, it is encouraged that you complete Stages 1-3 of your application at the earliest opportunity.

Applications Currently Closed