Project Management Course - Academy of York

Project Management Course

Project Management Course

Today’s competitive environment requires organisations to improve and grow. To do so requires projects to create new and better services and products. Managing and administrating these projects requires project management skills and project management is now seen as an industry independent career choice. It is an exciting, dynamic, and hugely desirable career, attracting an immense spectrum of professionals from all corners of the globe. Project Management skills can empower and assist you with the tools, techniques, and processes required to complete projects on time, within budget and to project specifications. Project management is a universally beneficial skill to have and can be used across a multitude of industries and in every organisation or business.

Project Managers vs Project Administrators

Project Managers and Project Administrators are both valued individuals and in demand and both are essential to the successful completion of projects. Although the Project Manager and the Project Administrator work closely together to ensure the successful completion of a project, their roles and functions are different. What they have in common though is a solid background in the principles, tools, techniques, and tools of project management.

Project Managers are individuals in charge of specific projects within an organisation. They are skilled at getting the best out of the people and projects that they oversee. The typical functions of a Project Manager are to plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of the specific project being worked on.

Project administration is the key to achieving success and maintaining control on any project. The Project Administrator contributes essential administrative support to the project team under the direction of a Project Manager. Typical duties of a Project administrator include all aspects of facilitating a project, convening meetings, collecting project information, taking meeting minutes, assisting with the developing of reports and presentations, and arranging training for project staff. In addition, the project Administrator participates in budget administration, keeping records, and assisting with forecasting project performance. Project Administrators can, and often do, advance into a Project Manager role.

Course outline

This comprehensive course in project management consists of three modules creating a path which leads to an Academy of York certificate as a Project Manager or Project Administrator. Two of the three modules (Communications and Project Management Fundamentals) are common to both paths and must be completed first before choosing the Project Manager or Project Administrator end-goal.

It is important to note that Project Manager and Project Administrator are two distinct career paths each focusing on a specific and necessary area of project management. At the end of Module 2, the learner is required to make a choice between Project Manager (Module 3a) or the Project Administration (Module 3b). Please note that it is possible to cross over between the two modules on payment of an additional fee.

The course is made up of the following modules,

Module 1: Fundamental Communication

Module 2: Project Management Fundamentals

Module 3a: Project Manager


Module 3b: Project Administrator

Assessment and Award

Academy of York is a Recognized Education and Training Provider (RETP) of Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognized professional body conferring designations in the project management industry. This means that Academy of York’s PM related course offerings and the requirements for progression along the PMSA framework for careers in project management and professional designations, are in alignment. This course will be assessed through comprehensive assignments. Upon successful completion, you will receive an Academy of York certificate.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is a Silver Level Recognized Education and Training Provider (RETP) of Project Management South Africa (PMSA). PMSA is the SAQA recognized professional body conferring designations in the project management industry. The Academy of York is also accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

Course Name: Project Management (PMPA01)
Price Before bursary R17,500
Price after bursary R10,500*
Once off payment price R9,500
Payment Plan R700 over 15 months
Registration Fee R600

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

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