Project Management Fundamentals Course

Practical project management skills are essential for everybody who interacts with projects in any way. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to gain a strong understanding of, and confidence with the fundamentals of project management. This intensive, 3-day workshop is suitable for all experience levels.

We cover the complete life-cycle of a project, from initiation and planning right through execution to closing a project. We also provide the option to progress to certification for those who wish to do so.

Why Choose this Course?

  • It's a fast, effective way to gain practical project management skills
  • You'll cover the full life-cycle of a project from planning to completion
  • You have the option to progress to a QQI Level 6 certification in project management

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  • Course Benefits
  • Course Content
  • Who Attends?
  • About Certification

Project Management Fundamentals: Course Benefits

  • Practical Project Management Skills & Confidence

    The syllabus for this course was designed to equip participants with everything they need to hold a confident understanding of best practice project management principles. We focus on a practical style of learning, contributing to confidence in your abilities to implement your new project management skills.
  • Versatility

    Gain skills you can apply to projects of all sizes in any sector. Those who attend this Project Management Fundamentals course will be able to positively contribute to any project team.
  • A Focused, Intensive Approach

    This workshop takes place over 3 consecutive days. Our course format means you won’t need to take extensive time out of your hectic schedule. You’ll be able to hit the ground running and put your new talents into action as soon as training is completed.
  • Advice and Guidance from Expert Trainers

    Our project management trainers have a wealth of experience leading and contributing to projects of all sizes and kinds. Throughout the workshop, they will provide you with guidance and tips for getting the best results from your project work.
  • Options for Progression

    This course runs in tandem with our Certified Project Management Course. Those who wish to progress to certification, can extend the course by 1 extra day. This day is devoted to preparing delegates for the assessment work required to achieve certification.

What is covered in this Project Management Fundamentals Course?

  • Module 1: Introduction to this Project Management Course

    The Project Management Framework
    Introduction to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition
  • Module 2 : Project Initiation and Stakeholder Management

    Developing a business case
    Using a project charter
    Governance and Organisational Structures
    The role of the Sponsor, Project Manager, Project Management Team
    Identifying and classifying project stakeholders
    Developing a Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Module 3: Planning The Project

    3A: Project Scope Management

    Planning the Project Scope
    Using a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) & a Scope Statement

    3B: Project Scheduling

    Time and Resource Management
    The Time Planning Process
    Scheduling tools
    Creating a schedule baseline

    3C: Project Cost Management

    Understanding the Cost Estimating Process
    Developing the budget

    3D: Project Change Management

    Change Control Procedure

    3E: Project Risk Management

    Methodologies to identify risk
    Using a Risk Register
    Analysing Risk
    Developing Risk Responses

    3F: Project Quality Management
    Introduction to quality management
    Defining SMART quality performance metrics
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control tools

    3G: Project Procurement Management
    Contract Types
    Selection Criteria
    Vendor Documents
    Evaluating Tenders using Weighted Grid Technique
  • Module 4: Managing Project Teams

    Role of the Project Manager
    Communication Models
    Assertiveness
    Leadership Styles
    Managing Performance
    Using Constructive Feedback
    Managing Meetings
  • Module 5: Executing, Monitoring and Controlling the Project

    Monitoring and controlling the project baselines: Scope, Schedule and Cost
    Controlling changes, assessing impact, updating plans, authorisation and sign off
    Monitoring and controlling risk, procurements, quality and stakeholders
  • Module 6: Closing the Project

    Essential steps to close a project effectively

Who Attends This Project Management Course?

We recommend this course for anyone who wants to become confident with the principles and practice of effective project management.

Frequent participants include:

  • Those who would like to become project managers.
  • Those who have recently begun working as a project manager, or as part of a project team.
  • Business owners and directors who want to understand the principles of good project management.
  • Experienced project managers seeking to refresh their skills and gain new ideas and approaches.

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If you would like some guidance on whether this is the right choice for your project management career, why not call us on Freephone 1800 810 910 or click below to Ask A Quick Question?

Progressing to Certification

We run this course alongside our 4-day Certified Project Management Course.

Anyone attending the 3-day Project Management Fundamentals Course has the option to extend their training to include the 4th day of certification preparation.

How Do I Get Certified?


The certification offered with this training is a QQI Level 6 in Project Management (course code: 6N4090).

To achieve this certification, you will need to attend an additional day of training immediately after the 3-day workshop, and complete the required assessment work successfully.

Participants must complete a Project Portfolio of Work (70%) and a Written Assignment (30%) in the 8 weeks that follow training.

We provide guidance and a detailed assessment brief for anyone undertaking the QQI Assessment.

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