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Project Management 101

Course Objectives

This course will provide learners with the basics required to understand Project Management principles and lays a solid foundation for the Start-up Project Manager or Project team member. This course has been designed to be Module I of the Project Management Diploma or can be taken as a stand-alone course.


Our course content is aligned to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and conforms to SAQA Standards.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, a learner will be able to…

  1. Understand the Basics of project management
  2. Understand the Project Management Knowledge areas
  3. Participate in project initiation, scope definition and scope change control
  4. Develop and interpret a project schedule
  5. Monitor, evaluate and control a basic project schedule
  6. Participate in the Project budgeting process and be equipped to monitor and control variances
  7. Plan and support project meetings and workshops
  8. Work as a Project Team member, Team Leader or Junior Project Manager
  9. Co-ordinate a project team of a small project

Course Topics:

  1. Project Terminology
  2. The Project Management Framework
  3. Project Life Cycle and Organisation
  4. Project Management Processes
  5. Project Integration Management
  6. Project Scope Management
  7. Project Time Management
  8. Project Cost Management
  9. Project Quality Management
  10. Project Human Resource Management
  11. Project Communication Management
  12. Project Risk Management
  13. Project Procurement Management

Learner Materials:

Materials provided to learners include:

  1. Learner Manual,
  2. Case Studies,
  3. Templates.


Each learner who completes the course will receive a certificate, which will contribute towards the following:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Who should attend?

  • A team member on a project
  • A sub-project manager
  • A project manager
  • A trainee project manager
  • A project administrator who wants to move into project management
  • Anyone who has a desire to move into the project management arena

Distance learning

In terms of the requirements of the National Qualification Framework as detailed by the South African Qualification Act, the course content is directed towards outcomes-based education. For this reason, delegates are consistently evaluated by the assignments submitted during the course to ensure that they have assimilated the subject to a satisfactory degree and will be able to perform the tasks taught. The full cost for the course is R16,000.

In-house Presentation

The course can be presented to companies for the benefit of their staff. Because of the required Skills Based content of the course, information presented is tailor made for the company for which the course is being presented.
Ideally, the course should be presented away from the normal working environment of the employees, thus eliminating interruptions and distraction from their daily workload. To facilitate interaction, the total number of delegates attending the course should not exceed 30.

In-House Fees

Individual quotations will be given as the fee depends on the number of delegates attending the course. Costs and expenses are for the company for whom the course is being presented. These costs include the following:

The venue, which should preferably be away from the normal working environment of the delegates attending the course;
Duplication of workbooks;
Tea/coffee, refreshments and lunches;
Flip chart and pens;
Travelling and accommodation of the presenter of the course from Johannesburg.

Time and duration

This course is an outcomes-based course. Learners studying via distance learning submit assignments on which they are assessed. It is necessary to obtain at least 50% on every assignment to qualify for Project Management 101 certificate.
In-house the learners are assessed during the five days of the course and qualify on outcomes-based assessments for the Project Management 101 certificate.

Course facilitator

Christelle has a passion for learning, is and inquisitive student and loves facilitating learning and growth in others. She is a certified Personal Coach and mentors people from various walks and levels in life in personal development, career development. She holds an MCom in Project and Programme Management (Cum Laude -Level 9), has published a thesis on Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, and is currently busy with her MSc in Blockchain and Crypto-Currency. She has been involved in Project Management since 2000, and holds certifications for PMP, PRINCE II (Practitioner), and acts as supervisor and promoter for Masters students dissertations.

She has facilitated various courses since 2000.She has also acted as guest lecturers at several colleges a and universities and has facilitated and organised various seminars for large corporations.

Registration Form - Skills Courses

Please complete the form below. If you have any questions please contact us on +27 82 333 0490 or pbs@pbscollege.com
Once we’ve received your application and your payment has cleared, we’ll send you a confirmation letter and course material, as well as any other relevent information.

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