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Project Management Short Course

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Published: 18 February 2021

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At the University of Sunderland in London, whave plenty of opportunities for you to take advantage of. 

We want to help you take your learning beyond your course, giving you the skills and experience you need to land that dream job.  

Careers and Employability have a range of free courses to help you upskill and make your CV stand out.  

The Project Management Short Course is a free ten-week programme for students interested in learning the skills to run large initiatives in their companies. 

Project Management is an important part of any modern business. Employers are always looking for people who want to take the lead in bringing their vision of the company to life. 

The programme 

The course is a free, ten-week training initiative run by our Careers and Employability Advisor 

It’s aimed at students who want to learn the essential skills and knowledge for project management.  

At the end of the course, you will receive a University of Sunderland certificate to prove your knowledge. You’ll also be able to add the course to your CV and LinkedIn profile. 

What to expect 

You’ll take part in an interactive programme designed to give you an in-depth working knowledge of the most important processes and language of project management. 

The course focuses on the key elements you wiluse in the workplace. You’ll learn day-to-day tips and techniques to create successful project outcomes. 

One of the most important things you’ll learn is the use of the Microsoft Office suite for common tasks done by Project Managers. 

Alongside that, you’ll develop your communication and collaboration skills through the completion of a team presentation project. 

What you get out of the course 

You’ll learn:  

  • Terminology, methodology and the role of the project manager 
  • Some of the most important documents project managers use and how to create them 
  • What is meant by ‘project scope’ 
  • The basics of estimating, budgeting and planning 
  • How to create and update a project schedule 
  • Controlling a project, how to monitor and report on it throughout its lifecycle 
  • Techniques for risk analysis and management 
  • How project management effects ‘third parties’ - I.e. not your company or clients 
  • Common failures and how to avoid them. 

This course is designed to give you a basic, first understanding of project management and the factors you need to consider when going after a career in the industry.  

If you want a more in-depth educational experience, take a look at our MSc Project Management course.  

If you’re interested in applying for the programme and taking your ambitions to the next level contact the Careers and Employability team. 

You can email them at careers-london@sunderland.ac.uk or visit their website.

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