Do I need to do a course in project management to be a project manager?

1 minute   |  PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Are you wanting to embark on a career in project management, but unsure of whether an advanced project management course is necessary?

As the discipline of project management becomes more established and the industry grows in size and specialisation, many businesses will only consider you for a project management role if you have industry experience or a recognised project management course to your name. Gaining approval from the world-renowned Project Management Institute can help you in this regard.

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Ultimately, in order to be a successful project manager you must be able to conduct the elements of a project life cycle: the project definition phase, planning phase, execution phase and close-out phase. You must be able to combine this skill set with techniques pertaining to team and expectations management.

Watch this 1-minute video, where Patrick Browning, Head Tutor of the University of Cape Town Advanced Project Management online short course, guides you through the requirements for a career in project management.

Ready to fill the gap in the industry and advance your career as an expert project manager?

Move beyond the project management basics, with the UCT Advanced Project Management online short course.

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Having a number of years’ experience in the relevant field is typically a pre-requisite to becoming a project manager. You can learn the methods, tools and techniques that project managers apply on their projects by way of on-the-job training. Studying the project management discipline via an approved project management short course, where the elements of planning, executing and closing projects, combined with techniques pertaining to team and expectations management, are taught, is definitely a plus factor if you wish to successfully fulfil the role of project manager. Many companies nowadays will only consider you for the role of project manager if you have completed a recognised course in project management.