Project Management Foundations online short course

Starts on 23 January 2017

Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 27 February 2017

Course information

10 weeks online
7 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town

Course Information

10 weeks online
7 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town


Mastering project management is an essential workplace skill guaranteed to boost the impact you have on any organisation.

With this UCT online short course you have the opportunity to become the office expert when it comes to leading a projectised approach to your daily operations. Whatever industry you find yourself in, the transferable skills this short course gives you will help you build and lead project teams, handle time and budget constraints, and communicate solutions to stakeholders.

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What will set you apart

You’ll prove your project management capabilities with this UCT online short course by:

  • Grasping and defining requirements like project scope, risk, time and cost 
  • Expanding your project team leadership skills, ensuring success of projects you manage
  • Earning a PMI-approved certificate, acknowledging your ability to effectively manage projects from UCT
GetSmarter is an approved by PMI as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) providing you the opportunity to join the largest project management network. Find out what PMI membership means for you.

Course curriculum

This online short course for project managers is designed to help you have the most impact on the projects you lead with up-to-date industry skills. Each week you’ll tackle a new module, giving you maximum flexibility to work in your own free time. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to project management
  • Course Module 2: Initiating a project and identifying stakeholders
  • Course Module 3: Risk management
  • Course Module 4: Work breakdown structure
  • Course Module 5: Realistic scheduling and accurate estimating
  • Course Module 6: Understanding cost, schedule and quality
  • Course Module 7: Selecting a project team
  • Course Module 8: Clear communication among project stakeholders
  • Course Module 9: Measuring progress and solving common project problems
  • Course Module 10: Advancing your practice of project management

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 23 January 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 27 February 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You have four payment options available to you, depending on the length of your course:

You can pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts.

You may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than 9 weeks. You’ll be able to pay your fees in two parts, spread over the duration of your course.

Three-part payment for courses 9 weeks or longer. You’ll be able to pay your fees in three parts, spread over the duration of your course.

A short term loan from FeverTree who will help you fund your studies immediately.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if its going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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