Advanced Project Management Level 4
[ UBSM26 ]
This higher level Project Management course is a more challenging and in-depth version of the corresponding Level 3 course we offer. Although, as for Level 3, you will look at a tremendously diverse range of subject areas from management, quality control and assurance, finance, health and safety, planning etc., here you will be expected to look at these critical areas in more detail and to add your own experiences to the learning process. In this way, our Advanced Project Management Distance Learning course will give you a considerable range of advanced skills to become a first class Project Manager.
•Course Length - 12 Months
•Award Received - Level 4 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
•Course Code: UBSM26
Crucially, this Advanced Project Management course will require you to involve yourself in the issues raised in the course: the course materials are only part of the learning process. You should supplement it with your growing and developing experience that will be gained in the light of what you have learned here. In addition, the experience you already have acquired in the broad area of Project management will be of great benefit to you in producing sophisticated responses to the assignments.
Key Principles of Team Leading
Know the role of a team leader within a team
Know how to approach key issues in team leading
Know how to organise the work of a team
Know how to support team development
Managing Personal Development
Know how to assess own development needs
Understand ways to improve own performance
Know how to prepare a personal development plan
Developing Working Relationships with Team Members
Know the characteristics of productive working relationships between a team leader and a team member
Know how to develop working relationships with team members
Understand how to maintain working relationships with team members
Health and Safety Awareness in Team Leading
Know about health and safety in the workplace
Know the risks and hazards in the workplace
Understand the health and safety responsibilities of a team leader
What is project management?
Why use project management?
Benefits of project management
What do project managers actually do?
History of PM
Project management old and new
Modern scientific project management
The Fayol management model
Critical path method (CPM
Program evaluation and review technique (PERT)
The four basic organisational structures
Project Life Cycle
The four stage project cycle model
Milestones and hold points
The client's feasibility study
Define the constraints on the project
Financial models for project selection
Return on investment
Discounted cash flow
Net present value
Project Estimating and Scope Definition
Ball-park cost estimate
Subdivision of project costs
Time related costs
Labour and staff costs
Material and logistics costs
Defining the scope
Project closeout report
Project Procurement Plan
What is required?
Communication of requirements to potential suppliers
Evaluation and selection of supplier
Review and evaluate tenders
Manage the Contract
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Producing a WBS
WBS numbering system
WBS and costing
Further breakdown of WBS
Network diagrams: WBS and critical path
Activities in series
Activities in parallel
Generation of logic
Activities: summing up
Use of resources
Resource overload and underload
Increasing project resources
Controlling the project
Why control projects?
Scope of control
Resource and procurement management
Applying project control
Dealing with people
Cost of quality
Right first time costs
Internal cost of failure
External cost of failure)
Conduct of an audit
Quality control plans
Hierarchy of control
Identify the hazard
Decide who might be harmed
Evaluate the risks and decide upon precautions
Record and implement your findings
Review and update your risk assessments
Health and Safety
Legal Framework for Health and Safety
Sources of Law (England and Wales)
The Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
Employers' Roles and Responsibilities
Employees' Roles and Responsibilities
Client Roles and Responsibilities
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Roles and Responsibility
Hazards and Risks
Effects of Changes to Work Practices
Risk Rating of Hazards
Working at Height
Using Risk Assessments in Appropriate Formats
Workers with disabilities
Control and Monitoring
Hierarchy of risk control
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Controlling the risks to health
Safe Systems of Work
Developing a safe system of work
Emergency routes, exits and emergency procedures
Principles of Heat Transmission and the Spread of Fires
Fire Risk Assessment
Chemical and Biological Hazards
The role of COSHH
Incident and Accident Investigation and Reporting
Recording and Reporting
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
 Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales
METHODS OF STUDY
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
COURSE LENGTH INFORMATION
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.