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Level 6 Certificate for Certified Project Managers (CPM)

The Certified Project Manager will be regarded as competent to manage projects of any size, in-line with the ANSI standard in Project Management known as ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008.

QCF Level Descriptors

Achievement at this level reflects the ability to refine and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address complex problems that have limited definition. It includes taking responsibility for planning and developing courses of action that are able to underpin substantial change or development, as well as exercising broad autonomy and judgement. It also reflects an understanding of different perspectives, approaches or schools of thought and the theories that underpin them.

The table below describes the combination of Exam Units that make up this qualification:

Level 6 Certificate for Certified Project Managers
Unit Title (Exam Code) Credit Value GLH Level
Project Management (3.2) 12 120 QCF Level 6
PM Body of Knowledge (3.3) 4 40
Total Credit Value: 16 160
Exam Unit: Project Management (3.2)

Learning Outcome

To demonstrate a thorough and in depth understanding of the generic study of Project Management. The Learner is expected to demonstrate a full appreciation of the processes involved and the best practices required in order to apply effective management of projects in a modern organisation.

Project Definition:
1. Definition of a Project
2. Definition of Project Management
3. Project Manager Skills
4. Organisational Structures
5. Project Life Cycles & Processes
6. The Project Management Office

Project Initiation:
1. Project Management Knowledge Areas
2. Project Initiation Process
3. Project Goals
4. Project Constraints
5. Project Assumptions

Project Charter:
1. Project Selection Methodologies
2. Initial Requirements
3. Publishing the Project Charter

Scope Statement & Work Breakdown Structure:
1. The Project Scope
2. Scope Management Plan
3. Scope Definition
4. Work Breakdown Structure
5. Stakeholders

Resource Planning & Estimating:
1. Resource Management Plan
2. Organizational Plan
3. Acquiring Staff
4. Estimating Time
5. Estimating Costs

Project Planning Controls:
1. Quality Standards
2. Risk Planning
3. Procurement Planning

Project Plan:
1. Project Schedule
2. Cost Budget Baseline
3. Project Plan Development

Project Team:
1. Plan Execution
2. Project Team Development
3. Communications
4. Information Dissemination

Project Performance:
1. Contracting
2. Quality Assurance
3. Progress
4. Performance Measurements

Controlling Change:
1. Change Control
2. Scope Change
3. Schedule Change
4. Cost Change
5. Quality Control Techniques
6. Risk Response

Project Closure:
1. Project Closure
2. Administrative Closure
3. Resource Release

Professional Responsibility:
1. Integrity
2. Professional Knowledge
3. Stakeholders Interests
4. Diverse Cultures

Exam Unit: PM Body of Knowledge (3.3)

Learning Outcome

To demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ANSI standard, which now governs modern Project Management, and to develop a comprehensive appreciation of the Framework, Knowledge Areas, Tools and Techniques required to effectively be involved in Projects in a modern organisation.

The Project Management Framework:
1. Project Definition
2. Project Management Context
3. Project Management Processes

The Project Management Knowledge Areas:
1. Integration Management
2. Scope Management
3. Time Management
4. Cost Management
5. Quality Management
6. Human Resource Management
7. Communications Management
8. Risk Management
9. Procurement Management