Higher Certification in Project Management

Build a framework for understanding the dynamics of project management and cover all the essential elements and processes with an accredited project management certification.

1 year
NQF Level 5
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • Project management course online


Study for a project management course online or part-time with MANCOSA. The field of project management has emerged in the business world as one of the most popular career fields. It encompasses every facet and business unit of an organisation from human resources to finance and information technology. Having a project management qualification enables individuals to accelerate their career growth and to work in almost any industry. This is because project management cuts across all disciplines as the tools and techniques required to manage projects remain the same.
The project management programme at MANCOSA is intended to provide students with the framework for understanding the dynamics of discipline. It covers all the essential elements and processes involved in project management and will equip students with skills necessary to enter the job market.


Upon successful completion of the Project Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Practice the process of project management and its application in delivering successful projects;
  • Evaluate a project to develop the scope of work, provide accurate cost estimates and to plan the various activities;
  • Understand and use risk management analysis techniques that identify the factors that put a project at risk and to quantify the likely effect of risk on project timescales;
  • Identify the resources required for project management and to produce a work plan and resource schedule;
  • Distinguish between the different aspects of project management and follow the stages needed to negotiate an appropriate contract; and
  • Develop a project management plan and change control systems to integrate the various project elements.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year


  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Project Scope and Time Management
  • Introduction to Project Quality Management
  • Project Schedule, Cost and Budget Control
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Knowledge Checks
  • Short essay questions
  • Project

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English
  • It is possible in some cases, to gain entry into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Want more info? Download application and other documents:

Are you ready to take the next step?

Improve and develop your knowledge and competencies.

View all programmes

MANCOSA serves as an innovation hub for executive education, undergraduate and postgraduate management programmes to meet the requirements of professionals in both the private and public sectors.

Chat with us, we are online1