Higher Certification in Project Management

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

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


Learn project management online with MANCOSA. Project Management has emerged in the business world as one of the most popular career fields in the twenty-first century. It encompasses and touches every facet and business unit of the organisation from human resources to finance and information technology. Having a project management qualification enables individuals to easily switch careers. The project management framework cuts across all disciplines while the tools and techniques required to manage projects remain the same.

Some of these tools and techniques may need to be adapted based on the nature of the project and the industry. This programme is intended to provide students with the framework for understanding the dynamics of project management and covers all the essential elements and processes in project management.


Upon successful completion of the Project Management certification 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 a project and to produce a work plan and resource schedule;
  • Distinguish between the different types of the project and follow the stages needed to negotiate an appropriate contract; and
  • Develop a project 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)


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