Course Description

Project Management – HEA Initiative/Government funded Module

Open Training College

NOTE: The College wishes to fill as many of the free places as possible and is still accepting applications on a first come first served basis for some of the courses. We are still operating a late list in case of any last minute cancellations over the coming days/weeks. Please make your application today and we will revert early next week to confirm if there is a place for you.

The 3 remaining courses are:

  • Budget Management
  • Project Management
  • Management of the Individualised Service


Project Management

The aim of this module is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to research and plan for a change project within their organisations that tangibly improves the quality of service delivered.

On completion of this module participants will be able to:

 Identify an area for development within their domains through research and consultation.
 Develop a plan of implementation and represent the plan through a Gantt Chart.
 Identify and manage key stakeholders.
 Plan a budget for a project.
 Utilise key measurement tools to determine the effectiveness and impact of the project.
 Reflect on the skills required by an effective project manager and identify key areas for development.

The overall objective of this module is to facilitate participants in planning for and engaging in the process of project management within any setting. Project management is not a process that is confined to the workplace but can be utilised in a wide variety of settings that will further enhance the future employment opportunities for participants in a variety of sectors.


About the HEA Intiative

The Open Training College (OTC) – in partnership with the Government of Ireland and the HEA – is offering modules to progress upskilling during the public health emergency.
Programmes are free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the Covid-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins.
If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate, you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement.

Project Management applicants will have to pay 10% of the fees (110 euro). The standard tuition fee for this course is €1,092.

All other modules at Level 6 are free.
People in receipt of the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) or Jobseekers can apply for this course under the HEA initiative. Fees will be waived for these applicants.

College Name Open Training College
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences, Social Studies
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification CPD
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 14
Course Start Date 19th January 2021
Course End Date 2nd March 2021
Course Fee POA
Course Duration 9 weeks
Course Times •Application deadline: 12/1/2021 •Start Date: 19/01/2021 •Online workshop (Zoom): 26/01/2021 •Assignment Submission: 02/03/2021
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Project Management
Entry Requirements Terms and Conditions •Candidates may apply for one or two courses. The maximum amount is two per person. •Students who are studying an accredited qualification at the OTC or elsewhere during the current academic year, are not eligible to apply for places on these HEA modular courses. •A valid PPS number is required. •A valid form of identification is required (copy of drivers licence or passport photo page) •For Level 6 courses: applicants must be 23 years at time of application OR have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate/QQI/FET Level 5 Certificate. Documentary evidence is required. •For the level 7 course, Project Management, applicants must be 23 years at time of application OR have successfully completed at least a Level 6 QQI/FET Certificate. Documentary evidence is required. •A completed Employer Verification Form is required to be uploaded for those applicants who are Employed. •International applicants must provide appropriate documentary evidence of proficiency in English (i.e. IELTS 6.0). •All applicants must complete the Declaration Form and submit it as a supporting document. •You are not required to complete the Personal Statement for these courses. •Please exit the application process when arriving at the payment page. Your application details will be automatically saved at that point. Any applicable 10% payment, by those who are 'employed', for the Project Management course, can be made with the college administration team after review of their Project Management application details. •Personal data may be shared with the Higher Education Authority, for example to determine eligibility for funding or for statistical purposes. This will at all times be done in compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Further information can be found here-
Career Path BA in Applied Management
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Open Training College

Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Open Training College
Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin , D14 P9E4, Goatstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland