Project Management

Project Management

About this course

Understand the essentials of project management, its methodology and terminology. Be able to apply project management methodology to your own communication planning and support change projects more effectively. The course will help you understand the nature of projects and how they differ from business as usual. This course is offered as an in-house programme.

Course detail


One day face to face or run online over six weeks

Course Features

Unlimited tutor support

Made relevant to communication

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What does it cost?

Get in touch for a quote to run this in-house for your team.

Who’s it suitable for?

New to project management. The course is for all communicators without a qualification in – or little or no experience of – project management.

Internal communicators. You may be supporting a change project and need a better understanding of project management methodology, tools and terminology in order to provide the most effective support. You may be an experienced communicator working on projects or simply juggling competing communication priorities and looking for a way to bring order to apparent chaos.

Change managers. You may be delivering change management but without a grounding in project management.

Learning outcomes

Be able to apply project management methodology to your own projects including managing the scope, identifying and managing both risks and issues, planning and working out the critical path. Know how to use project methodology to manage workloads and deliver on time.

Learn the essentials of budgeting including estimating, monitoring and reporting. Understand the importance of a good business case and the support of a sponsor.

Gain an understanding of the key stages and activities on a project to help you deliver timely and relevant communication in support of change.

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Why get a qualification?

A professional qualification will make you a more confident communicator and help you in your career.

You will learn the theory and how to apply it.
Come away with strategies to ensure your communication has impact.

Meet your course leader Ann Pilkington

I am passionate about project management and how it relates to communication and change which is why I wrote my book on the topic, ‘Communicating Projects’.

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Your questions answered

Online learning enables you to study for your qualification from anywhere in the world. Our courses use a mix of live webinars, online discussion and guided reading which we provide. Our blended learning courses mix online with optional face to face sessions. Your tutor is there to support you and help you to stay on track.
All our courses provide unlimited tutor support. We want to support you every step of the way.
Yes you can. All our courses are available online or you can join us in London. Students study with us from all around the world. Our online courses are available around the clock and any live webinars are always recorded for those in different time zones. Note that all teaching and assessments are in English.
It's great news that your employer is investing in your development. The first thing to do is get a purchase order - you will need it when you enrol. This is really important as without it we aren't able to raise an invoice. Alternatively, you can pay using a company credit or debit card at checkout - that's probably the easiest way. The second thing is to allow plenty of time! We need payment before the course starts and we know that sometimes company's payment processes can take a while. So act now to get it all sorted in time. If you need any help or advice, just give us a call and Shelley will help you.
They aren't heavily academic. We still discuss theory because that’s what makes us better practitioners, but we show how to apply it in practice. We call it applied learning. (CIPR qualifications have been refreshed in recent years so they are now much more about applying theory to practice.)
It depends a bit on the awarding body, some have different regulations but in most cases you have a period of time in which to submit and we give you access to the materials for up to a year after the course has finished. If in any doubt, please talk to us.

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