Project Management NQF 4

Learnership Overview

Project management consists of the planning, organisation, motivation and the control and allocation of resources needed to achieve specific goals and objectives. The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with a foundation of basic project management knowledge and skills which can be used to build further project management related competencies. This qualification will give learners the knowledge and skill to put strategies together and the ability to implement the techniques and processes to manage projects.

On achieving this qualification, the learner will have competencies in:

  • A foundation of basic project management knowledge and skills which can be used to build further project management related competencies.
  • Competence to be an effective project team member.
  • Competence to provide administrative support to a project manager and team members. 
  • Competence to provide assistance to a project manager of medium to large projects.

Pre-requisites / Assumed Learning

Learners accessing this Learnership should be competent in:

• Communication at NQF level 3 (Grade 10)
• Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3 (Grade 10)
• Computer Literacy at NQF level 3

Further Study Options

Learners completing this qualification may consider further studies in:

• Generic Management (NQF 5)

Project Management Fundamentals

1
Unit 1: Explain the nature of a project
2
Unit 2: Explain the nature and application of project management
3
Unit 3: Explain the types of structures that are found in a project environment
4
Unit 4: Explain the application of organisation structure in a project management
5
Unit 5: Explain the major processes and activities required to manage a project

Project Meetings and Records Management

1
Unit 1: Explain the purpose, objective and scope of project meetings and/or workshops
2
Unit 2: Plan for a project meeting and/or workshop
3
Unit 3:Arrange and support a project meeting and/or workshop

Project Initiations and Scope Management

1
Unit 1:Contribute to the identification and co-operation of stakeholders, their roles, needs and expectations
2
Unit 2: Contribute to the identification, description and analysis of the project needs, expectations, constraints, assumptions, exclusion, inclusions and deliverables
3
Unit 3: Contribute to preparing and producing inputs to be used for further planning activities
4
Unit 4: Contribute to the monitoring of the achievement of the project’s scope

Project Support

1
Unit 1: Demonstrate an understanding of administrative systems required
2
Unit 2: Use standardized processes for identifying, securing and finding documents
3
Unit 3: Provide project templates to team members
4
Unit 4: Assist in preparing project documents for handover at the end of a project or a project phase/stage

Project Human Resource and Quality Management

1
Unit 1: Describe and explain the need for consistent processes and standards to achieve quality
2
Unit 2: Suggest actions, within own field of expertise, in support of the development of quality project deliverables
3
Unit 3: Conduct tests as per test plan and communicate tests results

Project Resources and Monitoring

1
Unit 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and process of scheduling project activities
2
Unit 2: Define and gather information about project activities from technical experts and within own field of expertise
3
Unit 3: Develop a simple schedule for a project or part thereof

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