- Course Code: UKVC18PPC
- Location: Online
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: 12 months
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Project Preparation Certificate
Project preparation – a term that may sound self-explanatory – has many obvious and not-so-obvious elements that contribute to its successful implementation. However, before learning what proper project preparation entails, it is important to know what it is and the way in which it is crucial for a successful project outcome.
Project preparation, as implied by its name, is the stage of a project whereby all the planning occurs. If you think about important events, such as vacations, a wedding or when buying a home, all require some sort of planning. This is because a planning phase is crucial in many respects but primarily in regards to achieving project goals.
Project preparation can include extensive research, preliminary design, developing concepts, identifying operational cost and estimates for capital, as well as sources of funding and consulting stakeholders.
It is always a good idea to do as much research as possible in respect of the project and the industries associated with it. Research is a key component of project planning and helps to create a solid project plan. This not only helps in confidently supporting a claim but also in achieving the end goal, which is the sole purpose of a project.
A project team and others who are involved in the planning stages should always be kept in the loop in the preparation phase, as they will be able to assist in building a solid successful plan and, ultimately, ensuring a successful project completion.
What you will Learn in this Course:
- How to identify what a project is, why it’s being initiated and how to define its purpose
- How to identify a project’s stakeholders
- How to identify issues, risks and opportunities
- The importance of budget estimation and cost management
The Benefits of this Course:
- You will learn about the importance of a project and how crucial it is to define the purpose of a project in the early stages
- You will learn about the importance of stakeholders and how they need to be used as a compass with which to navigate the project
- You will learn how to identify issues and risks, even if they are not that obvious
- You will learn about the importance of budget estimation and cost management, as it will affect the overall scale of your project
Who can take the Project Preparation Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Project Preparation Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 2.5 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.