What is the (CAPM®) and how does it relate to this programme?

Professionals who would like to build on their knowledge of project management or pursue it as a potential career path are invited to attend the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Preparatory Workshop. The workshop prepares and assists you to become CAPM® certified. This certification is an asset that will distinguish you in the job market and enhance your credibility and effectiveness working on or with project teams. Project management is a rapidly growing profession. With the CAPM, you’ll be on the fast track to many new and exciting career opportunities.

 

Brochure: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) Preparatory Workshop

 

 

Accreditation of Project Management course

Course Title: Programme in Project Management (including Programme in Project Management Weekender)

Course Numbers: P000058 and P001098

Qualification Type: Short Course

 

Recommended NQF Level: 6

The University of Pretoria is registered as a multipurpose, public training provider in the higher education and training band. Delegates who successfully complete a short learning programme through Enterprises University of Pretoria and comply with the related assessment criteria are awarded certificates by the University in recognition of their professional skills development. Short learning programmes are not formal qualifications and may not necessarily be credit-bearing towards a formal qualification. Credits obtained by means of a credit-bearing short learning programme are not recorded on the National Learner Records Database (NLRD) – however, an application for recognition can be submitted upon enrolment in a formal study programme at a higher education institution.

Project management training courses – credibility and accreditation

A qualification is worth only as much as the credibility of university or other institute that awards the qualification or that accredits the qualification. It is therefore important to verify the status of the organization that offers a project management course and its accreditation before investing in any such training.

Universities as a whole are rated internationally and the University of Pretoria is proud to be listed as one of the 500 top universities in the world. See for example the following website that lists 12 000 or more universities:  http://www.webometrics.info/en/world 

While the University of Pretoria as a whole is typically in the top two or three positions of South African universities, certain schools and faculties are undisputedly in the first position nationally, as is the case with the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Engineering.  

The Graduate School of Engineering and Technology Management  (GSTM) is the undisputed leader in project management training and education in South Africa: It offers the only project management master’s degree course on the African Continent that is accredited by the GAC (Global Accreditation Center) of the Project Management Institute (USA).  It is furthermore the South African school with by far the most advanced, comprehensive and internationally recognized project management research outputs.  The lecturers teaching on this training programme are to a large extent the same as those that teach the exclusive GAC-accredited master’s programme and that perform the internationally recognized research in project management. Unlike the project management degree courses however, the PPM is a project management skills training course that focuses more on skills development and less on theory, hence its direct applicability to development of workplace skills. It however draws on the content and research base of the formal project management degree courses. The project management research and industry involvement of the GSTM therefore ensures that the course content remains state of the art.  

The GSTM is accredited by the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and also hosts the South African Chapter of the international Construction Industry Institute (CII).

The PPM, like all other project management courses presented by the GSTM, are well recognized nationally and internationally: The GSTM is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (USA) and is a Platinum Status Registered Education and Training Provider of PMSA (Project Management SA).

Individuals registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of SA) earn CPD points when enrolled on the Programme in Project Management (PPM) and on the advanced project management course that can be done upon completion of the PPM.

Accreditation of short courses and certificate programmes

In terms of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997), the University of Pretoria is classified as a public higher education institution.  The University of Pretoria is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a multi-purpose public training provider in the higher education and training band. 

The University of Pretoria offers a comprehensive portfolio of short coursescertificate programmes and through Continuing Education at University of Pretoria Trust.Continuing Education at University of Pretoria Trust (CE at UP), with trust no.   IT 133196/07, has as its mandate the coordination, management, administration and presentation of all continuing education activities on behalf of the University of Pretoria and its structures.  The Trust takes responsibility for all continuing education activities of the University of Pretoria and the certification thereof.

What is the PMP® and how does it relate to this programme?

The PMP® (Project Management Professional) is a certification by the American Project Management Institute (PMI®).

The Department of the University responsible for the content of the Programme in Project Management (PPM) Certificate is registered by the PMI® (USA) as a provider of project management education. The PMI® recognizes both the University of Pretoria and the project management programmes offered such as the Programme in Project Management (PPM) and the Masters’ in Project Management (MPM) offered to engineers and scientists.

The PPM helps if you wish to register with the American PMI® as a “PMP®”:

•The PPM provides solid, general background for the PMP examination.

•During the PPM you will learn about the American PMBOK® Guide and should obtain a working knowledge of its contents.

•To register as a PMP and to remain registered, you have to earn a certain number of PDUs (Professional Development Units) and the PPM course could provide these.

 

What certificate would I receive and of what value would it be?

The value of any qualification is inextricable from the name of the institution that offers the qualification. In this regard we are proud of the good reputation, both nationally and internationally, of the University of Pretoria.

The University has been offering high-quality education in project management for 30 years or more.

A number of different lecturers with extensive industrial experience teach on the PPM.

The PPM benefits from the Masters Programme in Project Management (MPM) that is offered largely by the same lecturers. The MPM is the only program of its kind on the African Continent that is accredited by the Project Management Institute, USA.

Once I have the PPM, what further qualifications could I obtain?

As the largest provider of project management education and training in South Africa, the University of Pretoria offers a number of products.

The PPM is the most popular course and has been offered 100 times since 1997. It includes.

The Advanced Programme in Project Management (APPM) follows on the PPM; everybody who completed the PPM successfully would be admitted to the APPM. People who have not done the PPM could be considered for enrolment on the APPM if they have an equivalent qualification in project management (typically 120 credits at NQF Level 6).

People with a PPM qualification could apply for credit should they subsequently wish to do a further relevant qualification e.g. a BTech degree. It is the prerogative of the institution where they apply to decide on whether or not they would give any credit.

Accreditation

The PPM is presented under the auspices of the University of Pretoria that is accredited with the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a higher education provider. The PPM is registered with the PMI (USA) and earn PDU's. The PPM is registered with ECSA and earns CPD points...

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