Project Management – Level 3 Course

£ 243.16

Project Management Distance Learning Course – Project Management Course, Managing Projects, distance learning

Course Description

The Project Management – Level 3 Course will take you step-by-step through the thought and learning processes involved in being a Project Manager.

The course covers a wide range of subject areas from management strategies, quality, finance, health & safety, planning and personal development to name but a few – all of the elements needed to be a good project manager. In a highly structured and clear manner, you will gain a wealth of information and learn important skills needed to execute your project on time, to specification and within budget.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

The Project Management – Level 3 Course includes the following units:
This Unit contains the following topics: Why use project management?, Benefits of project management and What do project managers actually do?
This Unit contains the following topics: Project management old and new, Modern scientific project management, Gnatt charts, The Fayol management model, Network diagrams, Critical path method (CPM), Program evaluation and review technique (PERT).
This Unit contains the following topic: The four basic organisational structures.
This Unit contains the following topics: The four stage project cycle model, Milestones and hold points, Project close-out.
This Unit contains the following topics: The Client’s feasibility study, Stakeholders, The client, Define the constraints on the project, Value management and Financial models for project selection.
This Unit contains the following topics: Ball-park cost estimate, Feasibility study, Costing, Initiation, Project charter, Defining the scope, Changing scope, Scope management, Project closeout, Project closeout report.
This Unit contains the following topics: What is required? Sourcing, Communication of requirements to potential suppliers, Evaluation & selection of supplier, Review & evaluate tenders, Manage the contract, Closeout.
This Unit contains the following topics: Presentation, Producing a WBS, WNS numbering system, WBS and costing, Further breakdown of WBS.
This Unit contains the following topics: Network Diagrams; WBS & critical path, Logic, Generation of Logic, Activities: summing up.
This Unit contains the following topics: Estimating, Forecasting, Resource availability – constraints of the project, Use of resources, Increasing project resources, Reducing resources.
This Unit contains the following topics: Why control projects, Scope of control, Gathering information, Applying project control, Dealing with people.
This Unit contains the following topics: Definitions, Cost of quality, Quality circles, Quality auditing, Quality control plans.
This Unit contains the following topics: Hierarchy of control, Controlling risk, Risk assessment.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 120 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)