Project management L32198 - Level 6

Project Management – QQI Level 6 by Attendance Learning


  • Course Fee: Special Launch Offer Only: €285
  • This new launch offer price includes all documentation, lecturing, assessments, learner registration and QQI certification fees. No other fees to pay.
  • Small Classes – All our classroom courses are limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure high quality support and adequate one-to-one tuition so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Award: QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Project Management (6N4090).
  • QQI Credits: 15 Credits upon successful completion.
  • booking deposit of €100 is payable to secure your place with the remaining amount payable before the course commences. This €100 is fully refundable should the course not proceed on the dates as advertised.
  • New dates for October 2016 – See “Locations & Dates” for more.



Course Description

This QQI Level 6 Project Management 6N4090 programme will equip the learner with the essential knowledge, skills and competencies to plan, implement and review projects. Its aim is to enable the learner to gain an understanding of best practice theory, principles and practices required to efficiently take responsibility for their role in a project.

The programme content will focus on practical guidelines which will be applicable to a wide range of projects regardless of industry type.

This 4 day attendance learning course is designed for those working in Large Companies, SMEs or the Public Sector. Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Project Management Tools and Templates, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.



Course details


Topics covered during the class time include:

Unit 1 – Project Management Environment

Students will get an introduction to:

  • Project characteristics and how projects relate to the wider organisational context
  • Project roles, responsibilities and stakeholders
  • Constraints and project success criteria
  • Project methodologies and lifecycle approaches.


Unit 2 – Starting Up a Project

Students will understand:

  • How to turn a project brief into a project mandate
  • Tools and techniques to perform a Needs Analysis
  • The information-gathering effort and various decision-making techniques to propose an initial scope
  • How to build an initial Business Case and refine it as the project progresses.


Unit 3 – Planning a Project

Students will be able to:

  • Apply scheduling techniques including Work Breakdown Structure
  • Use a variety of tools to plan costs and to set a budget baseline
  • Define a complete project scope as well as a change management policy
  • Plan communications and the project reporting process.


Unit 4 – Managing a Project

Students will develop skills aimed at:

  • Forming and leading a project team including resolving conflict
  • Working through the procurement and managing suppliers
  • Evaluating and managing changes proposed
  • Using Project Management systems and configuration techniques


Unit 5 – Monitoring and Controlling a Project

Students will develop skills aimed at:

  • Applying Quality Assurance and Quality Control to a project
  • Defining, allocating and mitigating risks and acting on issues
  • Using tools and techniques to evaluate a project’s performance
  • Rectifying a project’s performance by applying and monitoring improvements.


Unit 6 – Closing a Project

Students will gain an understanding of:

  • When is an early project closure recommended
  • Confirming that the final project and/or product deliverables match the agreed initial scope and subsequent approved change(s)
  • Defining a project’s final performance indicators
  • Capturing lessons learnt and assessing the processes used.


Who should complete this course?

  • Business Project Managers, IT Project Managers and Project Leaders who wish to formalise their skills.
  • Aspiring or newly appointed Project Managers.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Leaving Cert or equivalent, and/or relevant life or work experience.
  • Candidates should have the opportunity to practice project management skills on a work-related project but this not necessary. The alternative option will be using a Project scenario created by your tutor.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.


Progression to further Studies:

  • This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 6 credit towards the FETAC/QQI Advanced Certificate in Business Management Programme (Ref. 6M4587).



  • This course is assessed through two Assignments and a Portfolio/Collection of Work which is collated and prepared at the end of each unit. These briefs will be used to access your project management skills including setting up a project, running a project, controlling change, managing people aspects, and planning and monitoring a project.
  • All work submitted must be your own work. There is no exam with this course.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, validated by a Verifier with an independent FETAC External Authenticator to complete the process.



  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate in Project Management (6N4090) from QQI.
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards on the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This new QQI Level 6 Project Management 6N4090 programme is completed through 4 full days attendance classes in Dublin. The next course will be run over the following dates:

  • Option 1: Saturdays – November 19th, 26th, Dec 3rd & 10th. – New Dates
  • Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 18.


Some of the many benefits of studying with us on this course:

  • Full Tutor Support accredited by: QQI.
  • Quality – Our Trainers have delivered this course to over 800 learners with 100% pass rates.
  • Standards: Our new course has been developed with learner in mind and by increasing the delivery time of this course we have created a programme that will teach future trainers to a much higher standard in Ireland – guaranteed!
  • Pricing – Our Prices can’t be beaten – Why Pay more for the same QQI Award!
  • We only offer QQI awards thus ensuring high Quality and Standards.
  • Group Discounts Available. Ask for Details.