Applied Project Management in an Information Technology Environment

Qualification: SAQA ID 48872. NQF level 5, 35 Credits. PART TIME.

This Skills Programme is occupationally based and when successfully completed, will constitute credits towards the abovementioned qualification registered on the NQF.

Description

This programme on software project management is intended for first time project managers and project managers wanting to expand and formalise their knowledge. The programme aims to provide students with the basic skills, knowledge and competence to effectively understand and manage information technology projects.

There is a need for a project management course focusing specifically on the management of Information Technology (IT) projects. Given the growth of the IT industry, a need exists for computer specialists, as well as project managers, to gain a practical and theoretical foundation for managing IT projects, as this area has been grossly neglected over time.

This Skills Programme is part of a full qualification that is mapped to a cluster of unit standards taken from a programme that is accredited by MICT SETA, namely National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development SAQA ID 48872, NQF level 5, 131 credits.

Admission Requirements
  • Foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 4/Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Ability to use a personal computer competently
Duration

The programme duration is 84 hours and the tuition is face-to-face based on the NQF notional hours. This excludes time to complete assessments, do research and self study. Each Y2K campus has a different tuition schedule. Programmes are offered during the week, in the evenings, or on Saturdays.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme, if the learner is found to be "Competent" in the PoE, the learner will receive a Y2K letter of results outlining the unit standards covered and Y2K will apply to MICT SETA on behalf of the learner for the endorsement of competency against the unit standards covered together with the credits obtained.

Upon successful completion of the optional external exam, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) the learner will receive a Certificate from PMI (Project Management Institute).

Career Fields

Successful learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Software Project Manager
  • Software Project Management Administrator/Technician
NOTE:
This course if offered in the following formats: 1. Textbook. Candidates will receive the training material in paper-based format.