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Project Management Fundamentals

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
  • Course Fee:

    Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).

  • Start Date(s): 1 November 2023
  • Duration: Five sessions - face-to-face
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Please note: This course is delivered through the Smart and Inclusive Leadership project, which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support employees of small and medium businesses that are based in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire.

On completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of project management and will be able to effectively propose and plan a change project within your own organisation.

What you’ll study

Course overview

Effective project management is paramount in today’s business landscape.  In a world characterised by rapid technology advancements, fierce competition and evolving customer expectations, businesses must effectively plan, execute and monitor their projects to stay competitive and deliver value.

Effective project management ensures that resources are optimally allocated, minimising waste and maximising potential, especially where budgets are often tight and securing new business is challenging, at best.

Project management enables businesses to adapt swiftly to changing market conditions whether that is responding to emerging opportunities or managing and mitigating threats effectively. Additionally, effective project management promotes collaboration and communication amongst team members, fostering a cohesive work environment that enhances productivity and creativity.

The course will be delivered over five 2-hour workshops during November.

This short course consists of a series of interactive workshops covering:

  • Understanding the Project Environment and Lifecycle
  • Project Planning
  • Managing Project Risks
  • Project Monitoring and Control
  • Project Teamwork and People Management

Session 1: 1 November, 9am – 11am

Session 2: 8 November, 9am – 11am

Session 3: 15 November,  9am – 11am

Session 4: 22 November, 9am – 11am

Session 5: 29 November, 9am  – 11am

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for a place on this course you must be employed by a small or medium business (under 250 employees) in the 'D2N2' (Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire) region or registered as self employed within D2N2.

No previous qualifications or experience is needed to access this course.

If you have any queries about this course, please email:

If this course is of interest but you or your company do not meet the eligibility criteria for a funded place, please contact us to find out about dates for other occurrences.

Fees and funding

This course is available at no cost to eligible participants.