Certificate in Construction Project Management (Limerick) (Limerick - Sept 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-CPM-L6-10 ECTS)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Construction Project Management (Special Purpose Award Level 6, 10 Credits)

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Department of the Built Environment

General Information
Contact

Michelle Quigley

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/07/2022

Start Date

03/10/2022

End Date

16/12/2022

About this Course

*** THIS PROGRAMME WILL HAVE TWO INTAKES OCTOBER 2022 & FEBRUARY 2023***

This 100% online programme is designed to give learners a solid grounding in the field of project management as applied to the construction sector. The programme is aimed at supervisors and managers in the sector and follows the body of knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The topics covered will include:

1.Project Management Process: Introduction to Project Management and the Project Management Process. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
2.The Planning and Scheduling Process: Conceptualisation / Scope management, project time management, project cost management
3.Methods of Measuring Work Progress: Updating of schedules (bar charts, networks, line of balance, time chainage). Earned value and forecasting. Trend analysis
4.Project Human Resource Management: Staffing, power, delegation, authority, performance appraisal. Role of the Project Manager and the project team
5.Project Quality Management: Policy, planning, assurance, control, improvement
6.Project Risk Management: Identification, quantification, mitigation. Decision tree analysis. Sensitivity analysis
7.Project Procurement Analysis: Planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, contract close out
8.Project Communications Management: Planning, information distribution, progress reporting, storage/archiving

It is estimated the construction sector in the Mid-West Region accounts for over 6% of the output of the industry and employs over 14,000 people. The National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 aims to grow the population of Clare, Tipperary and Limerick by an average of 40% with the population of Limerick alone to grow by 50,000 people by 2040. This will lead to an increased demand in all construction skills areas - including Project Management.

According to CIF Mid West...'This predicted population growth means it is of upmost importance that the Government invests more in the construction of roads, cycle ways, public transport, schools, hospitals, flood defences and many other types of public works in the Mid West. The following Mid West construction projects are contained within the Governments Capital Works Programmes and will see demand for construction skills in Project Management, QS, health & safety, engineering etc.
*Limerick Maternity Hospital *M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway along original route *Limerick Regeneration programme *Limerick Northern Bypass *Irish Water Upgrades (New Water Treatment Plants in Limerick, Lahinch, and Clonroadmore) *Shannon Crossing/Killaloe *Opera Project *N21/N69 Foynes Road / Adare Bypass.

TUS liaise directly with our Mid West and South East Regional Skills Forum managers to identify trends and gaps in professional development opportunities within the region. We present and promote our programmes at various industry events and we maintain Interest Lists of potential applicants for future intakes. In addition, we link directly with HR and Talent Development Managers across the Mid West Region to identify enterprise skills needs.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Objectives

To give learners a solid grounding in the field of project management as applied to the construction sector

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are Grade OD3 or higher in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
Please upload the following to your online application:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of qualification

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

Long Description

*** THIS PROGRAMME WILL HAVE TWO INTAKES OCTOBER 2022 & FEBRUARY 2023***

This 100% online programme is designed to give learners a solid grounding in the field of project management as applied to the construction sector. The programme is aimed at supervisors and managers in the sector and follows the body of knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The topics covered will include:
1.Project Management Process: Introduction to Project Management and the Project Management Process. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
2.The Planning and Scheduling Process: Conceptualisation / Scope management, project time management, project cost management
3.Methods of Measuring Work Progress: Updating of schedules (bar charts, networks, line of balance, time chainage). Earned value and forecasting. Trend analysis
4.Project Human Resource Management: Staffing, power, delegation, authority, performance appraisal. Role of the Project Manager and the project team
5.Project Quality Management: Policy, planning, assurance, control, improvement
6.Project Risk Management: Identification, quantification, mitigation. Decision tree analysis. Sensitivity analysis
7.Project Procurement Analysis: Planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, contract close out
8.Project Communications Management: Planning, information distribution, progress reporting, storage/archiving

It is estimated the construction sector in the Mid-West Region accounts for over 6% of the output of the industry and employs over 14,000 people. The National Planning Framework Ireland 2040 aims to grow the population of Clare, Tipperary and Limerick by an average of 40% with the population of Limerick alone to grow by 50,000 people by 2040. This will lead to an increased demand in all construction skills areas - including Project Management.

According to CIF Mid West...'This predicted population growth means it is of upmost importance that the Government invests more in the construction of roads, cycle ways, public transport, schools, hospitals, flood defences and many other types of public works in the Mid West. The following Mid West construction projects are contained within the Governments Capital Works Programmes and will see demand for construction skills in Project Management, QS, health & safety, engineering etc.
*Limerick Maternity Hospital *M20 Cork to Limerick Motorway along original route *Limerick Regeneration programme *Limerick Northern Bypass *Irish Water Upgrades (New Water Treatment Plants in Limerick, Lahinch, and Clonroadmore) *Shannon Crossing/Killaloe *Opera Project *N21/N69 Foynes Road / Adare Bypass.

TUS liaise directly with our Mid West and South East Regional Skills Forum managers to identify trends and gaps in professional development opportunities within the region. We present and promote our programmes at various industry events and we maintain Interest Lists of potential applicants for future intakes. In addition, we link directly with HR and Talent Development Managers across the Mid West Region to identify enterprise skills needs.

Timetable Info

There will be TWO intakes for this programme. October 22 & February 23.

Start Date October 3rd 2022 & Feb 2023 - TBC
There are two intakes (30 each)

This course will be delivered fully online over 10 weeks.
The course will run over a period of 10 weeks, with one 3 hour online lecture per week.
There will be a "watch-back" option if you miss a lecture.
Online classes will run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Delivery Location

There will be TWO intakes for this programme. October 22 & February 23.

Start Date October 3rd 2022 & Feb 2023 - TBC
There are two intakes (30 each)

This course will be delivered fully online over 10 weeks.
The course will run over a period of 10 weeks, with one 3 hour online lecture per week.
There will be a "watch-back" option if you miss a lecture.
Online classes will run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Delivery Notes

There will be TWO intakes for this programme. October 22 & February 23.

Start Date October 3rd 2022 & Feb 2023 - TBC
There are two intakes (30 each)

This course will be delivered fully online over 10 weeks.
The course will run over a period of 10 weeks, with one 3 hour online lecture per week.
There will be a "watch-back" option if you miss a lecture.
Online classes will run from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Michelle Quigley

Address

** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS Midlands Midwest request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Applications may also be eligible for entry according to TUS's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Procedures

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

Please upload the following to your online application:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of qualification

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month
5. Proof of Residency (2019, 2020, 2021)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS are attached to your application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Link to form: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf

EXAMS: No final examination. Continuous assessment exercises will be set during the programme.

FEES: 100% Springboard+ funded. No fees for successful applicants.

Media
Part-Time Flexible Learning

https://lit.ie/flexible-learning