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Project Management for Project Managers

CPD Accredited Course: 8 CPD points | PDF Certificate | Instant course access | Downloadable resources

Reed Learning


£30 inc VAT
Study method
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3.8 hours
No formal qualification
8 CPD hours / points
  • Reed courses certificate of completion - Free
  • CPD accredited Project Management Certificate and Transcript - £25

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Project Management might seem simple on the surface, but what does being a Project Manager actually entail? Is it possible to become a successful Project Manager without much experience? Is it really as easy as it sounds?

This course answers all those questions and more. You’ll learn what skills you need to become an effective Project Manager, what goes into delivering a successful project and what challenges you might face in your new role.

We’ll also examine the different approaches to Project Management including PRINCE 2, Agile and Scrum while exploring topics such as risk management, communication skills and how to motivate your team.

Each module will be followed by a short assessment to reinforce what you’ve learnt and you’ll even hear from professional Project Managers, who will give you some insight into what being a Project Manager is really like.

And if you’re looking for some practical tools to use in your real-life projects, we’ve included a range of free resources and templates, including:

  • A statement of work template
  • A business case template
  • A post-mortem review

And many more.

For a comprehensive introduction to the world of Project Management, sign-up for this course today.


8 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Group


3h 50m

Course media



Introduction to Project Management

- What is project management?

The five phases of project management

- The five phases of project management

- RESOURCE: Five stages of project management planning template

A deep dive into the project lifecycle: Initiation

- Initiating a project

- RESOURCE: Business case template

- RESOURCE: Statement of work template

A deep dive into the project lifecycle: Planning

- Planning a project

A deep dive into the project lifecycle: Execution

- Executing a project

- RESOURCE: Project execution plan template

A deep dive into the project lifecycle: Monitoring

- Monitoring a project

- RESOURCE: Status report template

A deep dive into the project lifecycle: Close

- Closing a project

- RESOURCE: Post-mortem review template

Different project management approaches

- Waterfall vs Agile projects

- An introduction to 5 popular project management methodologies

Managing resources

- What is resource management and why is it important?

- How to make a resource plan

- RESOURCE: Resource Planning template

Procurement and purchasing management

- An introduction to purchasing and procurement

- RESOURCE: Procurement cycle guidance template

Risk management

- What is risk management and what types of risks should I consider?

- How to identify, evaluate and prioritise risk

Change management

- Organisational change process

Mastering management communication

- The importance of effective communication

- How to become a better listener

- Paying attention to your body language

- Structuring written communication

- RESOURCE: Communication styles questionnaire

Building high performing teams and unlocking potential for success

- Navigating and nurturing the stages of team development

- How to maximise team performance

- RESOURCE: Team stage assessment

Motivating individuals to meet goals, grow and develop

- How to motivate people

- RESOURCE: Questions to ask to understand employee motivations

- How to optimise performance through SMART goal setting

Navigating difficult conversations and workplace conflict

- How to become a master of conflict resolution

- 10 crucial rules for dealing with difficult conversations at work

- RESOURCE: Exercise on giving feedback and handling difficult conversations

- Handling discipline and grievances

- RESOURCE: Exercise on handling disciplinary scenarios

Who is this course for?

This project management course is ideal for those looking to land their first role in project management, those whose career path would/could naturally progress to project management, as well as current project managers looking to further develop their skills and knowledge.


There are no requirements to take this project management course.

Career path

This course will provide you with insight and know-how that would be advantageous in a range of industries. Some careers that incorporate and use what is taught in this project management course include:

  • Team Leader
  • Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Production Coordinator/Lead/Manager
  • Heads of Departments
  • Software Developer
  • Operations Manager


Reed courses certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Will be downloadable when all lectures have been completed

CPD accredited Project Management Certificate and Transcript

Digital certificate - £25


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.