TSD Award
TSD Award

Leading and Managing Projects - Level 9

Transform your ideas into success

12 Weeks,
1 evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
17th February 2021
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
20 CATS at Level 7 (FHEQ) equivalent to 10 ECTS at Level 9 (NFQ)

This course is starting in Sept 2020.

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Why Project Management?


Poor planning leads to poor performance. Project management skills ensure time and money is saved, improves communication and ultimately leads to better decisions being made.

This standalone postgraduate module is ideal to study individually to gain specialist academic, professional and technical knowledge and skills in project management. It also provides a flexible progression route where you can combine with other qualifications to complete an MBA.

Specifically, the aim of the course is:

  • To demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and to apply the principles and practices of project management critically and autonomously at professional level.
  • To deal with complex issues analytically, systematically and creatively, make evaluative judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic, extensive and comparative knowledge and understanding of a number of advanced and emerging issues in project management as a whole and its links to specialist aspects and the potentially positive contribution that intervention can make to aid an organisation’s ability to achieve and sustain competitive advantage through effectively managing change and embracing  innovation;
  • Critically evaluate external and/or internal influences that impact upon an organisation’s ability to serve and bring about outstanding customer service, product and service innovation. 
  • Apply contemporary project management techniques and tools effectively to progress projects from initial idea to the presentation of persuasive, pertinent and actionable reports.
  • Demonstrate a systematic, extensive and comparative knowledge and understanding of a number of advanced and emerging issues in research methods and project management techniques and their relevance to different projects; data collection and handling, evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each and identification of the circumstances in which they might be used. 

Course Structure

  • 1 module, 12 weeks duration, one evening per week 6:30 to 9:30 pm with an induction event.
  • Equivalent to level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (Level 7 on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) UK.
  • This Module is the credit equivalent of 10 ECTS (or 20 CATS), recognised internationally.

Course Content

Indicative content

  • Project Management Tools and Techniques, including PRINCE 2
  • Change Management
  • Controlling Projects
  • Research Methodologies
  • PID Planning & Research Ethics
  • Report Writing and Presentations
  • Pitching for a project.


This module will be assessed by continuous assessment in the form of two practical assessments, initially for 20% a Project Initiation Document (PID) needs to be compiled followed by a detailed Project Report for 80%.

Progression Opportunities


This accredited module is worth 10 ECTS and can be used to build up towards an MBA.

Students who successfully complete this module may either enrol directly onto the MBA - Masters of Business Administration programme where they will need to take a further 80 ECTS (5 modules and a dissertation) or take another module which can be used to progress to the MBA.

Entry Requirements

This module has been designed for Continuing Professional Development in business administration and management.

  • Applicants are expected to have appropriate experience in management or relevant employment. Alternatively graduates with at least second-class honours in an Honours degree (Level 8) can be admitted.
  • For those who have not been educated through English, a demonstrated proficiency such as an IELTS score of 6.0, with at least a 5.5 in all components is required.
  • Contact one of our admissions team who can guide you through the application process.

How to Apply

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Enquire Now" or "Apply Now" options at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 2461526 
  • Email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.



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