Free Online Course on Project Management

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Open University (OU) is offering free online course on Project Management. This course is aimed at those already or likely to be involved in projects whether professional or personal.

In this four week course, applicants will gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycle effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools. The course will start on November 21, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject:  Project Management
Institution: Open University (OU) and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Starts on November 21, 2016

Providers’ Details

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. The Open University is rated one of the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. All Open University Science courses presented on FutureLearn are produced with the kind support of Dangoor Education.

About This Course

Whatever the type or scale of your project, delivering great results, on time and within budget, is always a challenge. This free online course introduces you to the essential skills and processes which support successful project management in a way that allows you to apply them to your own context.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn techniques to help you visualise, plan and manage key activities and events in your project, and make links between project management and related theories of innovation, change and people management.

You will be introduced to essential tools which support project management, as well as the fundamental personal skills of team selection, management and evaluation. The course will also cover the stage of evaluating project performance and learning for the future.

While other courses on project management may propose complex methods and techniques, this course aims to provide participants with the skill-set to play an active role in a project environment right away. Along with the fundamental technical notions, you will gain confidence with project document templates in Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as some web tools for project management.

Requirements

This course is aimed at those already or likely to be involved in projects whether professional or personal. It assumes no prior project management or business knowledge, though an interest in the topic would be beneficial. Whether you’re at the start of your career and need an introduction to the subject, or you’ve been managing projects for years and are seeking to reflect on your experiences, you will get a lot out of this formal, yet practice-oriented, learning experience.

Instructors

Giacomo Carli

Location Open University Business School, Milton Keynes, UK

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, they will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on their My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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