Advanced Certificate in Project Management

SAQA ID: 83546, NQF Level 6 (Credits: 140)

Are you interested in expanding your project management competence?  Acquire in-depth project management knowledge and enhance your career.

Course Objectives

Project Management is required in almost every industry from large scale projects to small projects.  Skilled project managers are essential to ensure that the objectives of a project are met within an agreed timescale and budget.  With an Advanced Certificate in Project Management you will be equipped with the techniques to establish, implement and manage fairly complex to complex projects.

Lyceum’s programme content will provide you with a range of relevant theoretical and practical project management and administrative skills that will increase your opportunity to add value and succeed in your career.  If you have prior project management knowledge, qualifications and work experience you will benefit from this programme.  It will broaden your skills set and give you a range of additional project management skills ensuring you advance further in the field of project management.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Our certificates are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue

Learners could pursue a career as a: 

  • Project Manager
  • Project Management Specialist / Consultant
  • Business Manager
  • Supervisor with in-house project management responsibilities

Gaining Entrance

To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • The minimum entry requirement is a Certificate in Project Management.

Length of Time

Minimum one (1) year of study (part-time)

Maximum two (2) years of study (part-time)


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive an Advanced Certificate in Project Management.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and SAQA.

Contents of Course

The course covers the following subjects:

  • Advanced Project Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Applied Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Business Ethics

For further details, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format).  Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student.  Please see: (Terms and Conditions)

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations. 

Please see the following information below, to ensure that your process goes smoothly.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment)
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time.  If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date.

Note: In the case of Applied Project Management there is no examination. The assessment consists of a comprehensive work-based project and the final mark allocation for this subject is based entirely on this assignment / project.  This subject makes up the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for this qualification.

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