Professional Awards

Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work

Details

Welcome to the Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work...

...a practical workshop from Human Performance which has been written to substantially meet the relevant knowledge and understanding requirements of the Skills CFA National Occupational Standards (NOS) from the Business & Administration suite of NOS. The Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work will lead to candidates achieving a Level 2 Continual Professional Development (CPD) certificate.

National Occupational Standard Covered

  • Unit CFA BAA 151- Business & Administration Contribute to running a project

Target Audience

This Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work has been designed specifically to provide the stepping stone required for employees who wish to take on more responsibility and ownership within a project in the future. The course is particularly useful for organisations wishing to develop the success of their current and future project activities and is also ideal as a means of providing a structured succession plan for their future requirements of project management.

No previous qualifications are required to gain access on to this workshop - just a desire to learn simple but effective project work techniques and enhance career development. A multiple choice paper has to be completed at the close of the course so a good standard of reading and writing is essential.

Course Overview

This Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work is a highly participative and practical workshop that will enable all candidates to develop their skills towards the NOS detailed above. Group work, discussion, practical activities and observation are all used to maximise the candidate's skills and knowledge retention.

Each phase of a project is discussed in detail and candidates are engaged in practical activities to help them understand the various elements of the project process life cycle. Numerous techniques are covered to enable the skills to be fully utilised when back in the workplace. All candidates receive a detailed workshop manual and a back to work action plan designed to encourage use of the new knowledge and to assist in developing competence.

Course Structure

This Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work comprises one unit entitled 'An Introduction to Project Work', made up of 13 guided learning hours delivered across 2 x 8 hour sessions. It is mandatory that candidates attend and complete all sessions, as well as pass a multiple choice exam paper, in order to achieve the award. The exam paper consists of 30 questions and is graded as follows: Pass 15-20 marks; Merit 21-25 marks; Distinction 26+ marks.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome 1: Understand the principles of project work
  • Learning Outcome 2: Understand the life cycle of a project

Course Aims

This Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work aims to introduce candidates to the four phases of a project life cycle using an interesting and engaging role play case study and will help develop skills which will enable them to take greater ownership within projects they are involved in - either now or in the future. This course will also provide candidates with a clear route for career progression into project management should they so desire. Success at this Level 2 Award - followed by six months in a project management role - will enable a candidate to gain access to our Level 3 Professional Award in Successful Project Management in the future.

Course Objectives

Candidates will be introduced to what defines a project and the unique characteristics that embody projects. They will understand the roles and responsibilities of the project team and the various problems that can occur within projects. Next there will be an introduction and explanation of the four phases of a project before they are introduced to their role play case study. The case study will be used throughout the remainder of the workshop to practise the various techniques covered on the course.

Candidates will learn about and practice developing the four documents required of phase one as well as discovering a simple but highly effective planning technique to manage the fundamental steps of the planning phase. The course will focus on the core responsibilities of the project manager and team during the implementation phase before concluding with the three elements of run down and closure. Candidates will have access to useful templates to use when back at work.

Please note: This course is an introduction to project team work and is clearly focused on developing the knowledge and understanding requirements, as well as the core skills, that candidates will require to successfully manage projects in the future. To fully meet - and be measured against - the benchmark of this NOS, candidates will need to undertake project work in the future and put into practice the knowledge and understanding from this course to develop their competence, as well as undertake further appropriate continual professional development against this unit.

Certification

All candidates that attend and complete all workshop sessions and achieve a minimum of 50% in the multiple choice paper will receive the Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work CPD certificate.

Delivery Methods

  • Tutor facilitation and input
  • Group activity and discussion
  • Case studies and role play
  • Multiple choice exam paper

Course Timings / Refreshments

The workshop is delivered over two consecutive days, commencing promptly at 9.00am and finishing at 5.00pm. Each session will last for 50 minutes followed by a 10 minute break. Candidates should arrive at 8.45am for breakfast, lunch will be served at 12.30pm and tea, coffee and water are available throughout.

Course Numbers

Maximum of 15 candidates

Support Material

All candidates will receive a comprehensive workshop manual with quality session summary sheets covering each element of the course to enable full utilisation of the learning back in the workplace.

Course Facilitator

The Level 2 Professional Award in Project Team Work is facilitated by endorsed advanced facilitators who have undergone a minimum of 20 years of real-life business management and leadership experience - ensuring that all course delivery is of the highest quality.

Course Content

MODULE 1

INTRODUCTION AND PHASE 1: CONCEPTION AND DEFINITION

  • Understanding project work
  • Difficulties encountered with projects
  • Understanding the role of the project manager
  • The four phases of a project
  • Introduction to Conception & Definition
  • Project activity brief - case study
  • Project activity brief - stakeholders
  • Project activity brief - key stakeholders
  • Gathering information from key stakeholders
  • Project activity brief - gathering information
  • Technique for writing objective statements
  • Project activity brief - objectives statement
  • The scope of work statement
  • Project activity brief - scope of work template
  • Understanding risk management
  • Project activity brief - risk assessment

MODULE 2

PHASE 2: PLANNING

  • Introduction to Planning
  • Task-boarding as a planning technique
  • Project activity brief - task-boarding
  • Identifying how long the project will take to complete
  • Project activity brief - time estimation
  • Developing the project budget
  • Project activity brief - cost estimation

MODULE 3

PHASE 3: IMPLEMENTATION AND EXECUTION

  • Introduction to Implementation & Execution
  • Key responsibilities of the project manager
  • Project activity brief - controlling the project
  • Dealing with project problems
  • Project activity brief - problem solving
  • Meetings to be held during phase 3

MODULE 4

PHASE 4: RUN DOWN AND CLOSURE

  • Introduction to Run-down & Closure
  • The importance of producing the final report
  • Project activity brief - update on case study
  • Project activity brief - final report

MODULE 5

ASSESSMENT FOR CPD PROFESSIONAL AWARD

  • Structured workshop review with facilitator
  • Candidate personal revision time
  • Multiple choice paper assessment