Honours (Higher) Diploma on

Project Management

Project management is about having a goal or target, clearly understanding the objectives, planning the resources - the materials, people, finance - and carrying out the needed activities in a planned and sensible way to “deliver” the project successfully. This Programme teaches how to do that whilst also developing wider leadership, strategic and management abilities.

Quite simply, this interesting, well-presented and understandable Programme covers many specific project-focused topics as well as wider management, strategy and leadership areas.  All of these skills are "transferable" - can be used - in all types of other work and tasks, and so good project managers have the skills to rise to the top of their field and achieve career success.

Further studies are available in a wide range of project management, management, leadership, IT and administration areas in particular, including at EBA and EMBA levels.


(1) Anybody enrolling for this Programme before 31st December 2024 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Strategy, Quality & Contemporary Business Concerns; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.

  • Summary of major topics
  • What is included
  • Related courses
  • Study & Career development

The Programme comprises of four Subjects/Courses; they are all compulsory/mandatory courses of study:-

  • Project Leadership & Management

  • Project Event Management

  • Leadership & Team Management

  • Advanced Management & Administration Theory & Practice

 Summarised details of each course comprising the Honours Diploma:



  • Project management, the people involved, project objectives; the time/cost/quality relationship.
  • Project managers, skills, aptitudes and personal qualities and traits. 
  • Customer project specifications; the project scope and the use of checklists.
  • Project design, production and development elements; using contractors; project design checklists.
  • Project team management and organisation: matrix, functional and hybrid structures.
  • Organising the project team, providing support, ensuring cooperation, communication.
  • Analysing and planning project tasks, work breakdown, designing work code systems; big projects.
  • Project costs: fixed, variable, direct and indirect costs.
  • Accuracy and estimation of costs; the costing format, profit vulnerability.  
  • Project planning; bar charts, critical path networks, diagrams, milestones, resource constraints, timescales.
  • Resource scheduling, computer systems and network analysis.
  • Monitoring projects; preparing reports, assessing and managing risks.  
  • Project implementation, authority for moving ahead.
  • Project design standards and procedures, control schedules, actually getting started.
  • Preparing, planning and producing work instructions.
  • Specifying requirements, purchasing and supplier selection.
  • Ordering and expiditing, order documentation, shipping, quality control.
  • Cost management and budgets; materials, equipment and services.
  • Project performance analysis, profitability matters.
  • Changes during projects, agreeing and authorizing changes, design freeze, emergency changes.
  • Managing progress, schedule updates, control systems, corrections.
  • Finishing projects and the official closure of project work.


  • Human, Financial & Material Resources, Management, Employers and Employees
  • Planning and Organising the Workforce, Management Roles, Training, Team Goals
  • Supervision and Control of Workgroups, Motivation, Building Work Relationships
  • The Responsibilities of Management to the Organization, Subordinates & Community
  • Delegating Responsibility, the Delegation Process, Decision-Making, Initiative
  • Workgroups, Team Building, Specialisation, Group Norms, Team Formation, Values
  • Leadership Styles, Task & Relationship Orientation, Team Life Cycles, Conflict
  • Types of Team: Project, Operational, Cross-Functional, Self-Managed, Team Roles
  • Belbin & Team-Role Theory, Empowerment, Action-Centred Leadership, Accountability
  • Motivation Theories: Hierarchy of Needs, Acquired-Needs, Equity & Expectancy
  • Communication in the Workplace, Vertical & Horizontal, Communication Skills
  • Coaching, Training and Development Team Members, Discipline, Job Redesign


  • Event Categories, Event Project Management, Stakeholders, Event Creation, Feasibility, Themes
  • Project Event Personnel, Management Skills, Event Team Responsibilities, Decision Making, Time Management
  • Event Planning, The Concept, Purpose, Vision, Strategy, Swot Analysis, Event Business Plans
  • Event Budgets, Financial Planning and Control, Sources of Income, Event Expenditure, Accounts
  • Corporate Sponsorship, Benefits for Sponsors, Finding Sponsors, Sponsorship Packages, Contracts
  • Event Venues, Considerations, Selection, Prices and Terms, Food and Beverages at Events, Caterers
  • Event Programs and Schedules, Timing activities, Event ceremonies, Printed Programmes, Adverts
  • Legal Issues, Laws, Liability, Sanctioning, Copyright, Contracts, Agreements, Licences, Rights, Insurance
  • Project Event Logistics, Production, Resources Needed, Venue Design, Layout, Signage, Maps, Communication
  • Event Safety, Legal Liabilities, Risk Assessment, Crowd Management, Fencing, Emergency Plans, Exits
  • Event Marketing, Creating Awareness, Media, Research, Target Markets, Promotional Campaigns
  • Starting and Building an Event Business, Finding a Niche, Business Plans, Securing Clients, Fees


  • The evolution of management theory, principles of management.
  • Classical and early management theorists; Fayol, Weber, Taylor, Mayo, scientific management, authority, discipline, modern developments.
  • Organisational theory: objectives, categories, ownership, environmental factors and interaction.
  • Open and closed systems theory.
  • Coordination, cooperation, structure, control.
  • Communication and communication theories and channels.
  • Organisational structures, planning, growth and development, organisation charts, systems diagrams. 
  • Duties and responsibilities of executives, delegation, responsibility.
  • Mission, vision, values, MBWA.
  • Motivational theory: human relations, social psychology; self-realisation, motivation-hygiene, expectancy theory. 
  • The theories of Argyis, Maslow, McGregor, Likert, Herzberg, Vroom, Handy; intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
  • Leadership theory: traits, style, contingency; theorists. 
  • Building and developing workgroups, group behaviour, norms, cohesiveness.
  • Managing change, creating and managing culture; Moss Kanter, learning organisations and entrepreneurship.
  • Strategic management; the theories of Fayol, Chandler, Andrews, Ansoff, BCG, Porter, SWOT.
  • Environmental and competitive barriers to entry, industrial competitiveness.
  • Corporate objectives, policies, business ethics, social responsibilities.


 Your CIC Fee includes:-

  • Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College.
  • Your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive International CIC Core Study Publications for each of the four (4) Subjects/Courses.
  • CIC’s detailed, professional ‘Study & Training Guide’ with full instructions on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.  The Guide includes detailed advice on how to answer Tests and Examinations.
  • Training Tests and/or a ‘Past Paper’, and Recommended Answers for most of them.
  • An Examination** set for each of the 4 core courses; each Examination is sat under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examinations will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register.  Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examination. **There is an alternative Assignment Option - a maximum of 2 Subjects/Courses may be assessed through Assignment instead of Examination. 
  • A prestigious Cambridge International College Diploma on successful completion of Study & Training and on passing the Examination for EACH of the 4 core Subjects/Courses, PLUS the International Honours Group Diploma when all 4 courses have been completed - this is a total of 5 awards - 4 individual Diplomas plus the Honours Diploma.
  • Your personal page on CIC’s Member Services website with access to results, despatch details, advice and guidance, and more: www.cambridgeinternationalcollege.co.uk
  • Regular information and news including: Newsletters with details of special offers and new Programs and much more; and Competition Forms; by email and post.
  • Everything needed for your Study & Training success is included in the CIC Fee.


  • Further Study and Training Advice, and Assistance is available before, during and after CIC Study & Training; Members may ask CIC’s team of experienced Consultants for advice on further study and Programmes to improve career prospects and advancement.
  • CIC’s experienced and helpful staff can assist with numerous special requests, such as reference/recommendation letters and transcripts, and more, by post and email.

The Programme provides a pathway to career success and development in project management positions of many types and whether large or small, long-lasting or temporary. Project management skills provide focus, thoughtfulness, accuracy and a wide range of abilities, and so those who have complted this Programme are dstined for successful futures.

Project Management (Honours)
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Payment Options:

British Pounds:
Single payment of £760
Or 4 monthly payments of £210
US Dollars:
Single payment of $1520
Or 4 monthly payments of $420
Single payment of €1180
Or 4 monthly payments of €315
Fee payment methods

Duration & Assessments

The standard Study Period is 21 to 24 months, but this is flexible; the course can be completed in a shorter period, or longer if required.


To gain your Honours Diploma you need to sit and pass a written Examination/Assessment on each of the 4 Subjects in your Honours Diploma ‘group’.  Full and clear details about this are provided to you, including in your personal Study & Training Guide, after you have enrolled.  The clear information explains when, where and how your Examination/Assessment will be arranged - it is a simple and straightforward process, which hundreds of thousands of other Members have successfully gone through.  If you study well and follow the advice in the CIC Study & Training Guide, then you should be able to achieve your prestigious Honours Diploma in good time!

(See the “WHAT IS INCLUDED” section for this Course, and/or the “FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions” section of this website, if you would like more information.)


Four Diplomas AND the Honours Diploma, demonstrating your high level of knowledge and expertise in project management, team leadership, administration and more.