An integrated qualification in Project Management, which includes requirements for both technical knowledge and practical competence.
What is this qualification?
This is an integrated qualification in Project Management, which includes requirements for both technical knowledge and practical competence. The requirements for the qualification have been set at Level 4 which is aligned with that of the first year of Higher Education. The requirements of this qualification have been defined by Excellence, Achievement & Learning Limited (EAL) the Awarding Organisation and the Association for Project Management (APM) the Professional Body for Project Managers, employers from different sectors, educational and training providers (including Higher Education). The requirements were defined in order to align with National and International Occupational Standards relating to project management
Who is this qualification for?
• The EAL Level 4 Diploma in Project Management is designed specifically for those
wishing to embark on a career as a project professional. It will help learners develop and
demonstrate knowledge and understanding at Level 4, equivalent to the first year of a degree.
• The diploma is the ideal foundation for a career in project management, offering a basis for
further professional development through APM’s professional qualification schemes and
ultimately its professional standard APM Registered Project Professional.
• It offers greater access to the project management profession for those wishing to develop key
competences that form the basis of a successful project management career.
• The qualification provides the underpinning technical knowledge required to manage projects
and should be combined with practical experience from the workplace.
What does this qualification cover?
• The principles of project management, these principles are common to projects regardless
of whether the projects are undertaken in different sectors or whether they differ in scale and/or
• The practice of project management, the practice of project management, which requires
application in work environments of the principles, are contained within the ten qualification
units. Each unit addresses a different project management function, such as stakeholder
management, communications management, scope management, schedule management, etc.
• Leadership and delegation, the requirements for leadership and delegation are similar in project
management to those in more general management. These requirements are introduced
through two units that are shared with general management qualifications.