Project Managers

Suitable for conventional and alternative project management practitioners and supervisors.

Financial Managers

Suitable for effective and efficient managers in finance, banks and insurance companies.

Public Officials

Suitable for public officials looking to implement supervised projects more efficiently.

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Project Management Foundation Course presents a set knowledge and skills aimed on a successful project management, implemented in conditions of constraints on the scope of work, its cost and time with requirements of high-quality standards.

You will learn a systematic methodology based on international standards, which allows you to determine the main methods, models, stages, environment, risks, and areas of knowledge necessary for the successful implementation of the project.

The acquired knowledge of project management procedures is universal. After the course’s completion you will be able to manage projects as professionally as personally effectively and efficiently.

Renowned issue

Job growth and talent gap: Project managers are in high demand.

Across the globe, there is a widening gap between employers’ need for skilled project management workers and the availability of professionals to fill those roles.

As the workplace continues to grow and evolve, project managers serve as a pivotal piece of an organization’s ability to adapt and remain agile.

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In fact, a study by the Project Management Institute found that, by the year 2027, employers will need 87.7 million people to fill project management-related roles.

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The talent gap could result in potential loss of some US $2207.9 billion in CPD through 2027 for the 11 countries analyzed.

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US$ 208 billion GPD at risk due to the project management talent shortage, where more than 50% in China.

Professional development

The course

Our course is 100% online. When you sign up, you will have access to the Moodle LMS portal,

allowing you to learn at your own pace, wherever you are in the world.


6 weeks


Our UK CPD certified Project Management Foundation Course (PMFC) will equip you with the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to work within the ever-evolving world of project management.

Project Management Foundation Course presents a set knowledge and skills aimed on a successful project management, implemented in conditions of constraints on the scope of work, its cost and time with requirements of high-quality standards.

You will learn a systematic methodology based on international standards, which allows you to determine the main methods, models, stages, environment, risks, and areas of knowledge necessary for the successful implementation of the project.

The Project Management Foundation Course online offers a comprehensive educational program that examines Project Management from various perspectives but based on PMI standards and Body of Knowledge that build a universal system of tools that can be implemented in different industries and projects.

Participants in the course have the opportunity explore topics such as project, program, portfolio and operational management, project environment and integration management, enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets, process groups and areas of knowledge, project manager triangle of knowledge, agile management and scrum methodology.

Project managers are natural problem-solvers. In addition to setting the plan and guiding teammates through the project, they are tasked with managing changes and risks. Each day is dynamic and different for a project manager because they are at the center of the project, building relationships, prioritizing tasks, and delivering results! Using various tools and templates, as well as a unique skill set, the project manager brings order to chaos.

Whether participants are seasoned industry professionals looking to expand their knowledge and network, or individuals outside the financial sector seeking to learn more, our course accommodates all. This unique opportunity allows students to gain deeper insights from their personal expertise and real-world experiences.

We offer a flexible learning environment with two live lectures per week, supplemented by an extensive note. Our platform serves as a comprehensive education hub, offering all the necessary resources on one accessible platform. 

FOR the


  • Next group starts: 15th February 2024
  • Duration: 6 weeks, 100% online
  • Commitment: 6-8 hours per week
  • Fee: GBP 1,100 with considerable discounts for developing countries

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recite the main concepts of Project Management definition and system elements.
  • Understand and explain the project management system’s structure, 10 main areas of knowledge, and its integration.
  • Recognize the leadership role of the project manager and the importance of project team members, communication channels, and interpersonal communication.
  • Be aware of the main tools and techniques for project management process execution as well as measurable results and documents.
  • Discuss enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets as well as their influence on project goal achievement.
  • Create a scope of work based on customer requirements collection, scope definition, and work breakdown structure.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to task duration assessment and sequencing, project schedule development, and critical path control.
  • Calculate the project budget, including reserves for known unknowns and unknown unknowns.
  • Differentiate and prioritize stakeholders and engage them to participate in project tasks and the decision-making process.
  • Evaluate the severity of expected risks and develop a risk response strategy.
  • Determine requirements for purchasing and procurement, resources, and people.
  • Develop a personal approach based on the project management system’s tools and knowledge for any unique project and reach goals.
  • Collect data, analyze information in the process of professional activity in conditions of uncertainty, make management decisions, assess their possible consequences, and take responsibility for them.
  • Use the methods of project management in research and manage ambitious tasks with a specific goal, timeline, and limited resources.

And finally, hold a Qualifying Exam, comprising 60 multiple-choice questions to be answered within 2 hours’ time.

Lecture 1. Introduction to the Project Management
1.1 Foundational Elements
1.2 Project, Program, Portfolio and Operations Management
1.3 Project and Development life cycles
1.4. Project management business documents

Lecture 2. Project Environment and Project Integration Management
2.1 Enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets
2.2 Organizational Systems and Project integration Management
2.3 The role of the Project Manager
2.4. Initiating process group,
2.5. Project Chapter Project Management Plan Development

Lecture 3. Project Scope Management
3.1 Scope Management Planning
3.2 Requirements collection and scope definition
3.3 Work breakdown structure
3.4 Scope validation and control

Lecture 4. Project Schedule Management
4.1 Schedule Management Planning
4.2 Activities definition and sequences
4.3 Activity durations estimation
4.4. Schedule development and control

Lecture 5. Project Cost Management
5.1 Cost Management Planning
5.2 Cost Estimation
5.3 Budget determination
5.4. Cost control

Lecture 6. Project Quality Management
6.1 Quality Management Planning
6.2 Quality Management
6.3 Control Quality

Lecture 7. Project Resource Management
7.1 Resource Management Planning
7.2 Resource Activity Estimation
7.3 Resource Acquiring
7.4 Team Development and Management
7.5 Resource Controlling

Lecture 8. Project Communication Management
8.1 Communications Management Planning
8.2 Communications Management
8.3 Communications Monitoring

Lecture 9. Project Stakeholder Management
9.1 Stakeholder Identification
9.2 Stakeholder Engagement Planning
9.3. Stakeholder Management
9.4 Stakeholder Engagement Monitoring

Lecture 10. Project Risk and Procurement Management
10.1 Risk Management Planning and Risk identification
10.2 Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
10.3 Risk Responses Planning, Implementation
10.4 Risk Monitoring

Lecture 11. Project procurement Measurement
11.1 Plan Procurement Management
11.2 Conduct Procurements
11.3 Control Procurements

Lecture 12. Agile Approach and SCRUM Methodology
12.1 Agile values & principles
12.2 Agile Approach: benefits
12.3 Agile Approach life cycle
12.4 Agile methodologies
12.5 Scrum Methodology

Yuliya Nichkasova, PhD, MBA, CIMA Dip Adv.
If interested to learn more, please visit Faculty page.

This course is entirely online.

Modules are released weekly and can be undertaken in your own time, wherever you are in the world. This interactive course has been designed for busy professionals and students alike.

When enrolled, you will have access to the Moodle learning portal, and you’ll be able to work at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like

The content of this course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 60 hours of learning. To learn more on UK CPD click HERE.

Please Note: Should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. Phoenix CRetro Limited accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of UK CPD hours or points.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a formal Certificate of professional qualification upgrade as proof of your knowledge of the subject and a «Cert ILS» (Certified ILS Specialist) designation to underline your ILS knowledge commitments.

To learn more VISIT our CPD Page.

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