(BBCTPM) Foundation Certificate - Project Management

Project Controls International Business School (PCiBS)
Program overview
6 months
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate

Start dates
14 September 2023

14 September 2023

14 September 2023

07 December 2023

About this program

(BBCTPM) Foundation Certificate - Project Management

This program introduces students to the fundamental principles of project management and serves as an introduction to the business discipline. Throughout the course, a structured approach is used, allowing students to develop their competencies in the specific business area at hand. The primary goal of the course is for the student to demonstrate mastery in the business discipline throughout their time there in order for them to be a valuable asset to any project in which they are involved.

This course covers the fundamental principles of project management and provides students with an introduction to the project management discipline. It focuses on the fundamental requirements for starting a small business. Throughout the course, an organized approach is used, allowing students to improve their competencies in the specific discipline under consideration. The primary goal of the course is for the student to demonstrate mastery in this area in order for them to be a valuable asset to any project in which they are involved. The course provides an overview of Introduction to project management concepts and terminology; project requirement identification; project lifecycles; the project manager and his/her team; forms of project organization; project communication and document control Estimation, costing, and planning and control include project planning, scheduling, and schedule control, as well as resource considerations and allocations, cost planning, and performance evaluation, and resource considerations and allocations. Risk management, procurement, human resources, quality, communication, stakeholder relations, and integration management are among the topics covered.

Project management is a significant skill for anyone who wishes to have an impact on their company’s performance.

Admission requirements

Who should attend?

The Project Manager training program(s) are for:

  • Project team members,
  • Individuals that are seeking to understand project management thoroughly.
  • Individuals aiming to start or advance their careers in project management
  • Any Project / Engineers / Construction team members who would like to understand project management and advance their careers
  • These courses are for current, e.g., Project Engineers, Project Planners, Project Cost Engineers, Project Administrators, Project Controllers, etc.

Admission requirements for Masterclasses:

  • Age: Minimum age 16 years
  • Transcripts:All documents need to be certified / notarized. All non-English documents must have a certified and evaluated English translation attached to the application.
  • English level: See note.
  • One passport-size photo.
  • Passport copy / national ID card certified / notarized.


Our PCiBS English teacher will teach you English in our live online Learning Management System (LMS) while studying at PCiBS. If you use our English teacher, no TOEFL / IELTS or equivalent scores are needed. English enrollment is required at the same time.

All PCiBS’ programs are conducted in English and all correspondence will be in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

(BBCTPM) Foundation Certificate

The curriculum sets the foundation of essential business management using the critical elements of project management.

Key elements of the course include:

  • Overview of Project Management
  • Scope & Work Breakdown Structures
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Cost & Budget Control
  • Introduction to earned value management (EVM)
  • Importance of Procurement
  • Contracting
  • Project Environment & Legislation
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Resource Management
  • Reporting

Scholarships & funding


Program delivery

“We are changing lives, and that is a big deal, plus, we will Accelerate your CAREER!"

Teaching methods and style

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS) to deliver our active teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

What is competency-based education?

This type of education measures skills and learning rather than time. PCiBS students’ will progress through courses when they can prove they’ve mastered the material and not only at the end of a semester or term. Some students can learn faster, spend more time on schoolwork, or utilize the knowledge they have from prior learnings.

With 24/7/365 access to online learning resources, students can embark on a tailored educational journey according to their current knowledge and competencies. Each potential student performs an online self-assessment before his engagement as a student with PCiBS. Besides, faculty members and lecturers will provide personalized learning support.

It doesn’t matter what obstacles and challenges you face, PCiBS will put you in charge of your education. The following items are crucial to putting YOU into the driver’s seat of your studies.

  • It’s individualized: Because every student is different, we believe the learning experience for our students should be built around you, not PCiBS.
  • It’s efficient: You focus on learning the material that’s new to you. We assist in some topics where you need a bit of a refresher and follow on through subjects you know well. If you are competent, you are qualified! We don’t waste your time.
  • It’s supportive: You have a whole team around you to assist you in making a success of your studies, from our faculty, lecturers, staff, and your fellow students.
  • It’s flexible: Study when and where it works best for you. PCiBS LMS resources are anywhere wifi is.

Additional Benefits

What makes us different from all the other schools?  


"A personal competency assessment will be performed on each student during the first few weeks of the program.

A feedback report with the various competencies will be issued to assist the students in identifying their own strengths and development potential. Here is a list of some of the items: Behavioural Styles; Abilities and Skills; Emotional Intelligence; and Growth Potential.

About the model: These INTERNATIONAL competencies are developed using an existing framework as developed by JG Sassenberg."


"The development report outlines what actions could be considered to improve behavioural competence and what candidates might want to develop further. The appropriateness of each piece of advice will differ for each individual and will to some extent, depend on your job and the opportunities and resources available. We assist each candidate through this process.

It is recommended that you initially look at both your personal strengths and development areas as part of your personal development strategy. In some cases, there might be no strengths or developmental behaviours identified. Then you could identify the behaviours that would be of the greatest benefit to your development in your current work context. "


"Students will identify their competencies with our Individual Development Planning (IDP) tool.

These competencies will be peer-reviewed by a subject matter expert.

Competencies are also identified, allocated and updated (3 times) ongoing over the duration of the program."


"Coaching and Mentoring will be run in pre-arranged sessions with your subject matter expert over the period of the program. Work or assignments will be allocated depending on the outcomes of the sessions.

Coaching sessions are normally run every two to three months, and mentoring is normally once per semester."


"Individuals will be prepared for a real-life interview process. Practising for interviews forms part of our intensive active learning process and assists candidates in being ready for any question that comes their way."


Full tuition for students:$2755 +15%VAT

Career paths

Why is project management important for you?

The emergence of remote work and project-based businesses is anticipated to increase the demand for skilled project managers. Obtaining a professional certification in project management enables you to capitalize on emerging job market opportunities. In addition, project managers are required in all industries, and professional certification can be the first step toward a career specializing in project management in specific industries, such as:

  • etc.

At the organizational level, PCiBS recommendations can assist organizations in optimizing their use of resources and maximizing value creation, allowing them to achieve their intended results. It also encourages employee collaboration and improves communication between project-related personnel, suppliers, and customers, resulting in stakeholder engagement and customer satisfaction. In addition, PCiBS certification can improve business decisions, including prioritizing project tasks and mitigating risks.

A career in project management will change how you plan and execute activities and tasks within the context of projects. As a trained and certified project manager, you will lead the project team, plan activities, define the project's objectives, scope, timeline, and budget, identify, assess, and treat risks, engage and communicate with stakeholders, and oversee the overall project implementation.

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PCi Business School (PCIBS / ELU)

PCiBS partnered with ErnestLehman.University (ELU) for active learning and knowledge building to address specialist practical and academic requirements in Business Management, Project Management, Property Investment & Development, with a key focus on Business & Project Controls. Founded in 1993, the...

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Why study at Project Controls International Business School (PCiBS)

PCIBS uses active learning and knowledge building to address specialist practical and academic requirements in Business Management, Project Management, Property Investment & Development, with a key focus on Business & Project Controls.

Students must master the PCiBS competency sets during their selected course/program in Business Management, Project Management, Property, or Project Controls. Each course/subject will increase the individual's skill set and knowledge base.

Benefits to students:

  • Earn while you learn, and accelerate your carer
  • Complete our programs and be productive immediately,
  • PCiBS focuses on the competencies required to be work-ready,
  • Strategic thinking, and practical application,
  • Active learning approach through competency-based education,
  • Using didactic, interactive, and collaborative instruction methods,
  • Synchronous & Asynchronous modes of teaching,
  • Online Fulltime and Part-time, and Distance study methods,
  • Competencies: Novice, Basic, Practitioner, Mastery, Expert, and Innovator,
  • Start working and earning 7 - 9 months into our program,
  • Use of Industry experts with experience in their environment.

Contact info

Project Controls International Business School (PCiBS)

7 Bismarck St
13001 Swakopmund Erongo

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