Diploma in Programme and Project Management

Course Overview

The PPM Diploma has been designed for Project and Programme Managers to develop their competencies across a number of project and programme management areas.

The PPM Diploma was developed by the Chartered Management Institute in collaboration with the APM Group and consists of 7 mandatory units plus an Integrative assessment and 2 additional units selected from Project Management or Programme Management.

The PPM Diploma is a competency based qualification which enables the candidate to achieve each of the qualification units through practical application.

It also meets your Continuing Personal and Professional Development needs and provides for the opportunity for successful candidates to go on and become Chartered Managers.

Approach and Duration

The Certificate is delivered flexibly, with the candidate given their own individual learning plan following discussion with their allocated tutor.

The Diploma takes between 12 to 24 months to complete and is very much driven by the candidate.  
The approach that is taken is distance or self-directed learning through an on-line learning site, with ongoing support from a nominated tutor.

Course Content

To achieve the Diploma in Programme and Project Management, you will need to successfully complete 7 mandatory units, an Integrative assessment and 2 additional units for either Project or Programme level.

Mandatory Units
DPM01 – Business Context
DPM02 – Principles of Programme and Project Management
DPM03 – Risk Management
DPM04 – Quality Management
DPM05 – Change and Configuration Management
DPM06 – Managing People
DPM07 – Managing Contracts
DPM12 – Integrative Assessment

Additional Units for Programme Management
DPM08 – Programme Planning
DPM09 – Programme Monitoring and Control

Additional Units for Project Management
DPM10 – Project Planning
DPM11 – Project Monitoring and Control

Please note exemptions may apply for current PRINCE2®, MSP®  or MoR® Practitioners.

On completion of the programme, candidates will be able to:

•    Analyse the business, social and political contexts which impact on Programmes and Projects
•    Effectively manage and control Project Deliverables
•    Develop a disciplined approach to developing and implementing plans and controls in Programme and Project Management
•    Improve team and individual performance
•    Monitor and control costs and resource allocation throughout the lifetime of the project or programme, therefore minimising likelihood of unauthorised budget overspend

Who should undertake the qualification?

Project Managers, Team Managers or members of Project Teams, Programme Managers, Change Managers, Product Managers, Business Improvement Managers and Risk Managers

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however it is recommended that the learner has exposure to a project environment.

Progression and Associated Routes

•    The CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
•    MS Project
•    MSP®  – Managing Success Programmes
•    PRINCE2®  Practitioner


The price for the Diploma including undertaking PRINCE2® Practitioner (or MSP®) is £3,245 ex VAT.

If you do not undertake the PRINCE2® (or MSP®) and choose to complete the appropriate units through the completion of the guided learning and assessments, the price is £2,500 ex VAT.

If you already have a current PRINCE2 or MSP Practitioner qualification the price is £2,200 ex VAT.

All prices include all course texts, access to on-line CBT materials, tutor support and registration with the awarding body.

Application Process

For more information on how to apply, please contact info@carnegieenterprise.com or call 0344 248 0130.


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