IBT Level 5 Diploma in Project Management


The Diploma in Project Management exposes project management methodology, toolsets and documentation, and the project life cycle including analysis, planning, design and evaluation. The program focuses on various useful project-planning tools, including risk analysis and management. It also examines the role of project manager and project team. The program emphasises a broad approach to technology projects and will be relevant to project managers and those wishing to increase their knowledge about project management. Furthermore, strategies, tools and techniques presented will be of use to project managers and team members in improving the effectiveness of their teams.

It is an internationally recognised qualification, which can be carried from one job to another, or from one industry to another. The qualification is certified by QUALIFI. It is an Ofqual recognised awarding organisation and has developed a reputation for supporting relevant skills in a range of job roles and industries including Leadership, Enterprise and Management, Hospitality & Catering, Health and Social Care, Business Process Outsourcing and Public Services. Besides Qualifi is also recognised by the Qualifications in Wales (QiW) and the CCEA (in full) who are responsible for awarding organisation and the quality assurance in both Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Provides you with structured personal development to enhance your career.
  • Increase your chances of getting new roles.
  • Help you to involve more efficiently and positively with peers, clients and employers.
  • Establish your professional status to help you gain a competitive advantage.
  • Proves your commitment to delivering successful projects, programmes and portfolios.

Institute of Business and Technology (IBT) is an awarding body which offers high-quality diploma and degree programs to students seeking vocational qualification. IBT ensures the quality of the programs by ensuring conformance to high standards in courses offered by the organisation. In addition, through regular monitoring and audit of accredited centres, IBT ensures legitimate and reliable functioning of the approved centres. Furthermore, IBT provides comprehensive support to the accredited centres for delivering the best possible service to learners.

IBT qualifications assist a learner in pursuing high-quality professional vocational education delivered in a flexible and customer-focused learning environment. All the qualifications offered by IBT are regularly updated to recognise and meet the changing needs of colleges, training providers, and employers. Moreover, the qualifications offered by IBT facilitate progression to higher education and career development opportunities.

           All the units of the qualification are internally assessed by the delivery centre and are externally verified by IBT. A combination of coursework and assignments are used for assessment and students will need to show that they meet each of the assessment criteria and learning outcome detailed within each unit of the qualification, to the required standard for the level of the unit.

Diploma Certificates will be awarded following assessment of the candidate’s coursework and assignment. A qualified tutor will examine the evidence and make a decision, which is verified by the external verifier and passed for certification. To be awarded the certificates, candidates must pass all the six units of the qualification. Candidates need to achieve 40% mark in order to pass each unit. The achievement (pass) rates for this qualification are outstanding.

Upon accomplishing Certificate in Project Management, you can help your organisations to gain the benefits of well-executed projects through cost reduction, improved efficiency and increased profits. You will be able to help businesses communicate more effectively, both internally and with external clients.

Achieving this qualification, learners will be able to:

  • Prepare with practical skills and knowledge to successfully manage and execute the projects.
  • Gain internationally- reputed qualifications and improve career prospects as a project management professional.
  • Develop the behaviours and leadership skills needed to become a successful project manager.
  • Industry-focused programmes which meet global standards.
  • Programs reviewed by highly qualified experts in the relevant sector.
  • Career enhancement through providing advanced knowledge and skills which meets the 21st-century employer needs.
  • Availability of globally approved centres for enrolling in the desired program.
  • Availability of flexible study options.

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.


Reference No : Unit DPM-01

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

This is a process that helps in defining and authenticating the list of all the project goals, tasks, deliverables, deadlines, and budgets as a part of the planning process. In project management, it is normal for a big project to have alterations and amendments along the way. This unit aims at making the learner understand the comprehensive portrayal of the work that must be done to deliver the output of a project on time and within the allocated budget.

Reference No : Unit DPM-02

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

This unit explains briefly what the various principles of project management are and how the project work should be carried out following these principles. On completion of this unit, learners will understand the fundamental rules that should be carried out for the effective running of the project.

Reference No : Unit DPM-03

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

Procurement is the process of collecting goods, supplies, and/or services. Hence, project procurement is obtaining all of the materials that are required to run a project. Project procurement management incorporates the processes used for making sure project procurement is successful. Learners will gather knowledge on effectively running and managing a project.

Reference No : Unit DPM-04

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

This unit helps the learners to understand how effectively a project can be carried out while ensuring its quality. Ensuring quality is utmost important in any project as it erases the risk of failure product and unsatisfied clients. Learners will have knowledge about quality planning, quality assurance and quality control after completing this unit.

Reference No : Unit DPM-05

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

Every project is accompanied with several types of risk from the beginning to the completion. This unit describes in detail the procedures, project managers use to minimize and manage any potential risk that arise and affect the project in any way. Since risks are unexpected it needs to identified, analyzed, confirmed and removed effectively. Proper planning needs to be carried out in each and every step. Learners will gather knowledge on all the areas.

Reference No : Unit DPM-06

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

Managing people at work is the most challenging task ever. Number of people from different background works in an organisation. Treating everyone equally without hurting anybody’s feeling is very difficult. People management comprises of three major steps from acquiring talented people, optimizing them and finally retaining the talent along with constant support for the business and guidance to existing employees. The unit gives an idea of how a manager should be, his roles and duties, etc.

Reference No : Unit DPM-07

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

Detailed planning is done before beginning the project. Planning helps to understand the project better, thereby minimizing the risks and optimizing profit. Learners will be able to understand the various steps involved in planning a project.

Reference No : Unit - DPM-08

Credit : 15 || TQT : 150

Project Monitoring and control is usually done to provide an understanding on the progress of a project which helps to notify if there are deviations from the original plan and any corrective measures needs to be taken.

Delivery Methods

School of Business London provides various flexible delivery methods to its learners, including online learning and blended learning. Thus, learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. The program is self-paced and accomplished through our cutting-edge Learning Management System. Learners can interact with tutors by messaging through the SBL Support Desk Portal System to discuss the course materials, get guidance and assistance and request assessment feedbacks on assignments.

We at SBL offer outstanding support and infrastructure for both online and blended learning. We indeed pursue an innovative learning approach where traditional regular classroom-based learning is replaced by web-based learning and incredibly high support level. Learners enrolled at SBL are allocated a dedicated tutor, whether online or blended learning, who provide learners with comprehensive guidance and support from start to finish.

The significant difference between online learning with live classes and online learning methods at SBL is the Block Delivery of Online Live Classes. Learners enrolled at SBL on blended learning are offered a block delivery of online live classes, which can be booked in advance on their convenience at additional cost. These live classes are relevant to the learners' program of study and aim to enhance the student's comprehension of research, methodology and other essential study skills. We try to make these live sessions as communicating as possible by providing interactive activities and presentations.

Resources and Support

School of Business London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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