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ATHE Level 6 Certificate in Project Management

Course Reference: CPM

Duration: 3 months part-time or 1 week full-time

Type: *Live-streamed or Face-to-face

*Fee: €1,695

Part time: Starting on 4th June 2024

This qualification aims to enable participants to improve their skills for managing projects through the different stages of a project’s life-cycle. Starting from identifying appropriate and feasible projects to planning and monitoring projects in order to achieve business objectives.

A NEW Full-time Bootcamp option for our ATHE Level 6 Certificate in Project Management is now available, starting in July 2024.

Watch our course video here.

The aim of this Certificate in Project Management qualification is to enable participants to understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible projects.

Learners will understand how projects can be planned and monitored in order to achieve business objectives. The project lead role, responsibilities, and interpersonal and communication skills needed to become successful will also be reviewed during the course.

This is a hands-on programme that allows learners to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of all elements of project management. By focusing on a previous or current project learners will complete a series of tasks from project identification and feasibility analysis, to plans for initiating and managing projects, monitoring the progress of the project, and closing and reviewing the success of a project.

This qualification supports the development of a range of skills applicable to learners who work, or want to work, in a project management environment.

Part time Details

  • Sessions twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17:30-20:00.
  • MQF/EQF Level 6.
  • 15 UK credits (7ECTS).
  • No exams (assignment based).

Full-time Bootcamp Details

  • In Person (at our premises in Birkirkara).
  • 1 week programme.
  • Sessions from Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00.
  • MQF/EQF Level 6.
  • 15 UK credits (7ECTS).
  • No exams (assignment based).

Our tutors have excellent experience within their field of expertise as well as the necessary academic background. You will receive a high quality delivery in a participative environment. You will be engaged in discussions, activities, case studies, presentations and group work creating a bond between you and other students that forges friendships and a new network of professionals.

There are no exams on this programme. The method of assessment to attain this qualification is based on writing one assignment which is based on a practical project that you are, or will be, working on. The assignment brief is available to you from very early on in your studies. In this way, you can organise and plan your study time accordingly week by week. You will be guided through the assignment requirements, and you will also receive formative feedback prior to submitting your assignment.

This course is ideal for professionals who want to acquire knowledge and develop a range of skills, personal qualities, and attitudes essential for successful project management, whether they are involved in large-scale or small projects.


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • B2 level of English achieved in the last 5 years (English Language O-level grade 5+ or IELTS 5.5+ or successfully pass MBS proficiency test)
  • Prospects should have a specific project in mind to apply in their assignment

and either:

  • 2 years full-time relevant work experience with a level of responsibility working within projects in different areas and industries (example: project manager, project co-ordinator, operations manager, business owner etc.)


  • MQF / EQF Level 5 qualification in a related area


  • Other equivalent international qualification

The learner will cover the following areas:

  • Analysis of business needs
  • Project identification
  • Review different project methodologies
  • Assess project feasibility
  • Team needs and team structure for the project
  • Project lead roles and responsibilities
  • The importance of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Preparing a detailed project plan including time, resources, and costs
  • Identifying project risks and issues
  • Progress monitoring
  • Contingency planning
  • Project closeout
  • Post-project evaluation

Accreditation Status Approved foreign higher education programme (UK)
Level of Qualification Equivalent to MQF / EQF Level 6
Mode of Delivery Live-streamed (online) OR In-person
Hours of Learning Contact hours: 60 / Self-study hours: 50 / Assessment hours: 40 / Hours of total Learning: 150
Credits 15 UK credits
Study mode Part-time OR Full-time
Programme Duration 3 months OR 1 week
Language of instruction English
Programme Delivered Malta Business School, Level 3, Sean Building, Psaila Street Birkirara BKR1908, Malta
Mode of assessment Assignment based
Teaching and Learning Approach At MBS our teaching and learning approach is based on adult learning principles and is unreservedly participant centred and experiential in nature.  Participants are expected to contribute in group work and discussions and actively participate during sessions.
Grading System as approved by MFHEA Fail, Pass, Merit and Distinction
Pass Rate 92%
Registration Send us your CV for review and without obligation so that we can check your eligibility for this programme.
Visa Requirements Third Country Nationals are advised to read VISA requirements from here
Career Progression Successful students who achieve the Certificate in Project Management might be eligible for a Level 7 (Masters) programme. Talk to us so that we will guide you accordingly.

Terms & Conditions apply, talk to us for further detail on this programme.

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“I was lucky enough to be part of a fantastic learning team, with whom I developed an unbreakable bond. I was also fortunate enough to be in a cohort of genuinely gifted people, each and every one with a different story but with a common end goal, that of achieving this MBA.”
Hannah Flynn
“Every module’s completion provided a boost in self-confidence, as we were exposed to different academic and practical tools and perspectives from peers in diverse industries.”
Chris Fenech
“Norman is very welcoming. He immediately made me feel that I can express myself and not keep everything to myself, and he is very informative. Even in his portfolio there are big companies involved and his experience in this sector of work is very vast”
Joseph Saliba
“This workshop is helping me a lot in my career. I work as a project manager. I coordinate and am also a site manager. As a workshop, it is helping me mostly by learning how to grow my abilities in project management, how to prioritise, and follow the needs of the client so that after the project starts, it would finish on time, as it was intended. “
Wayne Camilleri Psaila
“As an experience so far, we are very satisfied, we are having fun as the workshop is very interactive. How the knowledge is provided by Annette is very good. I’m quite satisfied.”
James Attard
“The experience with the tutor was perfect, there were answers for every question, so we are very happy when it comes to our tutor.”
Simona Gelevska