ECQA Certified EU Project Manager (foundation level)



ECQA Certified EU Project Management training
(Foundation level)


"Win more EU project calls and manage EU projects like a pro"



Why?


Can you imagine that you successfully obtain EU funds for your idea? 
Clear win, isn't it? 

Can you imagine that you successfully manage 2 or 3-year long project, produce excellent product/service, get a good final grade and you don't have to return funds? 
Clear win, isn't it? 
Your reputation among your peers and project partners will surely grow. And most important, you will open yourself a door for next projects. Everybody wants to have an experienced EU project manager as a partner.  

The investment in your EU project management knowledge is much lower than the cost of not-knowing. 
Can you calculate the cost of not knowing how to apply for funds? 300 000€ ? 2 000 000€ ? It depends on the project call.
Can you calculate the losses due to poor management, e.g. returning already obtained EU funds. A nightmare, right?  

Moreover, you can obtain the ECQA (European Certification and Qualification) certificate.  
www.ecqa.org


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Target group



Project managers, coordinators, administrators, technical co-workers, advisers and consultants. All who wish to learn how to manage EU projects like Erasmus+, H2020,...)

Especially for: 
  • EU project assistants, EU project partners, EU project apprentices, who want to learn about the complete body of knowledge of EU project management
  • EU project coordinators, managers and consultants, who want to cover the missing gaps, validate the knowledge and obtain recognised certificate



Prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites: 
  • Strong motivation and interest in EU project management topics or at least some experiences 
  • basic project management knowledge.


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Learning outcomes



After completion of this course, participants will be able to transform their idea into EU project and manage running EU projects.



Course outline


 
  • Unit 1: INTRODUCTION INTO EU PROJECTS
    • Element 1: EU Structure and institutions
    • Element 2: EU Programmes (EU 2020, Horizon 2020, Erasmus+,...)
  • Unit 2: PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND FINANCE
    • Element 1: Start up and Objectives
    • Element 2: Management of Work Packages and Project Results
    • Element 3: Finance Management
    • Element 4: Contract Management
  • Unit 3: CO-OPERATION
    • Element 1: Communication and Team Management
    • Element 2: Exploitation and Sustainability
    • Element 3: Effort Reporting and Control
    • Element 4: Reporting
  • Unit 4: QUALITY MANAGEMENT
    • Element 1: Quality Planning and Assurance
    • Element 2: Risk Management



Certification levels


 
There are 3 levels of the certifications for ECEUPM: Foundation, Professional and Trainer, check more info abut the certification levels



Packages and pricing


 
We provide several alternatives of the on-line training. Those alternatives allow self-study of the EU project management topics using presentations, videos, examples, templates, tests and practical assignments.


 Package: 





Feature:
1. Exam only   2. Self-study online learning

+ exam + certificate
(what is this?)


 3. Online learning with tutor support

+ exam + certificate
(what is this?)
4. Live training

+ exam + certificate
 Access to e-learning platform no yes yes yes
 Access to presentations no yes yes yes
 Access to examples, templates, assignments no yes yes yes
 Access to sample exam questions no yes yes yes
 Tutor feedback on the practical assignments and grading nonoyesyes
 Access to online live sessions with the tutor (3 sessions on-demand, max 1 hr/session) no no yes yes
 Access to individual help / consulting of the expert tutor no no yes yes
Live training (3 full days in 3 weeks)   no no  no  yes
 Price of the training - 260,00 € 360,00 €  1263,00 €
Price of the online exam and certification (1st attempt)   232,00 €

196,00 €(retaking the exam)
  232,00 € (online)
244,00 € (in exam center) 

232,00 € (online)
244,00 € (in exam center)
232,00 € (online)
244,00 € (in exam center)
All-in-one package price (including online training, online exam and certificate = -10% of total price)         443,00 €

533,00 €     1345,00 € 
(for in company with on-line exam)



Location and schedule


 
Online training is a 6-week course (on average), available from anywhere. Depending on the previous knowledge, you will have to invest 8-16 hours per learning element (11 of them). You will have the access to the platform for 3 months. Check the latest statistics about the duration: here.

Live training:
Live courses for closed groups are available on demand all over EU. If you're interested please contact us.



Technical requirements


 
E-learning:
Any modern computer, tablet or smartphone is appropriate (for studying). The participant needs a web browser and internet connection. For assignments preparation, Office software package (text editor and spreadsheet editor) is required. In the case of tutor support, the headset is required.
The online study starts the next day after the application and settling the invoice.

Online exam:
Any PC (Windows, Mac) with a webcam, microphone and latest Flash and webcam drivers. Please check compatibility of your PC well before exam using SoftwareSecure System check (select BICERO as exam org.).



Training and certification process & payment




1. Apply here for the online training.

https://sites.google.com/a/bicero.com/www/training-services/eceupm/eceupm-online/apply-for-online-training


2. You will receive the invoice. Settle the invoice. Payment methods: Wire transfer or Paypal. If you will pay with Paypal, you can do it here:

3. Attend and complete on-line training
4.a  Apply for the online exam here OR
4.b Apply for the exam at the exam centre 
5.a Perform the online exam OR
5.b Perform the exam at the exam centre
6. Receive the ECQA certificate.
7. Gather experiences and apply for 2nd level (Professional Level) certificate here.





Participant testimonials


 
"It was a pleasant and educational experience."
Meriç from Norway

"I am also happy to inform you that we received funding for a project under ERASMUS KA1-Learning Mobility of Individuals, which is largely due to the knowledge I have gained from the course." 
Maja from FYROM / Republic of Macedonia


"I liked a lot the experience of the course, even if it's hard to study while working. I think that the choice of giving assignments at home is very good, that's really the only way to learn!"
Marta from Italy


"Although, I had previous experience with ongoing EU projects, which helped me finish the certification fast, I found the course useful because the material was focused on other EU programs and getting the insight into different approaches and concepts of EU project management gave me some fresh ideas for improvement of our current project management practices."
Miha from France

"This course was an incredible learning experience – one of the most useful courses I've been on, especially with the practical advice/steps. Excellent presentation of all material, professional and very reliable learning platform. Dr. Rozman is a really knowledgeable tutor who answered all queries as the course went along. One of the best instructors I've had the pleasure of working with. Concise and clear information, all well delivered." 
Mr. Andreas Papadopoulos from Cyprus


Participant locations:
Latest participants of our online course come from: Norway, France, Lithuania, Cyprus, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, Germany, FYROM / Republic of Macedonia, Tajikistan, Italy, Austria, Spain 



F.A.Q.


 

1. Q: How much time do I have to dedicate to the course?

A: It depends on your background. On average, 8-16 hrs are needed to finish one learning element (of 11). Slightly more, if you decide to finish practical assignments. See detailed statistics here.

2. Q: What kind of questions can I expect on the ECQA exam?

A: Examples of multiple-choice questions in each lesson gives you a good insight into exam questions.

3. Q: Can I download and print the materials for later usage?

A: Of course, the materials are available in PDF form, too.

4. Q: How long do I have the access to the e-learning platform?

A: 3 months after registration.

5. Q: How online mentoring works?

A: On-demand. The participant prepares questions and issues and informs the mentor. Afterwards, online session (e.g. using Skype) is held.  

6. Q: What if I fail the ECQA exam?

A: Please check the examination and certification FAQ.  



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