CMI Level 3 Award in Project Management (QCF)

The qualifications covered are:

  • CMI Level 3 Award in Project Management (QCF)

Designed to meet the needs of managers responsible for projects who wish to extend their skills and knowledge to embrace further project management disciplines. It is expected that learners will already be working in a Project Management environment, although the qualification is also open to learners wishing to build on their general management skills.


The qualification is summarised below with the corresponding UK and International fee, inclusive of VAT, tuition, course materials and registration with the awarding body. Further supplementary programme information is provided towards the end of the page, and in the FAQ.

Course fees can be paid in full directly via the secure payment option next to the qualification to be studied. For alternative payment methods, including monthly payment plans, see our FAQ.


To achieve a CMI Level 3 Award in Project Management, you need to successfully complete the unit to a minimum of 6 credits. This qualification offers a highly flexible approach to learning. The qualification also supports learners in meeting the requirements for work and/or employment within all areas of management and leadership at this level.

CMI Level 3 Award in Project Management (QCF)

Typical Units

  • Introduction to Project Management


The length of time varies depending upon the time you can commit to studying. A basic guide:

Award:    6 – 8 weeks


Assessment is normally via practical work-based assignments provided by ET&C. This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own organisation’s context.

Academic Equivalences

Qualifications at QCF Level 3 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to GCE AS/A Levels.

Entry Requirements

These qualifications can be offered to individuals from age 19. There are no specific entry requirements for these qualifications, but ET&C must ensure that individuals admitted to the programme have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.


The qualification provides opportunities for progression for other qualifications at the same or higher levels, which could also be work-based or more academically structured.

Please also see our portfolio of qualifications.