The Stars College Level 5 Diploma in Project Management hones practical skills in operations, quality, strategy, and digital practices. Successful completion ensures industry-specific proficiency, enhancing career prospects and facilitating further academic progression.
English Proficiency Required: Non-native English-speaking learners must submit proof of language competency. Visit the Stars College website's English Language Expectations page for detailed information.
Stars College qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.
Stars College Level 5 Diploma in Project Management: 6 mandatory units, 120 credits, 1200 Total Qualification Time (TQT), with a recommended minimum of 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH).
The Stars College Level 5 Diploma in Project Management comprises six mandatory units, each carrying 20 credits. These units cover diverse aspects, including Operations Management, Project Quality Management, Business Strategy and Sustainability, Responsible Business Practices, Project Planning, Execution, and Evaluation, as well as Digital Business Practices.
The Stars College Level 5 Diploma in Project Management is structured for one academic year of full-time study, offering flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers provide face-to-face delivery through lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as distance and online modes.
Internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College ensure the rigorous evaluation of all units within this qualification. The criteria-based assessment relies on learners demonstrating achievement of specified learning outcomes. To attain a 'pass,' learners must present evidence meeting assessment criteria standards, with the Assessor making the judgment. A transparent audit trail is essential to showcase the rationale behind determining the learners' overall achievement.
The Stars College Level 5 Diploma in Project Management empowers learners for career advancement or further academic pursuits. Recognized by Ofqual, it allows direct entry into Year 3 of a UK Bachelor's degree program, offering diverse pathways for educational and professional development. For additional details, refer to the University Progressions page.
Success in our English-taught qualifications hinges on learners' proficiency in the language. All applicants must meet a minimum English language standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5, ensuring effective comprehension and communication for the duration of the program. This requirement is essential for maintaining the academic rigor and ensuring a conducive learning environment.
Centres offering our qualifications have the responsibility to ensure that non-native English-speaking learners, who haven't completed their final two years of schooling in English, exhibit proficiency at specified levels before enrollment in English-taught programs. Acceptable proof includes achieving a Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2, a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 51, or an IELTS score of 5.5 with Reading and Writing components at the same level. The determination of evidence required for individual learner proficiency lies with the respective center.
Successful completion of our qualification aligns with university standard academic entry requirements. However, individual assessment and specific entry criteria may influence university admission for each applicant. Recognized by Ofqual, our qualifications enable learners to progress seamlessly to top-up degree programs, master's programs, or MBAs at various universities in the UK and overseas, often with advanced standing. These confirmed progression arrangements provide diverse pathways for further academic pursuits.