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Project Management: Human Resources and Leadership

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Project Management: Human Resources and Leadership

Discover how building strong human resources management skills is key to a successful project management career.

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Gain key human resources skills to further your project management career

In just ten weeks, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the theories, concepts, and principles underlying the management of human resources, and come away able to lead teams of people in projects to success.

This microcredential will let you develop skills in how to lead teams, manage people, and make high-scale projects a success.

You’ll explore the theories, principles, and practice of human resource management, while critically evaluating its real-world examples, developing your knowledge base and approach to the management of people and oversight of team projects.

You’ll bring this together with your own values, experiences, and goals – laying the basis for the life-long development of your own management skills.

You’ll discover how to combine these core project management tools – recruitment, workplace relations, knowledge management – with vital leadership skills.

Explore the role motivation and rewards play in driving performance, how to lead groups and teams, how to create an inclusive and productive work environment and discover the advantages of knowledge management.

The best project managers are able to develop their staffs’ skills and capabilities – something that this microcredential will focus on by exploring the importance of intellectual capital.

Moreover, the microcredential is 100% online – meaning you can flexibly develop your career, learning these core skills in your own time around other commitments.

Ultimately, you’ll come away certified by project management experts at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), able to prove to employers your knowledge and ability to effectively manage and lead teams.

This course is part of a postgraduate degree programme in Project Management offered by ARU.

The Project Management Institute’s 2019 ‘Pulse of the Profession’ report suggests that 85% of organisations will change how they operate in the next five years.

Managers who have the training to oversee complex projects – and the people skills to successfully lead teams – will be in increasing demand in the years ahead.

Mastering human resources provides business with a long-lasting competitive edge, and recruiting and retaining the right staff can make all the difference to a successful project.

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What you will achieve

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Are you eligible for this microcredential?

English language proficiency (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to postgraduate level is essential as this course is delivered in English.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential will appeal to anyone working in management and/or project management roles in any industry.

It will benefit the career and employability of any professional responsible for managing people and/or projects, including:

  • senior project professionals
  • project directors
  • project administrators
  • other project professionals
  • anyone aspiring to obtain one of these roles.

It will also be useful for managers, developers, designers, and IT professionals looking to enhance their project management knowledge.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

You will be able to access your pre-course area where you can find announcements and information related to your Microcredential. You can also get to know your fellow students in the discussion area.

Develop an understanding of the theories, concepts, and principles underlying the management of human resources.

  • 2 weeks
  • 15 hours per week

Explore content theories of motivation and engage with principles and aims involved, and the methods used to manage performance.

  • 2 weeks
  • 15 hours per week

Teams are increasingly important to manage groups, and organisations spend considerable resources building and developing teams.

  • 2 weeks
  • 15 hours per week

Develop an understanding of an effective system to manage discipline, grievances, and disputes to ensure good workplace relations.

  • 2 weeks
  • 15 hours per week

Critically evaluate the advantages of knowledge management and its contribution to the success of organisations.

  • 2 weeks
  • 15 hours per week

Once you successfully complete your study and assessment you will receive your transcript for 15 UK postgraduate credits from ARU.

What you will receive

15 UK credits at Postgraduate level from Anglia Ruskin University

Project Management credits could be used towards study on a range of post graduate awards at ARU including two distance learning; MSc Project Management, MSc Construction and Civil Engineering Management and the following delivered at our Chelmsford Campus, MSc Construction Project Management.

Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.

A Transcript of credit from Anglia Ruskin University

ARU Transcript will read Management Practice. Transcript will be provided in PDF format.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn online with expert instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over 12-16 weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.

Complete project-based assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.

Earn a professional credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.

Advance further in your career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Career-focused learning by Anglia Ruskin University

ARU is a global university with campuses across the East of England. They are passionate about transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.




Cambridge, UK

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Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

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You will have 14 days from the day the course starts to apply for a refund. You can find more information in our code of conduct.

Microcredentials are designed to fit around your life and timezone.


There may be live events as part of your studies, but these will be recorded and can be watched afterwards if you aren’t online for the live broadcast.

No, microcredentials are designed to be taken anywhere in the world. You won’t need the right to study in the country where the university offering the microcredential is based.