Online Microcredential in Business & Management

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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Anglia Ruskin UniversityAnglia Ruskin University

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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.

Upskill in human resource management

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.

Learn leadership skills to further your career

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.

Project management certification

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.

Are project management skills in demand?

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.

What skills will you learn?

  • People management
  • Importance of effective knowledge management
  • Human resource management knowledge
  • Employer-employee relationship management
  • Development of personal skills and traits of successful managers
  • Motivation, empowerment, and development of commitment
  • Reward systems and performance management
  • Solutions development
  • Ability to gather and analyse data and information
  • Critical thinking

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and practice of human resource management and its application to organisations
  • Evaluate and formulate appropriate approaches to manage a variety of human resource management situations
  • Evaluate and analyse complex problems and synthesise feasible solutions

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

  • Before learning

    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.

  • Course 1

    From 3 May 2021

    Managing People in Projects

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

    2 weeks

    15 hours per week

  • Course 2

    From 17 May 2021

    Motivation, Performance and Rewards

    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

  • Course 3

    From 31 May 2021

    Managing Project Teams

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

    2 weeks

    15 hours per week

  • Course 4

    From 14 Jun 2021

    Managing Workplace

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

    2 weeks

    15 hours per week

  • Course 5

    From 28 Jun 2021

    Knowledge Management

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

    2 weeks

    15 hours per week

  • After learning

    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.

Learn more about this organisation

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 multiple 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.

  • Established

  • Location

    Cambridge, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 350Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

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