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Erasmus+ Project Management for Academic Administrators

B1 on the CEFR (Intermediate)
1 Week
20 Lessons Per Week
Key Start Dates
In Person
Key Start Dates: 24th March, 26th May, 21st July, 22nd September

Project Management for Academic Administrators

The Project Management course is designed to provide academic and administrative staff at all levels.  You will develop the project management skills that enables the integration of best practice, people skills and good leadership through focusing on the key project management processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Project Closure.

Project management skills are needed and used regularly in every workplace and both large and small scale projects need meticulous planning to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and within budget. It provides the knowledge of tools and techniques, requirements and benefits of using Project Management within the institution or organisations.  

OID Number  EI0070121

What will I study?

Day 1: Project Management Standards & Frameworks

  • Welcome
  • Build a Team & Define Team Ground Rules
  • Negotiate Project Agreements
  • Empower & Train Team Members and Stakeholders
  • Engage and Support Virtual Teams
  • Build Shared Understanding about a Project

Day 2: Defining Project Management

  • Technology & Change the creation of the GAP.
  • Secondary Characteristics; Temporary Nature of Projects/Unique/Progressive Elaboration, Single User Purpose.
  • Triple Constraint (Time, Scope and Cost)

Day 3: Project Life Cycle

  • Initiating processes: authorizing the beginning or ending of a project or phase
  • Planning processes: ensuring that the objectives of the project are achieved in the most appropriate way
  • Executing processes: coordinating all resources (people and material) during the implementation of the project plan
  • Controlling processes: monitoring of project variances from what was planned to actual progress
  • Closing processes: formal acceptance of the project or a phase and updating of the project information base with lessons learned

Day 4: Project Management Control and Organisational Structures

  • Matrix organisations
  • Project Scope
  • Project Risk and Issue Management
  • Project Manager Responsibility and Autonomy
  • Project Teams

Day 5: Professional Presentation Workshop

  • Review
  • Discussion
  • assessment

Our Academic team would be delighted to assist you with any questions or support for a specific requirement you may wish to add on the programme.

Materials provided: All photocopies/handouts and powerpoint presentations provided

Minimum Level of English: B1 on the CEFR (Intermediate)

Delivery: in person at Dorset College.

Cultural Programme:
The social activities recommended for each day are optional and will be updated one week before the start of the training.  The programme details will be provided on receipt of application.

Accommodation Options:
We have a number of options that participants can choose from. You can book your own accommodation or apply for Dorset College accommodation at enquiry stage. We offer student apartments or a host family. Accommodation prices are available upon request.

Aims & Objectives

The aim is to ensure that the objectives of projects are achieved in the most appropriate way.  Designed to assist participants to understand how organisations goals are translated into strategic, tactical and operational plans through the application of project management.

  • Learn how to organise and support projects within the parameters of standard project management frameworks.
  • Explore best practices and tools in planning, organising, controlling, managing project risks, and successfully delivering projects.
  • Analyse the key tenets of each phase of the project management life cycle from initiation to lessons learned and the purpose of key documentation.
  • Analyse the role and benefits of Project Management within matrix organisations.
  • Put your new knowledge into practice with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learners will be able to:

  • Understanding the principles, key concepts, processes, and methodologies of PM
  • Use PM tools and software such as Gantt charts, software, and other applications.
  • Plan and schedule projects, set objectives, milestones, allocate resources, and identify critical paths.
  • Identify, assess, and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, team members, and other project participants.
  • Develop leadership skills necessary for leading project teams and managing team dynamics effectively
  • Manage project finances, including cost estimation, budget planning, and financial reporting.
  • Understand the importance of evaluating project outcomes and closing projects effectively

More Information

What is ERASMUS+?

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe for the period 2021-2027. It plays a significant role in promoting European mobility, fostering innovation, and enhancing the quality of education and training in Europe.

The general objective of the Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.

Who can participate in an Erasmus+ Programme?

All education sector staff are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ funding that will allow them to take part in training programmes or collaborative projects as part of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 programme

  • Higher Education
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Secondary and Primary Education
  • Adult Learners
  • Youth organisations
  • Sport

Erasmus+ grants are available to all staff in these sectors for courses and opportunities abroad.

Teachers, academic staff, researchers and administrative support staff can apply for Higher Education training programmes offered by Dorset College.   Courses are also available to Adult Education Colleges, Secondary, Primary and Vocational Schools, for principals, teachers and support staff.

These courses will develop your personal and professional skills and enable you to gain a deeper understanding of your field of study or professional interest.

What can I expect from the course?

Higher Education academic and administrative staff will experience engaging language classes, developing communication and presentation skills, teaching strategies and English language fluency.  It will provide opportunities for both personal and professional development.

  • A team of Native English Language or Business Teachers with extensive experience in their respective fields.
  • Develop your personal and professional skills and gain a deeper understanding of your field of study or professional interest.
  • Experience Irish culture and enjoy the varied range of social activities.
  • Connect with fellow students, professionals, and experts in your field, fostering collaborations and future opportunities.

How does the Erasmus+ work?

The Erasmus+ programme provides grants to institutions and individuals to facilitate participation in training courses, exchanges and cross-country projects. Educational institutions such as universities, colleges, vocational, secondary and primary schools can apply for grants as institutions, and staff will then be invited to apply to take part in individual training programmes or to participate in project-based activities.

If you would like to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for staff training, please contact your institution’s Erasmus+ Co-ordinator for more information.

If you would like to take part in one of Dorset College’s Erasmus+ courses, please fill in the registration form for Registration Form.   We will then send the Invitation Letter, information for the mobility agreement and the preliminary training plan.  This letter may be required when applying to your institution for funding.

Your institution may ask you for the Mobility Agreement that is signed by both the sending and receiving institution, and the signatures for both the Erasmus+ co-ordinator and Dorset College Executive – you may send the Mobility agreement for signature to; [email protected].

The course profile including the learning objectives are available on each course page on this Website.

Eligible countries for Erasmus+ Funding

All EU Member States are eligible to participate fully in the Erasmus+ Programme.

In addition, the following third countries are associated to the programme:

  • Members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which are members of the European Economic Area (EEA): Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein;
  • Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates: Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Türkiye and Republic of Serbia.

The EU Member States and the above mentioned third countries associated to the programme will be hereafter called “EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme”.

Click here for full details of eligible countries.

What is Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2?

Erasmus+ Key Action 1 or KA1 refers to actions which support the Learning Mobility of Individuals.  It provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals, allowing you to take international training abroad, in many European countries.

This action also supports higher education teaching and administrative staff to take part in professional development activities abroad as well as staff from the world of work to teach and train students or staff at higher education institutions. These activities may consist of teaching as well as training periods (such as job shadowing, observation periods, training courses).

Furthermore, this action supports blended intensive programmes, allowing for groups of higher education institutions to jointly develop blended mobility curricula and activities for students as well as academic and administrative staff.

The field of Education and Training:

  • Mobility projects for higher education students and staff
  • Mobility projects for Vocational learners and staff
  • Mobility projects for school pupils and staff
  • Mobility projects for adult education learners and staff

This actions supports organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth and will receive support from the Erasmus+ Programme to carry out projects promoting different types of mobility. More information HERE

Key Action 2 or KA2

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 or KA2 refers to actions based on cooperation among organisations and institutions.  This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables. The qualitative assessment of these projects will be proportional to the objectives of the cooperation and the nature of the organisations involved

The Actions supported under this Key Action are expected to contribute significantly to the priorities of the programme, to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participating organisations, on the policy systems in which such Actions are framed as well as on the organisations and persons directly or indirectly involved in the organised activities.

This Key Action is expected to result in the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels.

Depending on the field addressed and the type of applicant, these actions are managed either by the National Agencies or by the European Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). All details about who can apply and where to apply are specified in the sections below. More information HERE

Erasmus+ Eligible for Funding at Dorset College

Dorset College provides a number of English Language and Business Courses over a 5-day training period (excluding travel).  These programmes are designed for higher Education teachers and Administrative staff, who are interested in travelling for a programme or partner country as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

You can apply for funding for an Erasmus+ course through your organisation.  Your institution may ask you for the Mobility Agreement that is signed by both the sending (your organisation) and receiving institution, (i.e. Dorset College) and the signatures for both the Erasmus+ co-ordinator and school, university or organisation.

The Mobility Agreement outlines your learning goals, rights and responsibilities.

Dorset College unique ID is:  EI0070121

  • A unique code (OID) is required to take part in Erasmus+ programmes and projects.
  • It also means that funding is only available to authentic organisations.
  • Go to European Commission website to find out more about OID’s.

How can Dorset College help you with your Application?

How can Dorset College help you with your Application?

After receiving your application, you will be contacted shortly thereafter by the Dorset College team. You will also receive the programme details and all information you need for the mobility agreement as well as your stay in Dublin.

As soon as we receive the mobility agreement signed, an invoice is generated with the training (or course) fee. Once the payment is completed the registration is finalised. It is very simple and Dorset team is ready to guide you until the end of your application.

How much is an Erasmus+ grant?

Erasmus+ grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel, subsistence and training and the amount will vary depending on:

  • The receiving country (the country to which you are travelling)
  • The level of demand from staff from your country who intend to train abroad
  • The distance between your country and the receiving country
  • The availability of other financial sources in your country or region

Please ask your Erasmus+ coordinator in your organisation, institute or school for information about the grant provided in your region.
If you need more information about the costs of Dorset College courses, please find our Price List on each course page.

If you have any questions, please contact us.