Ascension : Press Release - St Helena
Submitted by The Islander (Public Relations Information Office) 01.07.2010 (Article Archived on 15.07.2010)
Development Project Facilitator gains Diploma inProject Management with Distinction.
In October 2008, Tessa Roberts was successful in securing a place to study a 2 year Distance Learning Course in Project Management with Oxford College. However, she completed it within 19 months and has just received her final results.
This course comprised 10 modules, these being: Introduction to Project Management; Project Management Methods; Project Planning; Project Organisation; Project Control; Tools and Techniques – Includes the Body of Knowledge; Project Management Reports; Project Estimating; Managing Project Change and Global Project Management – The Evolving Profession.
Tessa was required to submit a Tutor Marked Assessment (TMA) for each module and a 5000 word Final Thesis. She chose to do the latter on the Approach to Project Planning. The TMAs made up 60% and the Thesis 40% of the final grade. She achieved passes with Distinction (Grade ‘A’) for all TMAs and Final Thesis submitted.
This course has enabled Tessa to become more competent in her role as Development Project Facilitator as she is familiar with all stages in the project cycle and can prepare and carry out all necessary requirements of a Project Memorandum. This also enables her to assist Project Managers in their role.
The Chief Development Officer stated: ‘Staff development is taken very seriously within my department in order to improve staff members’ knowledge, competence and performance. Tessa’s impressive result shows what can be achieved. She is to be congratulated. ‘
Development & Economic Planning Department22 June 2010