Developing the rounded project professional requires much more than just theoretical training, the QA LLP is designed to engage the person and immerse them fully into their learning.
It follows the 70:20:10 model of learning, blending a selected programme of self-study, virtual classroom (VC) sessions, tutor marked assignments (TMA) and work based assignments (WBA), so that project professionals will engage with their peers and their organisation in a way they have never done before.
- Modular Learning, Virtual Classrooms and Workbook Exercises engage the intellect
- Work based assignments, half-way-house events and Learning Buddy exercises enhance social capacity
- Tutor Marked Assignments and Work Based Assignments allow creative and practical skills to be developed, contributing to the individual’s self-esteem
- Application to the learner’s real-world environment, with the availability of support from peers and mentors alike, provides growth in professional and life-skills
Participants will truly understand and be able to apply the project management principles and techniques they learn along the way to their own projects, and they will share ideas and have the confidence to challenge and influence their ways of working. Ultimately, they will approach their projects in a much different way to before, enhancing the project delivery success in terms of timescales and budgets.
QA has a proven approach to the design of the programme which has been tried and tested with several customers; however, where a specific requirement exists, the LLP can be tailored to suit the development needs of the organisation and is often the next step from a competence-based assessment (the QA COMPASS tool is a good example) which will highlight gaps in individual competence and organisational capability against an international competency framework.
Changing behaviours and encouraging self-realisation doesn’t happen overnight, so a typical LLP runs over a 12 week period and requires a commitment of approximately 6 hours per week by each student. There are individual activities, group activities and buddy activities, so collaboration is key, as is self-motivation and a desire to learn.