This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2024 and the certification end date is 31/07/2025.

Key Facts

Level 4
Subject Sector:
15.1 Accounting and Finance
Qualification No:
20 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Age Range:

Qualification purpose

Updating and continuing professional development (CPD)

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The purpose of the Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Award in Project Management is to provide continuous professional development in the field of project management.

    The Level 4 Award offers a high-level introduction to the concept of project management and associated tools and strategies

    The qualification can support progression to a management role or a role with project management responsibilities, as part of a wider development package. Successful candidates might also progress to level 5 qualifications in business management, including the Level 5 Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation Projects.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners have to achieve the single mandatory unit.



    Learners have to achieve the single mandatory unit

    Project management

    Level 4
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Understanding of the concept of project management and what is involved in planning, managing and monitoring and evaluating projects. People employed in roles where they are required to manage projects or who are preparing to take on project management responsibilities, but who have not previously received formal training in this area.

    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is suitable for people who are relatively new to project management.

    Which sector does this qualification support?


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    Increased competence in job role for people already in employment, with potential to support promotion to a managerial position, as part of a wider package of professional development.

    What are the progression options?

    Learners could extend their learning about project management at Level 5 and above, including Gateway Qualifications Level 5 and Level 6 Certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation Projects.

    What are the higher education progression options?


    What are the English and maths progression options?


    What barriers will this qualification help the leaner overcome?


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?


    How does this qualification support the learner to re-engage with learning?


    Progression & entry requirements

    Those in an management role.

    Funding information

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    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

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    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms