Managing Small Projects e-learning

This four-hour e-learning has been designed to help you successfully manage small projects and covers all the main elements of the project lifecycle.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount

About the e-learning

Successful projects require robust strategy and execution. Without these elements, projects can fail, leading to financial and operational damage, as well reputational and political damage.

Understanding how to successfully manage small projects by considering the strategic elements, how to plan for detailed activities and how to incorporate robust control and assurance mechanisms is essential in managing public money.

This e-learning covers these areas, focusing on small projects while also providing some contrast with medium and large-sized projects.

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Who is it for?

The e-learning is ideal for anyone new to project management.

Course content

While large projects often have dedicated and qualified project managers, many managers find themselves with responsibility for lots of small projects and initiatives.

The e-learning provides an overview of best practice and the challenges typically associated with managing small projects.

By the end of the e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between what is and what is not a project
  • Identify the attributes of good and bad project management
  • Describe a high-level overview of project framework creation, project life cycle, processes and documentation
  • Describe a high-level overview of managing the project and closing the project


There is a short (un-timed) knowledge quiz at the end of the training. You will need to achieve 80% to be awarded the certificate of completion and can take the quiz as many times as needed.

How is it delivered?

The e-learning is delivered online via CIPFA’s online learning environment. Detailed joining instructions will be sent to you.

How long will it take to complete?

The e-learning will take around four hours to complete, and you will have access to the learning materials for three months.


The e-learning costs £99 + VAT.

All CIPFA members are entitled to a 10% discount.

If you wish to purchase multiple courses on behalf of an organisation, please contact us: +44 (0)20 7543 5600

The e-learning carries 4 CPD hours

All CIPFA training counts towards your continuing professional development (CPD). If you are a CIPFA Chartered Member, you are required to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of relevant CPD activity each year as part of maintaining your professional competence and to develop skills and knowledge.

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