Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro 1)


Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro 1)

PMD Pro 1 is an introductory course during which you will develop an understanding of the principles and terminology of project management within the context of international development projects. 

PMD Pro is a 3 level certification sequence, use this link to find out more about the PM4NGOs initiative. RedR is authorised to deliver the PMD Pro programme through registration with LINGOs, a consortium of over 55 international humanitarian relief, development, conservation and health organisations.

Please note that the guide and examination for this course are available online and can be completed without classroom instruction. It is RedR’s experience that in-person participation in interactive courses greatly enhances comprehension of the material via peer discussion, group work and dynamic course leadership. 

What does the course cover?

  • Projects and the project life cycle including why projects fail

  • Project identification and design including an overview of needs assessment, stakeholder analysis, problem and objective trees and log frames

  • Project initiation

  • Project planning including work breakdown structures, network analysis and GANTT charts

  • Project implementation including RACI and HR plans

  • Project monitoring, evaluation and control including M&E plans, SMART indicators and change plans

  • End of project transition

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • State the major roles and responsibilities of the project manager throughout the project life cycle

  • State the relationships between the phases and deliverables of the project life cycle

  • State the major sector–specific contextual factors that are unique to the work of project teams in the international development and humanitarian sectors

The Assessment:

The course is assessed by a one hour, closed-book multiple choice exam which is completed on-line. The on-line examination aims to measure candidates’ knowledge of project management in the context of the international development sector. The PMD Pro qualifications are linked in with PRINCE qualifications.



Early Bird tickets (10% Discount) are available until 1 month before the course start date, after which standard fees will apply.

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Who should attend?

Project managers who are new to project management, those with experience working in a project based environmnet who are looking for a refresher and for those new to the humanitarian or international development sector.
The course is offered in English. The examination can be taken in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The minimum age for this event is 18.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The nearest service is Vauxhall Station (Victoria line), approximately 5 minutes' walk.  Oval or Kennington Stations (Northern Line) are approximately 10 minutes’ walk. Buses 2 /3 / 36 / 44 / 59 /77 / 88 / 159/ 185 / 196/ 322 / 344 stop nearby.   

What's the refund policy?

-For bookings cancelled two or more weeks before a course, administrative charges will apply. Applicants will be entitled to a refund of 85% of the course fees paid, or if places are available will be offered a transfer of 90% of the course fees paid onto the next instance of the course.
-For bookings cancelled one to ten working days* before a course begins, 25% of the course fee will be refunded (*during normal UK working days, Monday-Friday and working hours 9am-5pm).
-For bookings cancelled less than 24 hours (working days only) before a course, or after a course has started, no refund will provided.
-If the applicant chooses to transfer to another course and then cancels their booking a second time, neither a further transfer nor a refund will be offered.
-The refund must be claimed within two months from the cancelled course start date.
-Please note that unfortunately we are only able to cover our local bank charges and not the recipient’s bank charges when we make refunds.
-Refunds may take up to 30 days.

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Course Overview

Course Length
5 days
£504.00 - £1354.00
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