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Project Management for Development Professionals Level 1 (PMDPro1)


Project Management for Development Professionals Level 1 (PMDPro1)

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.


How much does the course cost?

Standard Individual - £721.00

Standard Organisation  - £1211.00



Receive 10% off the course fee when booking at least 1 month before the start of the course.*

*applies to both individual and organisational tickets



RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. There are 2 Scholarship places available on all UK-run courses, which cover the full course fee cost.

For more information including required criteria and how to apply, please visit our website or email


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.


Any questions? Check out our FAQs page here, and our T&Cs here.

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RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 Days
£649.00 - £1211.00
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