The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE)





Successful project implementation and completion cannot be left to chance. Organisations are stricter than ever on effective use of limited resources and therefore project budgeting, planning, implementation and control are essential skills for any individual working with projects.

British Accreditation Council

The programme topics include the following:

  • Introduction to Project Management and Project Lifecycle
  • Introduction to Project Integration Management
  • Scope and Time Management
  • Quality, Cost, Procurement and Risk Management
  • Human Resources, Communication and Stakeholder Management



Introduction to Project Management (distance) is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education and endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM).  

Students enrolled in this SLP can apply, on successful completion, for recognition of the learning achieved, for the equivalent module offered on a full time qualification, when registering for any other IIE programmes.  

    The IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (apply to be exempt from:
  • Introduction to Project Management)*

*Important note: Entrance requirements apply. Please speak to a consultant for more details. Curriculum changes may occur  

All SLPs that are available through The Business School at Varsity College have been specifically designed for working adults. These SLPs differ from The IIE full qualifications that are also available through Varsity College and which are registered on the National Qualifications Framework. Before you register you must ensure that the programme you select best suits your individual learning and workplace objectives.  


The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. For more information please visit  


What students past and current are saying.

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"The IIE Project Management and Business Management programmes from The Business School at Varsity College has taught me teamwork skills. I have also learned other soft skills which include learning to delegate and developing the foresight to prevent problems before they arise through preventative planning measures."

Thokozani TK Ndawonde, Founder of Durban Marquee Invasion (DMI) ,The Business School Durban North Campus

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"The innovative, high quality lecturing at The Business School motivated me to work hard and I made it the top 10 achievers for the 2015 ICB examination, nationally."

Natasha Visser

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"I have always had a passion and aptitude for Accounting, and dream of becoming an Accountant. The ICB offering really appealed to me. Through hard work and determination I have taken a crucial step towards reaching my goal, while fostering good friendships with my fellow students and lecturers."

Gerard Paulsen, Invoicing Clerk.

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