Certified Project Management Associate

Duration of programme:
2 years
Study Load:
120 ECVET credit points
Type of programme:
Level 5 vocational education, initial vocational training (EstQF, level 5)
Programme format:
Part-time programme. Sessions take place in a flexible format from Wednesday to Saturday, after every 3-4 weeks and are suitable for an employed person.

As a Certified Project Management Associate, you are a true team player who can approach problems methodically.

At the Tallinn School of Economics, you will learn to plan the times and budgets of projects. Before starting a project, you will gather all kinds of the necessary information and will manage the risks and opportunities. You will naturally also learn to implement and analyse projects, in order to then assess their end results for the next projects.

After completing school, you will have a choice of enterprises from widely different sectors. You will work as a member of a project team or will lead small projects on your own.

Modules of the programme:

  • Career planning and entrepreneurship (5 ECVET points)
  • Adapting the project to the environment (22 ECVET points, incl. practical training 7 ECVET points)
  • People management in the project (31 ECVET points, incl. practical training 10 ECVET points)
  • Conducting project management processes (44 ECVET points, incl. practical training 13 ECVET points)


  • Professional English in a junior project manager’s activities and communication
  • Professional Russian in a junior project manager’s activities and communication
  • Personnel work
  • Health promotion
  • Website management and layout
  • Entrepreneurship studies
  • Protection of intellectual property, copyrights
  • Data protection

A 10-week practical training period in an enterprise must be completed in both years.

The studies end with an occupational qualifications examination and, the qualification “Certified Project Management Associate, level 5” will be awarded.

Requirements for admission

The admission is based on an interview to get to know the applicants, their suitability for the profession and learning motivation.

1 ECTS corresponds to 26 hours of student work, including contact learning, independent work, practical training and e-learning and, as well as a learning test.