Introducing the SOLA QQI Level 8 accredited course: ‘Project Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations’.

April 26 2018, 02:45pm

Project Management Class Photo
Dr John Noonan (UL) and Dermot O'Donnell (SOLA/DFI) pictured at the University of Limerick with some students from the first QQI Level 8 Project Management class

The first cohort of students completed the new SOLA QQI Level 8 module on 'Project Management for Community and Voluntary Organisations'. 

Sixteen students from various community, voluntary and disability organisations from around Ireland participated in the course. It was delivered at the University of Limerick. 

This 'Project Management' programme has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of community, voluntary and disability organisations. 

The course content includes:

  • Understanding Projects and Organisational context
  • Project selection techniques, Risk Analysis and Failure
  • Managing Groups/Teams and Effective Leadership
  • Scheduling and Time Management
  • Successful Project Close Out and the Learning Organisation


"The course exceeded my expectations because it was very practical, interactive, open to sharing information and asking questions. It provided excellent information and I can easily see how it can be applied to my work and how it will influence how my organisation approaches projects. I would recommend others to do SOLA courses" - Grace Kelly, Quality Department, KARE, Kildare. 

"The course content was very relevant to my work in the community and voluntary sector. I am putting the knowledge gained from this course into practice and am seeing positive results and impact" - Michael McGagh, U-Casadh, Waterford.