PRiSM Practitioner GPM-b Certification


Organisation profile

Cenit College is a multi-accredited Irish training company that’s been delivering progressive and innovative learning programmes since 2001. We provide training, assessment and other services to people in the public and private sectors across a broad range of professional disciplines, through class-based, blended and online learning platforms.

Our dedicated tutors are all experts in their field, and they’re driven by one ethos – empowerment through education. We meet the needs of our learners through quality assurance and dynamic training programmes that adapt to industry progress. When you enrol with Cenit, it’s your first step to a better professional future.

Training aim

This is a globally accredited professional certification for those involved in managing projects.

Delegates will learn the skills required to effectively handle and manage sustainability in projects and ensure that both the management of the project and the outcomes are sustainable.

Certified project managers will be required to take two modules (16 hrs)

Those seeking a first PM certification are required to take three modules (24 hrs)

On course completion delegates will sit the GPM-b exam administered by Green Project Management.

Exams are booked by delegates and taken online in their own time.

Learning objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of sustainability concepts and how they apply to project management.

Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply sustainability success criteria to the business case.

Apply the PRiSM methodology to plan, execute, and deliver projects in a sustainable way

Understand the basics of sustainable procurements.

Apply the P5 standard for sustainable projects and identify/assess sustainability risks and opportunities.

Develop and implement a sustainability management plan for your projects.

Communicate effectively about sustainability with project stakeholders.

Understand how to apply sustainability practices to projects

Demonstrate that they can use PRiSM project approach in practical situations.

Manage their projects by utilising the P5 standard while maintaining a sustainability checklist at all times.

Assist their organisations in delivering business change by incorporating sustainable practices.

Achieve a stepping stone to moving on to specialist and masters’ levels of GPM

Course outline

- Introduction to Sustainable Project Management

- Core Concepts: Sustainability

- Core Concepts: Project Management

- Projects integrating Sustainable Methods (PRiSM), a lifecycle approach

- Project Business Cases including Sustainability

- Utilising the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management

- Developing and Utilising a Sustainability Management Plan

- Sustainable Project Manager Principles

- Applying Sustainable Project Success Criteria and Outcomes

- On Requirements and Specifications

- Getting to work with Breakdown Structures

- Estimating Costs and Durations for Project Work

- Stakeholders and how to engage them to achieve results

- Addressing Risks and Opportunities for Sustainability Impacts

- Sustainable Procurement for Projects

- Budgeting and Earned Value Management

- Scheduling Project Work

- Project Change Control

- ESG, Sustainability Reporting, and Project Communications

Trainer's profile

Brian Cleere C.Eng MIEI


- Thirty years in the engineering, project management and training fields

- Proven capability in project management training and delivery of change and commercial projects

- Managed hundreds of projects across various sectors

– Delivered project management training at all levels including professional programmes PMP PSM DASSM and Prince2 to     hundreds of delegates since 2013

- Managing Partner Fahy Fitzpatrick Consulting Engineers 2001 – 2011

Training and Consulting

- Part-time lecturer at the Institute of Project Management

- Providing project management training and consulting into many organisations both onsite and VLC

- Supporting and tutoring all project programmes at Cenit College

- Designed and written online accredited project management professional training programs

Professional Qualifications

- Chartered Member Engineers Ireland 1996

- MSc Management of Sustainable Development (DCU)

- Certified PRiSM Practitioner (Sustainable Project Management)

- B.Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering

- Certified Prince2, PMP, Scrum, Agile Leadership, DASSM

Professional Affiliations

- Green Project Manager Ambassador (

- Project Management Institute

- Irish Green Building Council

- Project Management Society Engineers Ireland

Course duration

12 Hours

Assessment & certification

PRiSM Practitioner GPM-b Certification (Green Project Manager)

Who should attend

Experienced Certified Project Managers - Engineers seeking a first project management certification - Sustainability managers - Those interested in embedding sustainable practices into all of their projects