The Certificate in Project Management programme covers critical skills areas, including project initiation; schedule development, monitoring and control; team management. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks and technologies designed to support the project manager. Students will learn from experienced tutors, and from each other, how to manage their projects effectively and to meet the expectations of their stakeholders.
This programme will be particularly relevant for public servants who:
- Are new to project management
- Are members of, or work closely with, project teams
- Wish to enhance their awareness and knowledge of project management
- Are interested in learning practical tools and techniques to help them manage projects more effectively
- Wish to improve the inter-personal competencies that are vital for successful project managers.
The Certificate in Project Management runs on an annual basis commencing in September/October each year. It is accredited by University College Dublin and is a Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) on the National Framework of Qualifications.
The Professional Diploma in Project Management programme builds on the Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies, frameworks (including PRINCE 2, Agile and the PMBOK) and technologies designed to support the project manager. The programme has been designed to help students working as project managers and/or members of a project team within a public sector context. While employing the body of knowledge of the profession, the course is highly tailored to address the unique issues and challenges faced by public sector project managers and team members. The Professional Diploma runs on an annual basis commencing in September/October each year. It is accredited by UCD and is a Level 8 (Special Purpose Award) on the NFQ.
For further information on the Certificate and Professional Diploma programmes, please contact the IPA.
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