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Certified Project Management Diploma

Learn everything about how to manage a single project succesfully.
IPMA-D®, NFQ Level 8, CPM Dip.
15 Weeks
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Upskill with World-Class Credential

The course is perfect for you to validate your project management skills with a globally recognized certification. A detailed assessment of competencies provides you with complete confidence to develop and execute a comprehensive project plan based on world-class standards.

What will I learn?

This course uses a blend of realistic projects, exercises, lectures and discussions.

Upon completing this course, you will be a competent professional who has the necessary skills and techniques to effectively manage any size of project from beginning to end.
Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Concepts and Context
  • Eye of Competence
  • Basic concepts of project management defined
Project Initiation
  • Overview of strategic linkage of projects
  • Business case concepts
  • Project selection strategies
  • Financial considerations for projects
  • Project initiation documentation
Project Planning
  • Project Leadership
  • Team Leadership concepts
  • Project Scope definition
  • Project Scope Statement
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Project Cost estimating
  • Defining project resources
  • Project Schedule concepts
  • Project procedures
  • Procurement management
  • Risk management
  • Change management
  • Quality management
  • Communication management
Executing and Controlling the project
  • Large project kickoff
  • Performance monitoring
  • Earned value management
  • Project control
  • Team behaviour concepts
Project Closeout
  • Project closeout procedures
Agile Methods
  • Principles and guiding concepts
Knowledge Area
  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Risk
  • Contract/Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Communications
  • Integration
  • Stakeholders
  • Technical Competence
    (Techniques of project management)
  • Behavioural Competence
    (Professional behaviour of project management personnel)
  • Contextual Competence
    (The relations with the project macro environment)
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This course is perfect for...

  • Those actual or potential project managers
  • Team members, leaders, or any professional who directly contributes to projects
  • Anyone from any industries such as Human Resource, Construction, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Banking, Medical, Management, etc
  • People with any job titles: Designer, Supervisor, Manager, Accountant, etc
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Admission Requirements

  • A level 7 degree, or equivalent qualification from a recognised body.
  • If you don’t have a third level qualification but have relevant professional work experience, you may be invited to interview (personal or telephone as appropriate) with the Course Director to assess your suitability.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Institute’s Admissions Assessment Board. A CV will be required to check the eligibility. 


Please don’t hesitate to schedule a call with our educational advisor if you require any further information.

Why study with us
Unparalleled Expertise
Globally Recognised
Projects for your Portfolio
Student Hub & Community
Student Success
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Unparalleled Expertise

We work closely with a faculty of leading academics and industry practitioners with unparalleled expertise and knowledge to ensure your project work yields the desired business results.

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Globally Recognised

The Institute is globally recognised as Ireland’s premier project management certification authority. We are the national certification body for IPMA® certification, representing Ireland in IPMA’s federation of 70+ countries across 6 continents.

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Projects for your Portfolio

Learn by doing with real-world project assignments that enhance your portfolio

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Student Hub & Community

Our Student Hub is where you can access your study materials, additional resources, playback recordings of your classes, and connect with a global student community. Be inspired, network, and share ideas with other industry professionals.

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Student Success

Our friendly Student Success team is here to respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate an engaging and rewarding learning experience. Your success is very important to us, which is why our dedicated team will help you stay on track, keep you accountable, and support your studies at every step of the way

Student Reviews

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Student Reviews
Student Reviews
Very knowledgeable lecturers and very relevant information
I would highly recommend the IPMA Certified Project Management Diploma course. Very knowledgeable lecturers and I have gained a wealth of knowledge having completed the course. Very relevant information, giving me the skills I needed to move forward with my project management responsibilities. Thanks to everyone at the institute!
Quality lecturers and course material
Highly recommended. I upskilled by doing the project management diploma and it helped me secure a new job. Jack Rainey
Well-organised course
Recently I completed the IPMA® Certified Project Management Diploma course and would highly recommend it to anyone considering working in this field. As a person with little to no experience in Project Management, I came into this course not knowing very much about how projects should be managed. However, I'm now leaving the course in a totally different position and have a wealth of knowledge that I will be applying in my job. The course is very well organised & the lecturers very knowledgeable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find your questions answered and everything you need to know about the course.

Need further information?
How is the course assessed?

There are three components on your course assessment: two written assignments (self-assessment at the beginning of the course and a project at the end) and one final exam (MCQs + Scenario style questions).

Is this course applicable to any industry?

Yes, the content of the programme is suitable for various fields. We have many students from different backgrounds, like engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT and many others, who completed the course successfully.

What is included in the course fee?

The course fees include the examination and certification fees, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Success team.

What payment options are available?
  • Full payment before the start of the course
  • 50/50 instalment payment option: the first instalment of 50% should be paid upfront, and the remainder halfway through the course (week 7).
How much time do I need to spend every week to complete the course?

Live virtual classes run one evening per week, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Plan to spend approximately 4 to 6 hours each week on the core material and reflecting on what you have learned. However, as you can appreciate, this is very dependent on each individual’s capability.

If I don’t have the necessary academic qualifications, can I still be admitted?

Candidates without a third level qualification, but with relevant professional work experience, will be considered. You need to send us your CV to be reviewed by an assessor.

Are the course qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes, the course outcomes are recognised internationally in over 70 countries.

Can I miss 1-2 classes?

A recording of each online lecture will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.

Is the course suitable for candidates without former PM knowledge?

Yes, the Certified Project Management Diploma programme is a perfect fit for someone who wants to get the fundamental knowledge and essential techniques in project management. The course is suitable for actual or potential project managers, and for any professional who directly contributes to projects.

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