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Institute of Public Administration

01 668 9135
57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

Institute of Public Administration – one of Ireland s most eminent higher learning institutions – specialises in part-time courses in public administration, public management and general management and offers a range of programmes from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course or a longer term accredited programme, the IPA can meet your development needs. The Institute of Public Administration is Ireland’s only public service development agency focused exclusively on public sector development. It delivers its service through:
– education and training, building people s capability to meet challenges
– direct consultancy, solving problems and helping plan and shape the future
– research and publishing – understanding what needs to be done and making these findings readily available.

We tailor our services and courses to the particular needs of the public service however our services are also delivered to the private sector. Our blend of skill and experience means that we can develop and offer a service which meets public service needs precisely and effectively. Whilst our services are delivered mainly to clients in the Irish Public Service, we have a strong reputation and demand for our services internationally also.

The Institute is a recognised college of University College Dublin and also offers a range of professional qualifications including CIPD, CIPFA, Mediators Institute of Ireland, PRINCE2, CompTIA, Microsoft, EC-Council and (ISC)2.

Bookkeeping and Accounting
A robust system of recording transactions is the means by which we can ensure that all financial data is captured and that the final accounts can be relied upon and fully reflect all that has…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Law and the Administration of Justice
This four-year, part-time programme combines subjects critical to contemporary public management in all sectors with those especially relevant to law and the administration of justice. In addition to learning about the economic, legal and HR…
Executive Officer Development Programme
The two day Executive Officer programme is designed for staff at Executive Officer level. This role is partly operational and part management, and the course aims to enable the EO to support senior staff achieve…
Higher Executive Officer Programme
This programme is designed for staff at HEO level in government departments, offices and state agencies. The aim of the programme is to further participants development as middle managers within the civil service to enable…
Minute Taking for Meetings
In this era of corporate governance and accountability minute taking is a responsible position that requires individuals who can take clear brief easy to read and accurate recordings of decisions and actions. This workshop will…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Healthcare Management
This part-time programme explores public management in its various dimensions, focusing on issues that affect health and hospital services. The provision and cost of healthcare are always topical issues, and students will consider key subjects…
Master of Arts - Healthcare Management
The MA-Healthcare Management is a two-year, part-time programme that focuses on the issues that affect health and hospital services. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in healthcare management in Ireland and to equip…
Professional Diploma in Project Management
his Programme builds on the work of the Certificate in Project Management. While the Certificate could be seen as project focused the Diploma could be said to be more project environment focused i.e. concerning those…
Master of Arts - Non Profit Management
The Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management responds to a growing need for increased managerial capabilities in non-profit organisations in Ireland and abroad. The programme attends to subjects that are at the heart of contemporary…
Audit Committees - Role and Evaluation
Audit Committees are an integral part of the corporate governance framework of today s public sector. Generally the purpose of an audit committee is to review an organisation s corporate governance, internal control environment, risk…
Certificate in Audit Skills
The aim of the Certificate in Audit Skills (CAS) is to develop the skills and knowledge of public sector internal auditors in order to carry out effective audits and make a greater contribution to the…
Financial Statements for Audit Committees
Audit committees and the internal audit function, are present today in all areas of the public sector. Generally the purpose of an audit committee is to review an organisation s corporate governance, internal control environment,…
Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance
Courses available Introduction to Internal Audit, Introduction to Risk Management & Governance, Certificate in Audit Skills, IIA Diploma in Internal Audit Practice and IIA Advanced Diploma in Internal Auditing and Management.
Introduction to Internal Audit
This four-day programme, delivered over two modules, explores the role of the Internal Auditor, the audit process and the relationship of the internal auditor with management, the audit committee and external audit. The course is…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Management
This part-time programme focuses on the effective management of people and organisations. Students explore the economic, legal and HR issues that affect public administration broadly and obtain specialised knowledge about the management function, including financial…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Public Management
This four-year, part-time programme explores public management in its various dimensions and the distinctive role of public sector organisations. Students study subjects that are at the heart of everyday practice in the modern public service,…
Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - Accounting
This part-time Accounting course provides a comprehensive examinations and analysis of the subjects critical to contemporary business life, focusing on accounting principles and techniques. Students receive instruction in the key principles and techniques in financial, cost,…
Certificate in Business Studies
The Certificate in Business Studies is a one-year, part-time programme that provides a systematic introduction to modern business theory and practice. Students take four subjects and address such crucial topics as Accounting techniques, Research and…
Diploma in Business Studies
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Diploma in Financial Management
Understanding how organisations, business units and departments manage their finances is obviously of critical importance to a successful career. Many people know that they would benefit from instruction in the accounting principles and processes at…
Diploma in Law
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Master of Arts - Leadership and Strategy
The MA - Leadership and Strategy is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the theory and practice of effective leadership and strategy formulation. Both public and private sector organisations need leaders with expertise in the…
Principles of Data Protection
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Professional Diploma Housing Studies
This programme provides an in-depth treatment of social and supported housing. The provision of social and affordable housing and rental assistance is affected by many economic and social considerations. This programme, which can be taken…
Professional Diploma in Human Rights & Equality
This Professional Diploma has been developed in conjunction with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. A one-year, part-time programme, it seeks to give public servants and others a better understanding of the place that…
Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation
The Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation has been developed in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and is targeted at decision-makers throughout the public service. It will introduce students to important…
Understanding the Financial Reports of Public Bodies
Published accounts are the backbone of the accountability and reporting system used in the public, semi-state and private sectors. The information contained in these reports is critical for those charged with the responsibility of monitoring…
Executive Coaching
IPA's experienced panel of coaches aim to provide intensive support and consultation to senior managers on issues relevant to their professional development in an individual and confidential forum.
Certificate in Management Development
This one-year part-time Certificate is designed for public servants who wish to improve their overall competency in effective management practice and develop the core skills needed to effectively manage people, resources and performance. Emphasis is…
Diploma in Management
This one-year, part-time Diploma addresses key subjects in modern management theory and practice. It seeks to equip both those who have some management responsibilities and those who hope to attain a management position with the…
Diploma in Management
This one-year, part-time Diploma explores key subjects in modern management theory and practice. It seeks to equip both those currently working in management and those who hope to obtain management positions with the requisite skills…
Managing Performance and Appraisal
Performance management is a process which contributes to the effective management of individuals and teams in order to achieve high levels of organisational performance. As such, it establishes a shared understanding about what is to…
MSc in Business and Management
The MSc in Business and Management is a two-year, part-time programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first…
Diploma in Business Studies
This is a two-year, part-time programme. In first year students complete the Certificate in Business Studies. In second year, students take three common subjects: Business and Company Law, Cost Accounting and Economics plus a fourth…
Diploma in Computer Studies
The Diploma in Computer Studies is a part-time programme of training and education that is made up of compulsory and elective modules. The Compulsory Modules are: - Hardware and Software (including Networking and Virtualisation) -…
Systems Management
The content of this subject includes: Administering an organisation's technical infrastructure Networking concepts and practical skills Operating system concepts and practical skills
Certified Mediation Training Programme
The overall aim of this training programme is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Mediation as well as expertise in mediation skills for the management of workplace and organisational conflicts and disputes. Completion…
Mediation Refresher / Skills Training Day
This Mediation Skills Refresher Training Day is aimed at those who have already completed the 60 hour Certified Mediation Training Programme (as approved by the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MII)) and are planning to undertake…
Master of Arts - Criminal Justice
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Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection
This Certificate in GDPR and Data Protection is a 3 day instructor led course. Data protection compliance is a key duty of all organisations, public and private, which handle personal data. As well as the…
Data Protection Awareness
Study Data Protection Awareness at the Institute of Public Administration. Since the enactment of the Data Protection Act, 1988, and more particularly in recent years, the legal obligations and requirements on public service organisations to…
Freedom of Information for Decision Makers
Freedom of Information (FOI) for Decision Makers is an intensive one-day course for people charged with making decisions in relation to applications for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, which was enacted on…
Diploma in Health Economics
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Risk Management for Public Service Organisations and State Bodies
Effective management of risk is now recognised as a critical element of good governance and assurance arrangements in public service organisations and state agencies. Handling uncertainties and agreeing priorities has implications for strategic and business…
Board Secretary: Duties and Priorities
A key but often under-appreciated role in corporate governance is that of the Board Secretary. The Secretary can help ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the Board and its Committees; timely information flows between…
Competency Based Interviewee Preparation
This one-day Competency Based Interviewee Preparation workshop is suitable for staff at all levels of the organisation who are eager to improve their interview techniques. The programme focuses on practical interview preparation, skills development and…
Corporate Governance Requirements for Public Bodies
Public bodies and many other organisations in receipt of public support must insure that their standards of corporate governance are of a high standard and that they are in compliance with specified corporate governance codes.…
Grievance and Discipline Management
The Programme Maintaining healthy employee relations in an organisation is a pre-requisite for organisational success. Employee relations generally deal with avoiding and resolving issues concerning individuals which might arise out of or influence the work…
Risk Management for Public Service Organisations and State Bodies
Effective management of risk is now recognised as a critical element of good governance and assurance arrangements in public service organisations and state agencies. Handling uncertainties and agreeing priorities has implications for strategic and business…
Statutory Obligations for Public Bodies
Boards of Public & State Bodies have a duty to ensure that their organisations are compliant with all relevant statutory obligations. Their role in this regard involves a) an understanding of what the statutory obligations…
Whistleblowing and the Protected Disclosures Act 2014
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Certificate in Finance
Certificate introduces basic principles of finance with particular emphasis on financial management in the public sector. The programme follows the academic year, is distance learning based and supported by attendance at a set number of…
Diploma in Finance
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Finance for Non-Finance Managers
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Financial Statements for Audit Committees
Audit committees and the internal audit function, are present today in all areas of the public sector. Generally the purpose of an audit committee is to review an organisation s corporate governance, internal control environment,…
Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance
Courses available Introduction to Internal Audit, Introduction to Risk Management & Governance, Certificate in Audit Skills, IIA Diploma in Internal Audit Practice and IIA Advanced Diploma in Internal Auditing and Management.
Master of Arts - Financial Management
The MA - Financial Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores key subjects in financial management. It seeks to raise the level of financial analysis in the public service and equip students with the…
Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies
The updated revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies from 1 September 2016. This is the key guidance document on the corporate governance expectations of State Bodies and other organisations operating…
Corporate Governance and Risk Management
Corporate Governance and Risk Management is a one-day course designed as an introduction to corporate governance for public servants who are unfamiliar with the area. It takes the Code of Practice for the Governance of…
Doctorate in Governance
The DGov programme provides public policy-makers & public sector managers with the advanced knowledge and high-level critical skills that their professional lives demand. It offers participants the opportunity to explore how public policy-making has evolved,…
Professional Certificate in Governance
The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is…
Risk Management, Assurance, and Internal Control Systems
Effective management of risk and control is recognised as a critical element of good governance arrangements in all organisations. It has implications for strategic and business planning, audit and assurance arrangements and the management and…
A-Z of Irish Local Government
The A Z of Irish Local Government is designed to give an overview of each of the key services, and the principle pieces of legislation underpinning the services currently being provided by Local Authorities in…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Local Government
This four-year part-time programme combines the study of subjects critical to contemporary public management with subjects particular to local government. In addition to learning about the economic, legal and HR issues that affect public administration…
Certificate in Local Government Studies
The Certi cate in Local Government Studies provides participants with a grounding in the principal areas of legislation and practice in local government and with the core knowledge and understanding to enable them to work…
Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies
The Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies is designed to complement the IPA Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies. The Diploma provides a more in-depth explanation and analysis of the system…
Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies
The Diploma in Civil Service and State Agency Studies is designed to complement the IPA Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies. The Diploma provides a more in-depth explanation and analysis of the system…
Diploma in European Union Studies
This one-year, part-time programme provides a comprehensive analysis of the theory and practice of European integration in the modern era. Its three modules explain and critique the laws and policies of the EU and assess…
Diploma in Local Government Studies
The Diploma in Local Government Studies is designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of legislation provided by the Certi cate in Local Government Studies. It provides a more in-depth and analytical treatment…
Diploma in Local Government Studies
The Diploma in Local Government Studies is designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of legislation provided by the Certi cate in Local Government Studies. It provides a more in-depth and analytical treatment…
Housing Practitioners Conference
The Housing Practitioners' Conference is an annual event organised by the Institute of Public Adminstration in conjunction with The Housing Agency.  The conference will address topics of relevance to Local Authority staff working in Housing…
Master of Arts - Local Government Management
The MS - Local Government Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in local government management. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in Irish local government and to equip…
Postgraduate Certificates
Students who already possess an MA (from the IPA or from another recognised institution) can take a one-year Postgraduate Certificate in one of six subject areas: public management, healthcare management, local government management, criminal justice,…
Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Economic Science in Policy Analysis
This two-year, part-time programme addresses the tangible need for the development of policy analysis skills across the wider public service. It explores subjects that are crucial to the expert assessment of contemporary public policy including…
Professional Certificate in Governance
The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is…
Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation
The Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation has been developed in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and is targeted at decision-makers throughout the public service. It will introduce students to important…
Dignity at Work: Bullying and Harassment Awarenenss
Bullying and harassment take many forms and the effects are wide reaching. In addition to the possibility of costly legal actions, it causes stress and anxiety to those involved, increases absenteeism, lowers levels of performance…
Diploma in Health Economics
This one-year part-time programme - the first course of its kind in Ireland - examines the economics of healthcare provision. There is a palpable need among those interested in healthcare in Ireland to understand the…
Diploma in Healthcare Management
The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and…
Diploma in Healthcare Management
The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and…
Certificate in Health Services
This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish Health Service, health and related legislation and the current service issues affecting the key programmes and care groups. Students can expect to obtain up to…
Certificate in Health Services
This programme offers students a comprehensive overview of the Irish health service, health and related legislation and the current service issues affecting the key programmes and care groups. Students can expect to obtain up-to-date knowledge…
Diploma in Health Economics
This one-year part-time programme - the first course of its kind in Ireland - examines the economics of healthcare provision. There is a palpable need among those interested in healthcare in Ireland to understand the…
Diploma in Health Services Policy
This programme has been designed as a development of, and a follow-up to, the IPA Certificate in Health Services. Students must have successfully completed the Certificate programme before gaining entry onto this Diploma. The Diploma…
Diploma in Health Services Policy
This programme has been designed as a development of and a follow-up to the Certificate in Health Services. Students must have successfully completed the Certificate programme before gaining entry onto this Diploma. The Diploma is…
Diploma in Healthcare Management
The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and…
Diploma in Healthcare Management
The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and…
Diploma in Healthcare Management
The Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the management of health services and the planning and attainment of goals and…
Professional Diploma in Health Economics (CME/CPD Approved)
The Professional Diploma in Health Economics – the first course of its kind in Ireland – is a one-year, part-time programme that examines the economics of healthcare provision. There is a palpable need for those…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Human Resource Management
This four year, part-time programme combines study of subjects critical to contemporary public management in all sectors with subjects particular to HRM. In addition to learning about the economic, legal and HR issues that affect…
Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - HRM
This part-time programme provides the knowledge and skills essential to modern business, focusing on accounting. Students receive instruction in the key principles and techniques in financial, cost, and management accounting. They also study subjects of…
CIPD Foundation Certificate in Human Resource Practice
This CIPD accredited programme is designed for those who want specialist Human Resource Management knowledge combined with practical skills development in the areas of: Human Resource Planning; Recruitment and Selection Interviewing; Performance Management and Employee…
CIPD Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice
The CIPD Foundation Diploma in HR Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from the CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice Programme. The Diploma Units are designed for those who…
CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning and Development Practice
This programme is ideal for anyone with coaching and training responsibilities. A key feature of this programme is that it is highly practical allowing participants ample opportunity to acquire and practice new skills. The CIPD…
CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in Human Resource Practice
The CIPD Foundation Level Diploma in HR Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from the CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice Programme. The Diploma Units are designed for those…
Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM)
This part-time Diploma explains how organisations effectively manage people. It does this by analysing the aims of the HRM function and by detailing its key features. It is suitable for those who have no prior…
Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM)
This one-year, part-time Diploma explains how organisations effectively manage people. It does so by examining the aims of the HRM function and by detailing its key features. It is suitable for those who have no…
Introduction to Human Resource Management
This introductory Human Resource Management course, run over two modules, is of particular interest to staff that have recently been appointed to either a human resource role or department. The course has been designed to…
Master of Arts - Human Resource Management
The Master of Arts - Human Resource Management is a two-year, part-time programme that explores the key issues in human resource management. It seeks to raise the level of analysis in public sector human resource…
Practical Workforce Planning
Workforce planning is a rigorous business process that drives strategy execution and improves business results. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) describes workforce planning as having the people resources in place to deliver…
Diploma in Computer Studies
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CompTIA Security + Course
The CompTIA Security + Course is an essential part of modern IT network risk management. This comprehensive five-day course covers a wide range of network security issues from access control, identity management and cryptography through to…
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
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Microsoft Technology Associate - Security Fundamentals | MTA Security Fundamentals
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Diploma in Law
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Professional Diploma in Managing Change
Leaders and managers need a broad range of interconnected skills and knowledge to create the processes and appropriate environment to successfully deliver change and innovation. This comprehensive programme integrates a number of elements relevant for planning, communicating and implementing successful…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Management
This part-time programme focuses on the topics that are essential to the effective management of people and organisations. The key issues in management, including business and company law and the marketing function, are all covered…
Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - IS Management
This part-time IS Management course provides the knowledge and skills essential to modern business, focusing on the effective management of information systems. Students are taught, among other things, how information systems work, strategic considerations in information…
Managing and Developing People
The two-day Managing and Developing People programme will help participants gain an understanding of the responsibilities of managing and supervising others and will focus on key skills of people management. This will be of benefit…
Managing Meetings
The Programme  Managing Meetings is a one-day workshop that aims to take the pain out of meetings and to introduce staff to the principles and techniques involved. Meetings are an important and integrated part of…
Professional Diploma in Management Development
Against the backdrop of the reform initiatives throughout the public service, the drive towards integrated service delivery and increasing consumer expectations, managers need to apply a range of skills and key competencies in order to…
Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) - Marketing
This part-time Marketing programme provides a comprehensive examination and analysis of the subjects critical to contemporary business life, focusing on the marketing function. Students receive instruction in the key areas of the marketing function, including…
Diploma in Marketing
This one-year, part-time Diploma explains and analyses the components of effective marketing. It focuses on the principles and techniques that contemporary marketers are expected to understand and apply. Suitable for those with no prior knowledge…
Diploma in Marketing
This part-time Diploma explains and analyses the components of effective marketing. It focuses on the principles and techniques that contemporary marketers are expected to understand and apply. Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of…
CompTIA Network+
A core IT networking course and certification, CompTIA Network+ is a highly regarded course trusted around the work. It provides students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to confidently design, configure, manage and troubleshoot…
Agile Certified Practitioner | PMI-ACP
This three-day course prepares participants for the PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute-Agile Certified Practitioner) Accreditation; a world-wide recognition of knowledge of Agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across Agile methodologies. If you already use Agile…
Certificate in Managing Change
This one-year, part-time Certificate aims to deepen understanding of the nature of organisational change with a practical emphasis on mastering key skills, tools and techniques for the successful design and implementation of change. It is…
Certificate in Project Management
This Project Management course 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…
Certificate in Project Management
This 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,…
Managing Projects Effectively
Study a Managing Projects Effectively course at IPA. Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management approach to…
PRINCE2 Foundation Course and Certification
PRINCE2® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer…
PRINCE2 Practitioner Course and Certification
PRINCE2® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements.…
Professional Diploma in Project Management
The Professional Diploma in Project Management programme builds on the IPA Certificate in Project Management. It covers additional critical skills areas, including procurement, resource management, quality management, and managing multiple projects. It also addresses methodologies,…
Professional Diploma in Project Management
This Programme builds on the work of the Certificate in Project Management. While the Certificate could be seen as project focused the Diploma could be said to be more project environment focused i.e. concerning those…
Project +
Project+ covers the main subject areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge which is a recognised world-wide standard and framework for the management of projects. The topics…
Project Management and Systems Development Techniques
This certificate introduces students to basic principles of Project Management based on the current Certificate in Project Management. The course materials will be tailored to an IT project environment. The course will introduce project management…
Project Management: An Introduction
Project management skills have never been more in demand. There is a clear need for a shift in the public service to a project management (PM) approach to effectively deliver on business plans. Properly implemented,…
Scrum Master
Scrum Master is a two-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the Scrum Framework and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and…
Administrative Law
This intensive two day modular course looks at administrative law over two sessions. The first session (day 1) will cover the core principles and legal rules that govern judicial review and the legal process involved…
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Local Government
This part-time programme explores public management in its various dimensions, focusing on the key issues in local government. Students explore topics integral to this vital area of the public service, including local government finance, the…
Certificate in Civil Service and State Agency Studies
This programme is designed to provide students with a practical and comprehensive understanding of government in Ireland. In this new era of integrating and transforming public services, students will receive an important system-wide induction to…
Certificate in Irish Government and Politics
The Certificate in Irish Government and Politics is a one-year, part-time programme that introduces students to the political institutions and systems that determine how Ireland is governed. It has two main components. The first explains…
Certificate in Public Management
This one-year, part-time programme provides a systematic introduction to the subjects at the heart of public management in Ireland. Students take four subjects and address such crucial topics as consitutional law, the principles of economics,…
Data Protection Awareness
Study Data Protection Awareness at the Institute of Public Administration. Since the enactment of the Data Protection Act, 1988, and more particularly in recent years, the legal obligations and requirements on public service organisations to…
Diploma in Public Management
This is a two-year, part-time programme. The first year is the Certificate in Public Management and the second year allows students to take a subject in an area of particular relevance to them. Students take…
Master of Arts - Public Management
The MA - Public Management is a two-year, part-time programme that combines instruction in key public management subjects and an opportunity to research about a specific public management topic. On completing the first year of…
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
This one-year, part-time programme analyses public management issues using models and concepts from the social sciences and quantitative disciplines. It is both a stand-alone qualification and year one of the IPA Master of Arts Programme.…
Certificate in Housing Studies
The Certificate in Housing Studies is of huge benefit to housing practitioners, in both generalist and technical positions, in local authorities and approved housing bodies. It provides a system-wide induction to public/social housing—an area of…
Certificate in Public Procurement
The Certificate in Public Procurement is a comprehensive introduction to public procurement and focuses on best practice procurement in the public sector and the achievement of value for money within the context of Irish and…
Diploma in Public Procurement
The Diploma in Public Procurement focuses on the strategic aspects of procurement within the context of international best practice. This advanced programme provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of key aspects such as capability development,…
Train the Trainer
Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like to receive detailed content for this training programme
CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice
The CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice programme is ideal for anyone with coaching and training responsibilities. A key feature of this programme is that it is highly practical allowing participants…
Train the Trainer
Please email training@ipa.ie if you would like to receive detailed content for this training programme
Certified Internet Webmaster
By studying the CIW curriculum and passing the exams, you can demonstrate the critical job skills necessary for Web team members. CIW certification establishes an individual as an expert in Internet technologies. CIW Foundations consists…

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