Lead, coach and motivate teams with a

Diploma in Leadership and Management

Starts on the 30th of May 2024
Delivered over 11 weeks
Live online classes
Secure your place with a €250 deposit
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Why Leadership and Management?

A leadership role requires skills, knowledge and ability to manage people, teams, and situations teams effectively and with due consideration of the context the leader is leading in.   Leadership roles in organisations can be both formal and informal, the leadership principles on display shape and guide the organization in specific units, departments and projects.  Excellent leaders can positively influence others using their abilities and influence to achieve an optimum result for all.

This programme is for you if you are moving into a coaching or leadership role, or moving to a more senior leadership role in an organisation.  The Diploma can help those considering such a move to explore their own skills as a leader and learn how to hone and enhance them.

Todays leaders are often seen as charismatic and influential people. Leadership skills and abilities are not innate and can be developed with insight and practice.   This Diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop and enhance your leadership skills.  You will learn what makes a great leader, what it takes to inspire and engage those around you, and key insights into a variety of leadership theories and practices.  You will have much opportunity to identify, reflect on and build your own leadership styles and practices, enhancing your ability to make a lasting impact as a leader.

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Key Facts


Live online classes

Study mode:

Online Part-time


Start Dates: 30th of May 2024 (Online)


11 weeks, one evening per week (6.30pm-9.30pm)




20% Discount €960 €1080


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What will I Learn?

Key syllabus items in this Diploma include; theories and principles of leadership and leadership styles, theories of human behaviour, leadership vs. management, leaders vs. followers, leading and building teams, engendering trust, engaging and inspiring others, leading change in an organisation, emotional and social intelligence, the challenges of leadership and managing conflict, coaching and mentoring. Time is given over in the Diploma to recognising and developing your own leadership skills and style.

You will also benefit from live sessions with our expert tutors teaching online in real-time, or face-to-face and in the classroom with you, so they will always engage with you directly, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.

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On completion of this Diploma what will I be able to?
  • Discuss the theories and practices of leaders and leadership.
  • Influence and engage those around them, particularly in a team environment.
  • Assess their own leadership abilities and skills, identifying areas for development.
  • Apply a range of self-leadership skills and skills for leading others in a variety of contexts.
What's the content and structure of this course?

This Diploma is presented to students in a classroom format. Eleven three-hour classes will typically involve 50% lecturer instruction and content provision integrated with 50% team work and discussion based upon content delivered.
  • The context of leadership in modern organisations, understanding company culture
  • Theories and principles of leadership and leadership styles
  • Theories of human behaviour, motivation, individual differences and why people are who they are
  • Leadership vs. management, the differences between these similar but different concepts
  • Leaders vs. followers, what makes a leader lead and a follower follow
  • Leading and building teams, engendering trust, engaging and inspiring others
  • Leading change in an organisation, change management projects
  • Emotional and social intelligence, self-assessment
  • Recognising and developing your own leadership skills and style
  • The challenges of leadership and managing conflict
  • Coaching and mentoring

How many hours outside of the 3 weekly do I need to study roughly?

There is no set amount.  Though students who follow up on suggested readings, and spend time on the self-assessment exercises will get much more out of this programme than those who don’t.

What is the Assessment?

There are two Project Assignments; there is no exam.

What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Career Direction

The Diploma in Leadership and Management aims to dramatically enhance your practical leadership skills, awareness, impact and judgement, it wll help you master the skills you need to be a more confident, well-rounded, and inspirational leader. This programme is designed to help both aspiring and existing managers to gain an in-depth understanding of leadership fundamentals and best practices. 

Graduates of the Diploma in Leadership and Management can take on roles where they are in charge of a team or a unit within an organisation.  This can be for a specific project or on a more permanent basis. This can be from team leader up to leading an entire organisation. Graduates of this programme can also explore mentoring opportunities (guiding and advising those less senior than they are) and coaching opportunities within their current organisation or in other industries with the transferable skills they will learn in the Diploma.

Graduates can also consider more extended programmes such as a degree in leadership or associated area e.g. HRM.

Ready to Apply?

Entry to this programme is based on each applicant's own merits and work experience. No prior academic qualification or professional experience in leadership is required. The programme is ideally suited if you have a keen interest in enhancing existing leadership qualities, becoming a leader, an openness to the principles, challenges of leadership taught in this programme and a willingness to self-reflect and develop their own leadership skills and abilities.

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Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate  and Digital Badge will be issued upon successful completion of a project, which may include assessing human resource policies within a business.

What is a Digital Badge?
A micro-credential is a compact credential that verifies the achievement of a skill or knowledge gained. A Digital Badge is a visual representation of having earned a micro-credential which can be shared on various online platforms to showcase the earner’s achievement.

Why have a Digital Badge?
Your Digital Badge and Certificate can be shared on social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Digital Badges can also be added to email signatures, displayed on resumes or added to recognised achievement platforms such as Badgr, Credly and OpenBadges. These are a great way to communicate your knowledge and skills, and highlight your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Expert Staff

IBAT is committed to providing students with high-quality education and an excellent study experience. To achieve this, IBAT’s programmes are taught by industry-experts and in small class sizes to ensure each student can ask questions and flourish academically.
Excellent Location

Our Dublin campus is based in the city centre, in Temple Bar. Dublin is a city full of culture, with an abundance of live music and many fascinating historical landmarks to visit.
Global Connections

Since 2016, IBAT has been part of the Global University Systems group. This has allowed the college access to an international audience in more than 60 countries. IBAT has also been able to extend the programmes it offers by working with GUS partners.
Student Experience

Our students have access to our state-of-the-art campus which is purpose built. IBAT also offers an extensive amount of student support to ensure you reach your goals.