Diploma in Project Management (PMI)

Learn an in-demand skill

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
31th July (Online)
24th Sept (On-Campus)
25th Sept (Online)
31th July (Wednesday)
24th Sept (Tuesday)
25th Sept (Wednesday)
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €1188
On-Campus: €1674

This course is starting July and Sept 2024

Enquire today to download our programme factsheet

Learn how to apply knowledge, skills, processes and methods to achieve the best outcomes.

This course will

  • Develop your skills in Project Management.
  • Develop those skills consistent with the current principles and practices.
  • Improve your career prospects.
  • Teach best in class project management principles to ensure optimum success.
  • Enhance your ability to manage resources, time, people, quality and communications.
  • Teach skills to structure, formalise and implement projects on time and on budget.

According to GoStudy Consulting and EdTech, over 50,000 individuals are working in Ireland's Project Management sector, which includes IT, public sector, pharmaceuticals, construction, professional services, financial services, and manufacturing. PMO demand in Ireland is increasing at a rate of 22% per year!

Course Overview

This programme will teach you a range of skills, tools and techniques essential for the successful planning, implementation and management of projects, using traditional, lean and agile principles.  This programme is designed to provide an understanding of project management principles and practices, specifically focused around People and Processes. It will teach you how to effectively manage the different phases of a project. You’ll learn the project management framework of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and close-down. The programme focuses on the management of people and teams necessary to achieve success through effective leadership. Agile and Hybrid approaches are emphasised, addressing incremental change, empowering team members, collaborative interactions, adding value and continuous improvement, and managing changing priorities. 

Partnership with the Project Management Institute
IBAT College Dublin is an approved Registered Education Provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, and has been approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this Professional Diploma course. 

The programme is useful for those preparing for the Project Management Institute’s Globally recognized and demanded PMP certification. 

From the Project Management Institute: “As the demand for skilled project managers is at a critically urgent level, practitioners who hold the PMP certification are well positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.  The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognised certification for project managers and is world recognised as the gold standard in project management with over 750,000 certified project managers around the globe”.


To be awarded the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Project Management you will be required to successfully complete project coursework that addresses all areas of the programme.
Note that Ibat College is not an exam centre for the Project Management Institute.

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).

Lecturer Profile

/ Lecturer on the Diploma in Project Management (PMI) /
Before returning to Ireland in 2013, Jerry spent 25 year’s working abroad leading Finance and Business Transformation initiatives, holding Senior Management roles in the Financial Services for Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) Frankfurt, CIBC London, Bull HN in London and Sydney, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) in London. As well and being an accredited Life & Business Coach and Project Manager, Jerry has been a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) since 1987, holds a Master’s in financial services (MSC) from University College Dublin and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the National College of Ireland. In 2022, Jerry was accredited as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jerry is the Program Lead for the Part time International Business cohort and currently lectures in the modules “Doing business in Global Markets”, “Corporate Governance & Ethics” and “Introduction to Financial Markets”. Jerry also lectures in the PMI Diploma in Project Management, Business Analysis and is an MBA Dissertation supervisor. Jerry is the Branch Accountant at the Irish Red Cross Head office in Dublin focusing on the Goverance, Accounting and Treasury management of the 70 Irish Red Cross Area and Branches around Ireland, engaging with Treasurers to ensure compliance with all statutory and Charity reporting requirements. Jerry has also served as Chair of First Fortnight - an Arts and Culture Mental health charity - and also serve's on the board of the Dublin Dance Festival and for the Irish Chapter of the Association for Coaching, as well as serving on various other Not for Profit Boards in the UK and Ireland since 2002. Jerry has also run 7 marathons (London, New York, Copenhagen, Dublin, Tralee, Frankfurt and Berlin) and 7 half marathons.

Career Opportunities

The course enables candidates to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, and apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

Possible careers within this field include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Project Management / Project Controls’ Specialists
  • Agile Coach
  • Business Analyst
  • Scrum Master
  • Transformation Manager
  • Project Manager - Construction
  • Technical Project Manager

According to the Project Management Institute, there will be 132,000 job openings each year on average in Europe between 2019 and 2030 due to the retirement of current employees.

With the introduction of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new demand for qualified project management specialists to lead firms through the compliance process has arisen in Ireland. New job roles such as 'GDPR Project Manager,' 'Data Analyst - GDPR,' and 'Lead Business Analyst (GDPR)' are on the way, usually on a freelance basis with competitive day rates.

PMI Badge

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is an industry-recognised certification for project managers and is world-recognised as the gold standard in project management with over 774,000 certified project managers around the globe.


Jelena Ossipenko

I decided to start the course Diploma in Project Management because it would be good for my personal development and open various career opportunities.

Completing of this diploma program equipped me with valuable skills like planning, organising, and leading projects. The lectures were organised in the most structured and easy to understand way. I am glad that I took this course.

Jelena Ossipenko Diploma in Project Management Graduate
The course offers lots of practical advise on not just managing a project but a team, the structure was very good. Frances mixed it up with theory and practical exercises done in class. She knows PM well and I especially enjoyed her own stories/experiences of projects she'd worked on. I'd recommend this course to anyone wanting to get a better understanding of Project management and looking to apply the skills they learn.
Sarah Diploma in Project Management Graduate
Given the continuous growth in the PM landscape construction is bound increasingly by triple constraints. This course, although not geared towards any specific industry, has given me great foresight in planning and execution of projects within my industry.
Barry Fitzgerald Diploma in Project Management Graduate
I work in IT and this course was great in enabling me to apply my technical knowledge to projects and obtain new skills each week in Project Management frameworks.
Elena Franco Bravo Diploma in Project Management Graduate

Entry Requirements

Entry to this programme is based on each applicant's own merits and work experience. No prior academic qualification or professional experience in project management is required. The programme is ideally suited if you are actively engaged in managing or participating in business projects or would like to do so.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Find out More’ or ‘Book Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Find out More’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

PMI Badge
The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is an industry-recognised certification for project managers and is world-recognised as the gold standard in project management with over 774,000 certified project managers around the globe.
PMI Partner

Partnership with the Project Management Institute

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is an industry-recognised certification for project managers and is world-recognised as the gold standard in project management with over 774,000 certified project managers around the globe.

IBAT College Dublin is an approved Registered Education Provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, and has been approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this Professional Diploma course.

As an IBAT student studying this Project Management programme, you are will also registered and have access to the PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam Prep digital course matierals, this is an additional online platform which includes digital learning materials to support your studies and prepare you for the PMI exam.

Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of project assignements that addresses all areas of the programme, in addition, you will also receive a Digital Badge.

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).

Student testimonial

Maider from Spain currently lives in Dublin and works for a software company. She answers a few questions about studying at IBAT College. 

Student Benefits

Discover the additional support services and facilities we have to help you thrive; from IT Labs, a Career Service, Networking Evenings and more..

On-Campus vs Online

You can attend lectures Online or On Campus, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.

Online Study

  • No geographic restrictions. Study wherever you are in the world
  • Lower fees and reduced costs on accommodation, transport etc
  • Flexible schedule and self-paced learning
  • Ideal for working professionals
  • Opportunity to interact with learners across the globe
  • Live sessions with mentors to address any student questions or queries
  • Access to all recorded sessions

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