Diploma in Project Management

Learn an in-demand skill

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
21st July 2022
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €1250
On-Campus: €1500

This Course is starting in July 2022. Apply now!

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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!

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.

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).

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Lecturer Profile

Liam Dillon
Liam Dillon/ Lecturer Diploma in Project Management /
Mr. Liam Dillon is a Senior Consultant with Turlon & Associates specialising in Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management, Project and Program Risk Management, Contract Management and Project and Program Leadership. Liam holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and holds multiple project and program management accreditations (PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-SP® and PgMP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Liam has over 28 years’ professional experience. During that time, he has led some significant global infrastructure projects and programs for various industries. Liam currently works across various industries with the following consultancy objectives: - • The management, development and delivery of an extensive range of accredited project, program and portfolio management training products and programs for companies, colleges and universities. • Design and Delivery of various e-learning and blended learning training products for industries ranging from pharmaceutical industry, manufacturing, construction / infrastructure, oil & gas and IT development • Working with various blue-chip companies, on a consultancy basis, in growing levels of project, program and portfolio management maturity through direct and indirect PMO involvement • Business Development across different industry sectors. Contracts range from the delivery of IT application training to process training products to developing training markets Coupled with his industrial experience, Liam spends time training and coaching project managers in USA, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Liam has served as the President of the Ireland Chapter of PMI and as Chairperson of PMI’s Global Board Volunteer Advisory Group.

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.


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

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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.

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

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..

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. 

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