Certificate in Project Management (Built Environment)

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Microcredential / Short Course
1 Year
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Course Overview

The Certificate in Project Management (Built Environment) consists of two modules taught over two semesters

The Certificate in Project Management (Built Environment) consists of two modules taught over two semesters.

  • Project Management - Tools and Technique (10 ECTS)
  • Project Management - Planning and Control (10 ECTS)

Why study the Certificate in Project Management (Built Environment) at Griffith College

In today’s fast-paced business economy of getting ahead and staying ahead, project management is a highly sought-after skill. New projects are often expensive and high-risk, so clients will pay more for the assurance of deliverables. From project planning to leading to monitoring to managing and delivering, this course will give you the vital skills and techniques you need to secure the success of high performing projects. These skills are particularly useful if you are looking to upskill or are returning to the workplace. The programme is delivered through a mixture of online lectures and on campus workshops which take place in the evenings/ at weekends to allow for minimal disruption to the working day. Other reasons to consider this course include:

  • With the average salary for a Project Manager in Ireland sitting around €53,000, and higher salaries for specialisation in project types or industries, evidence of professional project management skills will help learners stand out to potential employers, increase their earning potential and further progress their career.
  • Students will receive extensive training in project management, essential managerial aspects to carrying out large, complex projects in industry. You will develop an entrepreneurial mind-set which will increase your value to potential employers or help you plan ventures of your own. Graduates possess directly applicable skills in project execution and project control across all of the complex elements of a project so that it can be successfully and professionally managed to its conclusion. • The course is managed by Griffith’s long-standing Design Faculty and is delivered by experts from the industry. • The combination of a mixture of online and on-campus lecture allows for minimal disruption to the normal working day.

Course Highlights

Designed to meet the skills required by industry;

  • Provides a solid foundation for those in the middle of their career, those looking to upskill or who are returning to the workplace, to allow them to progress in the workplace.
  • Friendly, approachable staff (who are experts in their fields), provide a supportive learning environment
  • Full access to Student Adobe Creative Cloud - All Apps plan, which gives you 20+ cutting-edge creative tools for desktop, mobile, and web

Intake Dates

We run one intake for this course, commencing as follows:


  • September*


*Subject to sufficient numbers.

Course Details

  • Project Management - Tools and Technique (10 ECTS) This module provides learners with the means to understand the role and various tasks of a project manager within the building industry. The module also develops learners awareness of the skills and competencies required within the project team. Skills developed through the module bring leadership and direction to projects allowing learners to fully appreciate the challenges organisations face in dynamic and changing built environments. Project management creates and enables motivated teams who know their work is valued, so to optimise their performance. Project management enables teams to ensure the deliverables are correct and there is a real return on investment.
  • Project Management - Planning and Control (10 ECTS) The module enables the learner to apply a range of project management techniques in a project within the context of the building industry. Skills covered in the module facilitates the project management process, and ensures that proper expectations are set in relation to time, cost, quality and client requirements. The module assists in the identification and mitigation of risk and ensures that proper project processes are established and followed in the project lifecycle.


One evening per week from 6.30-9.30pm and every second Saturday (3 hour workshops)

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the programme must meet normal QQI requirements, Level 7 or equivalent, award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

The applicants require a background from building design and construction-related programmes. CV showing relevant experience within the field is required. 

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply directly to Griffith College.


For purposes of fee calculation, residence is counted from the time of application.

Tuition Fees

General Fee Information

Study Mode: Part-Time

Total Fee Dublin: EUR1733.00 

(Inclusive of Tuition Fee EUR1400.00, Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00 + 2% Learner Protection Charge (EUR33.00) and  EUR50.00 QQI Award fee)


Study Mode: Part-time

Please refer to the Irish/EU Living Abroad Fees section.

An Academic Administration Fee of EUR250.00, 2% Learner Protection Charge and a EUR50 QQI Award fee is applicable each academic year.


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