Diploma in Leadership Skills

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Professional / Short Course
14 Weeks x 1 Evening (6.30pm-9.30pm)
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Cork / Dublin
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Course Overview

Learn new skills to improve employees’ motivation, enhance their commitment and increase return on investment.

In-depth leadership course is designed for aspiring, new or experienced managers, supervisors and team leaders providing a thorough exploration of the leadership role within an organisation.

The course is validated by The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM). This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study Leadership Skills at Griffith College?

The Griffith College Diploma in Leadership Skills is available on a part-time basis over a 14-Week period. The course highlights the important skills which a leader needs in order to successfully juggle the demands of team, task and the individual. Students will also gain awareness of their own behavioural style and the impact it may be having on peers, employees, clients and their own managers.

  • Learn to build on your strengths and put together action plans for addressing key areas of development.
  • Develop presentation skills and networking abilities to enhance your professional profile.
  • Plot your own path to becoming a skilled and effective leader.
  • Learn to effectively manage and motivate a productive team unit.
  • Increase company productivity through developing skilled and able leaders in the workplace.

Dublin Main Campus Intake Dates

We have two intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring.

  • October 2023*
  • February 2024*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.


Cork Intake Dates

We have two intakes for this course commencing in Autumn and Spring.

  • February*
  • October*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

What our students say

Dr Faizan Rathore
Working in one of the busiest specialities of medicine (Cardiology) means there is always a continuous race against time & as you progress through your career, you have to assume more and more leadership responsibilities. Griffith College provided me with the perfect opportunity, well adjusted to my time routine, to polish my skills in an extremely constructive and an outstanding manner.
Dr Faizan Rathore M.D. MRCPI
Diploma in Leadership Skills

Course Details


  • Leadership Theories and Styles
  • Building the Team
  • The Leader as a Motivator
  • Planning and Resourcing
  • The Challenge of Communication
  • The Importance of Networking
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Optimising Performance
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • The Leader as a Presenter
  • The Persuasive Leader
  • Change Management
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Applying Leadership Skills

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


Dublin Main Campus

This course is scheduled to commence on Monday, 16th of October 2023.

Classes will be delivered online (live online classes, using zoom)

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Monday) from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm over 14 weeks, course dates are outlined below.​ 

Year 2023

  • Oct: 16, 23
  • Nov: 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Dec: 04, 11

Year 2024

  • Jan: 08, 15, 22, 29
  • Feb: 12, 19

Contact [email protected] for further information.



This course is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, 28th February 2023 at Griffith College Cork. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part-time evening course will run one evening per week (Tuesday) from 6.30pm - 9.45pm over 14 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Year 2023

  • Feb: 28
  • Mar: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • Apr: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • May: 02, 09, 16, 23, 29

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Applicants under 23 years of age:

Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include Maths and a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language).

Applicants over the age of 23 (Mature students):

If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.


Annual Fees


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 990.00


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 950.00


What further study can I do?

Successful graduates of the Diploma in Leadership Skills may elect to pursue further studies in this area.

What career paths could I have?

The Diploma in Leadership Skills is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to increase company productivity through developing skilled and able leaders in the workplace

Ready to take the next step?