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Diploma in Project Management

Diploma in Project Management


Designed specifically for project managers, project team members and professional management.

This course will enable the individual to understand the role of the project leader and project sponsor, use the project management process to define the project terms of reference, prepare a project plan, finance a project and develop their project management skills.

Why study Project Management at Griffith College?

The Diploma in Project Management is offered as a part-time course over a 12-week period. This course will enable the individual to understand the role of the project leader and project sponsor, use the project management process to define the project terms of reference,prepare a project plan, finance a project and develop skills in monitoring, communicating,risk assessment and controlling a project in order to achieve successful project outcomes.

  • Learn to create a project plan.
  • Explore project management competencies.
  • Develop skills in monitoring, communicating, risk assessment.
  • Learn how to control a project in order to achieve successful project outcomes.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM).

Dublin Intake Dates

We run 2 intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • February (date to be confirmed) *
  • November (date to be confirmed)*

*subject to sufficient numbers

See timetable for next course dates.


Cork Intake Dates

This course will next be offered in February 2019.

*subject to sufficient numbers


Limerick Intake Dates

We have one intake for this course :

  • 17th of September, 2018*

*subject to sufficient numbers

What our students say?

"I found the Diploma in Project Management to be both engaging and practical. The support and encouragement I received from both the College and lecturer enabled me to better understand the concepts of the course and to put it into practice in my everyday professional life."

Jennifer Dempsey
Diploma in Project Management
Course details
Project Fundamentals
  • Project definitions
  • Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Establishing the project context
  • Project Stakeholders,Stakeholder Analysis and RACI Matrix
  • Project Phases and Project lifecycle -Lifecycle management
  • Project Success Factors
Project Management Processes and Integration
  • Process Groups
  • Introduction to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • An Overview of Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
  • Initiation
  • Scope Planning
  • Scope Definition
  • Scope Verification
  • Scope Change Control
Project Time Management
  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Activity Duration Estimating
  • Schedule Development
  • Schedule Control
Project Cost Management
  • Resource Planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Cost Budgeting
  • Cost Control
Project Quality Management
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
Project Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Planning
  • Staff Acquisition
  • Team Development
  • Stages of Team Development and Team Roles
  • Resolving Conflict and Negotiating
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Team Motivation
Project Communications Management
  • Communications Planning
  • Information Distribution
  • Performance Reporting
  • Administrative Closure
Project Risk Management
  • Risk Identification
  • Inputs to Risk Identification
  • Risk Quantification
  • Risk Response Development
  • Risk Response Control
Project Procurement Management
  • Procurement Planning
  • Solicitation Planning
  • Solicitation
  • Source Selection
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Close-out

Course Contacts

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


This course is scheduled to commence on Monday, 18th February 2019 in Griffith College Dublin. Contact [email protected] for further information.

This part time evening course will run one evening per week from 6.30pm - 9.30pm over 12 weeks, course dates outlined below.​

Year 2019

  • Feb: 18, 25
  • Mar: 04, 11, 25
  • Apr: 01, 08, 15, 29
  • May: 13, 20, 27
How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

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.

Under 23 Years 

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).

All applicants must be a user of Microsoft Office.

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department

Annual Fees

Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 1.090.00


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 850.00


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 850.00

Additional exam & registration fee of 154 pounds sterling payable direct to ICM.​


Academic Progression

This professional diploma is the perfect foundation for participants who wish to progress in the workplace. Successful applicants may also elect to pursue further studies in this area.


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