Project leadership is the art of guiding a team to successfully complete projects. Leaders bring people together for a common goal, achieving more collectively than individually.
Amidst organisational changes and disruptions, project managers must develop vital leadership skills. This empowers them to motivate, inspire, and steer teams towards innovative processes and strategic execution.
Our university-backed diploma in leadership and management, taught by ten industry experts, offers three credentials. Gain the ability to make effective decisions, empower teams across various cultures, and advance your career as a confident project leader.
It’s time to propel your career to the next level, honing your leadership and management styles while uncovering your true potential as a project leader.
Upon completing this course, students will have the capability to:
These course modules aim to equip you with the necessary tools and strategies to drive impactful outcomes for projects and clients. Engaging in these modules will enhance your project leadership skills, enabling you to effectively empower your team members and harness their full potential to achieve project success.
For a deeper understanding of the distinction between a project leader and a project manager, we encourage you to explore our article: The Difference between a Project Leader and a Project Manager“
If you are unsure if this programme suits you, feel free to Schedule a Call to speak with our educational adviser.
Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.
Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.
IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation).
We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).
The course fee includes the examination and certification fees, access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings and unlimited support from our Student Support team.
There are two payment options available:
This course is available online and facilitated through weekly evening classes with industry-expert lecturers. Do not worry about missing a class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub.
This course is better suited to candidates with knowledge of project management frameworks and practical experience. The course is designed for emerging leaders, project managers, change managers, or any professional who directly contributes to projects.
Yes, the content of this professional diploma in project leadership and management is suitable for various industry sectors. We have students from different backgrounds – such as engineering, pharmaceuticals, design, construction, IT, and many others – who completed the course successfully.
The course is assessed through four written assignments and a 3-hour online examination at the end of the course.
Classes run one evening per week, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Plan to spend approximately 4 to 6 hours each week on the core material and reflecting on what you have learned. However, as you can appreciate, this varies based on each individual’s capability.
Yes, the course credentials are recognised in over 70 countries.
A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub, so you do not need to worry about missing a class.
This course curriculum is designed by industry-experts to help you develop a project leader mindset and the practical competence that is so valuable to hiring managers. Gain the concepts, skills, and confidence to take the next step in your project management career with globally recognised credentials.
Eligible candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a project manager, of which at least 3 years must be in a responsible leadership function while managing complex projects. The Institute’s Admissions Assessment Board will do a preliminary eligibility assessment at the time of your application.
Candidates undertaking the course have an option to apply for IPMA Level B or Level A certification at a reduced rate of 80% of the standard fee, subject to them meeting the IPMA® experience requirements.
If candidates are not eligible for this certification level at the time of completing the course, they can return once they have gained more experience within a two-year timeframe to apply and avail of the discounted rate.
Candidates with relevant professional work experience but no primary degree will still be considered to join the course.
Applications will be reviewed by the Institute’s Admissions Assessment Board. A CV will be required to check eligibility, and candidates may be invited to interview via phone to assess their suitability to attend the course.
Eligibility for those wishing to pursue IPMA Level B or Level A certification at a discounted rate will be assessed separately.
The Certified Project Management Diploma is the best course for those who want to start their accredited career path as a project manager. It is also best suited for project managers who need to strengthen their practice with formal training on core project management tactical subjects.
The Strategic Project Program Management Diploma is designed for candidates with at least 3 years of professional experience in a project management role, who are confident managing a project from initiation to close out according to best practices and standards. This course will build on your foundations to develop your skills to manage multiple projects and implement strategic project management in your daily practice and in your organisation.
The Project Leadership and Management Diploma is best suited to emerging leaders and project management professionals looking to refine their management and leadership skills. The programme is designed to help you evolve from a project manager to a project leader. As such, the focus will be on developing the capabilities, attitudes, and behaviours needed to become a confident, driven, and focused project leader.