Construction Law Procurement & Finance - Sligo

This 15 credit certificate will provide the participants with in depth knowledge and skills relating to construction commercial awareness and finance risks. This course will be delivered fully online part time, normally over one Semester.

This course provides the participants with an overview and understanding of the construction procurement processes and commercial risk management relating to construction contract law and finance risk management. The course aims to provide the participant with the skills and practical experience to plan and manage these key risks within the construction sector. . As the construction industry and project delivery become ever more complex awareness of the key commercial risk is must. This course is ideal for both recently qualified graduates within the construction industry who wish to specialize in this growing area and also experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges.

Key Course Information
The Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance is a 15 credit programme offered via online distance learning through live lectures (which are also recorded for revision etc) over a period of one year on a part-time basis. The programme consists of three subject modules. The student can complete the course of 15 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to availability of modules. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. Examinations can also be undertaken online, with no requirement to visit the campus.

Subjects taught

Course Format
Semester 1
Title Credits
Construction Contract Law 05
Contracts and Procurement 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Construction Economics and Finance 05

Entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold a minimum second-class honours degree Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent. As this programme caters for all professions, any Level 8 qualification will be considered.

Applicants without the standard academic qualification and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at

Application dates

Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.

All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check

For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.

For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.

The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.

Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.

Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.

Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.

Places are limited, so please apply early.




1 year part-time, online.


Total programme enrolled fee is €2,250
If separated module are undertaking over a number of years
Per 5 credit module €750

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
As the construction industry and project delivery become ever more complex awareness of the key commercial risk is must. This course is ideal for recently qualified graduates within the construction industry and experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges.

The construction industry worldwide is in a stage of growth and change regarding project complexity, delivering efficiency and risk management. Participants who complete the course will have a strong understanding of the trending within the industry based key performance indicator and key risks regarding construction law, procurement and finance . This provides the participant opportunities to promote their career within a growing the industry.

Further Study
Research Master -MSc in Project Management.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible

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