Professional Leadership - Sligo

This programme is aimed towards students with significant management experience who wish to pursue an academic award to assist with career progression, demonstrate a commitment to continued learning, gain a competitive edge and to expand knowledge and skills in professional leadership and those who are changing or diversifying in their career.

Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for those seeking career progression for both early career leaders and more established professionals, attracting students from many industries and sectors including public, private and NGO. The PG Cert is a standalone award but also a progression opportunity onto the MA in Professional Leadership.

Subjects taught

Understanding Leadership
Organisational Psychology
Financial Management
Strategy and Practice
Elective: Leading and Managing Remote Teams
Elective: Business Sustainability and Human Rights
Elective: Corporate Governance
Elective: Emerging Trends in Leading & Leadership
Elective: Digital Transformation

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.2 Honours degree award in any discipline. It is preferable applicants will also have a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience. For applicants with no formal third level qualification but do have significant experience of leadership in organisations, ATU Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.


1 year part-time, online.

Study Hours
Live Lectures are Tuesday and Thursday evening between 6pm and 10pm. It is recommended that students spend approx. 4.25 hours per week per 5-credit module independent learning.

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required however students are invited to attend Sligo Campus for one day per semester.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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