Project Leadership & Management

This diploma focuses on the rapidly growing new specialism of Project Leadership in organisations. It telescopes decades of know-how on the soft side of programme and project leadership into an accessible structure and blueprint of the 'key steps' required.

The programme explains how to generate positive results for projects and clients while growing as a leader and empowering the team to fully contribute.

The programme examines the capabilities, attitudes and behaviours needed to become a confident, driven and focused project leader.

It is delivered in an engaging manner, combining a practical framework with inspirational stories from practitioners and academics.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Evaluate the role and competencies of leadership in delivering excellence in projects and programmes in a global environment.

Critically evaluate three core substantive areas of organisational behaviour: leadership and followership; corporate and national culture; the primary task and effective team/group dynamics.

Analyse the nature, interests and different power bases of stakeholder groups and be able to prioritise and manage stakeholders and use power and interest techniques to minimise stakeholder dissatisfaction and deliver agreed project outcomes.

Apply negotiating and influencing techniques to enhance the possibility of reaching satisfactory agreements with others.

Adapt leadership style and role to group dynamics and be able to manage teams effectively in waterfall, agile and hybrid environments.

Maintain personal integrity that supports an environment built on trust, that supports personal and organisational development and helps others feel secure and confident. Moderate or solve conflicts and crises by being observant of the balance between group dynamics, personal agendas and environmental resources and constraints.

Reflect on the outcome of a self?assessment against the behavioural domain of the Individual Competence Baseline of the International Project Management Association.

Construct a project plan to achieve objectives of varying scale, geographic dispersion and complexity, while mitigating the potential risks inherent in large, complex, intercultural and virtual projects.

Subjects taught

This course modules were designed to help you generate positive results for projects and clients while growing as a project leader who can successfully empowering its team to fully contribute to project success.

The Role of Strategic Project Leaders
Strategic Project Leadership Competencies
Building & Motivating Strategic Project Teams
Applying Agile Mindset to Strategic Projects
Building Engaged Stakeholder Networks
Managing Power, Interests, Conflict, & Crises
Strategic Project Leadership Skills
Leading Transformation, Innovation and Change
Structuring Project Organisations
Political, Ethical and Social Leadership
Leading and Managing Global Projects
Managing Virtual Project Teams
Negotiating & Influencing Project Agreements

Programme Review

Entry requirements

A level 8 degree, or equivalent qualification from a recognised body.

If you don't have a third level qualification but have relevant professional work experience, you may be invited to interview (personal or telephone as appropriate) with the Course Director to assess your suitability.

Applications will be reviewed by the Institute's Admissions
Assessment Board. A CV will be required to check the eligibility.


Special Purpose Award at QQI Level 8 on the NFQ

Successful completion also leads to the attainment of a Special Purpose Award Level 8, 15 ECTS on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) awarded by TU Dublin.


15 weeks



Enrolment dates

Dundalk Institute of Technology
10 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

National College of Ireland
18 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

Cork Education Support Centre
19 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

Mary Immaculate College
19 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

NUI Galway
20 Feb 2020 - 27 May 2020

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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