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Project Management & Implementation Science

Organisations in the not-for-profit sector are increasingly being asked to provide evidence for the approaches that they use in their work or for particular programmes. This can be vital for funding and other supports. This course teaches participants how to use modern research techniques to develop an evidence base for their work. The course will also equip you to use this research to implement changes to existing programmes based on the research evidence.

The Certificate in Project Management and Implementation Science is an applied programme aimed at supporting managers in non-profit organisations to identify and introduce evidence based approaches and to use the latest research techniques to support their work. You will learn the factors that impede the use of evidence-based practices and gain an understanding of how to overcome these factors using project management principles. In a world where solid research evidence is required from organisations and leaders in the sector this programme will give you the skills to provide that.

Who is the course for?
Not-for-profits are increasingly being asked to evidence the approach used in their work. For many services interventions have grown organically as their service has developed. This course teaches participants how to use research to develop an evidence base for their work and how to implement changes to existing programmes. The course is targeted at senior managers and staff who are responsible for service delivery.

Award
Graduates will receive a level 9 Special Purpose Award (10 ECTS Credits). Learners who complete the modules on this programme may wish to transfer their credits as part of a continuing pathway to the MSc in Non-Profit Management at a future date.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of a 2.2 honours degree at level 8 or equivalent on the National Framework of Qualifications. Applications may also be considered under the college's Recognition of Prior, Experiential Learning (RPEL) policy and this is likely to be particularly germane to non-profit sector managers who do not hold an undergraduate degree but have substantive work and managerial experience. This programme requires applicants to have previous work and managerial / team leader experience.

Duration

Part-time Schedule
Indicative Schedule Attendance at college for three x 2-day blocks and one additional day (7 days total). These blocks will be run over a 6 month or less period, allowing students spend time on applying the evidence based principles learned, completing applied projects as part of their assessment and focusing on independent learning.

Duration 50 Contact Hours

Careers or further progression

Learners who complete the modules on this programme may wish to transfer their credits as part of a continuing pathway to the MSc in Non-Profit Management at a future date.

Career Development
Based on the history of other CPD programmes provided by the partners, all learners are likely to be currently employed in the sector. This programme will help to further develop your skills and competences in the sector.

Subjects taught

• Understanding implementation science
• Developing an evidence base for your work
• Project management
• How to integrate evidence into practice
• Using data to drive and sustain change

Comment

Location IFSC Campus/ Other City Centre Location
Other nationwide venues depending on demand

Course fee

Fees €1,150

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2018

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