Diploma in Project Management (Level 7)


This programme is the result of a collaboration between Waterford Chamber Skillnet, Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet and County Tipperary Skillnet.

It will be facilitated by John McGrath, Technological University Dublin.



The Diploma will be delivered over 8 Tuesday evenings (24th March to 19th May – 6:30pm to 9:30pm) plus 2 Saturday mornings/afternoons (18th April and 2nd May – 09:30am to 4:30pm).



This highly practical Diploma offers participants the opportunity to gain a Project Management qualification from Ireland’s first Technological University.

The Diploma is aligned to internationally recognised best practices in the disciplines of project, programme and portfolio management.

Participants will develop the essential knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful project outcomes.

The Diploma is structured around real-world Project Management challenges and internationally recognised best practices, including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), PRojects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2®) and Agile Project Management.

The skills and techniques taught on this programme are relevant to all sectors of business and government, including professional services, construction, engineering, technology and life sciences.

Students also learn how to utilise Microsoft Project in the planning, execution, monitoring and controlling of projects.



Individual Assignment 1:  Case Study Development

Individual Assignment 2: Develop reflective Project Management Handbook

Project Management Information Systems Individual Assignment: Practical PMIS simulation requiring students to develop a resource driven Critical Path, with relevant reports and dashboards tracking planned versus actual progress

Programme & Portfolio Management Group Assignment: Case Study analysis Individual Assignment – presentation on reflective Key Learnings

Module 1:

  • Current trends and recognised best practices
  • The role of a Project Manager
  • The art and science of PM
  • PMBOK®
  • PRINCE2®
  • Agile
  • Hybrid approaches

Module 2:

  • Gnatts Charts
  • Critical path analysis
  • Tracking planned versus actual resources and cost
  • Dashboards and reports
  • Resources and cost management
  • Custom fields

Module 3:

  • Strategic PM
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Capacity and capability
  • Risk and contingency
  • Earned value management
  • Project complexity
  • PM maturity
  • Determining project value
  • Project failure



Full price = €2,100 per person.

Skillnet discounted price = €1,200 per person (representing a generous saving of €900).

  • Diploma in Project Management (Level 7)
    24th March 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 31st March 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 7th April 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 14th April 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 18th April 2020
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 21st April 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 28th April 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 2nd May 2020
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 5th May 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 19th May 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Registration Options

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