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.
This programme is currently full for September 2019. Other enrolments of the programme may be available for January 2020. This will be announced in October.
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.
The course is targeted at senior managers and staff who are responsible for service delivery in the not-for-profit sector.
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.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The cost of this course is €1,150.
Attendance at college for 3 x 2-day blocks and 1 additional day (7 days total). These blocks will be run over a 6-month or less period, allowing students to spend time on applying the evidence-based principles learned, completing applied projects as part of their assessment and focusing on independent learning.
Block 1: 17th - 19th September 2019
Block 2: 22nd and 23rd October 2019
Block 3: 26th and 27th November 2019
Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
Graduates will receive a level 9 Special Purpose Award level 9 (10 ECTS credits). Students who complete the modules on this programme may wish to progress, subject to entry requirements, to the MSc in Non-Profit Management at a future date.
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.
If you would like to learn more about this course please contact Regina Dunne on email@example.com.