Public Procurement

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Public Procurement
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 56524 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: Autumn 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: September 2022.

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Duration One academic year.

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend classroom-based seminars and online webinars. They are supported in their studies by various online resources and bespoke course material.
Course Fee €4,500 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in two instalments.
Entry Requirements Applicants that do not have knowledge/experience of procurement must contact the IPA to determine their suitability for this programme. Interviews may be held.
Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland
Place On NFQ: Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).

Delivered in association with Greenville Procurement Partners Ltd.
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Certificate in Public Procurement offers a detailed analysis
of public procurement in the context of Irish and European Union legislation. The course provides comprehensive detail on all aspects of the procurement process to profe...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The Certificate has five modules:
1. Introduction, Rules and Concepts:
• Principles and regulations
• Defining contract types
• Procedures

2. Procurement Planning, Risk, and Procedures:
• Principles of good procurement
• Value for ...

Assessment Method Assessment is based on assignments, a work-based project and a final examination.
Careers or Further Progression Progression:
Successful students can further their studies with the Professional Diploma in Public Procurement.
Further Enquiries All Correspondence and enquiries should be address to:
Undergraduate Office,
Whitaker School of Government and Management,
Institute of Public Administration,
57-61 Lansdowne Road,
Dublin 4.

Phone: +353 (01) 240 3600