Local Government Studies

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Local Government Studies
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 56571 (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: September/ October 2022.
Application Date

Expand+Application Deadline: July 11, 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
Please download and complete the application form on www.ipa.ie and email it, along with the items listed below, to undergrad@ipa.ie

By Post
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Duration One academic year.

Delivery Method:
The programme is delivered through a blended learning model. Students attend scheduled webinars and, on two occasions, classroom-based seminars. They are supported in their studies by bespoke course material.
Course Fee €890 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in one or two instalments.
Entry Requirements

Expand+Applicants Require:
1. Leaving Certificate (examination from 2017 onwards): Candidates must obtain a pass in at least six subjects accepted for NUI matriculation purposes, with at least Grade H5 in two subjects on the Higher Level and at least Gr...

Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland.
Place on NFQ: Level 6 (Special Purpose Award).
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Certificate in Local Government is a hugely popular programme that has, for many years, played a central role in educating staff from all parts of the Irish local government system. It is an explicitly introductory programme, one t...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The Certificate covers the following key Local Government topics:
Module One:
• Rationale, Purpose, Governance and Development of Irish
Local Government
• Local Government Reform
• Local Government Finance

Module Two:
• ...

Assessment Method Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and consists of assignments and an examination.
Careers or Further Progression Progression
Many of our graduates have successfully continued their studies with the Diploma in Local Government Studies. On completion of that programme, they can, after a bridging course, enter stage three of the IPA’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Local Government).
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
Email: undergrad@ipa.ie