Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Governance
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 67949 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Ballsbridge
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Commences: September 2022
Application Date

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Duration One academic year.

Delivery Method
Students attend seminars/webinars in each term and are supported in their studies by a range of resources, including online course material and a core textbook.
Course Fee

Expand+The cost of the programme is €2,600 per annum (includes all matriculation and examination fees, all seminars, textbooks and course material), payable in two instalments.

Fees cover seminars, IPA texts, essential textbooks, and matriculation and ...

Entry Requirements Admission Requirements
Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, MA, MEconSc and MSc programmes must have a primary degree or equivalent qualification.
Comment Accreditation: National University of Ireland
Place on NFQ: Level 9 (Special Purpose Award).
Course Content

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The Professional Certificate in Governance is a one-year part-time programme that addresses a key area of concern to professionals in the public and private sectors. Governance is a subject used in several contexts and is a subject of ...

Subjects Taught Programme Content
- Principles of Governance
- Governance in the Public and Private Sectors
- Governance of Agencies
- Governance Roles and Responsibilities
- Best Practice and Professional Models
- Ethics
- Performance and Accountability
- Audit and Assurance
- Control and Risk Management
- Assessing Good Governance
Assessment Method Students are assessed on the basis of an assignment, a project and an examination.
Further Enquiries Tel: +353 1 240 3600