Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation

Institute of Public Administration - IPA


Course Name Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation
Course Provider Institute of Public Administration - IPA
Course Code 68353 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose National University of Ireland Level 8 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: September 2022.

By Email (preferred method)
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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 The cost of the programme is €1,800 (includes all matriculation and examination fees), payable in 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 8 (Special Purpose Award).

Delivered in association with the Central Statistics Office.
Course Content

Expand+The Programme
The Professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation has been developed in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and is targeted at decision-makers throughout the public service. It will introduce stude...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Programme Content
The programme is divided into four main areas. The topics
covered include the following:

1. Framework for Official Statistics:
• Principles of policy evaluation
• Accessing information
• Statistical infrastructure and ...

Assessment Method Assessment will consist of written assignments, data lab
submissions, and final examinations.
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