Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance (Online)

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 15*
  • Course Code SG_SCONS_S09
  • Award Special Purpose Award
  • Duration 1 Year

Course Summary

The varying and complex nature of the construction industry has led to an increase in demand for managers with the skills to analyse, manage and solve intricate problems that often arise on major projects. Designed to address this demand, this accredited, part-time Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance is particularly suitable if you have an interest in the commercial aspects of the construction industry and would like the confidence to operate in the challenging environment of contractual arrangements.

This 15 credit certificate will provide the participants with in depth knowledge and skills relating to construction commercial awareness and finance risks. This course will be delivered fully online part time, normally over one Semester.

This course provides the participants with an overview and understanding of the construction procurement processes and commercial risk management relating to construction contract law and finance risk management. The course aims to provide the participant with the skills and practical experience to plan and manage these key risks within the construction sector.

As the construction industry and project delivery become ever more complex awareness of the key commercial risk is must. This course is ideal for both recently qualified graduates within the construction industry who wish to specialise in this growing area and also experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges.

For further information, please contact the Course Coordinator, Dr David Collery at David.Collery@atu.ie.


Key Course Information

The Certificate in Construction Law, Procurement and Finance is a 15 credit programme offered via online distance learning through live lectures (which are also recorded for revision etc) over a period of one year on a part-time basis. The programme consists of three subject modules. The student can complete the course of 15 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to availability of modules. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system.


For Examinations, students may have to attend at the ATU campus through which they completed their studies. For some programmes it may be possible for the Exam to be taken remotely via online proctoring. ATU Students resident in the Republic of Ireland will be invited to attend exams at an exam centre located in Ireland. Students resident outside of Ireland or with exceptional circumstances may be eligible to attend remotely via online proctoring, where examinations are taken online and supervised virtually, subject to availability.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold a minimum second-class honours degree Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent. As this programme caters for all professions, any Level 8 qualification will be considered.

Applicants without the standard academic qualification and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie.








Career Opportunities

As the construction industry and project delivery become ever more complex awareness of the key commercial risk is must. This course is ideal for recently qualified graduates within the construction industry and experienced employees looking to up skill to meet the coming challenges.

The construction industry worldwide is in a stage of growth and change regarding project complexity, delivering efficiency and risk management. Participants who complete the course will have a strong understanding of the trending within the industry based key performance indicator and key risks regarding construction law, procurement and finance . This provides the participant opportunities to promote their career within a growing the industry.

Further Study

Research Masters - MSc in Project Management 

Did you know?

As the Construction Law, Procurement and Finance is embedded within the Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management and MSc in Project Management, graduates with this Certificate would have three module exemptions from the twelve modules required for these courses.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €2,250

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage


Course Format

Semester 1

Construction Contract Law05
Contracts and Procurement05

Semester 2

Construction Economics and Finance05