Certificate in Professional Leadership

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 30
  • Course Code N/A
  • Award Post Graduate Certificate
  • Duration 1 yr

Course Summary

Professional leadership moves beyond more traditional leadership and management ideas to acknowledge that change is needed, that leaders now, more than ever, must be authentic, ethical, financially aware, strategic, and ambitious for their organisation. All of which has been considered within IT Sligo`s new Masters in Professional Leadership.

The Postgraduate Certificate in  Professional Leadership covers both core and elective learning. Learners will get the opportunity to gather core knowledge, skills and competencies in Leadership; Organisational Psychology; Strategy; Financial Management. The learner can also choose one elective each term.


Year 1:

Year one of the programme is delivered through weekly live online classes. These classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. 



If you are interested in the Masters  Programme in Professional Leadership please contact Dr Breda McTaggart, Head of Department of Social Sciences, contact details: mctaggart.breda@itsligo.ie



Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees  - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie

Key Course Information

Application Closing Date : 24th September 2021

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2.2 honours degree award in any discipline.

It is preferable applicants will have a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience.

For applicants with no formal third level qualification but do have significant experience of leadership in organisations then IT Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme.

Career Opportunities

The Postgraduate Certificate Professional Leadership will be relevant to those whose professional life already involves making and executing decisions, as well as those who are striving to enhance their career options.

Further Study

Students may decide to progress to our Masters in Professional Leadership.

Students may decide to progress to Doctoral studies in IT Sligo or other Higher Education providers.


Did you know?

The Department of Social Sciences was shortlisted for the 2019 Education Awards in the category of the Best College of Arts & Social Science.

Programme Fees


Total Programme Fees: €3,600



Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees  - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie