Certificate in Public Procurement






Part time, evening classes, one semester, QQI accredited Programme

With over €15bn being spent annually on public procurement in Ireland, the public procurement specialist needs a focused education that will assure taxpayers that the public money is spent at their best interest.

This is the first formal Irish accredited Public Sector Programme that is recognised on the National Framework for Qualifications (Level 6) and accredited by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland the QQI. This is a 30 credits award.

Who is it for?

If you are in the business of competing for tenders or of building tenders, you are facing many challenges including the actual tendering processes, contracts, EU regulations.

This Certificate in Public Procurement is ideal for those who are new to public procurement and the process of procurement or have substantial working experience in public tendering or procurement, but have no academic background or relevant qualifications.


Modules to be taken:

  • Economics
  • Principles of Procurement
  • Principles of Public Procurement

On Completion of this course

  • Student will have a working knowledge of leading edge thinking in the area of Economics, purchasing and public sector procurement.
  • Students will have developed an understanding of the organisational and management issues involved in Public Sector Procurement.
  • Students will demonstrate skills that they are capable of managing and communicating with the their relevant stakeholders in the public sector procurement process.
  • When the three examinations and module assignments are successfully passed, students will be awarded the Certificate in Public Procurement.
  • Students can enter the IIPMM Higher Certificate in Business, Procurement Programme and be exempt from the modules completed.


Delivery and Timetable

Classes are held on Thursday evenings 6pm to 10pm.

Examinations: January


Certificate Courses start in September, 2017


Dublin- Griffith College, South Circular Road

Start Date: 21st September, 2017
Classes : Every Thursday evening
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Duration: One semester



Fee includes classes, registration fees, course materials, on-line resources, revision courses and examination fees.

Early Bird Rate:

€ 1,485

The early bird rate applies strictly from Monday 3rd April 2017 until Wednesday 31st May 2017.
A minimum of 50% must be paid on application with the balance to be paid on or before the 31st May 2017. Where the final payment is not received by the due date the fee due will revert to the full quoted fee and you will be billed for the balance due.

Full Fee:

€ 1,650



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