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A-Z of Irish Government and Public Administration
Assistant Principal Programme
Clerical Officer Programme
Executive Officer Programme
Expenditure Reform for the Civil Service
Higher Executive Officer Programme
Performance Management and Appraisal Skills for Civil Service Line Managers
Understanding the Financial Reports of Government Agencies

Civil Service

The Institute offers a range of programmes, catering to the development needs of Civil and Public Servants, from short training courses and organisational development interventions to accredited Certificate, Diploma and Degrees. Whether you are looking for a short skills development course or a longer term accredited programme, the IPA can meet your development needs.

Accredited Programmes

MA (Public Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Management
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Public Management
Diploma in Public Management
Certificate in Public Management
Diploma in Civil Service and State Agencies
Certificate in Civil Service & State Agency Studies
Certificate in Irish Government and Politics

Short Courses

Assistant Principal Programme
Budgetary and Fiscal Reforms for the Civil Service
Clerical Officer Programme
Data Protection
Executive Officer Programme
Freedom of Information for Decision Makers
Higher Executive Officer Programme
Understanding the Financial Reports of Government Agencies


The IPA provides a range of tailored supports to civil, public and voluntary sector managers by bringing in-depth expertise to bear on business problems. In addition to our training, education and development services in the public sector, we also have a team of experienced specialists who provide support through all aspects of change or integration processes, from planning and design to implementation and evaluation. Whether you have a specific business need, want to solve a problem in a single unit or team, or require the expertise of our training and development specialists, you can benefit from our combined approach. We can work in partnership to identify the most appropriate approach.

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