Free or Part Funded Courses

Course Detail

This module has been developed with reference to the National Skills Strategy 2025 and Technology Skills 2022.  This module may be used as part of a building block for learners who would like to develop further their career in Operations Management and Logistics (learners may build on their yellow belt lean six sigma certificate).

Project management represents a core strategic competence for contemporary organisations and businesses of all types, as well as a high-demand skill for graduates entering the contemporary labour market. This module is aimed at providing students with an integrated knowledge of the fundamentals of project management, as well as an understanding of its constituent phases and processes including initiation, execution, monitoring, and closing.

Part of this module will include the delivery of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate.  Learners will be provided with the knowledge and capability to use problem solving methodologies, PDCA, use tools to define SIPOC, Process mapping and run charts.  Use of histograms, Pareto analysis, scatter charts.


  • ICD Business School has many years’ experience delivering Project Management modules
  • The course includes the internationally recognised Six Sigma Project Management Certificate (Yellow Belt)
  • Blended Learning, includes live lectures
  • Lectures will also be recorded and available through our on-line system
  • This course can be used as a building block to further study.
  • The course includes interview skills and techniques using on-line platforms.

ICD Business School will also provide to all learners a short online programme that will deliver specific skills in relation to the use of online technology, such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.  The purpose being to ensure that all learners will have the skills to interview online using Zoom/Microsoft Teams and to highlight their skills to prospective employers using online technology. This short course will also be provided to all participants of this Project Management module.


Leaving Certificate

Applicants under 23 years of age on the 1st of January of the year must provide a copy of their Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification. You must meet the minimum grade entry requirements outlined below.

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language) and Maths.

English Language

If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. ICD Business School requires IELTS at 6.0

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, ICD Business School is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.


This course is funded through the HEA July Stimulus Modular Skills Provision initiative.

Some categories of learner are eligible for 90% funding and will be required to pay 10% (€94) of the standard tuition fee. The standard tuition fee for this course is €935.

Eligible applicants are listed below:

Eligible Applicant Categories

Returners: 100% Funded

Returners are those who are not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection but who have been out of the work environment for a number of years due to childcare or other caring obligations. They have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce.

To be eligible the applicant must have been:

  • A Homemaker or on other caring duties for a minimum period of 9 of the previous 12 months prior to their application

It should be noted that acceptance on to a postgraduate course does not confer any entitlement to DEASP payments or childcare supports.

Unemployed – Recipients of Job Seekers or Pandemic Unemployment  Payment (PUP): 100% Funded

This category of applicant will be required to provide a copy of their receipt or a letter from Intreo/Revenue that they are in receipt of the Jobseekers or PUP payment.

The Employed: 90% Funded (€94)

This category of applicant will be required to provide a CV and a copy of their most recent ‘Employment Detail Summary’ (Formally P60).

Formerly Self-employed: 100% Funded (€94)

This category of applicant will be required to provide a letter/statement from Revenue confirming that they are no longer trading or a similar letter from their (former) accountant stating they are no longer trading

2020 Graduates: 90% Funded (€94)

This category of applicant will be required to provide transcripts for their level 8 qualification or equivalent