About CMI

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About CMI

Key facts

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15,000+
Graduates
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37
Courses
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35
Lecturers

The story behind our story

CMI – the Communications and Management Institute – is a professional education and training institute which was established in 2004 with the vision that:

Adults in the workplace deserve an opportunity to return to professional education, in their own time outside of normal office hours.  We wanted to create a ‘time out’ flexible learning environment to facilitate adult professionals to nurture and grow and personally develop. 

Since then, CMI has developed into a specialist provider of quality, focused part-time qualifications which are offered by classroom learning, online learning and a mix of both, blended learning.

CMI is nationally and internationally accredited by:

QQI - Quality & Qualifications Ireland
CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
ATHE - Awards for Training and Higher Education
PMI - Project Management Institute
IWFM - Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

Winning Numerous awards:

CIPS Centre of Excellence 2015/2016/2017/2018/2019
National Procurement Awards 2019 - Winner - Best Education Project of the Year

Our school is in Dublin 2 with regional centres in many of the cities around Ireland.


Your Success, is ours

Thousands of past graduates have been successfully promoted to a range of exciting and fulfilling roles that span several industry sectors. Both international and national organisations enjoy the benefits of hiring CMI graduates who have a lot to offer both personally and professionally.



Effective Management, one click away

Courses are offered in the evening from our city centre school and by online learning. At the end of your chosen course, you will be equipped with the confidence to apply what you learn to the workplace.

John O'Toole CEO, CMI, Communications & Management Institute

I'm delighted as this new Centre of Excellence status proves our staff and lecturers commitment to the best standard of education delivery. It also demonstrates our students commitment to work hard and succeed and reap the benefits and rewards. Results at CMI are higher than the average results achieved across all centres.

John O'Toole CEO of Communications & Management Institute

Our benefits

  • 90% of students can’t be wrong

    Investing in part-time study pays for itself. Over 90% of past students are currently in employment and many hold positions in junior, middle and senior management and others now work in specialised vocational areas.

  • Your time is precious

    Designed to maximise your time, CMI part time classes are held once a week either in the evening or at the weekend. Combined with online learning, most courses are classroom based with some courses offered by distance learning.

  • Accessible Courses

    CMI courses are offered by classroom and also by distance online learning. Live online classes are recorded for later playback and viewing.

  • Practitioners by Day, masters at Night

    CMI lecturing staff, are not your typical teachers. They are working practitioners during the day and masters of their teaching subject at night. They have the experience and qualifications, unrivalled by other educational institutes. CMI lecturers will bring your qualifications and education to the next level.

  • Relevance to the workplace is vital

    A feature of CMI part time courses is practical assignments and applied learning. In the current difficult environment, it makes sense to invest in a course relevant to the workplace.

  • International recognition

    Several highly distinguished quality awarding bodies have given their stamp of approval to CMI. This is a mark of CMI's quality commitment and guarantee to you. When choosing CMI, you can rest assure that you are choosing the right institute.

  • Progress to the next level

    CMI part time courses are located on various levels of various frameworks depending and are recognised internationally. Many courses are equivalent to levels on the Framework of Qualifications NFQ (Republic of Ireland) and/or Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation Ofqual (England).

  • At the heart, You

    Because CMI is a small personal institute, good communication and a close connection between you and lecturers/ staff will be part of your personal experience.

  • Achieve a Brighter Future, by Night

    Learning at night, is the best way to maximise the use of your time. CMI staff will provide you with impartial advice as to the course most suitable for you. Talk to us To-day and take that step to a brighter future.