Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management

Are you interested in Politics?

Do you want to be the Manager of a Political Campaign? Are you interested in knowing how Political Slogans are coined and propagated? Do you want to know more about Electoral Laws? Would you like to know how Politicians go from Aspirants to becoming Candidates and then Elected Officers? Are you interested in knowing how elections are won and lost? Are you interested in Referendums, Recalls and By-elections?

Then you are interested in becoming Political Campaign Operative or Strategist.

Political Campaign Experts deal with the planning, control and co-ordination of Political Campaigns to ensure that campaigns are of high standards to meet the needs of the voters, and to make their candidates, party or position win electoral and social competitions.

Students of Political Campaign Management study the principles of applying strategic elements and management concepts in the creation, coordination, implementation and observation of political struggles.

A good Political Campaign Manager is the one that knows how to use limited resources to create and coordinate an effective and efficient campaign that can successfully manage a candidate, organization or a cause and ultimately win an election or a cause.

This CIAPS Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management is a 3 months programme aimed at people interested in or already working in organisations that deal with politics and other social issues.

Our ideal candidates will have plans and ambitions to help invent new or improve existing Political Campaigns and Structures.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the Strategic elements of Political Communication, Research and Intelligence Management, Campaign Strategies and Fund Raising; we shall also be exploring essential elements of Logistics, Security and Protocol, Law and Compliance, Partnership, Negotiations and Representations.

Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of the essential features of developing and promoting campaigns and candidates in new sectors and locations.

During the programme each student will experience different areas of campaign roles and projects.

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Duration: 3 Months
Start Date: September 26th, 2020
Next Start Dates: Start of January 2021
Registration Fee: 100 USD
Course Fees: 1,000 USD


Key Modules to be covered in the Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management:

  • Introduction to Political Campaign Management
  • Strategic Planning in Political Campaigns
  • Essential Elements of the Operation Process
  • Research and Intelligence Management
  • Legal and Social Compliance
  • Logistics, Security and Protocols
  • Communication
  • ITC for Campaign Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Finance Management
  • Crises Management
  • Partnership and Negotiations

Admission and Fees

Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND).

Having a good grade is a major advantage.

Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme.

In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview.

Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Integrity and respect for others
  • Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent


Cost of the programme includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Learning Material
  • Ancillary Facilities

You can register now and pay your course fees later.

Registration Fee: 100 USD.

Programme Fees: 1,000 USD

  • Payment Plan Available


This course has been designed with the clear objective of training passionate, dedicated professionals who will be capable of covering leading roles in Political and Social Projects and Organisations. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in a variety of campaigns and organisations as:

  • Campaign Managers
  • Head of Campaign Research and Intelligence Unit
  • Logistics and Protocol Manager
  • Head of Communications
  • Campaign Planner / Scheduler
  • Quality and Compliance Controller
  • Liaison Officer
  • Mobilisation Coordinator


At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded of our students during their time with us. To support our participants we have put in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help students get the best from their academic pursuits.

We are also very proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies. We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations that look for high standards and work with high achievers.

Learning and Assessments

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of six modules made up of twelve units. Participants in this course will be offered the opportunity to combine practise in real workplace situations with learning in our Centre.

It is a very interactive programme and each module can have both formative and summative assessment. These assessments can be written, verbal and based on observations.

There are two options for learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be marked in England

Make sure you read “Admission & Fees” above to understand our admission criteria and fees before registering.

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