Certified Expert Programme

Postgraduate Programmes

Certified Expert Programme

Learn to use the experience and knowledge you have gathered to help others get a better understanding of issues relating to a sector or industry.

  • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Start Date: September 25th, 2021
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online

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Course Overview

You don’t need a PhD to be a known expert in your field.

Do you have over 15 years of experience in a sector or industry?

Would like to be called by the media or conferences and seminars to speak on issues relating to your sector or industry? Can you or would you like to show others how to get things done in a sector or industry? Can you or would you like to show new organisations how to get it right? Would you like to be called by international investors and researchers to advise them about your country, region, sector or industry?

Then you are interested in becoming Certified Expert in your chosen field.

Certified Experts use the experience and knowledge they have gathered over the years to help individuals, businesses, government, learning institutions and others get a better understanding of issues relating to a sector or industry. Certified Experts are invited to speak on issues at conference and seminars, or by the media. They are invited to advise politicians and other policy makers. Opinions and positions of Certified Experts are referred to in boardrooms and courtrooms.

This CIAPS Postgraduate Certified Expert Programme is a one-year programme with 9 monthly meetings aimed at people interested in using their experience and newly acquired skills to operate as experts for others.

It is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the Strategic elements of Consulting, Research and Intelligence Management, Strategies for Public Communication and Modern Technique of Teaching and Training; we will also be exploring Essential Elements of Management, Publications, Partnership, Negotiations and Representations.

Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of the essential features of developing a profile of an International Certified Expert. By the end of the course, they would be have built a CV, Portfolio and webpage that shows them as Published Author, Guest Speaker, Panellist, Media Analyst, Mentor and Consultant, Listed as Certified Experts.

During the programme, each participant will experience different areas of advisory roles and projects.

Who is this course for?

  • Experienced professionals already in the field and seeking to improve their skills.
  • Candidates will have plans and ambitions to work as consultants, public speakers, trainers and lecturers, researchers and opinion-makers.
Registration fee


Course fees


Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

Course Content

Key Modules to be covered in the Postgraduate Certified in Expert Programme:

  • Introduction to Role and Profile of Certified Experts
  • Strategic Elements of Public Speaking
  • Techniques for Writing and Getting Published: General and Specialist Audience
  • Techniques for Efficient Consulting
  • IT for Certified Experts
  • Research and Intelligence Management
  • Modern Techniques for Teaching, Coaching, Training and Mentoring
  • Partnership Project and Practice
  • Career Development

How will you be assessed?

This Professional Certificate Programme consists of 9 modules made up of 34 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 of learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre or
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be taken at the Lagos Centre and be marked in England. Distance Learning and Online Students will be given the opportunity to submit their projects online.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top international experts in their field.

Flexible study times

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

Develop practical skills

During the programme, you will experience different areas of advisory roles and projects.

Career support

We have a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist you with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies.

Enabling learning environment and friendly staff

Learn and grow in a comfortable learning environment with great welfare services.

Earn an international certificate

CIAPS is an internationally recognised professional graduate school. Earning our certificate makes you competitive locally and globally.

Applicants for this course should have at 15 least years of professional experience in a sector or industry. They should also be holders of a postgraduate degree such as Master’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Executive Masters or some evidence of further training beyond Bachelor’s Degree.

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

This course has been designed with the clear objective of training passionate, dedicated professionals who will be capable of covering leading roles as Technical and Management Experts of Business and Investments Politics and Social Projects, Training and Communication. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work in a variety of projects and organisations as:

  • Consultants
  • Analysts
  • Public Speakers
  • Media Commentators
  • Lecturers
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Expert Writers
  • Researchers

What our students have to say

  • I don’t have any word to quantify or qualify my experience at CIAPS. it was really fascinating and worthwhile listening to lectures from seasoned and world class teachers and facilitators like Prof Kila, Mr Rotimi, an erudite scholar and lecturer and a host of others. Thanks for making me understand the meaning of project method of teaching and applying the Z to A approach. Cheers

    Oyebade Samson


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