Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management

Professional Certificate Programme

Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management

Learn the nitty-gritty of how to help political candidates win elections.

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Cost: 
  • Discounts: Save up to 50% (click to claim discount)
  • Course Start Date: January 29th, 2022
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online

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Political Campaign Managers 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. They know how to use limited resources to create and coordinate effective and efficient campaigns.

Course Overview

The Professional Certificate in Political Campaign Management is a hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme that focuses on the Strategic elements of Political Communication, Research and Intelligence Management, Campaign Strategies and Fundraising; 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.

Who is this course for?

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 a Political Campaign Manager.

Registration fee


Course fees


Save up to 50%: Read "Discounts" section below to learn more.

Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

Course Content

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
  • Crisis Management
  • Partnership and Negotiations

How will you be assessed?

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.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top Political Campaign Professionals

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 political campaign management 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.

  • Registration Fee:

  • Programme fee per participant:

Includes: Tuition Fees, Learning Material, and Ancillary Facilities.

Flexible payments:

    • You can register now and pay your course fees later
    • Installment payment plans available for course fees

If you qualify for all discounts, you can pay as little as


  • Early bird Discount (15% of tuition fee): Complete 50% of the tuition fee before course start date to be eligible for this discount.
  • Referral Discount (15% of tuition fee): If a former CIAPS student referred you to CIAPS, you can include his/her CIAPS student number as the discount code in the registration form to be eligible for this discount.
  • Unemployment Discount (20% of tuition fee): This discount is available to applicants who are unemployed.

You can claim any or all of these discounts in the Registration Form when applying for the course.

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 interviews. 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

Through PPP sessions, students develop projects as part of their learnings hence developing workplace skills.

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

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

Oyebade Samson Oluwatosin

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