Higher Diploma in local government studies
The course provides a more in-depth and analytical treatment of the main local authority services. It is also designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of legislation provided by the Certificate. Both programmes are intended to be an important step in the career development path of local authority staff and to provide material of relevance to enhance the competence of individuals in their career path. Being a very relative course, the course curriculum varies from one country to another.
For example, in Ghana, the Institute of Local Government Studies ( ILGS) is a Government of Ghana institution established in 1999 with the mandate to educate students in public management and development. The institution is backed by Act of Parliament, 647 of 2003. The institute is under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The institute is located in
Ogbojo near Ashalley Botwe, Accra.