Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership in Health & Well-Being in the Workplace (Thurles) (Limerick- Sept 22)

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (Limerick-LHWW-L9-60)
Key Programme Details
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Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership in Workplace Health & Well-being

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Sport and Early Childhood

General Information
Contact

Deborah Kett

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Role

Programme Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/07/2022

Start Date

19/09/2022

End Date

31/08/2023

About this Course

This innovative programme is designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments. Health, leadership and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important for companies to maintain a content and productive workforce. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations. It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, and the ever-growing corporate wellness industry.

The programme team have engaged with local industry and with the 2 Regional Skills Forum managers for the regions and all have been very supportive of the programme.

This is a successful, established programme and TUS have an extensive Interest List in place of potential applicants. TUS liaise directly with our Mid West and South East Regional Skills Forum managers to identify trends and gaps in professional development opportunities within the region. TUS present and promote our programmes at various industry events and we maintain Interest Lists of potential applicants for future intakes. In addition, we link directly with HR and Talent Development Managers across the Mid West Region to identify enterprise skills needs.

Objectives

Designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments.

Entry Requirements

1. (a) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree Level 8 in a cognate discipline or (b) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline with considerable experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning or (c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0).

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email flexible@lit.ie to request RPL consideration.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Long Description

This innovative programme is designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments. Health, leadership and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important for companies to maintain a content and productive workforce. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations. It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, and the ever-growing corporate wellness industry.

This programme allow managers to evaluate, integrate and promote health and wellbeing among their staff. The topics will include nutrition, physical activity promotion, mental health, behaviour change and project management. Content will be delivered through blended learning, comprised of online lectures, live tutorials and in-house workshops.

The module sequencing will be as follows:

Semester 1: Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits): Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)
Semester 2: Applied Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits); Leading Change in the Workplace (10 credits).
Semester 3: Strategic Planning & Project Management (10 credits); Research Methods (10 credits).
Semester 4: Dissertation* (30 credits)
*Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc. with no final exams taking place.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 10 credit modules will normally equate to approximately 200 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Timetable Info

TBC for 2022. Below is guideline

2hr pre-recorded lectures for each module will be available by 6pm every Monday on the TUS Moodle Platform.
Live online tutorials will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 weeks from then on via MS teams. A playback option will also be available for these tutorials.
There will also be 1 workshop on the TUS Thurles Campus per semester (TBC)

The module sequencing will be as follows:
Semester 1: Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits): Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)
Semester 2: Applied Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits); Leading Change in the Workplace (10 credits).
Semester 3: Strategic Planning & Project Management (10 credits); Research Methods (10 credits).
*Semester 4: Dissertation (30 credits)
*Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc., with no final exams taking place.

Delivery Location

Online/Blended as outlined under Timetable Information

TBC for 2022. Below is guideline

2hr pre-recorded lectures for each module will be available by 6pm every Monday on the TUS Moodle Platform.
Live online tutorials will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 weeks from then on via MS teams. A playback option will also be available for these tutorials.
There will also be 1 workshop on the TUS Thurles Campus per semester (TBC)

The module sequencing will be as follows:
Semester 1: Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits): Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)
Semester 2: Applied Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits); Leading Change in the Workplace (10 credits).
Semester 3: Strategic Planning & Project Management (10 credits); Research Methods (10 credits).
*Semester 4: Dissertation (30 credits)
*Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc., with no final exams taking place.

Delivery Notes

Online lectures, live tutorials, in-house workshops.

TBC for 2022. Below is guideline

2hr pre-recorded lectures for each module will be available by 6pm every Monday on the TUS Moodle Platform.
Live online tutorials will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 weeks from then on via MS teams. A playback option will also be available for these tutorials.
There will also be 1 workshop on the TUS Thurles Campus per semester (TBC)

The module sequencing will be as follows:
Semester 1: Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits): Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)
Semester 2: Applied Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits); Leading Change in the Workplace (10 credits).
Semester 3: Strategic Planning & Project Management (10 credits); Research Methods (10 credits).
*Semester 4: Dissertation (30 credits)
*Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc., with no final exams taking place.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Deborah Kett

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in TUS request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with TUS' RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard TUS.

To complete your application you must upload the following Supporting Documents to your online application.

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 8 educational qualification or equivalent

Please note that successful applicants may be required to provide below supporting documents closer to programme start date. TBC by Springboard HEA.

3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of PPS/employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)
5. Proof of Residency (2019,2020,2021)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. TUS will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €660 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Form download located here: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Declaration%20for%20Returners%20(2022-23).pdf

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €6,600. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €660. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

TUS Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser: https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 22-23 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines, please copy & paste into your browser: https://springboardcourses.ie/pdfs/Guidelines%20on%20applications%20from%20previous%20Springboard%20participants%202019.pdf

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Media
Part-Time Flexible Learning

https://lit.ie/flexible-learning