Certificate in Leadership Development

Cork Institute of Technology (CR_BLEAD_8)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

15

Department

Organisation & Professional Development

General Information
Contact

Don Crowley

Email

opd@cit.ie

Phone

0214335909

Address

CIT

Role

Course owner

Important Dates
Application Deadline

28/08/2020

Start Date

12/10/2020

End Date

08/02/2021

About this Course

This programme is a one semester (six months) part-time programme designed to provide the knowledge, skills and confidence required to manage teams in industry. The industry-focus, coupled with the applied nature of teaching, provides a practical bedrock of knowledge and experience which can be used to immediate effect in a multitude of business contexts.
The SPA was developed in consultation with industry stakeholders who gave significant guidance on its development. A survey of relevant staff identified evidence of need following completion of competency mapping by staff who considered technical and non-technical competencies required to fulfil the requirements of various team leader roles.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a Level 7 or higher qualification in a technical discipline and either working in a team leader or people management role or positioning themselves to move to such a role.
Candidates with a Level 7 qualification and significant relevant experiential learning may be eligible through our recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes. CIT has an extremely well-established and supported RPL process, please see www.cit.ie/rpl for further details.

Long Description

This programme is a one semester (six months) part-time programme designed to provide the knowledge, skills and confidence required to manage teams in industry. The industry-focus, coupled with the applied nature of teaching, provides a practical bedrock of knowledge and experience which can be used to immediate effect in a multitude of business contexts.
The SPA was developed in consultation with industry stakeholders who gave significant guidance on its development. A survey of relevant staff identified evidence of need following completion of competency mapping by staff who considered technical and non-technical competencies required to fulfil the requirements of various team leader roles.

Induction: Induction session covering programme structure, group-work, use of Canvas (VLE), library access, referencing, practice for completing a reflective journal, etc.
Action Learning: Teaching methods feature intensively practical classroom exercises and accelerate the transfer of learning back to the workplace.
Case Study Analysis: Live cases relating to programme themes will be regularly analysed in class including analysis of leaders/leadership challenges for a variety of contexts, bringing major leadership issues to the fore in robust classroom debate.
Reflective Learning Logs: Learners maintain personal reflective logs throughout the programme requiring critical appraisal of the classroom content and the application of it to their leadership role making connections between theory and practical application.
Experienced Lecturers: Lecturers bring a unique blend of academic qualifications, incorporating engineering, business, HRM, management accounting, work and organisational psychology, alongside comprehensive industry experience in management, training and change management.
Teaching Methods and Learning Support
Teaching methods will be intensively interactive, with emphasis on lecturer-led group discussion and class debate, drawing upon learner experiences to illustrate key learning points and bringing concepts, theories and frameworks to life.
Assessment
The programme will make extensive use of reflective logs, together with a cross-modular project, report and presentation, in teams.

Delivery Notes

Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Phone

0214335040

Email

Admissions@cit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

Apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie