Certificate in Change Leadership (January 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB20CL&LK)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Change Leadership (Special Purpose Award, Level 9, 10 Credits).

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Art & Design

General Information
Contact

Maureen Ryan

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 504 28112

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology - Thurles Campus
Nenagh Road
Thurles
Co. Tipperary
E41 PC92

Important Dates
Application Deadline

07/12/2020

Start Date

30/01/2021

End Date

20/06/2021

About this Course

This Certificate in Change Leadership is a 10 Credit Level 9 programme designed to enable participants to develop their knowledge and skill as creative leaders in their chosen field. The core areas include; leadership theory, principles & emerging trends, creativity, the psychology of teams and organisational change.

This programme is primarily for those at work in the business, community and voluntary sector who seek further professional development to progress their career in management or leadership. It is also for those seeking new skills who already have an undergraduate or equivalent qualification. The ideal candidate is someone who wishes to develop their personal and interpersonal capacity to become an effective change agent in their relevant field.

Objectives

This programme is primarily for those at work in the business, community and voluntary sector who seek further professional development to progress their career in management or leadership. It is also for those seeking new skills who already have an undergraduate or equivalent qualification. The ideal candidate is someone who wishes to develop their personal and interpersonal capacity to become an effective change agent in their relevant field.

Entry Requirements

1. An honours degree Level 8 award or approved equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experience. Priority of entry will be given to applicants with a higher classification of award. Mature students (23 years of age on 1st Jan preceding application) can apply.

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 notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online and then email Springboard@lit.ie to request RPL consideration.

3. EXAMS: 3 Continuous Assessments
A personal change project (individual)
An analysis of leadership skills (in pairs)
A final team project

4. 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.

5. FEES: €130 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

Long Description

This Certificate in Change Leadership is a 10 Credit Level 9 programme designed to enable participants to develop their knowledge and skill as creative leaders in their chosen field. The core areas include; leadership theory, principles & emerging trends, creativity, the psychology of teams and organisational change.

This programme is primarily for those at work in the business, community and voluntary sector who seek further professional development to progress their career in management or leadership. It is also for those seeking new skills who already have an undergraduate or equivalent qualification. The ideal candidate is someone who wishes to develop their personal and interpersonal capacity to become an effective change agent in their relevant field.

This certificate will be delivered via blended learning comprising of online sessions and in-house workshops.

Course Modules:
Change Leadership: Leadership models, creativity, team psychology and change processes.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 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

Pending sufficient demand this programme will be offered in both LIT Clonmel and LIT Limerick.

This programme will be delivered via blended learning comprising of online sessions and in-house workshops at LIT Clonmel & LIT Limerick Campus over 6 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from 10am to 5pm.

Applicants must indicate which campus they wish to register with.
When making an online application applicants will be asked to select campus ie. LIT Limerick or LIT Clonmel.

LIT CLONMEL DATES
Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 10am - 5pm
Jan 30th & 31st
Feb 27th & 28th
March 27th & 28th
April 24th & 25th
May 29th & 30th
June 19th & 20th

LIT LIMERICK DATES
Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 10am - 5pm
Feb 6th & 7th
March 6th & 7th
April 10th & 11th
April 24th & 25th
May 22nd & 23rd
June 19th & 20th

Delivery Location

Group 1: LIT Clonmel Campus & Online

Group 2: LIT Limerick Campus & Online

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

This programme is delivered with a mixture of online and classroom delivery.

Some of the content will be delivered online with the remaining involving either lectures/practicals/tutorials delivered at the LIT Clonmel & LIT Limerick Campus.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Maureen Ryan

Address

Springboard+ Team @ LIT
Flexible Learning Department
Limerick Institute of Technology - Thurles Campus
Nenagh Road
Thurles
Co. Tipperary
E41 PC92

Phone

+353 504 28112

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

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

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie

To complete your application process you must scan to ONE FILE the following supporting documents and upload to your online application:

1. Current CV
2. Proof of existing level 8 educational qualifications
3. Proof of nationality i.e. passport
4. Proof of employment i.e. payslip/p60 (amounts can be redacted) / social welfare payment i.e. receipt/letter

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 online application. Any missing documents will lead to a delay in processing.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a fee of €130 to secure their place on the programme.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice.

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. Please email Springboard@lit.ie to request this form.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS:
3. EXAMS: 3 Continuous Assessments:
A personal change project (individual)
An analysis of leadership skills (in pairs)
A final team project

FEES: €130 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.

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