Graduate Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (January 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB20LHWW)
Key Programme Details
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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Applied Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (Level 9, 60 Credits)

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Applied Social Science

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

14/12/2020

Start Date

18/01/2021

End Date

10/12/2021

About this Course

Please note this programme will open in MID-OCTOBER for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications
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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.

Course Modules:
Nutrition: This module guides the learner through the fundamentals of nutrition and how it contributes to health
Physical Activity: How physical activity plays a central role in employee wellbeing
Leadership and Behavioural Change: Leadership models, creativity, team psychology and change processes
Health Promotion: Developing and implementation of health promotion plans
Workplace Wellbeing: Evaluating and establishing healthy workplace wellbeing
Project Management: Establishing and bringing projects to fruition
Work based portfolio: Reflective piece on application of H&W projects in the workplace

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

3. EXAMS: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. Exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

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: €550 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

Please note this programme will open in MID-OCTOBER for online applications. In the meantime, please read the Programme Information/Entry Requirements & Application Procedures. Please email Springboard@lit to be added to the Interest List. You will receive an email alert when this programme officially opens for online applications
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

Course Modules:
Nutrition: This module guides the learner through the fundamentals of nutrition and how it contributes to health
Physical Activity: How physical activity plays a central role in employee wellbeing
Leadership and Behavioural Change: Leadership models, creativity, team psychology and change processes
Health Promotion: Developing and implementation of health promotion plans
Workplace Wellbeing: Evaluating and establishing healthy workplace wellbeing
Project Management: Establishing and bringing projects to fruition
Work based portfolio: Reflective piece on application of H&W projects in the workplace

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

TBC - Please note this will be updated in September 2020

Delivery Location

TBC - Please note this will be updated in September 2020

Delivery Notes

TBC - Please note this will be updated in September 2020

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 email Springboard@lit.ie the following supporting documents:

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 emailed to Springboard@lit.ie on 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 €550 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: Please note that the exams for this course will be part continuous assessment and part final sit down exam. Exams take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to exam time.

FEES: €550 is the subsidised fee for employed applicants. This programme is 90% Springboard funded for employed applicants and 100% Springboard funded for unemployed applicants.