Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development (Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development)

National University of Ireland, Galway (LDC2020)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development

General Information
Contact

Berna Morgan

Email

berna.morgan@nuigalway.ie

Phone

091 494055

Address

Adult Training and Education Studies, NUI Galway, Nuns Island Galway

Role

Course Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/07/2020

Start Date

22/09/2020

End Date

31/03/2021

About this Course

The course emphasises the development of leadership qualities and skills that are critically important in a complex business environment.

The course aims to develop participants as effective and responsible leaders who have the capacity to develop and implement strategic plans, lead and manage organisational change, enhance employee performance, engage in effective business negotiations, creatively solve complex problems and embed ethical approaches to deliver excellence.

PROGRAMME ASSESSMENTS:
There are no formal examinations on this programme. The participants engage in Continuous Assessment such as: Online Activities; Work-based Projects; and Professional Learning Journal self-reflection activities which contribute to the course participant's sense of professional identity formation and development.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to:
(1) Be currently (or historically) employed in a managerial or supervisory role for a minimum of three years
AND
Have achieved a minimum of a 2.2 honours primary degree or equivalent
Applicants who do not meet the primary degree or equivalent requirement will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence demonstrating their ability to study at post-graduate level.

Candidates for entry may be required to attend for interview prior to being offered a place on the course. The number of places is limited.

Long Description

The course emphasises the development of leadership qualities and skills that are critically important in a complex business environment.

The course aims to develop participants as effective and responsible leaders who have the capacity to develop and implement strategic plans, lead and manage organisational change, enhance employee performance, engage in effective business negotiations, creatively solve complex problems and embed ethical approaches to deliver excellence.

PROGRAMME ASSESSMENTS:
There are no formal examinations on this programme. The participants engage in Continuous Assessment such as: Online Activities; Work-based Projects; and Professional Learning Journal self-reflection activities which contribute to the course participant's sense of professional identity formation and development.

Timetable Info

The course is part-time and is delivered via blended learning (distance & online, with workshops which require attendance on NUI Galway university on-campus).
* Notice: due to COVID-19 restrictions Semester 1 teaching (September- December 2020) in 2020/21 will take place in a fully online mode. The course content will be delivered through our online learning system Blackboard. The tutors will communicate material through online tutorials, recorded video tutorials, discussion boards and other interactive online learning methods.

Module 1 Management Skills Online delivery 28 &29 September (Estimated delivery dates)
Module 2 Effective Leadership Online delivery 20 November (Estimated delivery date)
Module 3 Leading Organisational Change January 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
Module 3 Critical Thinking for Leaders March 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

Delivery Location

Online and NUI Galway

Delivery Notes

Online and Blended delivery.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Berna Morgan

Address

Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
NUI Galway

Email

berna.morgan@nuigalway.ie

Application Procedures

To apply:

1. Complete the Springboard application form

2. Upload supporting documentation as follows:

The applicant must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form:
• Identification Passport/Drivers License/Birth Cert
• Proof of Qualifications- Applicant must provide official Transcripts of Qualifications.
• Proof of Unemployment/Payment from DEASP (IF APPLICABLE)- please see Springboard FAQs for the most up-to-date details on this
• Proof of Employment (IF APPLICABLE)- P60 Form
• Short one-page CV detailing professional experience
Numbers are limited; places will be awarded on the basis of submission of all the required documentation.
For eligibility see Springboard website. First offers will be made in order of receipt of applications after the closing date of July 25 to applicants who meet all the necessary requirements.