Management (Certificate) (Blended Learning) (September 2020)

University of Limerick (21CTMANAUDAD)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Kemmy Business School

General Information
Contact

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Email

springboard@ul.ie

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
University of Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Role

Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

23/07/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

17/05/2021

About this Course

This Certificate in Management is a skills-based programme which provides learners with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to become highly effective managers within their individual organisations.

The programme aims to support learners to identify innovative methods of doing business in a competitive environment, whether that be customer or internally facing. Participants will be guided to specify performance objectives to achieve personal and organisational improvements and to motivate their teams to achieve their company’s primary objectives.

Given the current environment the first semester of this course is planned to be delivered fully online. In line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation, this will be reviewed for semester 2 and may likely be delivered in a part-time blended format at this point.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Objectives

On successful completion of this programme, graduates will understand the key facets of business management and be equipped with not only the knowledge but also the practical skills to fully understand, effectively manage and strategically propel the business within which they operate. The programme aims to support learners to identify innovative methods of doing business in a competitive environment, whether that be customer or internally facing. Participants will be guided to specify performance objectives to achieve personal and organisational improvements and to motivate their teams to achieve their company’s primary objectives

Entry Requirements

Entry to this programme is open to all candidates. There is no minimum educational requirement and applications are assessed by the academic staff involved in the programme to assess the applicant's motivation and ability to complete the programme successfully.
Each application is considered on an individual basis and is assessed by the Selection Panel for the programme. Educational qualifications, work and life experience, motivation and overall potential to be successful on the programme are considered and evaluated usually, but not always, by means of an interview.
Applicants may be short-listed for interviews, depending on the number of applications received. It is highly advisable to submit a strong and thorough application in the event that short-listing for interview does take place. In conjunction with the Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) policy of the University this Certificate will consider previous experience as means of application through an ethical and transparent RPL process.

Long Description

The Management Development Unit (MDU) learning process UL places participants at the centre of the learning experience and focuses on generating changes in values, relationships and behaviours which are essential to fostering personal development, specialist knowledge, skills and techniques.

Training is structured through interactive workshops with individual and team exercises, along with facilitated discussions used to reinforce the learning outcomes. Online materials will be made available through an easy-to-use electronic platform.

Our exercises and discussions challenge participants to use real life experiences and consider their learning in context with their day-to-day situations. The MDU’s programme manager will work with client companies to ensure relatable scenarios are used by tutors for case studies, to make training more practical for the learners’ real-world environment.

MODULES:
MG2101 – MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP: Develop an understanding of the theories, concepts & techniques of effective management & leadership
MG2131 – MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS: Concept of the communication process & provide students with skills for effective communication
PM2021 – SELECTING THE TEAM: Concepts of HR planning & developing students knowledge of relevant HRM processes for recruitment
PM2031 – MOTIVATING THE TEAM: Role of the manager as the leader and motivator of a high performing team.
PM2042 – REFLECTIVE LEARNING: Empowering students to engage in self-evaluation by prioritising their learning & development needs
MG2152 CASE STUDY WORKSHOP: Develop analytical skills used to identify key management problem(s) depicted within case studies
PM2082 – MANAGING CHANGE & CONFLICT: Develop the knowledge & skills to successfully manage change with the organisation
PM2062 – MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Introduces students to a number of core concepts & theories related to management of performance
PM2072 – MANAGING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: Introduces the legal & institutional framework of employment law in Ireland.
MG2132 – QUALITY MANAGEMENT & CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: Theory & practice of quality management & skills required for continuous workplace improvement
CA4003 Career Development: An optional module for those students who wish to pursue this professional development workshop. Which prepare learners with CV and career coaching, develop a LinkedIn/online presence, physical presentation and interviews skills.
IE2011 Industry Learning Project: Optional module for unemployed students who require a placement in the area of course study.

Timetable Info

Given the current situation regarding Covid-19 restrictions, the first semester of this course is planned to be delivered fully online. In line with the Universities strategy on dealing with this ever evolving situation, this will be reviewed for semester 2 and may likely be delivered in a part-time blended format at this point.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please regularly consult this section of the University of Limerick website:
https://www.ul.ie/covid-home

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Ask for a Springboard+ Co-ordinator

Address

Graduate & Professional Studies
University of Limerick
Limerick
V94 T9PX

Phone

061-202605 or 061-234379

Email

springboard@ul.ie

RPL Information

The University of Limerick operates a policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning. Informal and experiential learning includes non-accredited personal and professional education; work based training and relevant life/work experiences. This learning is assessed initially for entry on to particular courses of study but may additionally lead to academic credits and exemptions from subjects on the intended course of study. Applications for RPL are dealt with on an individual basis, facilitated by representatives from the relevant academic departments and Registrar's office at the University of Limerick. RPL for Springboard+ 2020 will be managed by Graduate and Professional Studies as part of the application process. Graduate & Professional Studies provides support and assistance to guide the learner through their RPL application and in compiling their portfolio. The process is student centric, with consideration made on a case-by-case basis, through submitted documentation and communication with the application team and course director. The operation of the RPL policy has been applied successfully to previous cohorts. Academic and professional qualifications, work and life experience are important considerations in assessment, but motivation and overall potential for the selected course has been a major factor in evaluating applicants.

Application Procedures

APPLICATION TO A SPRINGBOARD+ COURSE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK IS A 2 STEP PROCESS.


Step 1 is to submit your application on the Springboard+ website, you will then be sent a link via email to apply to the University of Limerick (UL) directly (this will be step 2).
You must provide all documents requested on this email which must be uploaded with your application on the UL site. It is only when we receive ALL requested documents that your application is considered complete.

Note : It may take a few days after your application is updated to 'Pending' on the Springboard+ website for us to send you the link to apply to UL (step 2).
Please note we will need to correspond with you by email throughout the application process. For this reason, we ask that you regularly check your email and spam folders.

Required Documents for UL application:

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- Digital quality head and shoulders photograph.
- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language
requirements:
• If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate


FEES - EMPLOYED APPLICANTS ONLY
All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses.
As this course is a Level 6 course there is no requirement for any fees to be paid by any successful applicant, regardless of employment status.

Springboard+ will pay all fees for all participants.

In order to avail of Springboard+ funding you must provide written proof as outlined below:

NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process it is your responsibility to inform a Springboard+ coordinator at UL and to provide proof of new status.

Unemployed
Written proof from the Department of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP) that you are in receipt of an eligible payment (see Springboard+ site).

Returners
Swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths attesting to your status and provide written proof.

Employed/Self Employed
Provide a copy of most recent P60 or other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment or self-employment.

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. Swear a declaration, witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths, stating that the applicant is no longer self-employed.

To be eligible for Springboard+ funding applicants must be resident in the state.

Please note you may be required to verify your Nationality and Residency status.

For Returners and Employed/Self-Employed applicants, the following rules apply :
- must be ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.
** Note: The period of residency for holders of Stamp 4 or Stamp 4 EU FAM is calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.
Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration ( ie you must hold Stamp 4 for three of the five years preceding)