Supervisory and Human Resource Practice (Higher Certificate) (Blended Learning) (September 2020)

University of Limerick (21HCSHRPUPAD)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

120

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

30/09/2020

End Date

17/05/2021

About this Course

Applications for this course are closed since 23rd July. We are unable to accept any late applications for this course. Any applications received before the closing date will be contacted in the coming weeks with an update.

This one year part-time course welcomes participants from a diverse range of background who wish to upskill the area of Supervisory and Human Resources. It is aimed specifically at those with a level 5 or 6 qualification, who wish to develop their management and leadership skills. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accreditation allows graduates to gain a qualification that is recognized internationally and provides a pathway through the CIPD membership levels. This is in addition to the UL qualification.

Given the current environment this course is planned to be delivered in line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation. Therefore this course will now be delivered in a part-time blended format for semester 1 at least.

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

Graduates of this course will have gained a very good grounding in in ICT skills, report writing and interpreting, presenting and analyzing information. They will also have gained insights into the practical aspects of human resource development, organizational behaviour with a focus on working teams, leadership and motivation. Key aspects of employment relations and legislation develop their management and leadership skills.


Entry Requirements

Applicant must have a minimum of C3 in two higher leaving cert and C3 in in 4 ordinary level subjects- or an approved equivalent qualification plus a minimum work experience of two years.

Work experience may be from broad areas. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the motivation and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

Past experience and learning will be taken into consideration under Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).

Long Description

Completion of this programme offers a pathway for graduates to progress their education via multiple programmes offered by Kemmy Business School, UL.

Semester one introduces students to core areas of people management and leadership such as recruitment, selection, talent management, rewards, and performance management with a strong emphasis on practical skills.
Students engage in case studies, practical role plays/simulations of selection interviewing, performance reviews, and feedback interaction and self reflection. Managing information gives participants a grounding in ICT skills, report writing and interpreting, presenting and analyzing information. The Human Resources Development (HRD) module involves practical aspects of human resource development. The organization behaviour stream focuses on teams, leadership and motivation.

In semester two students learn key aspects of employment relations and legislation. Students also develop job seeking and employability skills. The course has a strong input from industry practitioners in our network companies who have been involved in the course design team and as well as providing seminars, guest lectures and hosting company visits.

MODULES:

PM4933: Developing Professional Competence 1: Enhances job readiness through seminars by industry practitioners on knowledge, skills and behaviour
PM4914: Human Resource Management A: Examines how managerial capacity can be optimised through HR strategy, recruitment and selection
PM4954: Managing Information: Develops information technology skills and knowledge of HR systems, inc data storage & presentation
PM4973: Human Resource Management Skills: A skills-based module which develops students' competencies to optimise organisational recruitment.
PM4944: Human Resource Development 1: A skills-based module to identify training needs in organisations
PM4925: Employment Relations 1: Develops student knowledge of employment law and their skills on conflict resolution.
PM4924: Continuing Professional Development 1 : Enhances job readiness and student professional development through seminars by UL Employability Division.
PM4963: Organisational Behaviour 1: Strategies to enhance managerial capacity through teamwork in organisations, inc behaviour analysis.

Timetable Info

This is traditionally a part-time course which is a mix of online and on campus classes.
The normal requirement was attendance every Wednesday 6-10pm plus 3 weekend classes in each semester.

However, given the current environment this course is planned to be delivered in line with the Universities strategy on dealing with the ever evolving COVID19 situation. Therefore this course will now be delivered in a part-time blended format for semester 1 at least.

For updates on the impact of COVID19 on delivery please regularly consult 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 before you receive the email containing 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 is a Level 6 courses Springboard+ will cover the full fees for this course, regardless of employment status.

Springboard+ will pay all fees for all participants on this level 6 course.

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)