Certificate in Change Leadership (Level 9) (Spring 2022)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-CL-L9-10)
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

Sinéad Liston

Email

springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293026

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

22/11/2021

Start Date

31/01/2022

End Date

30/06/2022

About this Course

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE READ BELOW REQUIREMENTS AND EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU WHEN WE OPEN FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. ****

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.

Who is it for?
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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a QQI Level 8 award or equivalent qualification and/or relevant life and work experience.
Mature students (23 years of age on 1st January preceding application) can apply.

1. Proof of Level 8 qualification or approved equivalent.
Current CV *must be up to date
Proof of nationality ie. passport
Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification 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 here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. 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 each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: No end of year terminal examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and projects will be set during the programme.

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,300. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €130. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***

Long Description

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE READ BELOW REQUIREMENTS AND EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU WHEN WE OPEN FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. ****

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.

Who is it for?
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.

Module Topics:
Change Leadership: Leadership models, creativity, team psychology and change processes.

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

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

This programme will commence in January 2022. It will be delivered via blended learning comprising of online sessions and in-house workshops. There is a total of 6 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). 2 of these weekends are in person/on campus and the other 4 weekends are online.

Delivery Location

Online Sessions and in-house workshops at Clonmel/Moylish Campus.

Delivery Notes

This programme will be delivered via blended learning comprising of online sessions and in-house workshops. There is a total of 6 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). 2 of these weekends are in person/on campus and the other 4 weekends are online.

For 2022, there are 2 cohorts (1 in Clonmel and 1 in Limerick) and here are the dates and times:

Clonmel Change Leadership

Feb 12th and 13th (Clonmel Campus, 10am till 5pm both days)

March 12th and 13th (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

April 2nd and 3rd (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

April 30th and May 1st (Clonmel Campus, 10am till 5pm both days)

May 21st and 22nd (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

June 18th and 19th (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

Limerick Change Leadership

Feb 5th and 6th (Limerick Campus, 10am till 5pm both days)

March 5th and 6th (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

April 2nd and 3rd (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

April 30th and May 1st (Limerick Campus, 10am till 5pm both days)

May 28th and 29th (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

June 18th and 19th (Online, Sat 10am till 3pm and Sun 10am till 1pm)

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sinéad Liston

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293026

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 here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents via the Springboard portal. Supporting documents will not be accepted via email/post as they must be accessible via the Springboard portal to secure funding for your place:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 8 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €130 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

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. Dated within the last month.

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. Dated within the last month.

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. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

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: Need to check. No end of year terminal examinations. Continuous assessment assignment and projects will be set during the programme.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €1,300. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €130. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***