Certificate in Professional Leadership

  • NFQ Level 9
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code SG_HPROF_S09
  • Award Post Graduate Certificate
  • Duration 1 yr

Course Summary


Professional leadership moves beyond more traditional leadership and management ideas to acknowledge that change is needed, that leaders now, more than ever, must be authentic, ethical, financially aware, strategic, and ambitious for their organisation. All of which has been considered within ATU Sligo`s new Masters in Professional Leadership.

The Postgraduate Certificate in  Professional Leadership covers both core and elective learning. Learners will get the opportunity to gather core knowledge, skills and competencies in Leadership; Organisational Psychology; Strategy; Financial Management. The learner can also choose one elective each term.

Structure

Year 1 - Year one of the programme is delivered through weekly live online classes. These classes are recorded for those who cannot attend the live session. 

Programmes

If you are interested in the Masters  Programme in Professional Leadership please contact Dr Breda McTaggart, Head of Department of Social Sciences, contact details: mctaggart.breda@itsligo.ie

Pontential Funding Opportunities 

Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees  - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie

Key Course Information

This award is fully online and part-time over one year. Live online classes take place each week. 

Students are also invited to the campus once per term to meet colleagues and engage in some onsite activities. This is not compulsory and the sessions will be broadcast live where possible (and recorded) for students that cannot make it to Sligo. Residentials are currently delivery remotely

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2.2 honours degree award in any discipline.

It is preferable applicants will have a minimum of 3 years of postgraduate experience.

For applicants with no formal third level qualification but do have significant experience of leadership in organisations then ATU Sligo’s formal RPL process can be used to assess the suitability of applicants for entry into the programme. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.myexperience.ie which is our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions@itsligo.ie.

Career Opportunities

The Postgraduate Certificate Professional Leadership will be relevant to those whose professional life already involves making and executing decisions, as well as those who are striving to enhance their career options.

Further Study

Students may decide to progress to our Masters in Professional Leadership.

Students may decide to progress to Doctoral studies in ATU Sligo or other Higher Education providers.

 

Programme Fees

Fees

Total Programme Fees: €3,600

Potential Funding Opportunities

Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund  programme fees for you or your employees  - for further details please contact gcourtenay@sligochamber.ie

This programme has been submitted for Springboard funding for the academic year 2022/2023.  We will know the outcome of this submission in May/June 2022.  In the meantime you can register your interest with us on the link: Springboard Register Your Interest - Institute of Technology Sligo (itsligo.ie)

Further information on Springboard funding can be found at www.springboardcourses.ie