The Diploma in Supervisory Practice is a 30-week, 60 credit, Level 7 Award that provides participants from diverse backgrounds with the requisite business knowledge, skills, mind-set, & tools to become practicing supervisors. Industry research shows that the Southeast has an immediate shortage for operators, team leaders, and supervisors, particularly within the Bio-Pharma/Medtech, Engineering & Manufacturing sectors.
Specifically the objectives of the programme are:
Develop the professional and personal development of the candidate for the role of a Supervisory in terms of transition management, listening skills, problem solving, decision making, time management, CV development, self-development and self-awareness in terms of advanced personal and interpersonal skills. The modules associated with achieving this objective are: Self-Management and Supervisory Transition Management.
Develop key supervisory leadership skills related to the effective management of the interpersonal relationships within a team, specifically team development, motivation, conflict management, influencing, delegation, coaching, performance appraisal. The modules associated with achieving this objective are: Supervisory Leadership and Team Coaching.
Students will apply operational excellence and lean practice for process efficiency in a Supervisory position. The modules associated with achieving this objective are: Lean Operations and Performance Management
To facilitate adult, working cohort of students, delivery will be fully on-line incorporating a combination of asynchronous and synchronous learning/teaching. The online delivery will utilize WITs virtual learning environment, namely Moodle. Tools for online delivery will include inter alia webinars in addition to document and link provision, and the use of online testing. Synchronous Classes will be 2 days per month (Block Release), a total of 6 days per semester and 4 hours on-line per month. This delivery mode was specifically designed to suit both the requirements of working individuals and that of the organisation releasing an individual to undertake an educational programme.
WIT will take in two cohorts for this programme in 2021/22:
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Supervisory Leadership||Team Coaching|
|Lean Operations||Managing Operational Performance|
|Integrated - Work Based Project||Integrated - Work Based Project|
|Project and Change Management|
At a minimum for students to be accepted on the Diploma in Supervisory, the current standard entry criteria are as follows:
Applicants should have a minimum Level 6 Higher Certificate qualification, in any discipline, along with a minimum of 1 years relevant industry experience.
Applicants who do not hold a Level 6 Higher Certificate qualification may be considered on the basis of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application to a Level 6 standard or equivalent provided they have a minimum of 1 years relevant industry experience.
RPL allows candidates to make a case that they do meet entry requirements through a combination of formal certified learning and learning through (work) experience. RPL applications must be made by filling out (please type) the Springboard RPL form and submitting it along with supporting documents such as academic certificates and transcripts etc. Download the WIT Springboard RPL Form here https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx
Applicants for whom english is not their first language will, in all cases, be required to submit certification that they meet WIT’s English Language Competency Requirements - please see www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements