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Certificate in Supervisory Management Programme

NFQ Level:  6
Credits: NA
Award Type: Special Purpose Award
Application: Download the following application form
Closing Date: Course currently running
Modules: View Modules

Course Description

The Level 6 Certificate in Supervisory Management course develops high calibre professionals, distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with a supervisory role in any profession organisation.

The course uses an innovative blend of real-world situations to assist participants in exploring opportunities and managing the challenges of supervisory management roles. Participants will explore various theories and concepts developing a toolbox of skills that is valuable and readily usable and which will lead to advanced personal and interpersonal supervisory skills, enhanced operational excellence & improved team performance.

The Certificate is a six month part-time, Level 6 Special Purpose Award Programme, accredited by the Institute of Technology, Tralee. The course has been co-developed by IT Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology incorporating both Institution’s academic expertise and industry partners, and is supported by South West Gnó and South Kerry Skillnets.

Background Programme Structure

The Special Purpose Award has been developed in consultation and collaboration with industries across the South-West as a professional upskilling solution to meet the needs of multiple industry sectors in the region as identified by the work of the industry-led South West Regional Skills Forum.

Entry Requirements

Who Should Apply?

Organisations who wish to provide continuous support and professional development upskilling for existing or potential supervisors/managers or aspiring supervisors. This course covers all key areas relevant to supervisory management roles and is suitable to an extensive range of industry sectors from manufacturing to services organisations.


In consultation with organisations, the course is a bespoke 6 month programme, flexibly-delivered utilising a block-release mode (1 day per week) for the delivery of four modules. This delivery mode was specifically designed to suit both the requirements of working individuals and organisations releasing an individual to undertake an educational programme.

Progression Opportunities

Completion of a suite of accredited modules will lead to an award of Certificate in Supervisory Management currently awaiting validation.


Programme Cost - €2,500 per person, inclusive of all programme materials, exam fees and refreshments.

Cost may be reduced to €1,995 per person, if eligible for funding from South West Gnó Skillnet or South Kerry Skillnet


Programme Start Date:

19th April with breakfast briefing, registration & orientation. All module delivery days will take place in the Institute of Technology Tralee, North Campus. Refreshments will be provided by the Institute at 11am and lunch will be provided at 1pm on campus for each day of training.

Programme Structure

Module 1 - People Management

Delivered Thursdays or Fridays - 26/04,  03/05, 11/05, 18/05, 25/05

Module 2 - Operations Excellence

Delivered Fridays -  01/06, 08/06, 22/06, 29/06, Exam: 06/07

Module 3 - Management Practice

Delivered Fridays - 07/09, 14/09, 21/09, 28/09, 05/10 Exam 12/10

Module 4 -  Performance Management

Delivered Fridays -  19/10, 26/10, 09/11,16/11, 23/11

All classes run 9.00 am – 5.00pm and all exams take place between 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

To register, please contact:

Mary Stritch, Lifelong Learning Department

Phone: 066 7191701


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Lifelong Learning Department

Email: email
Phone: 066 7191701