People Management (5 ECTS Credits, Level 7)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Qualification:

    Single Module Course

  • Type of Study:

    Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    14th December 2020

Course Duration:

The module will be delivered over 26 hours, scheduled on Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm and with two half-day Saturday sessions.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application will open shortly for course beginning 3rd February 2021.
  • Over 23 years of age on 1st January 2021 and relevant work experience. The People Management module (5 ECTS credits) is suitable for those who may not necessarily have third level qualifications but who are managing, or aspiring to lead teams in the workplace.
  • Please upload CV and transcripts of results of any previous qualifications in the online application form.


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Course Fee

This Level 7 module is funded through an initiative of the HEA.  Programmes are free of charge if you are unemployed, a homemaker returning to work or are in receipt of the COVID-19 unemployment payment at the time the programme begins Wednesday 3rd February 2021.


If you are in employment, were previously self-employed or are a recent graduate (2020), you may be eligible provided you meet the nationality/visa requirement and residence requirement. These categories of learner are eligible for 90% funding and will be required to pay 10% (€35) of the standard tuition fee.The standard tuition fee for this module is €350.


These are in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses


Refund Policy

Students should note that the 10% course fee is non-refundable except in cases where courses do not proceed.


Organisation and Professional Development

The People Management module (5 ECTS credits) is suitable for those who may not necessarily have third level qualifications but who are managing, or aspiring to lead, teams in the workplace. The module will benefit operators, tradespeople and those from a range of retail, manufacturing and other environments.


The module will be delivered on a blended, part-time basis commencing 1st February 2021 and completed by May 2021. A phased approach, consisting of a series of lectures, facilitated workshops and work-related projects will be used to ensure that the module is relevant, engaging and enjoyable. The teaching methods will be intensively interactive, with an action-learning focus and use of live case studies to build solutions to work-place challenges.


Rather than an exclusively lecture-style approach, the emphasis in class will be on lecturer-led group discussion and class debate, which will draw upon the experiences of learners to illustrate key learning points and to bring concepts, theories and frameworks to life. This practical, applied approach to teaching methodology, will be underpinned by assessment instruments, and the practical application of best-practice theory to analyse the environment in which the learners work.


Assessment strategies will include a combination of continuous assessment through essays, problem solving, individual and group written reports and presentations.  


The module will be delivered over 26 hours, scheduled on Wednesday evenings 6pm - 8pm and with two half-day Saturday sessions. Students will draw on examples from the workplace to contribute to class-based discussion and complete assignments. This module will be delivered mostly online, however, learners will also be asked to attend on-campus sessions should restrictions permit.



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Awarding Body

MTU Cork: Single Module Certification (5 ECTS credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications)

Further Studies

Those who successfully complete the module will be eligible to progress to the Certificate in Supervisory Management, Level 6, Special Purpose Award which totals 20 ECTS credits, and will be exempt from one 5-credit module on the basis of passing this People Management module.

Online application is open (link at the end of this page) for Returners, the Employed, formerly Self Employed and recent Graduates who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of course commencement 3rd February 2021.

To progress your application to this programme, two non-academic eligibility requirements must be satisfied. These are your Employment status and your Residency/Nationality status.  

Eligibility criteria is in line with the current requirements for Springboard courses

If you require documentation from the Department of Social Protection please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter.

These courses will be filled on a first come first served basis so it is important to read and follow the below instructions correctly.

Your application will not be assessed further until the supporting documentation is submitted. Please upload the relevant documentation with your application. Please note that all applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate (a driving licence will not be accepted).


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email for assistance.

1. Employment Status 

a)  Unemployed 
Please email supporting documentation that you are currently in receipt of a Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection payment outlined below, or that you are signing for Social Insurance Contribution Credits. This supporting documentation should be in the form of a receipt of payment or a letter from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection.

Please call the customer service line on 071 9193302 to request this letter

  • Jobseekers Benefit 
  • Jobseekers Allowance 
  • One Parent Family 
  • Disability Allowance 
  • Qualified Adults of Working Age 
  • Carers Allowance 
  • Farm Assist/Fish Assist 
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory or Non-contributory Pension 
  • Blind Pension 
  • Deserted Wives Allowance 

b)  Employed/Self Employed 
Email a copy of your most recent Employment Detail Summary, payslip, other relevant revenue documentation or a letter from your current employer, to confirm employment. 

c)  Returner 
A declaration to attest to your employment status must be sworn before a Commissioner of Oaths.  It must be signed, dated and stamped before submission. When this has been completed, please email the form to 

2. Residency/Nationality Status

As required by Higher Education Authority

  • All applicants are required to submit a passport or birth certificate.  
    Please note driving licence will not be accepted
  • Candidates must provide documentation to provide proof that they have been resident in an EU country for 3 of the past 5 years preceding entry of the programme i.e. since January 2016
  • 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. 

Examples of Documents acceptable for evidence of having lived in an EU country 

  • A sworn Affidavit from a solicitor in Ireland confirming residency in Ireland for specific dates (from and to). Your name and passport number to be noted, dated, and stamped by a solicitor’s office.  
  • Original letter from a place of work – dated, stamped, and signed by an official there. Dates from and to clearly indicated. 
  • P60 from 3 of the last 5 years.







Don Crowley, Head of Department of Organisation and Professional Development
021 4335909
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