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Key Info

  • Course CodeSupervisory-Management
  • Field of StudyManagement
  • Type of CourseSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of QualificationSpecial Purpose Award
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing DateNot Specified
  • Level6
The Level 6 Certificate in Supervisory Management develops high calibre professionals, distinct in their abilities, understanding, skills and knowledge associated with a supervisory role in any profession organisation.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

An Information session will take place on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Course fee €2,500

The fee is inclusive of all programme materials, exam fees and refreshments. Cost may be reduced to €1,995 per person, if eligible for funding from Cork Chamber or Bio Pharma Chem Skillnet.

Who should apply?

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


The programme uses an innovative blend of realworld 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 programme, Level 6 Special Purpose Award, accredited by Cork Institute of Technology. The programme has been co-developed by CIT and IT Tralee incorporating both Institution’s academic expertise alongside industry partners through the South West Regional Skills Forum and is supported by Cork Chamber Skillnet & Bio Pharma Chem Skillnet.



Learners will benefit from an induction session that will focus on wellbeing, work-life harmony, programme structure, group work, use of Blackboard, library access, referencing. This is to support the learner and make them aware of all resources/supports available to them from outset of programme
throughout entire course duration.

Action Learning

Teaching methods feature practical classroom exercises and accelerate the transfer of learning back to the work place. Learners will build on their experience and learning gained on the programme to develop the professional skills and hone techniques that will inform their best practice application.

Case Study Analysis

Live case studies reflecting the programme focus points will be regularly analysed in class. This will include analysis of challenges and solutions for a variety of contexts to hone skills and techniques for real life application in the work place. Peer to Peer Learning: Learners will have the added value of peer to peer learning and knowledge sharing, working on case studies and teasing out challenges and best practice solutions with professional peers from across multiple industry sectors - from manufacturing to services - in their region over programme duration.

Experienced Lecturers & Industry Partners

Lecturers on the programme bring a unique blend of academic qualifications, incorporating business, human resource management, management accounting, work and organisational psychology, together with comprehensive industry experience and backgrounds in training and change management.


On successful completion of the four modules, graduates will receive a Special Purpose Award – Certificate in Supervisory Management (Level 6, 20 ECTs).

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

Please click here for module information.


The Programme is structured around 4 modules, each at 5 ECTs (European Credit Transfer System), which comprise the four central pillars of the programme.


1. People Management incl. Conflict & Mediation 

  • Considers leadership skills in-house for supervisory management, motivating people, conflict management & mediation, coaching & mentoring, project management from project initiation to close-out, technical report writing, presentation & effective meeting skills.


2. Introduction to Operations Excellence: Lean Practitioner 

  • Delves into operational excellence and lean practice for process efficiency in a supervisory management position. Analyses operational process capability & performance through an operational excellence mind-set.


3. Introduction to Management: Management Practice

  • Explores organisation, enterprise, operations management & quality control, leadership & motivation, team & time management.


4. Performance Management 

  • Explores performance management strategies & techniques, influencing behaviour & behaviour-oriented approaches, performance appraisal, staff turnover & retention, explaining & reducing turnover, legal & ethical issues.






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