The course is aimed at those in organisations with responsibilities for supervising or planning to supervise teams in the future. All learners who wish to enrol on a programme of study at WMC must satisfy the relevant minimum entry requirements for the programme. The programme provides a solid introduction to main concepts and theories of supervisory management as well as opportunities to learn individually and collectively about supervisory methods and tools with a practical application of learning.
The programme is designed to equip learners with the relevant knowledge, skill & competence to work in a range of industry sectors in a supervisory capacity. Learners will be introduced to current concepts around self-awareness, leadership, management, team building, regulations, record keeping and data protection as well as recruitment, performance reviews, communication, delegation and planning and budgeting.
All learners who wish to enrol on a programme of study at WMC must satisfy the relevant minimum entry requirements for the programme and must be fluent in written and spoken English. Details of programme specific minimum requirements are available on the WMC website at www.wmcgalway.com
Minimum class size is 6 and maximum is 15, with the first intake being in March 2022. Learners will be supported through the provision of a company Learner Handbook, a guidance on Study Skills and course material. Additional supports will be provided to learners when unexpected events occur.
Course material will include a Course Handbook, specially prepared with the Purpose and Learning Outcomes in mind. The course tutor will prepare a PowerPoint and handouts as required to supplement the Course Handbook and respond to learners’ needs as the course. Adult learning methodologies will include instruction, group discussion, case studies, journaling/reflection, quizzes/tests; teaching style will be facilitatory/inclusive of learners’ needs & experiences.
Assessment: Learners will be expected to complete a Portfolio of Work (4 pieces) and a Skills’ Demonstration as well as meeting attendance requirements. Total classroom commitment is 40 hours, with expectation that the learner will spend time in reflection in their workplace and assignment preparation (110 hours self-reflection). There is no work placement element or work-based learning.
Other education and training pathways: Learners will be eligible to access other further education opportunities provided by WMC or other further education and training pathways. We are committed to ensuring that learners are given all the information necessary to make informed choices in relation to transfer and progression in relation to the courses we provide. We provide learners with advice and information about their transfer and progression options – how they can move to a higher-level course on the NFQ – following their successful completion of a certified course/award. The NFQ is intended to put the learner at the centre of the education and training system in Ireland. It operates on 10 levels and incorporates awards for all kinds of learning from initial learning to Doctorate, wherever the learning is gained. These could include accessing other QQI courses offered by WMC or by Education and Training Boards, other education/training institutions. Specific pathways for upskilling through WMC include: Training Needs Identification and Design 6N3325, Training Delivery and Evaluation 6N3326, Team Leadership 6N1948, Manual Handling Instruction 6N0233, Safety and Health at Work 5N1794.
All learners who wish to enrol on a programme of study at WMC must satisfy the relevant minimum entry requirements for the programme. Details of programme specific minimum requirements are available on the WMC website at www.wmcgalway.com and at https://wmcgalway.com/qa-manual/