Building Work-based Resilience in Self & Others

University College Cork

Building Work-based Resilience in Self & Others

The programme offers a clear insight into best practice and current research in this area and provides a strong focus on practical skills that can be used in diverse settings to support wellbeing and resilience.

This programme is delivered fully online and is completed within four months. It is designed for those interested in the promotion of wellbeing within a diverse range of settings. There will be a total of eight, three hours, workshops. Relevant support materials will be provided, and this will include the provision of an online resource folder that contains practical material for the promotion of wellbeing and the building of resilience among teams and groups. Each participant will learn coaching skills which will assist in one-to-one sessions. One 2,500-word portfolio and a self-reflective learning log will be required as part of the assessment process. Research, reflection and the sharing of personal insight will be encouraged throughout the delivery of the programme.

This short programme brings together key insights, in relation to building resilience, from the areas of Coaching Psychology, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Reflective Practice, Wellbeing, Research Skills, Team Development and one to one Person Centered Coaching. It is offered in the recognition that organisational settings are increasing concerned at the impact of stress on employees and in many cases are actively seeking ways to support staff through changing and challenging times. This course is suitable for those who wish to build their own wellbeing and mental strength and for those who wish to promote and develop wellbeing in the workplace. We live in a time of great complexity and volatility which challenges us to develop a style of engagement that adapts and meets such uncertainty with skill, self-care and psychological flexibility. This programme provides a roadmap for that journey.

Entry requirements


Be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application

Hold an NFQ Level 8 degree, in which at least a second-class honours was awarded;

Or hold an appropriate professional qualification with at least two years' significant experience in a leadership or management position

Applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level 6.5 or the equivalent TOEFL score.

Final selection of candidates will be subject to the approval of the Programme Team.

Applicants need to be aware of the IT student checklist below before applying:

You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer running a modern supported operating system with all software updates.

Some of UCC's services (e.g. the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment) link to an external site and also have mobile apps for iOS and Android Devices that you may wish to use as part of your studies. However, we recommend using your desktop web browser for submission of assessments.

You should always use the most current version of your preferred browser. In general, we recommend the Chrome Web browser (Important Note: Internet Explorer will not work with Canvas).

We recommend a reliable broadband connection with at least 2Mbps or more.

You will require an Office suite of software (Microsoft Office or equivalent) and a PDF reader. You should always use the latest version of this software. All UCC students will have access to Office 365 which includes software such as Word/Excel/Powerpoint etc. once registered.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE August 2023


12 weeks, part-time, online.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

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