Workplace Wellness - Tangent Trinity's Ideas Workspace
Do you have an interest in health and well-being and a drive to promote this in your organisation or a wish to move into the area of employee and workplace wellbeing? On this practical Postgraduate Certificate in Workplace Wellness, you will learn everything you need to develop and coordinate effective programmes that align an organisation's values to employee wellness, ensuring engagement and buy in from senior management and staff alike.
It is well established that a healthy workforce is a happier one with low levels of absenteeism and greater productivity. Never has this been more relevant than in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Employers across the public and private sector are developing healthy workplace policies to support the health and well-being of their employees. Public sector companies and agencies, which employ 15% of the total workforce, are being encouraged, in line with the Health and Well-being Bill (introduced in 2016), to make their workplaces healthier and support staff to be more physically active.
Promoting a culture of well-being gives employers the incentives, tools, strategies, and support to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours in the workplace. Promoting the transversal skills of self-management, resilience and personal effectiveness (highlighted in the National Skills Strategy 2025), this course offers organisations, managers, and individuals the opportunity to up-skill in the area of workplace well-being.
This course is different to any other wellbeing offerings available nationally. It will explore the evolving nature of work environments (e.g. remote and hybrid) and people led wellbeing programmes are a key focus of the curriculum. Graduates will be equipped to develop wellbeing programmes to meet the needs of diverse employee populations and demographics.
This course has two separate intakes commencing in September 2022. It will be a blended delivery of in-person and online classes, which is taught via a combination of masterclasses, workshops and project-based learning. A part time course delivered over an 18-week period, participants will learn everything they need to help develop and coordinate effective wellbeing programmes.
Location: In-person in Dublin on the Tangent floor of the Trinity campus in the new Trinity Business School and online using Blackboard, Trinity's Virtual Learning Platform.
Blended delivery of in-person and online classes
Fundamentals of Workplace Wellness
This module sets the context for the programme by exploring the role of health promotion within the workplace and nature of wellbeing. We will explore the business case for wellness programmes and the fundamental characteristics of successful wellness programmes based on research and case study examples from leading organisations.
This module explores what a culture of health looks like and how to establish and build one, or engage in a change process towards one. Students will examine the critical role of leadership support, strategic communication, the social and physical environment, and policies and practices in building a culture of health. These critical factors will be explored using evidence from benchmarking research and case studies from award-winning organisations in the area of employee wellness internationally and within Ireland.
Project and Policy Implementation
In this module students will visit up to four different organisations to gain an understanding of the wellness programmes in operation at their workplaces and to meet with those implementing the programmes. Individually they will craft a workplace wellness operating plan and in project teams they will develop solutions for a real-world challenge being faced by a host organisation.
The postgraduate certificate course will be open to graduates with a level 8 honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised third level institution. Those with demonstrated entrepreneurship aspirations will be prioritised. As part of the entrance criteria, all applicants will be required to submit a 1-page personal statement outlining their motivation to undertake the course.
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity's RPL policy and procedures.
All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present qualifications in the English language that pass the grades set by IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent).
All students are required to have a laptop or a PC, a webcam and stable Internet connection.
Applications Close: 31st July 2023
18 weeks, 1-2 evenings per week.
Post Course Info
This course offers the opportunity to up-skill in the area of workplace wellbeing and take up a variety of roles related to employee wellness, including Workplace Safety and Wellbeing Coordinator, Employee Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Workplace Wellbeing Manager, and Corporate Wellness Consultant.