Management for Healthcare Professionals

This programme is designed for managers and leaders in healthcare. It is delivered to all members of the Healthcare team using workshops. It helps to prepare and provide leaders and managers with skill set for the role.

Entry requirements

• Working as a healthcare professional e.g. registered nurse
• Hold a minimum qualification of an NFQ Level 8 degree in Nursing.
• Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 qualification criteria, but have the relevant work experience may be considered for admission to the programme under the Institutes Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview.
• Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.

Please see our website for more details


12 weeks. Requirement to attend three workshops.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Progression and Career Opportunities
Opportunities to advance a career in clinical, management or academic post. Opportunities for further studies at Masters/PHD level in nursing. Opportunities to develop professionally and personally.

Further enquiries

Dr. Sara Kennedy
Tel: +353 51845543

Subjects taught

Programme Structure
The programme will be delivered using workshops spread over the semester with online work being completed by students in between the workshops.

• Delegation, negotiation and conflict
• Resource planning
• Performance monitoring (HIQA standards)
• Reflection
• Culture
• Employment legislation
• Resilience and motivation
• Feedback


Qualification Certificate in Management for Healthcare Professionals (Level 9, 10 credits)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the term used to describe the system for giving formal recognition to a range of relevant learning that you may have gained prior to entry onto a particular course.

RPL can be used by applicants to:
• Gain admission to a course of study by helping candidates to demonstrate that they have met the entry requirements.
• Gain exemption(s) from a module(s) within a programme of study where students can formally demonstrate that they have already met the learning outcomes for the module(s) concerned. In order to make a valid application for an exemption applicants must first pay the full fee applicable for the module. If the RPL application is successful applicants will be refunded 50% of the fee.

Prior learning includes both formal and non-formal learning. Formal learning is gained through completing courses/modules in further/higher education or other certified courses. Non-formal learning may be attained through work, voluntary activities or private study but for which no certification may have been obtained. It is important to remember that any RPL application must focus on learning attained and not simply, for example, on time spent in a particular job. All RPL decisions must be validated by the Academic Department expert in the relevant area.

Please see the Student Information section of the website for more information

Assessment method

This programme is assessed through Assignment & Group Presentation.

Application date

The programme is full for January 2020 entry. Applications for January 2021 entry should be open in August 2020.

Course fee

Programme fee details are available on the Postgraduate Fee Schedule displayed on our website at

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