Expressions of Interest: Level 8 Certificate in Leadership & Operational Management – SETU

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  • EOI Cert in Leadership and Operational Management
    April 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Expression of Interest: 

This programme is 100% funded for eligible candidates from SME companies with 250 or fewer employees. Click register now to express your interest. As spaces are limited, there will be an application process and phone interview.

What is this programme about?

This programme has been designed to meet industry needs and will be delivered by SETU Associate lecturers who work in industry as National Programme Managers, Supply Chain Management specialists as well as Leaders and Lecturers in Organisational Change.
The lecturers have accumulated great knowledge in their own particular field and this level of knowledge is demonstrated through years of experience within their subject area.


  • Strategic Management of Operations
  • Project Management and Communication Skills
  • Practical Leadership for Enhanced Performance

In addition, students will select three topics from the following:

  • Cost Efficiency
  • Energy Sustainability
  • Logistical Competency
  • Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Supply Chain Management

Who is this programme for?

This very practical programme has been designed for anyone who is involved in or hopes to be involved in management and who wants to:

  • Provide effective leadership to their team or organisation and understand the role that emotional intelligence plays in effectively leading others.
  • Understand that if operational management is the “what” a company does, strategic management is the “how” it does things.
  • Develop valuable transferable personal and professional skills while introducing participants to the basic skills of project management, decision-making, problem-solving, team working and communications.

Programme Delivery

All modules will be presented online one day per week from 9:30 – 16:00 and will involve lectures, class discussion, problem solving exercises, case studies, readings as well as self-directed learning opportunities.

Further Study Opportunities

On successful completion of the Certificate in Leadership & Operational Management, applicants may apply for the Certificate in Advanced Incident Command Management / 10 ECTS / Level 8. Students will also be eligible for exemptions on the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Leadership & Operational Management / 60 ECTS / Level 8.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who are over 23 years of age are eligible for entry onto the programme as mature students. Those under 23 years must meet CAO entry requirements for higher-level education. Once approved by Waterford Chamber Skillnet for funding, participants will be sent the link to make an application to SETU for the programme.


Project Management & Communications

12/04/23, 19/04/23, 26/04/23, 03/05/23, 10/05/23, 17/05/23

April-June 2023

100% Continuous Assessment

Practical Leadership for Enhanced Performance

06/09/23, 13/09/23, 20/09/23, 27/09/23

September-October 2023

100% Continuous Assessment

Strategic Management of Operations

25/10/23, 01/11/23, 08/11/23, 15/11/23, 22/11/23, 29/11/23

October 2023-January 2024

40% Continuous Assessment 60% Examination