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Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing

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1 Year


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Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This innovative programme is designed to enable managers across all sectors to integrate health and wellbeing into their working environments. Health, leadership and wellbeing are becoming increasingly important for companies to maintain a content and productive workforce. Specialists in workplace health and wellbeing will become essential agents of change within organisations.It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, and the ever-growing corporate wellness industry.

This programme allow managers to evaluate, integrate and promote health and wellbeing among their staff. The topics will include nutrition, physical activity promotion, mental health, behaviour change and project management. Content will be delivered through blended learning, comprised of online lectures, live tutorials and in-house workshops.

What are the entry requirements?


1. (a) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree Level 8 in a cognate discipline or (b) A minimum PASS honours bachelor degree (Level 8) in a non-cognate discipline with considerable experience and/or ability evidenced by an RPL portfolio of prior experience and learning or (c) Equivalent Qualifications. Applicants with equivalent qualifications on the European and International frameworks will also be considered. International students must evidence a proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0).

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should submit their application online, upload their most relevant qualifications and then email to request RPL consideration.

Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?

Semester 1

Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits)

Foundations in Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)

Semester 2

Applied Workplace Wellbeing (10 credits)

Leading Change in the Workplace (10 credits)

Semester 3

Strategic Planning & Project Management (10 credits)

Research Methods (10 credits)

Semester 4

Dissertation* (30 credits)
*Dissertation module will only be undertaken by those who wish to progress to Masters qualification.

More Information


The programme will start the week commencing 18th of January 2021.
Induction will take place online on Wednesday January 20th at 6.30pm (IT) and 8.00pm for programme team.
2hr pre-recorded lectures for each module will be available by 6pm every Monday on the LIT Moodle Platform.
Live online tutorials will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm for 12 weeks from then on via MS Teams. A playback option will also be available for these tutorials. There will also be 1 workshop on the LIT Thurles Campus per semester (TBC), in accordance with government guidelines.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


All modules will be assessed via continuous assessment and will take the form of assignments, group tasks, presentations etc. - no final exams taking place.


Postraduate Diploma in Applied Leadership in Workplace Health & Wellbeing (Level 9, 60 Credits)

Application Deadline

11th December 2020

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Amy McGuire 



€5,550 TBC for 2021.

This programme was Springboard funded in 2020. Employed applicants received 90% funding and the fee to be paid was €550. Unemployed applicants received 100% Springboard funding in 2020.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020



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